Schedule

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Wednesday, October 3

12 – 4 p.m.: Pre-Conference Activities

  1. Kayaking the Kinnikinnic River with Kinni Outdoor Adventures
  2. WIRSA Scholarship Golf Tournament at the River Falls Golf Clublink.
  3. Fishing Trip - St. Croix River

3 - 4:30 p.m.: Registration/Check-In at  Riverview Hotel & Suiteslink

  • This year at WIRSA we will be conducting a food drive for a local food pantry.  We ask, with your kindness to please donate one or two items when you check in at this year’s WIRSA conference.  Learn more.
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Introduction session (students only)

4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.:  "I'm here...now what?" (Students only). Located in the conference hotel ballroom.

Jordan Olson, UW-La Crosse and Joey Halpin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

  • Are you new to campus recreation, workshops or NIRSA? Learn how to navigate through your first conference and enhance your experience. Improve your knowledge and understanding on what NIRSA is all about, while gaining valuable networking skills, having fun and learning what to do when you get back to your own stomping ground.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.:  Social at Bo’s ‘N Mine Restaurant.link Sponsored by: LifeFitness/Hammer Strengthlink. Pasta bar dinner will be provided.

Thursday, October 4

6 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.:  Early morning workout.

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.:  Breakfast & registration in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center. Breakfast sponsored by: Matrix Fitnesslink and Summit Commercial Fitness.link

8:20 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.:  Welcome. 

Gregg Heinselman, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Steve Stocker, Director of Recreation and Sport Facilities.

8:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.: Keynote Speaker

8:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.: Keynote speaker. Riverview Ballroom.

Tom Kidd

  •  "Attitudes are Infectious”. “This presentation will address how we all can acquire the attitude WE WANT every day so we can "infect" our colleagues, family members and our students. Once acquired and conscious of that mental state, I will share how you can intentionally “infect” others throughout your day! This presentation will leave you feeling fortunate, appreciated, confident, rejuvenated and most of all, with an attitude that WILL BE infectious!”

  • Tom completed his Masters Degree in Education/Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He taught Health Education for 31 years in the Osseo-Fairchild, Fall Creek and most recently, 19 years with the Eau Claire school system. He continues to speak publicly on 100 different health/wellness related topics through his own business called, “Lifestyle Enhancement Services”.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Educational Session #1

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.:

1. "Outdoor Recreation Round Table Discussion". Wind River Room, 323.

Dan Langlois, UW - Eau Claire.

  • This round table discussion will focus on current trends and issues surrounding outdoor recreation at institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin and nationally.

2. "Step-up". (part 1 of 2) St. Croix River Room, 321.

Kristie Fiest, UW-River Falls.

  • A fun interactive way for students and professional staff to learn first-hand how to “Step Up.” Held during the first two educational sessions, “Step Up” will bring awareness and education about bystander intervention and provide insight how to implement at your campus. Please bring your cellphone to the session as its use is welcomed and encouraged during this session.

3. "Developing Learning Outcomes". Trimbelle River Room, 231.

Paul Shepherd and Steve Stocker, UW-River Falls.

  • In an era of heightened accountability, all of us are under more pressure to demonstrate the value of our programs and services.  Developing learning outcomes is a tangible way to express why what we do is important to the overall college experience.  This session will focus on how to develop learning outcomes for your program.  We will also discuss why they are important and how to develop a process to engage your staff in writing and assessing learning outcomes.

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Educational Session #2

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

1. "Step-up"(part 2 of 2). St. Croix River Room, 321.

Kristie Fiest, UW-River Falls.

  • A fun interactive way for students and professional staff to learn first-hand how to “Step Up.” Held during the first two educational sessions, “Step Up” will bring awareness and education about bystander intervention and provide insight how to implement at your campus. Please bring your cellphone to the session as it’s use is welcomed and encouraged during this session.

2.     "Sport Club Round Table Discussion"Wind River Room, 232.

Scott Anderegg, Marquette University

  • This round table discussion will focus on current trends and issues surrounding Sport Clubs at institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin and nationally.

3.     "The Space Dilemma". Trimbelle River Room, 231

Charles Sowa, UW-River Falls.

  • Scheduling Organizations Fairly With Minimal Facility Availability: Too many teams, groups, or organizations to schedule? Limited Space? This presentation will provide an insight to providing time for all of your users on campus in a fair manner.

4.  “Don’t call it a ‘Dome’”  Willow River Room, 334.
Thomas Patt, Anthony Dirth and Olivia Butts, UW Oshkosh.

  • A presentation detailing the journey of securing support for a major on-campus outdoor recreation complex with seasonal bubble. Includes discussion of business plan and development of recreation capital master plan.


12:10 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.: Lunch in UC Ballroom

1:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.: Educational Session #3

1:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.:

1. "Technology: The Future of Recreational Sports". Trimbelle River Room, 231

Aaron Hobson and Nick Lumpkin, UW-Madison. 

  • Looking at ways technology can make our programs more functionally, financially and environmentally efficient.

2. "Directors Round Table Discussion". Willow River Room, 334.

Steve Stocker, UW-River Falls

  • This round table discussion will focus on current trends and issues surrounding Recreation and Sport Facilities at institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin and nationally.

3. "Constructing an Eight-week Group Fitness Instructor Training Program". Wind River Room, 232.

Chrisanna Colletta and Emily Buelow, UW-Green Bay.

  • Have you ever wanted to create your very own in-house training program for your group fitness instructors? Well, here’s your chance! Learn how to effectively break down group fitness components (cardio, strength and flexibility) into a well-structured, eight-week course for your student staff. We will cover topics such as how to form a syllabus, how to implement each class week by week, how to effectively teach the 32-count and how to hold successful auditions!

2:05pm – 4:00pm: Vendor Fair. Riverview Ballroom.

  • Ice cream sundae bar and snacks provided.
  • Conference t-shirts distributed.
  • Note: Many vendors will be available throughout the day, feel free to visit vendor booths in-between sessions as well as during the  vendor fair.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Educational Session #4

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.:     

Student-only session: attend during mid-vendor fair

1.     "Make your resume work for you". Trimbelle River Room, 231.


Melissa Wilson, UW-River Falls.

  • This session will discuss how to best incorporate the experiences gained from working in campus recreation onto your resume to impress graduate school selection committees, employers, and college recruiters.  This session will speak to those who wish to enter into this profession and those who are looking to pursue opportunities outside of this field.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: BREAK

5:15 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Transportation to Dinner Cruise. Load bus at Riverview Hotel & Suites Lobby entrance.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Dinner Cruise on the St. Croix River. Beverages sponsored by Woodway.link

9 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Transportation back to Riverview Hotel & Suites.

9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.: Post-dinner social at Junior’s Restaurant (located in conference hotel) Sponsored by: Precorlink/Direct Fitness Solutions.link

Friday, October 5

6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.: Early morning workout.

  • Anytime Fitness and UWRF Knowles Center available for individual workouts.  New demo equipment in the Riverview Ballroom provided by vendors may also be available, more information provided by vendors at fair.

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.:  Breakfast. Riverview Ballroom, sponsored by:Mondo/Kiefer Specialty FlooringDescription: ink

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.:  Falcon Center presentation, Riverview Ballroom.

Dale Braun, UW-River Falls.

9:25 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.: Educational Session #5

9:25 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

1.     "Intramural Round Table Discussion". Wind River Room, 232.

Ryan Rudesill, UW- La Crosse.
Nick Lumkpin, UW-Madison
James Friel, UW-Whitewater

  • This round table discussion will focus on current trends and issues surrounding Intramural Sports at institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin and nationally.

2.     "Facility Design and Construction". Riverview Ballroom.

Ayres Associateslink and Hastings and Chivetta ArchitectsDescription: ink

  •  Join Jim Gabel (Hasting & Chivetta’s project manager on the Falcon Center project) and Raivo Balciunas (Ayres Associates – Architect) as they explain how to maximize your projects value, understand total project cost, identify opportunities to maximize project value and distinguish long-term value and short term savings.

 

10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.: State Business Mtg/Region III Member Connection. Riverview Ballroom.

11:35 a.m.: Conference dismissed.

 


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