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News for April 2014

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Consider changing your NIRSA Password

In response to the recent news about vulnerabilities to account information and cyber-attacks, NIRSA has received a handful of inquiries about the security of its membership database as it relates to the much publicized Heartbleed bug. NIRSA and the NIRSA Foundation want to let all NIRSA members, volunteers, and donors know that our site was not affected by the bug. The Association has taken the appropriate precautions to ensure that our site continues to operate securely. But changing your password regularly is still a good practice.

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Scoring with Sustainability: 2014 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

The Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit (CS3) offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas investing in socially, economically, and environmentally responsible activities. Register by May 16 to take advantage of early bird pricing!

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University of California – Berkeley Captures Title at the 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship

The University of California–Berkeley captured the National Championship title at the 2014 USTA Tennis on Campus National Campus Championship, held at Surprise Tennis & Racquet Center in Surprise, AZ, April 10–12.

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Introducing NIRSA's Value of Collegiate Recreation Initiative

Consistent with the NIRSA strategic plan objective to “increase the quality, quantity, and dissemination of research and data that supports the profession,” NIRSA is engaging some of the brightest researchers in the field to compile and synthesize reliable data that showcases the value of collegiate recreation. Projects that are part of NIRSA’s Value of Collegiate Recreation Initiative, some of which are already underway, will measure campus recreation’s influence on students and institutions.

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Tennis On Campus National Championship: Trophy Talk

Opening day of the 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship on April 10 narrowed the field greatly, knocking the 64 hopefuls down to 16 remaining contenders for the ultimate prize in the Gold Division. Follow #TOCNationals for all of the Championship action this weekend!

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Extended deadline to reserve your table at the Honor Award Banquet!

The Honor Award Banquet is a great way to bring your Annual Conference experience to a close. But space is limited, so don’t wait until you arrive in Nashville to make your reservation! We have extended the deadline to reserve your spot to Friday, April 11 so take advantage of the extra time and send in your reservation form before you get to NIRSA 2014!

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Top Teams to Compete at the 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship

Co-ed intramural and club tennis teams, representing 64 colleges and universities across the country, have qualified for the 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship to be played at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Center in Surprise, AZ, April 10-12.

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Registration is now open for the 2014 Student Organizations Institute

Registration is now open for to 2014 Student Organizations Institute, held at Washington University in St. Louis, June 24-27. However, in order to keep session sizes small, so as to promote active, engaged, and individualized learning, registration is capped at 90 participants for this event. Register today!

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What topics around equity, diversity, and inclusion do you want to discuss at NIRSA 2014?

Are you looking for help making your programs or facility space more inclusive for your campus's transgender community? Are you looking to talk to someone who has brought a new dimension to their school's adaptive programming? Whatever the topic or issue, problem or question, we want to know what resources your campus is looking for in its efforts to uphold principles of equality and solidarity in valuing human rights and physical abilities within a broad range of dimensions.

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What's new with the badges for NIRSA 2014

Networking is one of the biggest reasons NIRSA members attend conferences, and this year in Nashville we’re introducing a new way to facilitate networking among attendees: QR codes. To take full advantage, though, you'll want to be sure to update your profile before you go!

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Where are they now: Jeremy Battjes

Recreation professionals, like Jeremy Battjes, Director of University Recreation at the University of Arkansas, have come to the field through many different paths and experiences; however the way professionals come into the field isn’t nearly as important as why. There’s a passion for health and wellbeing that unites the field—an intangible, driving quality. And, helping shape that intangible, but undeniable, passion into a professional path is where the NIRSA Foundation comes in, “Supporting today. Ensuring tomorrow.”