Present at the NIRSA 2017 Career Opportunities Center!

By Megan Granholm

Are you knowledgeable in resume building or student development? Have you learned how to navigate a career path stretching from graduate assistant to collegiate recreation director?

NIRSA’s Career Opportunities Center has long been an essential resource for NIRSA Annual Conference attendees to peruse and apply for positions as well as to learn more about […]

October 20, 2016|Categories: Conference|Tags: , , |

Nominations for the NIRSA Research & Assessment Award are due soon!

By Erin Patchett, RCRSP, CRSS, Associate Director of Administration at Colorado State University and Ruben Guzman

The NIRSA Research & Assessment Award recognizes members who have made incredible contributions towards advancing collegiate recreation research and assessment initiatives on their campuses as well as for the Association. Please recognize deserving members of your campus communities […]

October 19, 2016|Categories: Awards, Research, Research & Assessment|Tags: , , |

Nominations are open for 2017 William Wasson Awards!

By Scott Vandermoon, Senior Assistant Director, Facilities, CENTERS, LLC at DePaul University

The students employed by your campus recreation department who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty are not only assets to your college or university, they’re vital to the future of collegiate recreation. NIRSA professional members, show these students that their […]

October 19, 2016|Categories: Awards|Tags: |

Apply for a 2017 NIRSA Creative Excellence Award

By Megan Granholm

We love celebrating our members’ achievements and simultaneously raising the standard for excellence across the entire collegiate recreation profession. We know NIRSA members take pride in recognizing the wonderful work of their colleagues too, and so we’re asking for your help.

Please consider submitting an application detailing your team’s incredible efforts in creating marketing […]

October 19, 2016|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

NIRSA lends its support to three new health and wellbeing initiatives

Recently, NIRSA signed its name in support of three new initiatives that align with our values. These include funding support for physical activity, increased focus on preventative health, and protecting the integrity of amateur competitions.

Nominate someone for the flag football rule book dedication

By Nicole Green, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports at University of Michigan and Chair of NIRSA’s Flag Football Editorial Board

Year in and year out, the NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual is one of the Association’s most popular resource publications. This handbook has become the standard for campus recreation […]

October 18, 2016|Categories: Publications, Sports|Tags: , |

The Electric Eight round of the Fall Frenzy is almost here!

By Marisa Penkauskas

Last week, students, faculty, and staff from 16 colleges battled for miles on their Expresso Bikes in the Super Sixteen round of the 2016 Fall Frenzy Tournament. Tomorrow, riders from the eight remaining schools will pedal on these interactive virtual reality bikes for a chance at $500, T-shirts, trophies, and the […]

October 17, 2016|Categories: Partners|Tags: |

See which teams were selected in the 2016 NIRSA Soccer Lottery!

By Keeley Naughton

For the third year in a row, NIRSA used a lottery drawing to decide which teams would participate in the 2016 NIRSA National Soccer Championships Open Division. The event was broadcast live from NIRSA Headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon on October 4 at 4:00pm EST.

Ninety teams watched in suspense as the 48 available spots […]

October 14, 2016|Categories: Sports|Tags: , |

Longtime NIRSA member Stan Campbell is honored with student advocacy award

Longtime NIRSA member Stan Campbell, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Campus Recreation, has been honored with the inaugural Student Affairs Student Advocate Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

October 13, 2016|Categories: Member Spotlight|Tags: , , , , |

Announcing the recipients of the 2016 NIRSA Research Grant Program

The Association is thrilled to announce the three recipients of grants from the NIRSA Research Grant Program. Two of the recipients received $10,000 grants while one received a $2,000 grant.

October 13, 2016|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

October 19 #RecChat: “Social Justice and Campus Recreation”

By Richelle Harvey, Aquatics & Youth Programs Coordinator at Western Washington University

#RecChat is set to return with its October edition! This month’s #RecChat will feature a Google Hangout with a number of NIRSA leaders including NIRSA President Stacey Hall, Director of Campus Recreation at the University of New Hampshire, who will serve as […]

October 12, 2016|Categories: Networking|Tags: , |

Mark your calendar—registration for NIRSA 2017 opens soon!

By Mary Callender

Every year, the NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo brings over 2,500 NIRSA student, professional, and associate members together for the express purpose of advancing the profession. Attendees have the chance to grow their professional skills by attending a variety of educational sessions, networking with colleagues at social events, and […]

October 11, 2016|Categories: Conference|Tags: |

NIRSA’s annual Expo has a new name

By Heidi Cleary

In 2017, for the very first time, NIRSA 2017 attendees will have the chance to attend the Campus Rec and Wellness Expo! Formerly known as the Recreational Sports Exposition, the NIRSA Board of Directors has voted to give the Expo a new name. “This forward-looking change articulates the of values of NIRSA […]

October 11, 2016|Categories: Conference|Tags: , |

Proposed NIRSA Bylaws changes will make the Association more nimble

The NIRSA Board recently approved a Regional Composition Policy, outlining the process for states, provinces, or countries to request changes to their regional alignment and outlining a process for forming a distinct, new NIRSA region. The policy requires changes to NIRSA Bylaws to take effect.

Onboarding for NIRSA Board members

Spend a few minutes with NIRSA President Stacey Hall to learn more about the intentional onboarding process that volunteer NIRSA Board members are guided through once elected or appointed.

Grow professionally with NIRSA

NIRSA members may have advanced degrees or other credentials, but a commitment to continuing education is also a must if you're hoping to keep current in the field. NIRSA supports members on their learning journeys.

California State University-Northridge is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation

California State University-Northridge is one of the schools at the forefront of integrated wellness centers, an emerging trend on college campuses.

Members on the Move – October

Congratulations to the movers and shakers within NIRSA who have recently changed jobs within the collegiate recreation profession!

Pam Watts serves as a member of ACE’s Industry Advisory Panel

Earlier this month, NIRSA Executive Director Pam Watts represented the Association and the campus recreation profession on the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) Industry Advisory Panel.

September 30, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Partners|Tags: |

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission to meet for Summit in November

By Kim Rottet, Associate Director, Programs at CENTERS, LLC @ Cleveland State University

In the wake of the tragedies and violence in Louisiana, Minnesota, Dallas, and Orlando among others, the NIRSA Board of Directors took the opportunity this summer to reaffirm its commitment to maintaining open dialogue that articulates the values of the […]

September 30, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |