UCF’s rec center hosts its first community policing discussion

When the climate of the country is tense, it can often be tempting to see the rec center as an escape. Campus recreation professionals are in a unique position to affect students' lives with traditional and non-traditional programs.

Georgia Tech is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation

NIRSA institutional member Georgia Tech believes the integration of physical activity programs with work on mental health, physical health, etc. is important to the development of today’s college student’s lifelong goals related to wellbeing.

Jessica Whitt at Washington State University is heading to Dubai with Pink Gloves Boxing

Jessica Whitt, Assistant Director of Fitness Services and Instruction at Washington State University’s University Recreation, will follow her passion for teaching fitness by coaching at the first Pink Gloves Boxing training camp in Dubai this coming December.

South Dakota State University is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation

NIRSA institutional member South Dakota State University believes the integration of physical activity programs with work on mental health, physical health, etc. is important to developing today’s college student’s lifelong goals related to wellbeing.

California State University-Northridge is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation

California State University-Northridge is one of the schools at the forefront of integrated wellness centers, an emerging trend on college campuses.

Up close with the Professional Registry: Earl Cabellon

Earl Cabellon started his career in collegiate recreation as a student at the University of Rhode Island where he first became invested in the field. Learn how he leveraged that investment by maintaining his status in the Registry of Collegiate Recreation Sports Professionals.

WSU University Recreation increases spring participation through a self-efficacy campaign

By Chantell Cosner, Publications Coordinator for Washington State University’s Administrative Services

As Washington State University students in the Eastern Washington community of Pullman entered the Student Recreation Center on a cold February day, they were met with a large bulletin board filled with colorful, blank post-it notes and the question at the top of the board: […]

By | June 10, 2016|Categories: Member Spotlight, Special Events|Tags: , , , , |

Beloved collegiate recreation leader Steve Young has passed away

Update, May 20: This article has be updated with information regarding Steve Young’s memorial service.

It is with incredible sadness that NIRSA shares the news that Steve Young passed away on Wednesday, May 18 after a five-year battle with brain cancer. He was 59. Steve—known as “SY” to many students and colleagues—had a 32-year storied […]

By | May 19, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Member Spotlight|Tags: , , |

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

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 marks a positive, health-conscious change […]

Where Are They Now? Yvette Kell

By Nazifa Islam

When Yvette Kell began working in collegiate recreation her freshman year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she’d already worked for the local park district in her home town, so the Intramural Physical Education (IMPE) building seemed like a logical place for her to look for an on-campus job. It was […]

Jeff Vessely—former president of NIRSA, recipient of the Honor Award, and beloved member for more than 40 years—has passed away

By Pam Watts, NIRSA Executive Director

It is with profound sadness that NIRSA shares the news that Dr. Jeffrey S. Vessely passed away on Monday, February 1. Jeff, affectionately known as “Dr. V.” to many of his students, retired in September 2010 after a 36-year career with Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) School of Physical Education […]

By | February 3, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Member Spotlight|Tags: , , |

The Washington State University SRC is celebrating 15 years of healthy, active lifestyles!

By Kyle O’Malley, Student Communications Assistant and Chantell Cosner, Publications Coordinator for WSU’s Administrative Services,

 This January, Washington State University’s Student Recreation Center celebrates its 10 millionth user in over 14 years of service. Since opening in 2001, the SRC has been an important resource for the personal development of the entire university community. By offering […]

By | January 28, 2016|Categories: Member Spotlight|Tags: , , |