News and updates related to special initiatives, one-time events, or other non-professional development events.

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.

The NIRSA Foundation needs your support this #GivingTuesday

Join the Foundation this #GivingTuesday—a day to celebrate generosity and encourage philanthropy—by making a gift to the NIRSA Foundation that will strengthen the field of collegiate recreation today and for years to come.

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: […]

NIRSA members know how to rec!

Update, March 16: The list of participating schools has been updated.

By Nazifa Islam

Every February 22, NIRSA members across North America celebrate Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, a commemoration of NIRSA’s founding date. Rec Day is a time to remember when Dr. William Wasson brought 20 intramural directors from 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

By | 2016-10-28T23:56:42+00:00 March 14, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |

Rec Day 2016 is almost here!

By Cory Granholm

Every February 22, NIRSA members across the country celebrate National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, a commemoration of NIRSA’s founding date. Rec Day is a time to remember when Dr. William Wasson brought 20 intramural directors from 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities together to share his research on collegiate recreation. This […]

By | 2016-10-28T23:57:55+00:00 February 2, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |

Let us know how you plan to celebrate Rec Day 2016!

By Cory Granholm

Every February 22nd, NIRSA members across the country celebrate National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day. Rec Day is a commemoration of NIRSA’s founding date. It’s a day to remember when Dr. William Wasson brought 20 intramural directors from 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities together to share his research on collegiate recreation.

NIRSA […]

By | 2016-10-28T23:59:00+00:00 December 8, 2015|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |

How are you celebrating Rec Day 2016?

By Cory Granholm

Every year on February 22, NIRSA members across the country celebrate National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, a commemoration of NIRSA’s founding date. It’s an occasion to remember when Dr. William Wasson brought 20 intramural directors from 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities together to share his research on collegiate recreation.

NIRSA members […]

By | 2016-10-23T20:49:15+00:00 October 23, 2015|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |

Let us know how you plan to celebrate Rec Day 2016!

By Cory Granholm

National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, or Rec Day, is a celebration of NIRSA’s founding date—February 22, 1950. On that day, NIRSA’s founding father Dr. William Wasson shared his research regarding collegiate recreation—compiled in “A Comparative Study of Intramural Programs in Negro Colleges”—with 20 intramural directors representing 11 Historically Black Colleges […]

By | 2016-10-29T00:01:08+00:00 September 21, 2015|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |