We Started a Podcast!

Rec Ramble is a podcast published by Campus Recreation started this spring semester. Its purpose is to begin conversations surrounding fitness and workout culture. The podcast is hosted by two of Campus Rec’s own employees, Sarah and Max. Sara Baheta is a third year studying International Studies, English, and Spanish. Max Peterson is a third year studying business with a Human Recourses concentration.

The Podcast can be found on Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Breaker, Pocket Casts, and Radio Public.


“Radical Self Love”

Because February is body positivity month, the most recent episode encompasses the theme of “Radical Self Love,” and was posted on Feb. 11th. “We talk about body image in general, gender in body image, about the non-binary community, social media and body image, and more,” Max said. The “Radical Self Love,” podcast also includes quotes from fellow Rec’ing Rams about their own body positivity experiences. “We don’t necessarily have the answers but we are starting the conversation, which is important,” Max said. 

The first episode of the Rec Ramble is titled, “Gymtimidation,” and was published in December. There will be at least six more episodes published in the Spring 2019 semester, so keep your ears open for a variety of upcoming topics. Sara and Max are looking for relevant conversations to speak about and they want your input. Email them at campusreccommunications@gmail.com to share relevant ideas and get involved.


Watch this Rec Ramble promo video to learn more!



Yoga students stretchingFebruary is body positivity month and Campus Recreation is celebrating with a week of radical self-love. Rams can practice self-love however suits t


hem. There will be activities and encouragement throughout the Rec to help support anyone working to love themselves a little extra during the month of February.

Not sure where to start?…

5 Ways to Practice Self-love

1. Shower Yourself With Gratitude

Make yourself a hot drink, light a candle, and spread some lotion on those feet that have taken you so far. They deserve it and so do you!

2. Spend Time With Someone Who Makes You Happy

Building community reminds us that we’re not in it alone. Positive energy is contagious and you are worth a friend that values who you are.

3.  End Comparison

YOU are amazing. Period. End of sentence. Other people do not impact your value or importance.

4. Find Your Happy Place

Do you feel at peace in the mountains? Are you more yourself at the coffee shop down the street? Do you feel powerful at the gym? Or do you feel free down by the river? Go there… what’s stopping you?

5. Remind Yourself Who You Are

What are you most proud of? What have you concurred in this month? What do you want to thank yourself for? It’s important to remind yourself of these things.

Remember, Self-love is a battle we are all fighting and Campus Recreation wants to help you succeed.  If you are in need of further assistance, there are resources on campus like the  Health CenterCounseling Servicesand the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center

Colorado State University Campus Recreation professional and student staff attended the NIRSA Conference in Boston, MA, an annual gathering of higher education recreation and sports staff from across the country and Canada. For the fifth year in a row, the marketing team at Campus Recreation won several marketing and communications awards, adding four new trophies for a total of 14 awards.

1st Place, Student-Created Video: I Am A Woman

CSU was awarded first place in the student-created videography category for their video, I Am A Woman, created and produced by former student staff member, José Sáenz. The video was a collaborative effort between marketing and the Outdoor Program staff and highlights the experiences of woman-identified outdoor trip leaders at Colorado State University.

2nd Place, Video: Rec’ing Ramifesto

Awards and ribbons

A second place award was won for Campus Recreation’s internal staff training video, Rec’ing Ramifesto. The video was created and produced by the entire student staff marketing team along with the professional staff member and is used to help set the tone and culture for new employees working with Campus Recreation. Narrated by Stefani Shamrowicz, the 3-minute video walks staff through the values and mission of the department and highlights the various positions held by students.

Creators: José Sáenz, Nick Wasmundt, Bailey McCaffrey, Jenna Fischer, Claire Stanziale, Stefani Shamrowicz, Sara Baheta, Brian Dusek, Brooke Flaten, Brit Heiring

1st Place & Best in Show, T-Shirt: Staff Shirt

Two final marketing awards were given for the 2018 staff shirt design, both a first place prize and a best in show ribbon. The 2018 staff shirt, given to all Campus Recreation staff members, was selected out hundreds of t-shirts from across the country and Canada as the stand-out design of the year. The shirt was designed by professional staff member, Brit Heiring.

Rec staff shirt

Individual Awards: Research and Service, Taylor Sidore & Erin Patchett


In addition to the marketing and communications awards, two professional staff members walked away from the conference with individual awards for their work in the field.

Taylor Sidore, Fitness Coordinator, won the NIRSA Annual Service Award for her work as a Graduate Assistant at Nebraska-Lincoln, where she served as the NIRSA Region V student leader. During her time as the student leader, Taylor developed a guide for future NIRSA regional student leaders to help them in their positions.

Erin Patchett, Associate Director for Administration, won a NIRSA Research Award to support her work as a PhD candidate. Erin’s research seeks to identify the factors that influence recreation professionals’ involvement in social justice and will be conducted later this year. To read more, visit this link on the NIRSA website.

Congratulations to all the award winners!