July-August 2019

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The Gateway to Towson

When Grady Sheffield was interviewing at Towson University (TU) in 2010, there wasn’t any mention of a rec center expansion. He found out about it during orientation, and a few…

Ask the Expert: Club Sports

The expert advice to answer your questions. This month, Aaron Mowen, the director of campus recreation at Saginaw Valley State University, shares advice on club sports.  How many club sports…

Taking the Reins of Non-Traditional Rec

New campus rec activities are designed to be more inclusive to students each year. One campus in particular has found success through a non-traditional rec offering: The Equestrian Center at…

Club Sports Dos & Don’ts

When thinking of club sports, the physical aspect of sports might come to mind first. The program is known for a wide array of sport activities, but lesser known and…

The Wonderful World of Water Technology

At Nova Southeastern University, 1.6 million gallons of water exist on campus. “How do we effectively manage all of that?” asked Austin Harris, the assistant director of aquatics. “You have…

Money Talk

Your No. 1 customers are your students. As such, you shouldn’t be afraid to talk money with them. “Transparency is my most important budget management tip,” said Dax Kuykendall, the…

The Flooring ‘Wow Factor’

Gymnasiums in schools, universities and recreation centers are increasingly viewed as a symbol of pride. They embody the school colors, mascot and design of the school, and become the calling…

How to Enter College Esports

Sports is a definitive piece of the American college experience. On the surface, college sports are an Ohio State versus Michigan football game in late November, or a Cinderella’s journey…

Sound Mind, Sound Body and the Freshman 15

Competition for incoming students is often influenced by the recreational facilities available to them. However, it is more than just a bargaining chip for choosy students. A well thought out,…

The Final Exam: Six Questions With Nathan

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The Final Exam is your chance to get advice and insights from experts in the industry. For the July/August issue, Campus Rec spoke with Nathan A. Scott, the interim executive director of health and…