January-February 2019

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Something Old, Something New

Bringing together the historical and modern is quite a task. But Recreational Sports at the University of Michigan took it on. Currently in the process of a large-scale project —…

Ask the Expert: Esports


The expert advice to answer your most pressing questions. This month, Dylan Wray, the recreation program specialist and esports coordinator at the University of North Texas (UNT), shares advice on…

Normal Outdoor Adventure

outdoor adventure

Anyone who’s driven through Illinois knows the state is very flat — it’s easy to see miles away in every direction. With very little to obstruct its view, the Redbird…

A New and Challenging Workout

Traditional fitness programs are very beneficial for students, but sometimes, trending fitness programs can add an extra spark to student engagement. Colleges all over are integrating unique, trending fitness programs…

Leveling Up with Esports

Intramurals are no longer relegated to just a football field or basketball court. Video game tournaments — known as esports — are a growing trend in campus recreation, and it’s…

Steady Cash Flow

Striking the balance in programming between engagement and revenue generation is difficult in campus recreation. A rec center’s primary directive is to deliver programs and services to help students live…

Upkeep Your Aquatics Facility

Aquatics Renovations

Imminent danger of catastrophic failure. That was the evaluation the University of Houston’s aquatics facility received in 2011 after it started replacing valves in the plumbing of the pump room….

Solutions 101: Nationally Accredited Certification

The campus recreation industry is a rapidly growing field which aims to serve the needs of universities and enhance student life. Much as college prepares students academically through higher education,…

The Final Exam: Six Questions with Willie

The Final Exam is your chance to get advice and insights from experts in the industry. For the January/February issue, Campus Rec spoke with Willie Ehling, the director of campus recreation at East Carolina University….

Must-See Companies of NIRSA 2019

Must-See NIRSA

In February 2019, the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo will take place in Boston, Massachusetts. Use this guide as a breakdown of the Must-See Companies to…