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 July 2005 • NIRSA News and information
Front Page Membership Education Conference & Expo Sports Foundation Leadership Notes

Annual Big Ten Event Offers "A Signature Experience"

Mike Dunn, Fred Beekman, and Jack Hanna

Mike Dunn, director of The Ohio State University Department of Recreational Sports, Fred Beekmen, director emeritus, and "Jungle" Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, at the event's evening social at the zoo.

Greg Jordan and Jim Tressel

Greg Jordan, NIRSA president, with featured speaker Jim Tressel, head coach of The Ohio State University Men's football team, the Buckeyes. Photos courtesy of Jilaine Anderson, Assistant Director, Department of Recreational Sports, The Ohio State University

Representatives of Big Ten schools and NIRSA leadership gathered at The Ohio State University in Columbus for the 2005 Big Ten Recreational Sports Conference, enjoying four days of "A Signature Experience," May 10-13.

A total of 181 attendees signed on for a full program of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, and facilities tours. The schedule included a NIRSA Update moderated by NIRSA President Greg Jordan and Past President Tamra Garstka, Region III Vice President Stan Shingles and Foundation Board of Directors Member Beau Rugg.

The evening events included a trip to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, enabling attendees to visit with "Jungle" Jack Hanna, director emeritus there and the host of television's "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures."

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