Edsel Buchanan—recipient of the NIRSA Honor Award—has passed away

With deep sadness, NIRSA shares the news that NIRSA Past President and Honor Award recipient Edsel Buchanan, aged 90, passed away on Saturday, September 29 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
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Concussion protocols at University of Maryland’s Recreation and Wellness

My fellow NIRSA Concussion Advisory Council members Jason Linsenmeyer, Assistant Director of Recreation Programs at Oklahoma State University, and Larry Mellinger, Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness at Elon University, recently shared information about the

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UM’s Adventure Leadership Program highlights experiential learning

Many people outside of the profession are often surprised to discover the depth and breadth of the work that NIRSA members are leading on campuses across North America and beyond. The University of Michigan’s Adventure

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Keeping the history alive: spotlight on Paul Wilson, NIRSA Historian

Paul Wilson has a long history with NIRSA. He has been an intramural athlete and a dedicated official, helped plan and host NIRSA regional conferences, hosted state and regional workshops during his 35 years as

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Transferable skills: how Kimmi Sterner found success beyond recreation

No one was more surprised than Kimmi Sterner when the enthusiastic NIRSA member, fitness professional, and former NIRSA Student Leader found herself pursuing a path that led her away from campus recreation.
It had been her

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