Humans of NIRSA: Tori Allmendinger

By William Trent, Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Social Media at James Madison University

In last month’s edition of my notes, I alluded to summer being a catalyst for change. Summer has in fact brought its fair share of changes my way as I’ve taken a break from my graduate assistantship to return to my […]

By |2016-10-28T23:54:20-07:00June 28, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

Thank you for an unforgettable journey!

By Erica Estes, Coordinator of Member Services at James Madison University

Number of days in the term: 365. Number of members on this unforgettable Student Leadership Team: 7. Number of conference calls: 30. Number of times Jordan took an elbow to the eye for the team: 1. Number of memes shared via group messages: 27. […]

By |2016-10-28T23:55:07-07:00May 10, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

The impetus of change

By William J. Trent, Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Social Media at James Madison University

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve made it to summer and another successful year is in the books.

Summer, for a lot of us, is a catalyst of change—whether that’s due to graduation, summer internships, landing a graduate assistantship, or onboarding […]

By |2016-10-28T23:55:13-07:00May 10, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

‘Tis the season

By Erica Estes, Graduate Assistant for Facilities & Fitness at the University of Southern Mississippi

NIRSA’s sacred season is upon us—the 67th NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is only days away! And as we put the final touches on the program, logistics, and opportunities, the excitement continues to build. The 2015–2016 […]

By |2016-10-28T23:56:02-07:00March 25, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

Travel trials to treasured triumphs

By Erica Estes, Graduate Assistant for Facilities & Fitness at the University of Southern Mississippi

There are times in life when we’re tested—pushed to the furthest limit, forced to exhaust all resources and expend every bit of energy that we can muster. People have always claimed that the times following trials and tribulations are ones […]

By |2016-10-28T23:57:03-07:00March 1, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

A reNEWed year

By Erica Estes, Graduate Assistant for Facilities & Fitness at the University of Southern Mississippi

Whether the New Year rang in like a sweet symphony for you or instead sounded like a clatter that brought about a bit of chaos, I believe it’s critical for each of us to view 2016 as another opportunity for […]

By |2016-10-28T23:57:51-07:00February 2, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

A gift to give

By Erica Estes, Graduate Assistant for Facilities & Fitness at the University of Southern Mississippi

In light of the holiday season and the NIRSA Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative, I’ve been meditating on our ability to give back as active members of collegiate recreation. According to a recent Gallup poll, the average American will spend […]

By |2016-10-28T23:58:35-07:00December 9, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |