Dr. Joseph Panza Lecture in Sport Management
The Sport Management program's annual spring lecture, the Dr. Joseph Panza Lecture in Sport Management, is a series covering both historically significant and contemporary issues in sport. It aims to present to sport management majors, other interested students, and the university and surrounding communities a lively presentation of ideas, innovations, and challenges facing sports in the 21st century. The events are open to the public and are announced well in advance. Interested persons may find additional information on this website as each event is planned and scheduled.
Fall 2018 GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Emt
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Michael J. Adanti Student Center Theater
Steve Emt has been an athlete his entire life. In high school he lettered in three different sports, finishing his high school career as an All-New England soccer goalkeeper and an All-State basketball player. His abilities brought him to the University of Connecticut where he earned a spot on the men’s basketball team as a walk-on from 1992-1994.
Things changed for Steve in 1995 when he was involved in a car accident which left him paralyzed.
After trying many different wheelchair sports, including racing in the 2010 New York City Marathon, Steve was introduced to the sport of wheelchair curling in the summer of 2012. In the years since, he has progressed up the ranks, and was eventually chosen for the 2015 World Team. Steve is currently the vice-skip of Team USA and recently returned home from competing in the Paralympic Games in PyeongChang South Korea.
Spring 2018: Sports Law in 2018 and Beyond: What's Hot and What's Not
Spring 2017: Ronnie Nunn, former NBA referee;
Watch the video of the 2017 Dr. Joseph Panza Lecture in Sport Management featuring Ronnie Nunn HERE!
Fall 2015: Francis Thomas "Fay" Vincent, Eighth Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Spring 2015: Dr. Howard Fero, Director of Graduate Leadership Programs, Albertus Magnus College
Spring 2014:Paul Assaiante, Head Coach, Men's Squash and Tennis, Trinity College
Spring 2013:Richard J. Ensor, Commissioner, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
Spring 2012:Donna Lopiano, 40 Years of Title IX, Looking Back Going Forward
Spring 2011:Bobby Valentine, Major League Baseball Player and Manager