The “I write for NIRSA” conference campaign brings you an insider view of NIRSA 2016: Kicking off NIRSA 2016

By Grant Deppen, Katie Birdsall, Teri Bladen, Jessica Elsaid, Samantha Wallace, and Nazifa Islam

Over 2,600 attendees and 650 exhibitor representatives had a fantastic time building “A Strong Core, A Bright Future” in Kissimmee, Florida at the 67th  NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. NIRSA members came together from all around the world from April […]

The “I write for NIRSA” conference campaign brings you an insider view of NIRSA 2016: Expo fun

By Katie Helms, Nazifa Islam, and Nick Zumbrun

Over 2,600 attendees and 650 exhibitor representatives had a fantastic time building “A Strong Core, A Bright Future” in Kissimmee, Florida at the 67th  NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. NIRSA members came together from all around the world […]

The “I write for NIRSA” conference campaign brings you an insider view of NIRSA 2016: Incredible professional development

By Katie Helms, Lona Leck, Leeann Lower, Samantha Wallace, and Nazifa Islam

Over 2,600 attendees and 650 exhibitor representatives had a fantastic time building “A Strong Core, A Bright Future” in Kissimmee, Florida at the 67th  NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. NIRSA members came together from […]

The “I write for NIRSA” conference campaign brings you an insider view of NIRSA 2016: It’s about making lifelong connections

By Tori Allmendinger, Abby Millsaps, Drew Salvador, Mike Wong, and Nazifa Islam

Over 2,600 attendees and 650 exhibitor representatives had a fantastic time building “A Strong Core, A Bright Future” in Kissimmee, Florida at the 67th  NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. NIRSA members came together from […]

The “I write for NIRSA” conference campaign brings you an insider view of NIRSA 2016: Going out with a bang

By Teri Bladen, Jenny Kuzmic, Drew Salvador, Mike Wong, and Nazifa Islam

Over 2,600 attendees and 650 exhibitor representatives had a fantastic time building “A Strong Core, A Bright Future” in Kissimmee, Florida at the 67th  NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. NIRSA members came together from […]

The “I write for NIRSA” conference campaign brings you an insider view of NIRSA 2016: The NIRSA Foundation’s record year!

By Grace McCrary and Kate Sundstrom

Over 2,600 attendees and 650 exhibitor representatives had a fantastic time building “A Strong Core, A Bright Future” in Kissimmee, Florida at the 67th  NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. NIRSA members came together from all around the world from April […]

The Member Network welcomes Heather Foster as the new Region V Regional Representative

By David Peters, RCRSP, Member Network Chair, and Associate Director at Florida State University

The NIRSA Member Network happily announces the appointment of Heather Foster, Assistant Director of Member Services at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, as the new Region V Representative.

Previous Region V Representative Jeff Huskey, formerly the Wellness Center Director […]

May 2, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , |

Auburn University wins the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in dramatic fashion

By Steve Pratt, Brener Zwikel & Associates and Valerie McCutchan

Earlier this month in Cary, NC, a new USTA Tennis On Campus national champion was crowned in dramatic fashion: the University of Auburn came back to win its first-ever national title in a super tiebreaker (23-22) over the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. […]

April 29, 2016|Categories: Sports|Tags: , |

Submit a presentation proposal for the 2016 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo!

By Brittany Rejda

The 2016 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo is coming to Tempe, Arizona from October 19–21. This highly-dynamic event takes a multifaceted approach to learning, combining broad scope educational sessions with in-depth facility tours, numerous networking opportunities, and even an expo. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

This year’s […]

Don’t miss out on your NIRSA member discounts and rewards!

By Nick Zumbrun

Are you taking full advantage of your NIRSA membership? Did you know that you can save money on lodging, fitness certifications, NIRSA publications, and NIRSA insurance? Whether you’re spend money on business or pleasure, your NIRSA membership helps you save!

Traveling anytime soon? Make sure you check out NIRSA’s partner hotels before […]

April 29, 2016|Categories: Member Benefits, Membership|Tags: , |

Early registration discounts for the 2016 Student Organizations Institute end May 13

By Kristen Gleason

The 2016 Student Organizations Institute is set to take place from June 27–30 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The event offers higher education professionals the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the principals involved in training advisors and handling risk management, legal issues, student group conduct, and other topics related to […]

Early bird pricing for the 2016 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute ends May 11!

By Brittany Rejda

If you are a new or experienced intramurals professional, you won’t want to miss this year’s NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute taking place in Baltimore, Maryland from June 22–24. Registration is open and the opportunity for best pricing ends soon—register by May 11 and save!

Some highlights from this year’s fantastic program are a […]

Congratulations to the 2016 NIRSA Award recipients!

By Christine Haluzak

Both NIRSA and the field of collegiate recreation have their standards of excellence advanced by the passion, drive, and dedication of some truly amazing individuals and institutions.

So, each year, NIRSA is excited to recognize some of its extraordinary members with a variety of well-deserved awards. The Association would like to congratulate all of […]

April 22, 2016|Categories: Awards, Conference, Leadership|Tags: , |

Read all about the 3rd annual Spring Breakaway Regionals!

By Marisa Penkauskas

The party’s not over yet! Interactive FitnessSpring Breakaway Regionals just ended and fifteen colleges emerged to move forward into the championship round taking place from April 25–29:

Albright College
Carnegie Mellon University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Green River Community College
Houghton College
Lock Haven University
Marshall University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Portland State University
Saint Mary’s College of California
State […]

April 19, 2016|Categories: Partners|Tags: , |

The 2016 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championships are underway

By Steve Pratt, Brener Zwikel & Associates

In Cary, N.C., the University of California at Berkeley picked up where they left off last year, and the year before that, as the 2016 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship, part of the NIRSA Championship Series, kicked off on Thursday at Cary Tennis Park.

Representing the USTA Northern […]

April 15, 2016|Categories: Sports|Tags: , |

Apply by April 22 to be a regional coordinator of NIRSA Championship Series Soccer

By Austin Shick

Are you looking to develop professionally? Do you work in NIRSA Regions II, IV, or V? If so, consider helping NIRSA Championship Series Soccer grow in your region by volunteering to serve as a regional coordinator.

The application deadline for NIRSA Soccer Regional Coordinator positions has been extended until April 22. Individuals serving […]

Submit a presentation proposal for the 2017 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition!

By Demond L. Pryor, Director of the Office of Recreational Services at The University of Toledo and 2017 Annual Conference Program Chair

Friends and colleagues, I encourage you to consider presenting an educational session at the 2017 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo, which will take place in National Harbor, Maryland at the Gaylord […]

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

Member Spotlight: Virginia Tech is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation

By Simon Bravo and Nazifa Islam

Wellness centers are emerging on college campuses both as a new concept and as a re-imagining of traditional recreation offerings. They encompass preventative as well as reactive services including student health, counseling centers, and programming designed to appeal to historically-underserved populations. It’s a trend that extends beyond facility usage and […]

Try not to become a person of success, but a person of value

By Stan Shingles, 2015-2016 NIRSA President, Assistant Vice President at Central Michigan University

As I prepare each month to write my entry in the President’s Notes leadership blog, I sometimes find inspiration from unlikely sources; it can be something as common as a street sign or an advertisement, a billboard or even just a simple […]

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

New Members – April 2016

Join us in welcoming our new professional, student, institutional and associate members who are now part of the NIRSA community. The following members joined NIRSA as of March 29, 2016. […]

March 29, 2016|Categories: Membership|Tags: , , |