News and Updates for NIRSA and Collegiate Recreation

Maureen McGonagle is the 2015 NIRSA Honor Award recipient

By Tom Kirch and Nazifa Islam

Maureen McGonagle

The NIRSA Honor Award Committee is excited to announce that Maureen “Moe” McGonagle has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 NIRSA Honor Award! The NIRSA Honor Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by our Association. It […]

January 29, 2015|Awards, Leadership|1 Comment

Take advantage of the early bird registration deadline for NIRSA 2015!

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is the Association’s premier event. Every year, over 2,000 student, professional, and associate members come together for the express purpose of advancing the collegiate recreation profession. For 2015, in the spirit of “Moving Our Values Forward,” NIRSA members will gather March 30–April 2 at the Gaylord […]

January 29, 2015|Conference|0 Comments

Make the most of your NIRSA membership

Did you know that your sport club participants and group exercise instructors have access to discounts because of your NIRSA membership? NIRSA has partnered with a number of companies and organizations—including the American Red Cross and the Green Sports Alliance—in an effort to bring its members amazing deals. Please help us to spread […]

January 30, 2015|Member Benefits, Partners|0 Comments

Learn | Play | Succeed

By Laurie Braden, 2014-2015 NIRSA President

What have you done today—this very day—to position yourself to learn, to play, and ultimately to succeed tomorrow? Many of us work in higher education because we are committed to challenging students to achieve their highest levels of intellectual and personal development. At Louisiana State University’s UREC, we believe firmly […]

January 30, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

Eustress vs. distress

By Kimmi Sterner, 2014-2015 NIRSA Student Leader

Stress. We all have it, we all have different ways of dealing with it, and we all know that it’s not very good for us. However, there are two kinds of stress: eustress and distress.

Eustress happens when you’re excited—like the first-date jitters. You’re stressed, but in an excited way. […]

January 30, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

Congratulations to NIRSA’s newly-elected leaders!

By Stan Shingles, Central Michigan University, Chair of the Nominations & Appointments Committee and Jen Gudaz, Cornell University, Chair of the Member Network | January 30, 2015

NIRSA owes its success to the leadership of dedicated volunteers—to members who generously donate their time and use their experience in the collegiate recreation profession to support NIRSA members […]

January 29, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

A focus on health and wellness is central to campus recreation

By George Brown, the University of Alabama and April Moore, Florida State University

Exercise and fitness play a large role in campus recreation; however, recreation programs contribute to more than just physical wellness. They actually have a strong impact on all dimensions of student wellbeing—physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental. Given this, NIRSA recognizes health […]

January 29, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

The Global Perspectives Commission: raising our awareness to prepare global citizens

By Kristy Caldwell, Texas State University; Annette Livas, University of Texas Pan American; and Kathy Obuszewski, Case Western Reserve University

In October of 2013, the NIRSA Board of Directors populated the Strategic Values Commission with a diverse array of members who had an interest in global views and impacts. Additionally, NIRSA’s current Strategic Plan has […]

January 29, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

Welcome to our new members!

January 29, 2015|Networking|0 Comments

NIRSA continues its strategic alliance with AORE

NIRSA and the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) have just extended their strategic alliance for a further three years. Since 2007, NIRSA and AORE have had a reciprocal agreement designed to foster education and content sharing among outdoor recreation professionals. Both associations are committed to cooperation in expanding education and training opportunities […]

January 29, 2015|Partners|0 Comments