Kansas State University Celebrates 100 Years of Recreation on Campus
Recreational Services at Kansas State University celebrated 100 years of service.
October 20, 2021
‘Forest Wall’ Links to Site Exterior, Serves Interior Function
Most facilities are designed to reflect — if not directly interact with — their natural surroundings.
October 18, 2021
Red Ribbon Week Provides Resources to Support Drug-Free Campuses
Campus Drug Prevention, an educational arm of the United State Government’s Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with the Red Ribbon Campaign, is gearing up for their 34th Red Ribbon Week — the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awaren
September 29, 2021
How Rec Sports Can Continue Changing Lives
During our first two years at Wilmington College, my friend Joe and I noticed something was missing from our campus community: recreational sports. Our small, private college of only 1,100 students never had a true recreational sports program, but in Augu
September 22, 2021
Presenting the Complete Facilities of Merit Class of '21
Unlike most of the 40 Facilities of Merit classes that preceded it, the 2021 roster of 10 caters almost exclusively to either campus or community recreation and wellness in structures of all shapes, sizes and investment levels. Over the past two weeks, AB Today has introduced readers to each of these winning projects individually, but here we offer a complete set of links in case you missed any along the way.
September 21, 2021
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How Rec Sports Can Be A Vehicle for Social Change
In May, as state legislatures around the country were advancing bills regarding the participation of transgender individuals in organized sports, NIRSA issued a statement declaring the association's support of transgender athletes.
September 8, 2021
Change Makers: Critical Hope is Hope With Action
The goal of the Changemakers series is to create synergy around the concept of critical hope (hope with action) during times of change. Throughout the year I look forward to exploring critical hope by sharing stories, insights and resources from colleague
September 1, 2021
Esports Opportunities Can Enrich Students’ Social Wellbeing
How often did your parents tell you, “You’re never going to make money playing video games,” or “you know, video games aren’t healthy for you?” From Gen Xers to the Gen Z generation and everyone in between, many of us have heard these axioms more than a f
August 25, 2021
NIRSA Set to Survey Members About the Association’s JDEI Climate
As part of the association’s long-standing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to advance our strategic priority to strive for inclusive excellence with an anti-racism and equity lens, NIRSA leaders have committed to explore and ensure equi
August 18, 2021
Art Lends Deeper Meaning to Recreation Architecture
Throughout history, the relationship between architecture and art has been intimate and powerful. It is a relationship that survives to this day because of the communicative power of both forms of artistic expression. Art gives cultural significance to ar
August 12, 2021
Steven Trotter Shares Why He Presents at NIRSA Virtual Events
Steven Trotter, ACSM-EP, is Associate Director of Wellness & Fitness at East Carolina University. His first virtual NIRSA presentation took place in October 2020 for the NoCRSA State Conference. The presentation was “Lead from Anywhere,” and focused on le
August 11, 2021
Integrated Wellbeing on Campus: Oakland University shares promising practices
On behalf of NIRSA’s Health & Wellbeing Task Force, the Association is proud to share its first Promising Practice: Oakland University. Promising Practices are collaborative or integrated wellbeing initiatives and campus-wide efforts that—driven and realized by the efforts of campus recreation staff and leaders—support the campus community.
July 28, 2021
How Climbing Walls Became Essential to Campus Rec Centers
As campus recreation directors welcome students back to their facilities this fall, finding new ways to engage them with post-pandemic programming will be critical. The climbing wall might be a solid place to start.
July 28, 2021
How Working in Campus Rec Expands Horizons
As a kid, my dream was to work with professional athletes. While I was looking for ways to get involved with sports in college, my dad constantly encouraged me to apply to work for campus recreation. He had worked in campus rec while in college and explai
July 21, 2021
How to Create an Inclusive Campus Recreation Environment
Campus recreation has come a long way since the days when women weren't recognized as NIRSA members — true story! — but the need for progress never stops. For example, some segments within student populations may still feel like they don't belong at rec c
July 14, 2021
Floating Facade Creates Light, Inviting Street Presence
Nestled into a hillside facing the Grand River, and between two thoroughfares — Water Street and Colborne Street — separated by a 35-foot difference in elevation, the Laurier Brantford YMCA in Ontario presented designers with unique challenges, as did a b
July 14, 2021
Watch: Virtual Tour of Quinnipiac's New Rec Center
Quinnipiac University will start construction on a new health and wellness center in the coming months. The health and wellness center is an addition to the current recreation center and is part of the university’s 10-year master facilities plan. It will
July 2, 2021
Arson Suspected in St. Paul Community Center Fire
Authorities said a fire that damaged the Conway Community Center in St. Paul over the weekend was likely set on purpose.
June 24, 2021
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Why the Government Revised Its Patron Screening Guide
The COVID-19 pandemic led to major disruptions for sports venues. While some stadiums and arenas closed completely, others held competitions in the absence of fans. During the downtime, many operators were able to reassess their operations, allowing them
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