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Notable educational sessions

Take note of these educational sessions at the Annual Conference

The 2007 Annual Conference offers approximately 70 educational sessions. You can’t make them all, but be sure to keep an eye out for these. Find a schedule and session descriptions, complete with learning objectives, online.

Alcohol: What Role Does It Play in Your Campus Recreation Program?

Session Presenter: Andrea Zelinko, MS

Session Description: Campus recreation programs are not immune to health and safety concerns that pervade the campus community. With a focus on alcohol abuse prevention, this session will give attention to understanding campus trends, successful prevention strategies, and the steps for productive campus partnerships to address alcohol abuse concerns.

Succeeding on Your Terms: Secrets of Women Leaders

Session Presenters: Kathryn George Bayless, Jan Gong, Sarah Hardin, Maureen McGonagle, Juliette Moore, Jeanne Steffes, Lori Lynn Stetler,

Session Description: This program will share stories about senior women leaders, career paths and suggestions for your journey.

Learning Reconsidered: Best Practices from Each of Us

Session Presenters: Alex Accetta and Kathryn George Bayless

Literally everything done in our Campus Recreation programs, facilities, and services enhances student learning through learning lifelong skills, wellness, fitness, and functioning in a workplace. A panel of NIRSA leaders will highlight the programs that will be included as NIRSA's examples of learning on NASPA's that will be live this spring.

What do we STAND for? An Update

Session Presenters: Kathryn G. Bayless, Chris Arvin, Dixie Bennett, George Brown, Sally Derengoski, Denise Ditch, Douglas Franklin, Stacey Hall, Susan Pope, Jackie Puterbaugh, Rin Seibert, Carol Stickel, Greg Tatham, Jan Wells, Darrell Wilson.

Session Description: Hear final recommendations for revisions to our collegiate standards for recreational sports and next steps with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

Senior Management Panel

Moderator: Dr. James Turman, CRSS, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs & Director for Recreational Sports, Associate Faculty in the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


  • Dr. Jan Gong, Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, University of California, Davis
  • Ron Zwierlein, Senior Planning Consultant, St. Bonaventure
  • Chuck Gordon, Augustana College
  • Dr. George Ross

Description: In the first part of the session, panel members will briefly discuss their respective backgrounds/career and share their perspectives on positioning recreational sports in a variety of settings for success within their institutions and higher education. The second part of the session will provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists about these and other related topics.

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