campus recreation

Student employees at Campus Recreation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln practice CPR skills as part of staff training.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Role play scenarios prepare recreation staff for emergencies
To provide the best service and troubleshoot potential problems, Campus Recreation strategically trains students and professionals to handle emergencies as a team.

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Female student plays tennis through intramural sports at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Nebraska Intramural Sports ranks first in Big Ten, 14th nationally
The Princeton Review recently revealed their latest results of “where everyone plays intramural sports” and Nebraska came out tops for the Big Ten conference.

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Paul Gebers, a student employee at the Outdoor Adventures Center bike shop, works on a chain as part of a basic bike tune-up.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Husker Grow conversations reinforce student learning

A newly implemented program called Husker Grow is helping student employees connect job experiences with academic learning. During the 2016-17 academic year, 11 departments in Student Affairs piloted the program where student employees engage in structured conversations with a supervisor.

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Campus Recreation Athlete of the Year recipients Brenda Nguyen and Levi Gipson
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Students named Intramural Sports’ Athletes of the Year

Brenda Nguyen and Levi Gipson earned Athlete of the Year (AOTY) honors for their play in Campus Recreation’s intramural sports program. Seventy-one intramural events across the spectrum of sport and games are available to students to foster positive social interactions, stress-relief, and the spirit-of-competition; Over 7,000 students participated this past year.

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Dr. Franco enjoys hosting his last Franco Friday networking event for staff members.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Staff celebrate the last Franco Friday

On Friday, April 21, the last Franco Friday networking event took place at the Recreation and Wellness Center on East Campus. Prior to the event, Student Affairs Staff Council members encouraged City Campus employees to take the bus to East Campus to broaden their campus knowledge.

The event took place in the new test kitchen where Campus Recreation offered Scooter’s coffee and fruit and yogurt parfaits to attendees.

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Margaret Silhasek accepts the Outstanding Leadership Award from the National Collegiate Water Ski Association.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Silhasek awarded as outstanding leader by National Collegiate Water Ski Association

Margaret Silhasek, a member of the Nebraska Water Ski Club and senior broadcasting and economics double-major from Byron, Minn., received the National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA)’s female Outstanding Leadership Award at the USA Water Ski awards banquet in Lakeland, FL.

In addition to her passion for competitive water skiing, Silhasek is president of the Nebraska Sport Club Council, writes for the National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA) website, and is the secretary of for the NCWSA’s Great Plains Conference.

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Blogs share the story of wellness

No matter the subject, students seek resources to help them make informed decisions –that’s why several departments in Student Affairs have taken to blogging. The online platform easily allows departments to share personal stories, tips and tricks directly with Nebraska students.

The blog topics vary, but together the stories promote a campus-wide culture grounded in a multi-dimensional model of wellness.

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Donate shoes
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Used shoe drive through April 28

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to drop off used athletic shoes and soccer shoes at the three campus recreation facilities – Rec & Wellness Center, Outdoor Adventures Center, and Campus Rec Center – from March 1 to April 28. Collection boxes are located in the atrium of each building.

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Outdoor Adventure Center Coordinator Todd Grier introduces the concept of risk management at the Feb. 14 RSO workshop
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
RSO workshops provide student groups with tools for success

Student Involvement hosted recognized student organization (RSO) workshops on risk management, motivation and inspiration, civil discourse and navigating the Student Organization Financial Services (SOFS).

Director of Risk Management and Insured Benefits Gayle Schanou, Outdoor Adventure Center Coordinator Todd Grier and Coordinator of Fraternity Life Jon Gayer led the risk management workshop on Feb. 14. The presenters discussed perceived risk and how to be prepared for unexpected situations.

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Nebraska 2017 Wasson Award Winners
Monday, February 27, 2017
Nebraska continues to add to nation-leading Wasson Award winners

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln students received the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award presented by NIRSA, the national association for campus recreation leadership, during the association’s annual conference held February 21–24, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Nebraska leads the nation with 78 recipients since the award’s inception in 1993 and is the only higher-ed institution in the country to have at least one Wasson Award winner every year the award has been given.

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