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Veteran Communications Director Eric Mann Promoted to Dean Position at USSA

2023-02-16T09:51:07-06:00February 16th, 2023|

Veteran communications and marketing director Eric Mann was recently promoted to Dean of Marketing, Communications, and Enrollment at the United States Sports Academy (USSA). Eric Mann, Dean of Marketing, Communications, and Enrollment Mann has worked in the communications department at USSA for more than six years, including the last five years as director of communications and marketing. In his new role, Mann adds supervision of the enrollment and admissions staff and website to his work leading the Academy’s marketing, public relations, and alumni affairs efforts. He also oversees the institution’s graduation, homecoming and Awards of Sport events. Prior to joining the USSA staff in 2016, Mann spent a decade working in the newspaper industry in Alabama. He worked for two years as an investigative journalist for Lagniappe Weekly [...]

Board Member Updates

2022-11-30T13:18:00-06:00November 30th, 2022|

The Board approved the re-election of Board members Ms. Joan Cronan, Dr. T.J. Rosandich, and Mr. Jack Scharr whose terms were expiring, those on the Executive Committee, and the corporate officers, who are: Dr. T.J. Rosandich, President and CEO until replaced), Mr. Randy Smith, Treasurer, and Dr. Nick Niccolai, Secretary as well ratifying actions of the Executive Committee over the course of the past year. Also, seated as new members of the Board were Mr. Vincent Butta and Mr. Randy Smith. There was one resignation tendered by Mr. Phil Cusa.

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Attention All Students!!!

2022-11-28T11:26:22-06:00November 28th, 2022|

As the United States Sports Academy continues our move forward in providing you with the best learning environment possible; there will be a slight change in the way that you will register for the upcoming Spring 2023 term in January. Registration will begin December 5, 2022, and during the week of December 5-9, you will be emailing your registration information directly to our registrar at registrar@yihong-sh.com Please provide the following information with the subject line stated below. Subject: Spring 2023 Registration Email Body: Full Name and Student ID number Course Name(s), Number(s), and Life Track(L1,2, or 3)/Fast Track (F1,2, or 3) Example: Joe Smith , Student ID number: 111111 BIO 202 L1 Spring 2023 Thank you again for your patience and cooperation. Sincerely, The United States Sports Academy

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Microsoft 365

2022-11-18T14:56:08-06:00November 18th, 2022|

Greetings! As the United States Sports Academy continues to move forward with our integration with Campus Café, we want to make you aware of the new free email address provider that we will be using, Microsoft 365. We will be providing you with more details soon concerning the change and what this means for you. Below you will find some information about 365 that you may or may not know. 365 is a personal information manager software system from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Though primarily an email client, 365 also includes such functions as calendaring, task managing, contact managing, note-taking, journal logging and web browsing. Individuals can use 365 as a stand-alone application; and Microsoft has released apps for most mobile platforms, including iOS [...]

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Microsoft Azure

2022-11-11T10:40:40-06:00November 11th, 2022|

Greetings! Microsoft Azure The United States Sports Academy will be using a Single Sign-On (SSO) cloud platform as part of our Campus Café integration called Microsoft Azure. Below you will find some information about Azure. What is Microsoft Azure? Formerly known as Windows Azure, Microsoft Azure is a public cloud computing platform that provides a range of cloud services for computing, storing, and networking. Depending upon your requirements, you can manage and store data. The Benefits of using Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure is used for its enhanced flexibility, integrated delivery pipeline, security, disaster recovery, and speed of service. The platform is cost-efficient and is majorly used by various IT companies for its improved infrastructure. How does Azure work? Azure is a huge collection of networking hardware and servers that run [...]

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Improvements to Academy technology infrastructure are underway

2022-11-10T15:12:53-06:00November 10th, 2022|

Greetings all Students, Faculty, and Staff, Soon you will be learning more about changes to the technology used at the United States Sports Academy. The Academy will be implementing a new student information system and a new multifactor authentication system. These two systems will provide more information to you about your program and protect your student data. In addition, we will be moving to Microsoft Office 365 for document sharing and storage and all students, faculty, and staff will be provided free accounts as we will be moving away from the use of Google docs. Please direct any questions you may have about the changes to Deans. Dr. Pacetti-Donelson and Dr. Spradley welcome any opportunity to speak with you. Sincerely, The United States Sports Academy

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Constitution Day 2022

2022-09-14T15:45:52-05:00September 14th, 2022|

The United States Sports Academy is celebrating Constitution Day 2022 by making available a free online course on the United States Constitution.The course is available is available here.Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. It is normally observed on 17 September, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia, Pa. This year’s celebration is on Friday, 16 September 2022.The Academy’s free online Constitution Course is designed to help students better understand and appreciate the Constitution and its role in America’s success as a nation.

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Academy Celebrates Founder’s Day and 50th Anniversary with Symposia, Commencement

2022-04-27T13:44:25-05:00April 27th, 2022|

The United States Sports Academy threw a party 50 years in the making as it hosted its first ever Founder’s Day celebration April 21-22. The two-day event culminated with a commencement ceremony for students who traveled from all parts of the country to attend. On Thursday, 21 April, the Academy hosted an Open House event followed by an alumni outing at a Minor League Baseball game in Pensacola, Fla. Academy graduates, resident faculty, non-resident faculty, staff, Trustees, and the Academy’s mascot Sammy Eagle attended the game between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Montgomery Biscuits. On Friday, 22 April, the Academy hosted an Alumni Symposium moderated by director of doctoral studies Dr. Fred Cromartie with alumni panelists Dr. Neal Ring, Dr. Amy Stell, Dr. Dexter Davis, Dr. Anthony D’Onofrio, and [...]

Academy Trustee and Artist Susan McCollough Unveils Nick Saban Bust at Founder’s Day

2022-04-27T09:29:13-05:00April 27th, 2022|

As part of its 50th Anniversary Founder’s Day celebration, the United States Sports Academy welcomed into the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) another original sculpture created by someone very close to the institution. Trustee and Art Committee member Susan N. McCollough unveiled an original bronze bust of University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban during the Founder’s Day program. The bust is now on permanent display in the ASAMA collection. Susan Nomberg McCollough is an internationally-acclaimed abstract and impressionistic artist who has produced hundreds of paintings, many of which have won national and international awards. She is a former “Miss University of Alabama” and “Miss Alabama, International” in Long Beach, Calif. (which gave way to the “Miss Universe Pageant”). McCollough became a trustee of the Academy after [...]

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Spanish Soccer Star Fernando Torres Teaches Core Values in New Course Available from the United States Sports Academy

2022-04-27T09:02:01-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Spanish soccer star Fernando Torres is famous for his more than two decades of work as a player and a manager at the highest levels of international competition. Now, Torres is lending his talents to the public through a continuing education course offered by the United States Sports Academy. The new fully online webinar course offered by the Academy (here) teaches Torres’s famous nine core values of Respect, Discipline, Commitment, Humility, Courage, Trust, Loyalty, Perseverance, and Devotion. The webinar course is offered for just $195. Torres is a Spanish football (soccer) manager and longtime former player on the international stage. Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first-team squad. He made his first-team debut in 2001 and finished his time at the club [...]

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Japanese Figure Skaters Shoma Uno, Kaori Sakamoto Named Academy March Athletes of the Month

2022-04-26T08:53:51-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Japanese figure skating champions Shoma Uno and Kaori Sakamoto earned the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month honors after their impressive performances capturing the men’s and women’s singles titles at the World Figure Skating Championships in March. Uno won his first world title at the competition in France on 26 March 2022. Uno won with a total score of 312.48 to hold off compatriot Yuma Kagiyama, who took silver. Sakamoto won the women’s singles world title at the competition in France on 25 March 2022. Sakamoto finished with a total score of 236.09 and led throughout the competition after triumphing in the short program. The second place finisher on the men’s side was Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis and third place went to American tennis player Taylor Fritz. [...]

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Part time Adjunct Faculty – Biology/English/Math/Anthropology

2022-05-26T13:56:55-05:00April 14th, 2022|

We are looking to fill Adjunct Faculty positions in the following subjects: Biology/English/Math/Anthropology BRIEF GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION: The Non-Resident faculty member will provide instruction in specific subject.  The faculty member will teach in the distance learning program via online delivery systems.  The faculty member will be responsible for managing assigned courses and adhering to the policies and procedures of the Academy. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION: To teach distance-learning courses in the specified field. To engage in scholarly activities, conduct research and make presentations in the area of the specified subject within the available time and resources. To assist in advising students. To take a role in the evaluation of the sport education program. To assist in the preparation of accreditation and certification reports concerning USSA as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree [...]

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