Joe Castiglione, the Director of Athletics at the University of Oklahoma and the Academy’s 2012 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award recipient, will be recognized as Oklahoma City University’s (OCU) 2013-14 recipient of the Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence. Castiglione will receive the award during the annual OCU Sports Spectacular dinner and auction on Wednesday, 2 April 2014, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Trustee Joan Cronan was recently recognized by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal’s “The Champions: Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business.” Cronan was recognized for her role as the administrator of what arguably became the most successful women’s athletic department in history at the University of Tennessee.

Goldman_thumbAcademy Trustee Dr. Robert Goldman (left), the Founder and Chairman of the International Sports Hall of Fame (ISHOF), recently co-hosted the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The ceremonies were held on Saturday, 1 March 2014, during the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, with more than 175,000 spectators in attendance.

A delegation of coaches from Jones County Junior College (JCJC) in Ellisville, Miss., visited the Academy on Friday, 14 February 2014. This delegation, which was led by Dr. Jim Walley, JCJC’s Vice President of External Affairs, visited to discuss the Academy’s academic degree programs and ways the two organizations may be able to collaborate in the future.

The Academy’s former Curator and current Art Committee member Robert Zimlich will have his photographs included in Dr. Arthur Evan’s “Beetles of Eastern North America,” which will be released on the 23rd of May 2014. While the majority of the 1,406 photographed species are Dr. Evans’, four of Zimlich’s beetle photographs were chosen for inclusion in what will be the first beetle handbook produced in 30 years.

The 2014 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championships will be held from 5-13 April 2014, in Salinas, Ecuador.

The 2014 International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport will be held from 10-12 April 2014, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

“WISE – Work In Sports Exhibition” has announced that it will host the first ever International Convention for Careers in Sports from 7-8 May 2014, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The 3rd Annual International Surfing Association (ISA) World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championships will be held from 3-11 May 2014, in La Boquita and Granada, Nicaragua.

The 2014 World Leisure Congress will be held from 7-12 September 2014, in Mobile, Ala.

The 2nd Strength, Conditioning, and Sports Therapy Research Symposium will be hosted by Coventry University on Thursday, 5 June 2014, in Coventry, United Kingdom.

The 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science entitled, “Sport Science Around the Canals,” will be held from 2-5 July 2014, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Fifth International Conference on Sport and Society will be held from 16-17 July 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 2014 International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) Congress, “Global Perspectives on Sports and Physical Cultures: From Past to Present,” will be held from 22-25 September 2014, in Doha, Qatar.

The 3rd World Scientific Congress of Combat Sports and Martial Arts will be hosted by the University of Rzeszow from 15-17 October 2014, in Rzeszów, Poland.

The 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research will be hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) from 30-31 October 2014, at Western University in Ontario, Canada.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held from 5-21 August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.