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Rachael Finley Lauren Vallee Matthew Curio Justine McHone Leigh Darilek Daniel Lawrence April Moore
Ashley Donaldson Alison Straub Catherine Garland Anna Roskowinski Ryan Schmitt Staci Deluca Christopher Gormley

Meet the Student Members standing for office in 2008

These students are candidates for positions on the 2008-2009 NIRSA Student Leadership Team. The National Student Representative also serves on the NIRSA Board of Directors. Voting will take place at the 2008 Annual Conference, April 2-5 in Austin, Texas. Online proxy voting will also be available prior to the Conference, beginning March 5. More information about all candidates, both professionals and students, is available online. Read more...

Recent News

Director Sandi Carlisle shares her response to Northern Illinois University tragedy
Institutions can post condolences on NIU’s website. Read more...

Announcing an Association-wide Responsibility Initiative
"Leading Together" effort encourages positive role modeling. Read more...

NIRSA Governance Commission convenes in Portland, Oregon
Recommendations will be presented at 2008 Annual Conference in Austin. Read more...

NNC continues Intern Program for second year
University of Iowa student Diane Broyhill is highly involved in all areas of NIRSA. Read more...

Billie Jean King to attend 2008 USTA National Campus Championship
Tennis legend will present the Championship awards. Read more...

NSC shareholder meeting affirms new appointments to NSC Board of Directors
Patti Bostic, Jay Gilchrist named to Board. Read more...

NIRSA cosponsoring the 2008 Institute on Sustainability at Harvard University
NIRSA members can attend at a reduced rate. Read more...

Upcoming Events
March 14-16, 2008 University of Missouri Regional Basketball Championships
March 14-16, 2008 Oakland University Regional Basketball Championships
March 28-30, 2008 Boston University Regional Basketball Championships
March 28-30, 2008 University of Georgia Regional Basketball Championships
March 28-30, 2008 University of Texas at Arlington Regional Basketball Championships
March 28-30, 2008 University of Arizona Regional Basketball Championships
April 2-5, 2008 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expostition
April 10-12, 2008 NCCS National Volleyball Championships
April 17-19, 2008 USTA Tennis National Campus Championship
April 18-20, 2008 NCCS National Basketball Championships
See all upcoming events at the NIRSA Calendar.
In This Issue
Foundation News

USTA helps members invest in themselves by matching contributions at Annual Conference

NIRSA Foundation Scholarship winners

A ‘stitch in time’ . . .

Scholarship winners: Where are they now?

Conference News

April 2-5, 2008
Austin, Texas

Kicking off the Conference, Texas style

Expand your Conference experience with a pre-conference trip or workshop

Make a Child Smile – nine years and going strong

Local golf courses will challenge you in Austin

Education News

Register for the 2008 National Intramural Symposium

Presentation proposals sought for the 2008 Facilities Institute in Chicago

Sports News

NCCS National Volleyball Championships coming soon to Dallas

NCCS Regional Basketball Championships begin

Call to host Regional Flag Football & Basketball Championships

Membership News

Members on the Move & New Members

Leadership Notes

Leading Together: The Responsibility Initiative
By Tom Kirch, NIRSA President

Shaping NIRSA’s future: The role of students in the Responsibility Initiative
By Diane Sylofski, National Student Representative, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research News

Campus Recreation: required reading for students and professionals

College Recreational Sports Research Clearinghouse


Updates from HEASC

Legal Q&A

Case Study: Participant assumes risk of injury integral to sport

Risk Management

Closing procedures: An important part of daily operations

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