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Editor's column

Steve Portenga provides a preview of spring division events and reminds all members of the importance of the division election

By Steve Portenga, PhD

I hope by now everyone is starting to get a glimpse of spring. Or at least for our friends in the Midwest and on the East Coast, there's hope of thawing out on the horizon. As many of our thoughts turn to spring and new starts, it's time again for new candidates for the Executive Committee. And while your thoughts may also be turning to spring cleaning, let's hope that metaphor is not a better fit (right Mike & Amy)!

Please take the time to vote for President-Elect and Member at Large this year. Your voices matters! Remember: No voting = no complaining.

In this edition of the newsletter we have reports from the Education and Science Committees. The Science Committee is welcoming a new chair in Mark Aoyagi, PhD. In following one of the charges of the science committee, they have started reviewing model training programs. Look for ongoing reviews of programs that have established themselves as exemplars in the training of future sport and performance psychologists in future editions.

Mark for calendars now for the upcoming APA Annual convention in Washington D.C. August 4-7. This year is Division 47's 25th Anniversary and we will be celebrating throughout the week. We are planning two special symposiums on the future of education and on the state of practice. In addition to all of the great programming, Jen Carter will give her Presidential Address and don't forget Ray's Race on Saturday morning.

Things are also gearing up for the divisions new journal. At this years convention, there will be a launch and reception for the new APA Journal titled Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.

I hope by now everyone is starting to get a glimpse of spring. Or at least for our friends in the Midwest and on the East Coast, there's hope of thawing out on the horizon. As many of our thoughts turn to spring and new starts, it's time again for new candidates for the Executive Committee. And while your thoughts may also be turning to spring cleaning, let's hope that metaphor is not a better fit (right Mike & Amy)!

It is my hope that the newsletter continues to grow as a source for information regarding the science, training, and practice of sport and performance psychology. I hope to include thought provoking articles related to these areas in future issues. If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed in a future issue, please let me know.