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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Resources to promote social justice on campus–the weeks ahead

On behalf of NIRSA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission, I invite you to take some time this week to review the resources below for information about how to navigate being inclusive, respectful, and mindful during

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The NIRSA/ICC cricket program continues to make headway

We’re excited to bring you an update on the NIRSA/ICC Campus Cricket Program’s second year! NIRSA Headquarters is focused on growing the cricket program in strong regional areas. We’re expanding the number of schools playing

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RSJ highlights: collegiate recreation develops work skills

In the most recent issue of the Recreational Sports Journal (Volume 41, Issue 2), two articles discuss how students attain and develop career-readiness skills through co-curricular employment in collegiate recreation. The first study, “The assessment

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2017-12-06T03:07:19+00:00 November 30, 2017|Categories: NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation, Research, Research & Assessment, strategic values|

Nominate a NIRSA leader for the 2018 Juliette Moore People of Color Distinguished Leadership Award

As NIRSA members, we value diversity and inclusion as social imperatives that are essential elements in our shared world’s future. And it is appropriate that we honor those who are furthering our goal to promote

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NIRSA celebrates the Okanagan Charter at a mental health conference

On October 31, Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges celebrated the one-year anniversary of its first signatories.
See related: Canadian campuses continue leading health and wellbeing efforts
Four leading groups within the

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2017-11-21T00:25:18+00:00 November 13, 2017|Categories: advocacy, health & wellbeing, leadership, NIRSA, strategic values|

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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Thought leadership forum on wellbeing sets foundation for future work

Recently, fourteen thought leaders from both NIRSA and NASPA, along with two leaders from the American College Health Association (ACHA), gathered at the University of Miami to discuss emerging strategies and best practices for fostering

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Deadline approaching for NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award nominations

The NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award. The deadline to nominate is Wednesday, November 15.
See related: “NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award nominations are open”
This is the first time

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2017-11-13T23:08:46+00:00 November 6, 2017|Categories: Awards, leadership, NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation, strategic values, volunteer|

Canadian campuses continue leading health and wellbeing efforts

One year after six Canadian campuses were the first to adopt the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, four leading organizations—including NIRSA—have recently endorsed the Charter in a show of

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2017-11-05T21:48:37+00:00 October 31, 2017|Categories: advocacy, health & wellbeing, leadership, Membership, NIRSA, strategic values|