News and Updates for NIRSA and Collegiate Recreation

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Take your intramural program to the next level by taking advantage of Institutional Registration!

By Alyssa Whitney

Having championed the phrase “It’s more than competition,” the NIRSA Championship Series produces events known not only for their outstanding student athlete performance but also for the development opportunities they provide student officials and professional staff. Don’t miss out on the chance to send student officials and professional staff members to this year’s […]

July 2, 2015|Categories: Sports|Tags: , |
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You’re gonna be…

By Erica Estes, 2015-2016 NIRSA Student Leader

Each one of our lives is filled with an abundance of busyness. This active and engaged style of living comes with having to constantly balance our roles as students, employees, friends, and teammates. While we are perpetually exposed to experiential learning opportunities, I believe that in order to understand […]

July 2, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Leadership|Tags: , |
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Help the educational sessions at NIRSA 2016 shine!

By John Raskauskas

The 2016 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is taking place in Kissimmee, Florida from April 3–6, and the Association needs your help to build a strong core of education content!

Consider sharing your knowledge with your peers by submitting a presentation proposal for the 2016 Annual Conference by August 12. The Conference […]

July 2, 2015|Categories: Conference|Tags: , |
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The 2015-2016 NIRSA Assembly members begin their term!

By Kristal Fehring

The NIRSA Assembly serves as the Association’s “think-tank”—it’s focused on the growth and future of collegiate recreation. As 2014-2015 Assembly member Stephanne Musser, Assistant Director Fitness Services at The Ohio State University, says, the focus is “on the potential issues surrounding our profession.” Assembly members enjoy vetting new ideas, developing leaders, and really want […]

July 2, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: |
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Announcing the 2015 NIRSA Championship Series flag football host sites!

By Alyssa Whitney

Eleven sites have been selected to serve as hosts for the 2015 NIRSA Championship Series flag football season. It may not officially kick off until the fall, but now is still the perfect time to start planning how your institution can get in the NIRSA Championship Series game! Mark the following dates for the […]

June 30, 2015|Categories: Sports|Tags: , |
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NIRSA institutional members will receive a hard copy of The Benefits of Campus Recreation

By Kristal Fehring

Dr. Scott Forrester’s The Benefits of Campus Recreation—a study commissioned by NIRSA and funded by generous donors to the NIRSA Foundation—represents the most comprehensive effort to date to substantiate the positive impact that participation in campus recreation opportunities has on students. While The Benefits of Campus Recreation—alongside numerous other research projects—is available to […]

June 26, 2015|Categories: Member Benefits, Research & Assessment|Tags: , , |
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Help advance the green sports movement with three days of learning and sharing!

By Simon Bravo

NIRSA members can save $50 on regular registration rates at this year’s Green Sports Alliance Summit, which is taking place June 29–July 1 in Chicago! The annual Summit is one of the world’s largest and most influential gatherings for the sports community to unite around sustainability. Bringing together more than 800 industry stakeholders […]

June 24, 2015|Categories: Professional Development|Tags: |
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Check out updated flag football resources by NIRSA!

By Mary Callender

Every summer, updated clinician kits, exams, and rulebooks become available for the fall intramural sports season. The Flag Football Clinician Kit was recently updated to coincide with the May release of the 17th edition of the NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book and Official’s Manual. Additionally, updates are currently being incorporated into […]

June 23, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , |
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Higher Ed Live hosts “Trends in Campus Recreation” webcast featuring NIRSA leaders

By Pam Watts

The “Trends in Campus Recreation” webcast—part of Higher Ed Live‘s Student Affairs Live series—took place on Wednesday, June 10 and was facilitated by Tony Doody, Director of Student Life on the five New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses of Rutgers University. NIRSA President Stan Shingles joined Don Stenta, At-Large Director on the NIRSA Board of Directors, […]

June 11, 2015|Categories: Special Events|Tags: , , |
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Registration is open for the 2015 NIRSA Triventure!

By Brittany Rejda

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars—the 2015 NIRSA Triventure is taking place in Indianapolis from October 14-16! This event is three institutes in one: the NIRSA Aquatic Institute, NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute, and the NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo all come under one roof. Attendees will enjoy full access to all educational […]

June 5, 2015|Categories: Professional Development|Tags: |
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Introducing the new and improved NIRSA Buyers’ Guide!

By Heidi Cleary

NIRSA is proud to announce the rollout of the new and improved NIRSA Buyers’ Guide! With nearly 180 NIRSA associate members offering a number of fantastic products and services, the NIRSA Buyers’ Guide is your one-stop shopping destination!

Whether you‘re looking for an architect, apparel, fitness certifications, equipment, flooring, lighting—or everything in between—NIRSA’s valuable […]

June 1, 2015|Categories: Member Benefits|Tags: , |
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Pac-12 directors stop by NIRSA Headquarters during their summer business meetings

By Kevin Marbury and Keli Kuykendall

The Pac-12 campus recreation directors met in Eugene, Oregon last week to kick off their 2015 summer business meetings. The directors held a number of meetings at the University of Oregon campus and toured the new U of O Student Recreation Center—the $51 million expansion project includes a new aquatics […]

May 20, 2015|Categories: NIRSA Headquarters|Tags: , , , , |
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The 2015 NIRSA Salary Survey has been released!

By Kristal Fehring

The 2015 NIRSA Salary Survey is now available to NIRSA institutional members! This report tracks and summarizes 2014 salaries in the collegiate recreation field. It represents the confidential responses of over 220 NIRSA institutional members and is the most powerful collection of salary data within the industry.

The report represents thousands of salaries in […]

May 20, 2015|Categories: Member Benefits, Research & Assessment|Tags: , , |
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Oh, the places you’ll go

By Stan Shingles, Assistant Vice President at Central Michigan University

Writing to you for the first time as NIRSA President, I’m mindful of NIRSA’s recent accomplishments, its talented leadership and active member engagement, and the considerable challenges facing our profession and our association. As I reflect on these opportunities, assets, and obstacles, I’m reminded of a […]

May 13, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Leadership|Tags: |
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Don’t miss the 2015 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit!

By Brittany Rejda

The 2015 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit, also known as CS3, will be held June 24–26 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Come see what Purdue is doing to create a culture of sustainability on their campus. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to colleagues share stories about the challenges they’ve experienced, […]

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Leave it better than you found it!

By Stephanie McAlpine, 2015-2016 NIRSA Championship Series Committee Chair

As I thought about my final entry in the NIRSA Championship Series Notes—and the final month of my years within this leadership position—I started thinking about something my dad taught me: leave everything better than the way you found it. This past week was the third anniversary […]

May 13, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Leadership|Tags: , |
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Members on the Move – May 2015

Congratulations to the following movers and shakers within NIRSA! […]

May 12, 2015|Categories: Networking|Tags: |
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NIRSA 2015 photos are now available!

By Cory Granholm

Whether you were saying “cheese” with colleagues, looking introspective at an ed session, or racing armadillos, relive the memories from Grapevine, Texas!

Photos from the 2015 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo are now available for viewing, downloading, purchasing, and tagging at These photos are only available for a limited time, so […]

May 12, 2015|Categories: Conference|Tags: |
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New Members – May 2015

May 12, 2015|Categories: Networking|Tags: |
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Present at the 2015 NIRSA Triventure!

By Brittany Rejda

The 2015 NIRSA Triventure—a co-location of NIRSA’s Aquatic Institute, Fitness & Wellness Institute, and Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo—will take place in Indianapolis from October 14–16. Don’t miss your chance to get involved in one of the Association’s largest professional development events—present at the 2015 NIRSA Triventure and be a part of […]

May 11, 2015|Categories: Professional Development|Tags: |