In the April 2020 issue of Athletic Business Magazine, writer Michael Popke catches up with three NIRSA members who emphasize the importance of continuous learning and ongoing professional development for their teams.

Don Umland, Director of Campus Recreation at Augustana College, Eric Nickel, Director of University Recreation at James Madison University, and Deb Johnson, Director of Recreation at the University of California, Davis share with Michael and AB readers why they’re institutions continue to invest in the professional development of their professional and student staff.

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Also in this issue

In the fall of 2019, NIRSA and Athletic Business teamed up for the “Next Generation of Campus Rec” writing contest.

Exercise Science Major at Georgia Southern University, Samantha Estep was selected as a finalist in this contest for her entry “Recreation provides comfort and growth.” Check out her reflection on how working in recreation opens up a new world of possibilities in the April issue!

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Athletic Business is the preferred media partner of NIRSA

Athletic Business has been associate member of NIRSA since 1997. More than 40,000 subscribers turn to the Athletic Business print publication and tens of thousands more turn to the AB website for award-winning editorial content, as well as to view products and services offered by leading companies. Athletic Business is a Preferred Media Partner of the Association.

NIRSA and Athletic Business are excited to announce a new development in our continuing partnership! The 2020 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute, sponsored by Mondo, will be integrated into the AB Show, November 3–6, in Baltimore.

  • For more information, contact NIRSA Director of Communications, Simon Bravo.