The United States Sports Academy is proud to bring Visiting Distinguished Professor Dr. Peter Chen to the Greater Mobile area for a series of public presentations 8-14 October.

Chen’s first scheduled appearance is 1:15 p.m. Friday, 9 October 2009 in the Academy’s main gallery at One Academy Drive in Daphne. The public is invited to join the Academy’s faculty, staff and students for the presentation.

The topic of Dr. Chen’s presentation is “Globalization and Transformation.” His message reminds us that, “We are citizens of the world, and it is important that we review and reflect our vision and mission often and to modify and change our ways of thinking regularly. Globalization and transformation help us to think not only locally and nationally but globally as well. We need to motivate and inspire ourselves to be more active, positive, optimistic and responsive to change for the betterment of our life as a whole.”

Dr. Chen, of New Zealand, is the Vice President for Oceania’s International Congress on Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER-SD). He was the gymnastics coach for Taiwan at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics Games in Tokyo and Mexico. He arrives in the Mobile area after previous visiting professor engagements at universities in Iowa and Michigan.

Academy President and CEO, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, and Dr. Chen, forged a friendship through their relationship with ICHPER-SD. Dr. Rosandich serves as the organization’s Director of Coaching. Both were recently keynote speakers during an ICHPER-SD conference in the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Chen is also scheduled for the following appearances:

  1. Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship, 1150 Fairhope Ave., 11 a.m. Sunday, 11 October
  2. Daphne/Spanish Fort Rotary Club, Homewood Inn & Suites of Daphne, 29456 N. Main Street, noon Monday, 12 October
  3. Daphne High School, 8 a.m. Tuesday, 13 October
  4. Fairhope High School, 10 a.m., Tuesday, 13 October
  5. Mobile Exchange Club/Eastern Shore Exchange Club, 601 Bel Air Blvd., Mobile, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 13 October