Rec Center: Page 2
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
Sign Up for AB Today!
Get industry news, insights, and new product information delivered straight to your inbox.
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
Empathy Emerges During Campus Rec Employment
My first encounter with Recreation and Wellness at St. Edward's University was when I was a freshman competing in an intramural basketball league. Initially, I did not realize that this department was run by and for students, so upon arrival I met with tw
June 24, 2021
York College's Fitness Center Tackles Evolving Challenges
York College of Pennsylvania has faced two distinct but related challenges in recent years — steadily decreasing student enrollment and a global pandemic. Keeping students who remained on campus engaged in their own long-term health and wellbeing, while m
June 1, 2021
New Generation of College Rec Centers Focuses on Wellbeing
In student surveys at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, 24/7 interconnectivity emerged as one of the top barriers to improving wellbeing. Lack of sleep is another.
June 1, 2021
Outdoor Rec Helps Next Gen Essayist Become Leader
During the first semester of my freshman year at Texas Tech University, I remember going to our campus rec center to work out — running my typical mile, lifting the same weights and repeating the routine I had done throughout high school.
May 12, 2021
Western Illinois to Build 'Digital Rec Center'
Western Illinois University is reportedly converting an old bookstore into a “digital recreation center” which will serve the school’s esports program and be an on-campus hub for gaming.
April 30, 2021
Angled Wall Panels Animate, Illuminate Spartan Rec Center
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, on a college campus that supplies the tech industry with plenty of graduate talent, San Jose State University's Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center features a design innovation that visually suggests both high spe
April 30, 2021
AB’s 2021 College Recreation Survey
The past year forced us to collectively assess our own physical and mental health, and in the process we took stock in the value of activity and interaction like never before. This dynamic was nowhere more evident than on college campuses, where COVID-19
April 21, 2021
Thoughtful Design Brings the College Brand to Life at Elizabethtown College (Sponsored)
There was a craving for more health and wellness opportunities on the Elizabethtown College Campus. The new construction of the Bowers Center with custom branding design elements is filling this void and bringing the college spirit to life.
April 19, 2021
New Projects: The Houstonian Club | Florida Ballpark | Penn State Lasch Football Building
The University of Florida debuted its Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field in February to kick off the Gator baseball season. The $65 million project, designed by Populous, features 360-degree viewing access throughout and a tiered seating bowl wi
April 15, 2021
How Rec Center Work Fuels Body Positivity, Confidence
My involvement in campus recreation has not been as straight and narrow as others, but I am grateful for every experience I have had within the field because it led me to where I am now — a graduate assistant for Group Exercise and Fitness at James Madiso
April 14, 2021
Page 2 of 46
Safety & Security
Chicago Red Stars Coach Resigns Day Before Misconduct Allegations
Chicago Red Stars head coach Rory Dames resigned Sunday, saying he was refocusing his attention on his family and future endeavors. His announcement came just a day before a report by the Washington Post in which players accused Dames of controlling...
White High School AD Loses 'Reverse Racial Discrimination' Case
Stadium & Arena
State Rep Recommends Dissolving Lambeau Stadium District
U. of Cincinnati Launches Massive $100M Fundraising Effort
Watch: Tour Benton HS Panthers' Football Facilities
AB Show 2021 in San Antonio
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.