Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich will begin a world tour on Feb. 14 and will return to the Academy March 15.  His travels will include visits to Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Gabon. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr. Rosandich will work to mount the Academy’s major physical education and sports coaching program. In Gabon, the Academy’s sports study will be conducted.

Dr. Will Evans, the Academy’s Dean of Academic Affairs, is attending the Annual Meeting of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science to be held in Point Clear, Ala., Feb. 21-24. Approximately 70 attendees from the meeting will be on campus for a tour of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives Feb. 23.

Daphne Public Library Director Tonja Young (left) accepted recently a donation of 265 books from United States Sports Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich (right) on behalf of the sports university.

Academy National Faculty members Tim Dornemann and Dr. Pete Mathiesen will travel Feb. 15-23 to Bangkok, Thailand, to teach courses in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). Dornemann is teaching a course in Ethics in Sports, and Dr. Mathiesen is teaching a course in Sports Administration.

Jim Santos,  an Academy National Faculty member, is working to build a park for special needs children, adults, seniors and veterans in Fresno, Calif. With a recently acquired state grant, his team is now in the final planning stages of building the largest park for the disabled in the United States.

Dr. Robert Goldman, Academy Board of Trustees member and 2012 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award winner, was recently inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Goldman also received the Global Humanitarian Hall of Honors Award, which was given for the first time in 13 years.

Erin Boles, the Academy’s Coordinator of Alumni Affairs, and Leigha Bolton, Administrative Assistant/Communications Coordinator at the Academy, participated in the Alabama Lifestyles Expo at the Caribe Resort in Orange Beach on Feb. 7.

Daniel Moore, the Academy’s 2005 Sport Artist of the Year and a prominent Alabama artist, is working with aTeam Ministries to create a special oil painting to be auctioned off at its Annual Heart 2 HeART Program and Gala event Feb. 16 in Birmingham, Ala.  aTeam Ministries paired Moore with pediatric cancer survivor Nick Bowens to create the painting, “Overcoming Adversity.”

Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, the Academy’s 2002 Sport Artist of the Year, who resides in Athens, Greece, donated several Formula 1 car paintings to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives.  In May, Papatheodorou-Valyraki is scheduled to hold an art show at the Pagani Showroom on Excalibur Park Lane in London.


The National Art Museum of Sport’s third annual Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition  – Sept. 15-May 1

TAFA Art Exhibit: Memory Fragments – Feb. 8-March 22, in the Portlock Black Cultural Center’s EPI/Riley Temple Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, Penn.

Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science Annual Meeting – Feb. 21-24 in Point Clear, Alabama

The 6th QS WorldClass Seminar – Apr. 1-3 at W Taipei Hotel in Taipei.

2013 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD) National Convention  – Apr. 23-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Higher Education Institutions Leaders: An Annual International Symposium – May 20-23 at the Athens Institution for Education and Research in Greece