Dale Ramsay, Director of Intramural Sports and Recreation, received an Award of Merit at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) conference held March 30 – April 2 just outside of Grapevine, Texas.
Congratulations to Dale – who is more than deserving of this national recognition. Check out the video of the award presentation as well as Dale’s remarks.
The NIRSA Regional Awards of Merit recognizes a professional from each NIRSA Region who demonstrates exceptional performance or dedication to NIRSA or the field of collegiate recreation on a statewide or regional basis. The award is presented each year during the Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo.
Dale, John, Debby, and David accept the NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Award at the Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition in Grapevine Texas.
The NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards recognize the innovative designs of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities of NIRSA Member Institutions. Awards are conferred to institutions for facilities that have been built or renovated in the previous year and a half.
Presented each year at the NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo, awards will honor facilities that demonstrate excellence in a number of critical areas, including architectural design, functionality, and how well the facility meets its intended purpose. Winning facilities exemplify the institution’s commitment to providing the higher education experience desired and valued by students.
NIRSA began presenting annual OSF awards for creative, innovative designs of new or expanded facilities in 1988. Winning facilities are considered a standard by which other collegiate recreational facilities should be measured, and from which others can benefit.
The Top 4 directors of the Engage Lead Serve Board, Amanda Allen, Jerome Soldo, Mary Elizabeth Young, and Joey Schmidt, along with one staff advisor, Heidi Elmer, attended the conference. Four additional student leaders active in ELSB also attended. Whitney Oggy attended on behalf of the Alternative Service Breaks Board.
Attending the IMPACT Conference was extremely beneficial to this group of students as it helped them better understand the importance and influence ELSB can have on our campus and in the surrounding community. They engaged in workshops and conference sessions focused on community service programs, issues and advocacy, leadership, alternative service breaks, and volunteer management. Additionally, they networked with student leaders in similar roles from other universities that relate to the challenges and issues of encouraging a campus of active citizenship. For more information contact Kathy Meyer Coordinator, Student Leadership and Service in the Office of Student Involvement.
Meet Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2015. Erin Yenney was the women’s soccer team captain and will graduate with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Benjamin Hota is a U.S. Marine veteran and will graduate with a finance degree.
President James Ramsey honored 20 staff members Jan. 30 for their hard work, dedication to students and the university, leadership and public service at the annual Outstanding Performance Awards reception.
Our own Tim Moore was honored this year with an Outstanding Performance Award. Please recognize this great achievement when you see him.
Here is Tim’s information as excerpted from nomination materials:
Tim Moore, director, student activities and student center
Tim spends most of his day serving students, the public and UofL colleagues. He is in his seventh year as director of student involvement and the Student Activities Center. He oversees leadership and community service programs and social programming, working with 30 Greek organizations and nearly 400 student organizations. He is also responsible for Student Activities Center (SAC) operation. Tim and his staff host more than 8,000 events each year at the SAC and plan events for all 20,000 UofL students. When working with student groups, Tim’s goal is to give them a unique leadership experience they will be able to use later in their careers. He gives them opportunities to take on leadership roles, plan programs, work through problems and work within a budget. He presents at annual national conferences, is published in numerous professional publications and is recognized around the country as a dedicated and experienced professional. He is often called upon to provide consulting services and host national meetings.
More than 50 University of Louisville students, alumni and fans performed some pre bowl game service – community service – in Charlotte, N.C. the morning of the Belk Bowl. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte was the recipient of the volunteer labor with Cards doing a deep cleaning on the kitchen, organizing the food pantry, putting away Christmas ornaments and cleaning rooms. The Cards were joined by a handful of University of Georgia fans for the joint project which was organized by UofL staff member Glenn Gittings. “This is fantastic” said Michelle Hunt, volunteer services coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House. “Our families really appreciate these fans from Louisville and Georgia being generous with their time.”
The Charlotte house provides lodging for about 2700 families each year who are receiving care at two local hospitals. UofL nursing student Lorena Birt and her husband Jeff were attending their first bowl game. But in the morning they were cleaning ovens and cabinets. “We want to show Charlotte that UofL fans have a big heart and a lot to give” Lorena said.
“This project says we are aware that there are problems in communities other than ours” said junior nursing student Katy Booth, a thought echoed by UofL President James Ramsey. “This is a great project that shows how much UofL students, faculty, staff and alumni care about, not just our community, but others as well” he said. UofL alum Trey Fletcher who was cleaning out refrigerators, said “This speaks volumes about UofL’s community outreach.”
This is the fourth joint community service project UofL has performed with their opponents in bowl games and the Final Four. The Service Project was coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs by Glenn Gittings