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2014 TIRSA State Conference

January 30th & 31st at East Tennessee State University
East Tennessee State University Campus Recreation is proud to be hosting the annual Tennessee Intramural-Recreational Sports Association conference on Thursday, January 30th and Friday, January 31st. The TIRSA conference will be an opportunity for professionals and students to grow and learn more about collegiate recreation and the professional recreational field.
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TIRSA Conference Registration & Information
  • Registration is closed for the 2014 TIRSA conference. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jonathan Sasser at .

  • Directions: For more detailed directions click here.
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Dishner
    Dr. Dishner

    Dr. Nancy Dishner serves as Executive Vice President of the Niswonger Foundation in Greeneville, Tennessee. After 30 years of service in education, she retired as Vice Provost for Enrollment Services and Director of the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University. She was a tenured professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Prior to her position at ETSU, she was a public school teacher in Unicoi County.

    Dr. Dishner's Full Bio



  • Presentations: 
  • Schedule: This schedule is tentative and subject to change.  As we get closer to the conference we will be posting a more detailed schedule.
  • Local Eateries & Venues: Coming Soon

  • Sponsors:

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Vitamin Shoppe    Wellness Comm.      Woodway Logo    123Wellness


For more information, please contact: Jonathan Sasser at


TIRSA Workshop 2014

TIRSA 2014 State
Conference Agenda

Thursday, January 30

3:00-6:00pm: Registration at the CPA

CPA Facility Tour (on your own)

Afternoon Workout

3:15, 4:00 & 4:45pm: Campus Recreation – Outdoor Recreation facility tours

Sign up at registration table; space is limited. The tour will visit the new Campus Recreation Field Complex, Disc Golf Course, University Trail System (Primary Trail Head), and new Recreation Tennis Courts

6:30pm: Welcome Dinner in the Culp Center Ballroom

  • Conference kick-off session
  • Dinner and dessert
  • Storytelling session: Appalachian Folk Tales with ETSU Professor Delanna Reed

8-10pm: Conference Social

Poor Richard's Campus (for those 16 years and older) located at 825 West Walnut Street – ride the shuttle or walk over from the Culp Center.

CPA Social  - Open Climb at the Wall and informal games organized by Campus Rec student staff

Friday, January 31

6:00am: Early morning workout at the CPA (TIRSA Indoor Cycling class is at 6:30am; space is limited)

Breakfast: On your own

Culp Center Marketplace is offering a $3 All You Can Eat Breakfast for TIRSA attendees

7:30-8:00am: Registration (for those arriving Friday morning)

8:15am: Morning Welcome Session in the CPA featuring:

Dr. Joe Sherlin, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dr. Brian Noland, President

8:45am: Keynote speaker:
Dr. Nancy Dishner, Executive Vice President of the Niswonger Foundation

9:30am: Choice of Educational Sessions

10:40am: Choice of Educational Sessions

11:45am: Lunch (Court 4) and Silent Auction

12:30pm:T-Shirt Exchange (Court 4)

12:45pm: TIRSA Business Meeting & Conference closing remarks
(Court 4)

1:30pm: Choice of Educational Sessions

2:40pm: Choice of Educational Sessions

3:45pm: Choice of Roundtable Sessions

4:45pm: Late afternoon workout and/or have a safe drive home


Institution Partners


Community Partners
O'Reilleys Auto Parts
Niswonger Foundation
Carnegie Hotel & Spa
Home Depot













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