In the June  2020 issue of Athletic Business Magazine, writer Michael Popke catches up with three NIRSA members and a member of the NIRSA Headquarters team to see how the world of campus recreation has pivoted in the wake of COVID-19 and to explore the value proposition of the profession ahead of planned facility reopenings.

Alex Accetta, Executive Director, Recreation & Wellness at Stanford University, Leah Hall Dorothy, Director of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University, and Erin O’Sullivan, NIRSA’s Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships discuss the rapid closures of campus recreation facilities and cessation of many programs, and how the profession pivoted in the midst of a pandemic to continue supporting healthy people and healthy communities.

Additionally, Jason Miller, Assistant Director for Facilities & Aquatics at the University of Pittsburgh and Chair of the NIRSA Research & Assessment Committee discusses the value of campus recreation and the 16 slides recently released by the Association.

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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.

Strategic communication and psychology major at University of Utah, Casey Overfield was selected as a finalist in this contest for students working in campus rec. Check out her essay, “Appreciating rec as a unique branch of athletics,” in the June 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.