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January 2014

Dr. Stephen Butler, the Academy's Dean of Academic Affairs meets with Academy alumnus and owner of the Gulf Coast Interstate Relay.

Academy to be transition point for GCI Relay

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Academy alumnus Anthony D’Onofrio met with Academy faculty and staff, including Dr. Stephen Butler, Dean of Academic Affairs and Matthew Cope, Director of Operations, on Jan. 20 to discuss the Academy’s role as one of six transition points during the 263-mile Gulf Coast Interstate Relay race from New Orleans, La. to Pensacola, Fla. The Academy will also help mark a portion of the course for the Relay. As a transition point, the Academy will open…

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Dr. Bill Steffen teaches coaching around the country

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From the sunny coast Florida to the northeastern U.S., the Academy’s Dr. Bill Steffen has been sharing his wealth of knowledge with coaches throughout the month of January. Steffen, the chairman of the Academy’s Sports Coaching department and former collegiate soccer coach, recently returned from a speaking engagement at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, Jan. 16. Steffen was asked to address the issue of mental toughness in athletes…

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Photography by Perri Farlow

Chair of Academy’s Art Committee Helps Through Artwork

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“I am thinking of a favorite day in my life. What were you wearing on your favorite day?” With these simple questions, Nancy Raia, art teacher, chair of the Academy’s Art Committee and Director of Outreach at the Eastern Shore Art Center, draws out stories of childhood, personal accomplishments, and simple pleasures from her class of adults, who have suffered memory loss and disabilities. Raia uses affirmative memory techniques, such as avoiding the word remember,…

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Academy On-campus Alumni Association Reconstituted

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An organizational meeting of the new Alumni Association will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17 in the executive boardroom on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. Future meetings will be held at the Eagle’s Nest. There are 338 Academy alumni who live within 100 miles of campus, so the timing couldn’t be better to start a local chapter. To be considered alumni, a student must’ve taken a class through the Academy….

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AAHPERD Changes Its Name to SHAPE America

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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) announced it will change its name to the Society of Health and Physical Educators, doing business as SHAPE America. “We are now poised to move forward in creating a new chapter in our 128-year-old history with our new name, vision and mission,” said President Gale Wiedow, interim dean of the College of Education at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. “A new logo, tagline…

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Florida State Beats Auburn in Final BCS Game to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Florida State overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Auburn 34-31 in the final Bowl Championship Series National Championship game. The game that ended the Southeastern Conference’s seven-game winning streak in title game and gave FSU its third championship was named the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week for Week 16. Trailing 31-27 to the Tigers, the Seminoles’ Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston threw a touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds…

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