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ANNUAL REPORT. Division of Recreational Sports 2014-2015


TABLE OF CONTENTS. 04 05 07 08 Message from the Director.

Mission & Values.

Achievements.

Member Services & Participations.

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Student Development.

Reservations & Rentals.

Intramural Sports.

Sport Clubs.

18 22 24 28 Fitness & Wellness.

Aquatics & Safety.

Special Events.

31 32 36 Financial Highlights.

Strategic Initiatives.

Professional Staff.

Marketing & Communications.


2014 - 2015

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR.

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On behalf of the Division of Recreational Sports, I would like to thank all of our members and the greater campus community for another outstanding year. Our first year since passing the referendum for new facilities can best be described as one of collaboration, growth, and continued vision for the future. In our efforts to fulfill our mission to enhance the UW-Madison experience, we partnered with various campus groups such as Athletics, University Housing, Adventure Learning Programs, and the Office of Human Resources. These collaborations, as well as our relationships with off-campus businesses such as Jamba Juice, are intended to extend our reach and broaden our impact. The support and resources we receive from these partnerships add value to our existing programs and services and provide opportunities to serve campus in new ways. This year, participants used our facilities over 1.5 million times, with nearly 80% of uses being by currently enrolled students. We experienced significant growth in a majority of our departments, including Aquatics, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, and Member Services. Those stories of growth are detailed further in this report. Finally, in order to support our expanding programs and services, we hired four new, full-time positions. We are proud of the work and dedication these new team members have already brought to our division and look forward to the influence they will have in the years to come. With the Master Plan still in progress, we continue to set our sights on the anticipated impact of new facilities. Collaboration and growth will be necessary as we plan for the reconstruction of the SERF facility in 2017, and this year was a great kick-start to those efforts. I am proud of our team’s ability to simultaneously dream of future opportunities and serve current students in such meaningful ways. While our planning is focused on the future, our passion remains with the lives we impact today. We are proud to continue inspiring campus to play hard, get fit, and live well. On Wisconsin!

John A. Horn Director of Recreational Sports


MISSION & VALUES. Mission

Values •

Innovation and excellence: We are committed to providing innovative, diverse, and high-quality programs, services, and facilities that support and enhance the mission of the University.

Student development: We are committed to providing students with developmental opportunities including, but not limited to, leadership, supervision, and conflict resolution.

Collaboration: We are committed to fostering relationships by partnering with students, campus departments, and community organizations to support projects and events.

Resource stewardship: We are committed to using our financial, human, and physical resources in a responsible manner.

Diversity and inclusion: We are committed to providing rich and unique opportunities for all employees, members, and participants. Through similarities and differences we find in race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, experience, background, and national origin, we believe that diversity enriches and empowers all of our members and staff.

Health and wellness: We are committed to serving the campus as the recreational health and wellness leader.

2014 - 2015

The mission of the Division of Recreational Sports is to enhance the UW-Madison experience by providing excellent programs, services, and facilities that promote the social, mental, and physical well-being of the campus community.

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I ONE HUNDRED PERCENT WOULD NOT BE WHERE I AM TODAY WITHOUT REC SPORTS. I DECIDED TO TRY OUT TO BE A GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND FROM THERE IT JUST SKYROCKETED. REALLY, ANYTHING THEY CAN DO TO HELP YOU FURTHER YOURSELF, THEY’LL BE THERE FOR YOU.

Group Fitness Instructor


2014 - 2015

ACHIEVEMENTS. 7

A look at the growth and impact of programs, services, communications, and personnel on serving the UW-Madison community and fulfilling the Rec Sports mission.


MEMBER SERVICES. 2014 - 2015

Our revenue from membership sales increased by nearly 8% from 2013-2014. Even more significant to our mission, our level of customer service greatly increased through the improvements we made to our daily operations. We introduced the AďŹƒliate membership, consolidating all non-student and non-community members into one category. For the first time ever, our team introduced online purchasing options that make joining Rec Sports even easier. We believe the increase we saw in memberships and revenue is a direct reflection of the improvements we made to creating more accessible and flexible options for our members.

8%

increase in total memberships revenue from 2013-2014.

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8 x more 12 x more

revenue from alumni memberships than in 2013-2014.

In order to better serve the campus community, our Member Services department restructured the membership prices from a semesterly to a monthly rate and reduced spouse/domestic partner prices. We also increased the marketing for our Alumni memberships and, with the redesigned membership structure, increased sales to UW Alumni by a considerable amount.

alumni memberships sold than in 2013-2014.

We also restructured our student sta positions by integrating the ID Checker with the Fitness Consultant roles. The objective of this merger was to give students variety in their shifts and provide more consistency in policies and management. As our members’ safety remains a priority for our division, 100% of our Facility Supervisors completed a mock emergency drill by the student-led Emergency Awareness Committee.


PARTICIPATIONS. Annual participations by facility Southeast Recreational Facility: 758,456

Natatorium: 383,437

Shell: 250,307

Nielsen Tennis Stadium: 83,764

Outdoor Fields: 50,614

Lathrop Hall: 2,307

83% Students

11%

Faculty/Staff

Annual participations by member type

3%

Spouse/Domestic Partner

2%

Special Events

1%

Alumni

1.5

million participations. The addition of a full-time Coordinator of Special Events allowed us to more accurately track participations this year. Although we recognize that hosting hundreds of thousands of people each year is an achievement to be noted, we define our success by the experiences we provide for unique individuals.


STUDENT DEVELOPMENT. More than half of Rec Sports student employees work for our Facilities and Member Services department. From greeting members and ensuring that all equipment is clean, to responding to emergencies and managing our facilities on nights and weekends, these students are our front line of customer service. Our commitment to their development – and the development of all of our student employees – is to provide them with a meaningful and enjoyable experience while teaching them transferable skills that apply to whatever career path they pursue.

729

total student employees.

I DIDN’T HAVE ANY JOB EXPERIENCE COMING INTO COLLEGE. BEING A STUDENT EMPLOYEE HAS TREMENDOUSLY ENHANCED MY INTERPERSONAL AND CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS, AND THOSE SKILLS HAVE SMOOTHLY TRANSITIONED INTO MY OTHER COMMITMENTS, SUCH AS RESEARCH AND VOLUNTEERING. Member Services Student Employee


RESERVATIONS & RENTALS. of reservation requests fulfilled.

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student organizations.

This year we welcomed Karen Lux as our first full-time Coordinator of Special Events. Karen’s leadership and expertise in this area have greatly assisted our processes in working with campus and community groups. We are pleased with our ability to accommodate 77% of reservation requests this year, and we recognize that limited space prevents us from fulfilling 100% of requests. However, we surpassed our baseline of 180 reservations with a total of 307.

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university departments.

2014 - 2015

77 %

307 total events

57

community groups.

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PLAY HARD. +6% from 2013-2014

13,212 unique participants.

21%

of Wisconsin students participated in Intramural Sports.


Our Competitive Sports department (or “CoSpo”) oversees both our Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs programs and prides itself in its ability to “program fun”. At a campus known for its academic rigor and leadership in research, sometimes “fun” is exactly what our students, faculty, and staff need. More than 20% of Wisconsin students participated in 51 Intramural Sports this year, accounting for a 6% increase in unique participants from 2013-2014.

Intramural Sports

INTRAMURAL SPORTS. Over 13,000 students played Intramural Sports more than 57,000 times this year. Ten Wisconsin students competed in the regional basketball tournament, and one of our flag football teams earned second place at the regional tournament. These numbers and accomplishments not only reflect the quality of programming put forth by our staff but the students’ interest in incorporating play and competition into their Wisconsin experience.

I LOVE WORKING FOR REC SPORTS FOR MULTIPLE REASONS. THE MAIN REASON BEING THE PEOPLE I’VE MET AND RELATIONSHIPS I’VE BUILT THROUGH THE PROGRAM. Competitive Sports Student Supervisor

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+6% from 2013-2014

2,072

Intramural Sports

teams in 51 sports and events.

9%

57,010 total

increase in participations. from 2013-2014

27%

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of participants were freshmen.

Under new leadership this year, CoSpo also celebrated many successes o the field. Ashley Lax was promoted to Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, and we welcomed Victoria Landron to the team as a new Coordinator of Competitive Sports. We introduced an Intramural Sports scholarship for participants and served as a pilot school for a mobile app that specifically improves communication with Intramural Sports participants.

11%

increase in female participants. from 2013-2014


SPORT CLUBS. Invitational champions. Conference champions. State champions. Regional champions. College championship winners. National qualifiers. Undefeated regular season. These are a few of the ways to describe the 2014-2015 season for many of our sport clubs. With 43 clubs and nearly 2,000 active members, the list of accomplishments and successes for each club is far too extensive to list here. However, we are incredibly proud of the way Wisconsin was represented by these talented athletes at so many levels of competition.

43 active clubs.

43%

78, 582 total

increase in participations. from 2013-2014

311

total competitions.

Kendo, Eagle Claw Kung Fu, Shorin Ryu Karate, and Tae Kwon Do participated in Rec Sports’s first-ever Martial Arts Demo night. Several clubs – Competitive Cheerleading, Fencing and Tae Kwon Do – made history by qualifying for their respective national tournaments for the first time. Female athletes celebrated incredible successes, with the Women’s Basketball Club winning the WIRSA Tournament for the third consecutive year. The Women’s Track and Field Club placed third at Nationals in its first year as a club.


Sport Clubs

880

hours of community service completed by sport clubs.

78,604

miles traveled for competitions throughout 21 states, as well as to Paris, France.

MY TIME AT REC SPORTS HAS GREATENED MY DESIRE TO CONTINUE BEING HEALTHY, FIT, AND WELL. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY BECOME HEALTHIER IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE AND I DON’T PLAN ON STOPPING. Sport Club Participant

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Fitness & Wellness 18

GET FIT. 5,367 Group Fitness memberships sold.

11%

88, 125 total

increase in Group Fitness participation. from 2013-2014


FITNESS & WELLNESS.

48%

1,532 total

Our Fitness programs experienced major growth this year, with more people taking advantage of our classes and services all over campus. From the fitness studios in our facilities and conference rooms in the business school, to the 50-yard line in Camp Randall Football Stadium, we provided a wide variety of new and unique opportunities for people to get and stay fit.

+11% from 2013-2014

246 personal training clients.

increase in Small Group Training and Mind-Body Studio participation. from 2013-2014

With private yoga studios becoming increasingly popular in Madison, we strive to remain competitive and position ourselves as an attractive, convenient option for students living on or near campus. Our Mind-Body Studio classes replaced our Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes, as we introduced four new yoga and pilates class formats throughout the year. Over the summer, we partnered with Allen Centennial Gardens to offer several outdoor yoga classes at an affordable price for students. These classes filled almost immediately, and we plan to offer more in 2015-2016.

THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE FOR ME. I DON’T REGULARLY WORK OUT SO IT FIT INTO MY SCHEDULE AND WAS AT A GREAT PACE. THE TRAINERS WERE A LOT OF FUN AND MADE SURE WE ENJOYED OURSELVES WHILE LEARNING. Workplace Workout Participant


Fitness & Wellness

2,970

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Group Fitness classes were held this year, with an 11% increase in participation from 2013-2014. Due to high demand, we extended our Group Fitness (formerly Group-X) schedules in the winter, spring, and summer. Our new High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT ) and Tabata classes capitalized on the popularization of interval-based formats across the country and proved to be big hits with our participants on campus. We rebranded our Training Camps program as Small Group Training and introduced a summer Wake Up Warrior Boot Camp class. Our MindBody Studio classes replaced our Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes, as we introduced four new yoga and pilates class formats. This summer, we partnered with Allen Centennial Gardens to offer several outdoor yoga classes at an affordable price for students. In addition to our traditional programs, we are extremely proud of the outreach services we provided this year. Our Group Fitness outreach events increased from 20 to 40 classes since last year, and we added three locations to our Workplace Workout program. We also partnered with the Office of Human Resources and UW Athletics to offer a group workout at Camp Randall Stadium called Bucky’s Workout. More than 75 faculty/staff members attended.

8 x more 1,172 total

Workplace Workout participants. from 2013-2014


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AQUATICS & SAFETY. Our Aquatics facilities continued to be destinations for local and state special events this year. We hosted ten events, including Wisconsin Swimming and Diving dual and trimeets, WIAA Girls and Boys State meets, USA Swimming club meets, and Wisconsin Swim Camps. We had a 144% increase from 20132014 in the number of athletes participating in aquatics special events.

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aquatics events hosted at the SERF and Nat.

The services provided by our facilities extended beyond swimming events, however. For the first time, we were the host site of a Red Cross Aquatics School that offered courses for seven nationally recognized certifications. Nearly 50 attendees traveled from across the Midwest to take part in the Aquatics School and were offered housing and dining services through University Housing. We also reached out to the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and Adventure Learning Programs (ALPS) organizations to offer an additional 75 certifications throughout the year.

UW Swimming and Diving meets UW Swim Camps USA Swimming meets WIAA Boys & Girls State Meets


10%

62,455 total

increase in lap swimmers. from 2013-2014

12%

increase in Red Cross certifications. from 2013-2014

50

participants attended the American Red Cross Aquatics School.

MY POSITION AS A HEAD GUARD/LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR OPENED DOORS TO MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT MY HOME POOL AND GAVE ME OPTIONS TO GO FURTHER WITH AQUATICS DURING MY GAP YEAR BEFORE PA SCHOOL. Rec Sports Head Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor


LIVE WELL. 307 total events.

31,400 total participants.


2014 - 2015

SPECIAL EVENTS. Badgers ADAPT. In its second year, Badgers ADAPT welcomed Steve Baskis as the featured guest speaker. Baskis shared his inspiring story of being a biathlete and adventurist who became blind while serving in the US Army. Baskis chose a path of physical fitness, recreation, and sports to rebuild his life, overcome challenges, adapt to a new reality, and find a way to enjoy life while exploring new opportunities.

Our continued partnerships with University Housing, the Kinesiology Adapted Fitness Program, and the McBurney Disability Resource Center allow us to offer a wide range of activities for students and community members. ReWalk, a company that is building robotics to allow wheelchair users the ability to walk, also joined the lineup this year with a presentation that featured their latest technologies and vision for the future.

WE WANT STUDENTS ON CAMPUS TO BE EXPOSED TO ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES. MOST STUDENTS WILL NEVER ENCOUNTER AN ADAPTIVE SPORT, SO GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AND EXPERIENCE THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL EDUCATIONAL TOOL. Ashley Lax, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports

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2014 - 2015 Cosmic Bingo.

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We couldn’t believe it when the Dean of Students told us that the latest trend sweeping across campus was Bingo. Bingo found its way to Wisconsin as an intense yet temporary fad. We hosted one of several campus Bingo Nights as an alternative late-night program this winter. We added our own twist to the event, turning our entire fitness studio into a Cosmic Bingo game room. Dean Lori Berquam acted as our caller, and over 75 students attended to play, win fun prizes, and enjoy snacks from University Housing.

National Running Day.

WE HAD A BLAST, AND IT’S JUST ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE WORKING AT UW-MADISON! National Running Day Participant

Capitalizing on the national trend of “pop-up” running groups and tribes, we hosted a lunchtime run/walk to celebrate National Running Day this June. Over 25 participants – including faculty and staff, students, and community members – showed up to run through campus and downtown Madison. We celebrated as a group with post-run smoothies provided by Jamba Juice.


Rockin’ with Rec Sports. We put the “rockin’” in Rockin’ with Rec Sports by restructuring the event. We transformed Rockin’ from a tabling and informational event to a dynamic and engaging late-night experience. Over 600 students participated in Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba, a Badger Ninja Warrior obstacle course in the pool, a rock climbing wall, sports challenges, and more.

Wisconsin Wellness Expo. We welcomed over 1,200 community members at the Wisconsin Wellness Expo this year, 400 more than 2013-2014. A variety of vendors connected visitors with wellness resources and services. The Zumbathon almost doubled the amount of money raised for Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin as last year, with $550 benefitting the local animal rescue.

Day of Play. This community outreach initiative shares the “Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well.” mentality by inviting elementary school students into our facilities. Over 160 school-aged children participated in this year’s event. For the first time, we invited Wisconsin Sport Club students to teach fundamental skills for a variety of sports.


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS. Rec Sports Website.

2014 - 2015

Our Marketing and Communications team worked tirelessly to redesign the Rec Sports website this year. We relied on Google Analytics, departmental feedback, user insights, and current trends in web design to inform our processes and decisionmaking. The objective of this year-long project was to provide a more user-friendly experience online so that our current and future members can easily find the information they need. In Spring 2015, we released the new design and received nearly all positive feedback. We worked closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT ), and the Software Engineer that built our site commented, “I can honestly say it is one the most beautiful sites I’ve had the privilege of working on in my six years here!” Our division is proud to be able to offer improved communication to our members and participants.

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21 %

increase in followers on Twitter. from 2013-2014

17 %

increase in likes on Facebook. from 2013-2014

500 %

increase in followers on Instagram. from 2013-2014


#ActiveBadger. Although we introduced the #ActiveBadger hashtag in 2013, we initiated a social media campaign this year that celebrates students who are living out our mission with well-balanced, active lives. We featured a new student on social media each week and told the story about how he or she embodies the “Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well.� mantra.

#UWontheRun. We encouraged students to share pictures on social media from their runs around Madison. We collaborated with DoIT on a photo contest in which the winner received a GPS fitness watch. The campaign was part of our effort to encourage healthy, active lifestyles both in and outside of our facilities.


Brand Ambassadors. As our Marketing and Communications department continues to grow and develop, we realized that we needed a more personal way to reach students at UW-Madison. We added a Brand Ambassador position to increase our physical presence, cultivate more personal interaction, and give an energetic face to our brand across campus.

We hired eleven students to represent Rec Sports at resource fairs, special events, and other engagement opportunities to educate about ways to Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well. at UW-Madison. Our ambassadors are trained to help other students find programs that best match their interests so that we can be more successful at welcoming people into our facilities and services.

Collaborations. Jamba Juice We partnered with Jamba Juice to create a custom-flavored #ActiveBadger smoothie this year. Jamba Juice donated smoothies to most of our large special events. We also featured a Jamba Juice Class or Game of the Week and surprised our participants with free smoothies after their activities.

It’s on Us. We joined the campus- and nationwide #ItsOnUs campaign to educate students about their role in ending sexual assault and dating violence on campus. We collaborated with End Violence on Campus (EVOC), Promoting Awareness/ Victim Empowerment (PAVE), and SAFEwalk to share information about staying safe at Wisconsin.


FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS.

64%

35.8%

of total revenue generated by program-related sources.

$1,139,511 total

27.95%

Continuing the momentum created from establishing a Business Hub in 2013-2014, we added a second Financial Specialist, Noel Becraft, to oversee revenue tracking and processes. We also welcomed Jeff Sailor as our new Financial Program Supervisor. Jeff now leads our financial team in supporting our financial processes, bringing over 20 years of experience at the university and extensive knowledge of our tracking software, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains.

2014 - 2015

of total revenue was received from students’ segregated fees.

Improved processes and resources now allow our Business Hub to create and deliver financial information electronically. Our staff can now make better informed decisions regarding their budgets. Fund 101 instructional support increased 1% from FY14 to $405,023 and related expenses were $406,336. In FY16, funding support in Fund 101 will decrease by about 4% to $386,828.

of expenses returned to students in wages.

$1,127,389 revenue from all membership sales.

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2014 - 2015

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES. Execute strategies outlined in the Engagement, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) VCFA Initiative to improve representation in our division. The concepts of engagement, inclusion, and diversity are deeply rooted in our values as we strive to provide programming and facilities for a campus of over 40,000 students. This year, we also focused on internal development opportunities, staff recognition, and retention strategies.

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>

Professional staff members represented Wisconsin at the NIRSA, Wisconsin Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (WIRSA), Big Ten, and Student Lead On conferences

>

Fitness professional staff attended conferences such as IDEA World, National Wellness Institute, and the Wellness Coalition of America to gain more knowledge on current trends in the fitness and wellness industries

>

Megan Holman and Alex Peirce attended the South by Southwest Interactive Conference to learn more about digital marketing, user experience in web design, marketing and content creation, and brand strategy

>

Alex Peirce attended the Fundraising and Development for Non-Profits Conference, hosted by the Wisconsin School of Business, to gain insights about working with donors and partners as part of the Master Plan

>

Lori Devine and Raquel Sancho Solis earned USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certifications, and Raquel earned her Personal Trainer certification

>

Lori Devine also presented to multiple groups on campus, including professional and student organizations and presented on Building a Wellness Culture at the 25th Annual Conference for the Office Professional

>

Beth Wachter successfully completed her MBA in Management and Project Management from UW-Whitewater

>

Rec Sports professional staff members participated in EID conversations hosted by the VCFA


Fully develop an annual preventative maintenance plan that can be implemented prior to new facilities coming online.

>

Completed taking inventory of all equipment and machinery (Phase One)

>

Began creating a formal plan and defining processes for implementation (Phase Two)

Every year we strive to provide meaningful opportunities for our students to learn and grow as employees of Rec Sports and as aspiring professionals in a variety of career paths. Through leadership, involvement, and initiative, our students continued to push themselves and our division to higher standards and greater achievements. Leadership >

Students served on hiring and Emergency Action committees

>

Students led portions of our All-Sta Training meeting and departmental meetings

>

Students coordinated training for new employees

2014 - 2015

As part of the VCFA’s Administrative Process Redesign directive, we are always trying to improve our processes and increase our efficiency to better fulfill our mission. This year, we again focused on our annual preventative maintenance plan that primarily addresses the life cycle and status of our fitness equipment and facilities. This plan provides a defined schedule of necessary maintenance so that we may proactively address issues before they occur.

Focus on the development and transferable skills of student employees.

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>

Students were promoted to supervisory and student coordinator positions across all departments

>

A Competitive Sports student employee was elected to be the Wisconsin State Student Leader within the state campus recreation association (WIRSA)

2014 - 2015

Involvement >

We introduced the Student Recreational Leadership Council, a platform for students from each department to offer feedback and insight into divisional initiatives

>

100% of student employees received at least one performance evaluation from their supervisor

>

25 students attended professional conferences including NIRSA, Student Lead On, the Big Ten Conference, and Fitness/Wellness workshops

>

Student employees offered the first-ever Rec Sports Resume Workshop, presented by our professional staff

>

Four Fitness student employees competed in the National Battle Frog competition that aired on ESPN-U

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We partnered with West High School’s Worksite Program to provide students with disabilities opportunities to work alongside our staff and gain work experience in our facilities

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Create a 10-year vision for a comprehensive, campus-wide wellness environment that fosters the goals set forth by the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus 2020. As we continue to progress with our Master Plan for new facilities, we designed a map of events and a checklist of responsibilities for our division to follow. >

Create a comprehensive university wellness plan for presentation to the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration. Emphasizing the “Live Well.” portion of our brand mantra, we began assembling a business plan for a comprehensive wellness initiative that benefits the campus community. The plan was completed and proposed to Vice Chancellor Darrell Bazzell in Summer 2015 and will be presented to all VCFA directors in Fall 2015. >

Lori Devine attended the National Wellness Institute and the Wellness Coalition of America to gain knowledge about implementing a campus-wide wellness program and to keep abreast of current trends in organizational wellness initiatives

>

Lori completed research and collected data from other universities and organizations on best practices for implementation and execution of wellness initiatives

>

Our professional staff members contributed to discussions about potential programs, collaborations and amenities for a wellness initiative at UW-Madison

Initiative >

>

>

Two student employees chose to pursue a future career path in campus recreation and secured Facilities Graduate Assistantships at the University of Florida and the University of Central Michigan 11 Aquatics student staff members pursued further education to become Water Safety Instructors and/or Lifeguarding Instructors Nine Intramural Sports officials sought certification with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) to officiate high school basketball

We completed a10-year vision that outlines the major steps of the Master Plan over the next decade and offers structure to how our staff should prepare and respond.


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2015-2016 Strategic Initiatives. Our focus for the upcoming year includes ongoing initiatives from past years and introduces several new priorities for the Division. > > > > >

Engagement, Inclusion, and Diversity Preventative Maintenance Plan Student Development Rec Sports Master Plan University Wellness Initiative


HERE WE GROW AGAIN. Rec Sports underwent several personnel changes this year as our staff continues to grow. We added and changed several positions this year to provide the best possible programs and services to campus. >>

Aaron Hobson was promoted to Associate Director of Programs

>>

Ashley Lax was promoted to Assistant Director of Competitive Sports

>>

Bill Riggins’s role changed to Coordinator of Facilities

>>

Jeff Sailor joined as our Financial Program Supervisor

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Karen Lux joined as our first full-time Coordinator of Special Events

>>

Megan Holman was promoted to Assistant Director of Facilities

>>

Mike Worden joined as a Maintenance Specialist at the SERF

>>

Noel Becraft joined as a Financial Specialist

>>

Sandy Terhune became a permanent Coordinator of Facilities

>>

Victoria Landron joined as a Coordinator of Competitive Sports

On behalf of the Division of Recreational Sports, congratulations and welcome to the team!


PROFESSIONAL STAFF. Director’s Office John Horn Director Mike Warren Senior Associate Director Jeff Dvorak Associate Director of Maintenance & Special Projects Aaron Hobson Associate Director of Programs

Human Resources Whitney Thuecks Human Resources Assistant

Finance Jeff Sailor Financial Program Supervisor Noel Becraft Financial Specialist Beth Wachter Financial Specialist

Facilities

Bill Riggins Coordinator of Facilities (Nielsen Tennis Stadium & Shell) Sandy Terhune Coordinator of Facilities (SERF)

Raquel Sancho Solis Coordinator of Fitness/Wellness

Marketing & Communications

Karen Lux Coordinator of Special Events

Alex Peirce Coordinator of Marketing & Communications

Dave Borgrud Operations & Service (Nielsen Tennis Stadium)

Hannah Curley Marketing & Communications Assistant

Dave Supple Operations & Service (Nielsen Tennis Stadium)

Buildings/Grounds

Aquatics & Safety

Brian McGuire Buildings/Grounds Supervisor

Bonnie Griswold Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety

Tony Bretl Buildings/Grounds Superintendent

Maintenance

Competitive Sports

Tim Croy

Ashley Lax Assistant Director of Competitive Sports

Greg Golbach

Victoria Landron Coordinator of Competitive Sports Chad Schultz Coordinator of Competitive Sports

Megan Holman Assistant Director of Facilities

Fitness/Wellness

Suzanne Merrill Coordinator of Facilities (Natatorium)

Lori Devine Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness

Larry Millard Herbert Roth Gary Volkman Mike Worden


This document was created in Fall 2015 by the Rec Sports Marketing and Communications team.


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