In the September 2020 issue of Athletic Business Magazine, writer Michael Popke catches up with four NIRSA members to see how colleges and universities around the country are building community for the first fall term after the onset of a global pandemic and given the context of a summer absorbed by the Black Lives Matter movement.

David Bowles, Interim Assoc. VP, Senior Director for Recreation & Health Promotion at the University of Florida, Rick Hall, Director of Recreational Sports at Texas A&M University-College Station, Mary O’Mahoney, Director of the Student Recreation Center California State University- Bakersfield, and Earnest Washington, Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness at Lincoln University discuss how recreation professionals are key players in rebooting campus life.

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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.

Health and exercise science major Emily Crowder from Colorado State University was selected as a finalist in this contest for students working in campus rec. Check out her essay, “Pride in working at the best place on campus,” which debuted in the September issue!

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The “Next Generation of Campus Rec” writing contest

The “Next Generation of Campus Rec” writing contest is back again for 2020. Encourage your students to participate for a chance to win full registration to the AB Show in 2021 and other great perks.

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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.

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