The World is Coming to USA: Leisure Congress Kicks Off


Posted on September 9, 2014 by Joy Washington
Joy Washington


Dr. Richard L. Hayes, dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Erwei Dong, assistant professor of health, physical education and leisure studies in the USA College of Education, were instrumental in securing the 2014 World Leisure Congress to be held on the USA main campus and in Mobile. data-lightbox='featured'
Dr. Richard L. Hayes, dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Erwei Dong, assistant professor of health, physical education and leisure studies in the USA College of Education, were instrumental in securing the 2014 World Leisure Congress to be held on the USA main campus and in Mobile.

The University of South Alabama prepares to welcome 350 delegates from 58 countries to campus for the World Leisure Congress event. USA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend sessions to be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Mitchell Center. Admission is free, with USA identification.

The day will include sessions on education and the importance of recreation. There will also be talks and demonstrations on leisure and technology and the importance of enhancing the human condition. The prestigious event will continue in Mobile throughout Sept. 12, at the Mobile Convention Center.

“We are honored and excited that the University of South Alabama will be one of the major host partners of the World Leisure Congress,” Dr. Richard L. Hayes, dean of the USA College of Education. “Leisure serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life and community. It’s an essential part of our lives.”

Dr. Erwei Dong, assistant professor of health, physical education and leisure studies in the College of Education at USA, was instrumental in securing the 2014 World Leisure Congress for Mobile. The Port City was chosen over Melbourne, Australia.

American legendary baseball player and Mobile native Hank Aaron is serving as honorary chair of the 2014 World Leisure Congress.

For more information, visit www.worldleisure2014.org.

 


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