Submit a nomination for the 2017 Juliette Moore Distinguished Leadership Award

To recognize a NIRSA member who exemplifies the hard work and dedication that goes into the continuing creation of a diverse and inclusive community, please submit a nomination for this award by Tuesday, November 15.

September 27, 2016|Categories: Awards|Tags: |

On the road again

By Brooke Turner, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports at The University of Alabama

Fall is upon us and that means it’s finally time for NIRSA Championship Series events! I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait to get on the road again with officials to expose them to a whole new world. […]

September 27, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

Humans of NIRSA: Demitri Lahanas, Riley Spenningsby, and Carly Zeiger

By William Trent, Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Social Media at James Madison University

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat, and activist

I am so excited to introduce you to three NIRSA student members whose futures are so bright I’m wearing sunglasses while writing […]

September 26, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

Don’t miss your chance to apply for financial assistance to attend NIRSA 2017!

Apply for financial assistance to attend NIRSA 2017. The deadline to apply for a NIRSA Foundation Scholarship—student or professional—or a NIRSA Foundation Travel Assistance Stipend is October 17.

September 23, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Foundation|Tags: , , , |

The NIRSA Annual Service Awards’ nomination deadline has been extended to September 28

The deadline for NIRSA Annual Service Award nominations has been extended until September 28. Nominate a deserving colleague today.

September 19, 2016|Categories: Awards, Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

Up close with the Professional Registry: Earl Cabellon, University of Maryland-College Park

By Nazifa Islam

Earl Cabellon started his career in collegiate recreation as a student at the University of Rhode Island (URI). It was there that he—someone who already “subscribed living an active lifestyle”—first became invested in the field. He says, “campus recreation appealed to me as a student because of the overall mission—which is to […]

The educational content for NIRSA 2017 is taking shape

The educational content for NIRSA 2017 is coming into focus. With capacities limiting the Program Committee to accept only 30% of the proposals received, the standard of 2017 sessions is sure to be extremely high.

September 19, 2016|Categories: Conference, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

New Members – September 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 September 14, 2016.

September 19, 2016|Categories: Membership|Tags: , |

American Heart Association joins the NIRSA family

We are thrilled to announce that the American Heart Association has become an associate member of the Association. We encourage individual and institutional NIRSA members to select associate members when choosing their preferred vendors.

Apply for a 2017 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Award!

By Stephanne Musser, Assistant Director of Fitness Programs and Services at The Ohio State University

Every year, NIRSA recognizes remarkable NIRSA member institution facilities with the honor of Outstanding Sport Facility Awards. This award recognizes the innovative designs of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities.

Facilities that apply must demonstrate excellence in a number of […]

September 16, 2016|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

Nominate your mentor for a 2017 Horace Moody Award!

By Margie Wallington, Fitness and Wellness Programming at Ball State University

Do you have a mentor who’s inspired your interest in the field of collegiate recreation? Do you know someone who continues to deepen your commitment to the students you serve? Someone who embodies the following quote by John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire […]

September 15, 2016|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

Don’t miss early bird registration rates for the 2016 NIRSA/ACUI Collegiate Marketing Institute

By Nick Zumbrun

The early bird registration deadline for the 2016 NIRSA/ACUI Collegiate Marketing Institute—which is taking place from November 9–11 in Las Vegas—is Wednesday, September 28. Don’t miss out on early bird rates—register now. Also, make sure to reserve your room at the Mirage before October 17 to take advantage of […]

September 15, 2016|Categories: Marketing Institute, Professional Development|Tags: , |

Don’t miss the 2016 NIRSA National Soccer Championships Open Division Lottery!

NIRSA will continue to use a lottery-style selection process—which was first implemented in 2014 —for Open-Division registration. On October 4 at 11:00am EST, a three-hour window for registration will open.

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

Present at the 2017 Emerging Recreational Sports Leaders Conference!

By Timothy “TC” Collins, Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs at California State University-Monterey Bay

Hello NIRSA family, I have outstanding news! The 2017 Emerging Recreational Sports Leaders Conference Program Committee is now accepting presentation proposals! The Program Committee—composed of myself; Barry Greene, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at California State University, […]

September 14, 2016|Categories: Professional Development|

Best practices in risk management—find your eureka moment

Over 100 universities have already participated in SportRisk's new benchmarking database! By investing in this tool you can compare against accepted best practices in campus rec and see how you compare relative to other schools.

Take advantage of flag football Institutional Registration today!

By Keeley Naughton

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 […]

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

Help to plan and deliver the 2017 NIRSA Triventure!

The 2017 NIRSA Triventure won’t happen without the help of generous and dedicated volunteer members! Apply by October 12 to be a part of—and the catalyst for—an outstanding event.

NIRSA and Human Kinetics will focus on flag football officiating materials

NIRSA and Human Kinetics will continue to produce and sell flag football materials—including the Rules Book and Officials’ Manual, clinician kit, and online course—but have discontinued the program to offer clinician kits in other sports.

Civil discourse and civic engagement are extensions of our NIRSA values

The NIRSA Assembly, the think-tank of the profession, addresses the role of campus rec in supporting civil discourse and civic engagement.

The NIRSA Foundation encourages members to support the global Giving Tuesday movement

The NIRSA Foundation is proud to again join forces with the #GivingTuesday movement, a global day of giving to celebrate generosity worldwide.