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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Frank B. Ashley III to Speak
At UW-Eau Claire Feb. 7

MAILED: Jan. 21, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The business of sport will be discussed at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Feb. 7.
         Frank B. Ashley III will speak on "Sport Management: Its Past, Present and Future" at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. The Forum presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception.
         A growing area of career opportunity, the business of sport is not limited to athletes. A variety of administrative positions in the sports industry - including sport law, facility management, professional sports administration, college athletics, corporate sports administration, fitness and recreation, and marketing and public relations - are open to those interested in making events at the amateur and professional level happen.
         An international authority on sport management, Frank Ashley is a contributing editor for the Research Digest of the Journal of Sport Management, and the author of articles in such journals as The International Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, The Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport and The Journal of Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics. Ashley is past president of the North American Society for Sport Management and has lectured on international perspectives on sport management throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Africa.
         Currently the director of admissions and an associate professor of health and kinesiology at Texas A&M University, Ashley also maintains his license as a scuba instructor, works extensively with dance as a health activity for the elderly, and administers and develops programs for economically underprivileged youth. Somewhat of a pioneer in the civil rights movement, he has the distinction of being one of the first African Americans to graduate Louisiana College and was the first to receive its distinguished alumni award.
         Admission is $7 for the general public, $5 for those 62 and over and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty/staff, or $3 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center, and will be sold at the door.
         Patrons may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 - or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
         The Forum is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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Judy Berthiaume
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Updated: Jan 22, 2002