News and Updates for NIRSA and Collegiate Recreation

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

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

The NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation Level I fills up in record time

The NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation provides attendees with a broad range of materials designed to enhance a recreation professional’s management and problem-solving skills. It has both a Level I and a Level II, and runs on a three-year cycle: Level I is offered two years in a row and then Level II is […]

January 29, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

Registration for the 2015 International Experiential Learning Institute will open in February

NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), and Memorial University of Newfoundland are excited to announce that the 2015 International Experiential Learning Institute will take place July 13–July 15 in downtown Boston. Suffolk University will host this wonderful professional development opportunity.

The IELI offers NIRSA professionals a unique opportunity to […]

January 29, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

Qualified registration is open for the 2015 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship

The 16th Annual United States Tennis Association Tennis On Campus National Championship will take place April 9–11 in Cary, North Carolina at the Cary Tennis Park. Sixty-four teams and over 600 participants are expected to attend this elite event! NIRSA and the USTA have collaborated on this event since 1999—and since its inception, […]

January 29, 2015|Partners, Sports|0 Comments

The 2015 NIRSA Triventure is heading to Indianapolis!

The first NIRSA Triventure—a co-location of the Recreation Facilities Institute, Aquatics Institute, and Fitness & Wellness Institute—took place in 2013 and the event was a huge success! More than 230 NIRSA members attended the first NIRSA Triventure in 2013 and the feedback was incredibly encouraging.

Ryan N. McCallum from the Colorado School of Mines said “It […]

January 28, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

Registration for the 2015 Student Organizations Institute will open in April

The Student Organizations Institute offers higher education professionals and student organization advisors an opportunity to further their understanding of the principles related to a number of topics including advising, risk management, and student conduct. Attendees are treated to traditional institute-style instruction as well as group breakout sessions that make for excellent networking opportunities. Registration […]

January 28, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments