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Kansas State Workshop

Kansas State Workshop

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

8:15 am - 4:00 pm

The University of Kansas is proud to host the NIRSA endorsed State of Kansas Workshop. The workshop will be held at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center in Lawrence, Kansas. We will have educational sessions throughout the day on various topics within the campus recreation field. A light breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be provided by our sponsor, Advanced Exercise. This event is open to any campus recreation staff member and students in Kansas or the surrounding region. Registration must be submitted by Friday, November 1st at 5:00 pm. Please register for the event here

We are currently accepting presentation proposals through Friday, Novemeber 1st at noon. Presentations should include NIRSA core competencies and be a duration of 60 minutes to allow for CEUs. If interested in submitting a presentation, click on the link here. For questions regarding presentation proposals and to submit your prosal, please contact/send your proposal form to Miranda Kolenda, Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness at mkolenda@ku.edu or (785) 864-1822. Once presentation proposals are submitted, presenters will be notified if their proposal has been selected for presentation at the workshop after review by the State of Kansas Workshop programming committee.


Free - Undergraduate and Graduate Students
$10 - Professional Staff

Payment will be collected on-site the day of the event (cash, check, or card), or we can create an invoice for you. For specific questions about payment, please contact Blair Schuyler, Associate Director for Facilities, at beschuyler@ku.edu or (785) 864-0792.

The Online Payment Portal in the right-hand column of this page is for memberships, NOT for Kansas State Workshop registration.

Parking Information:

Please park in Lot 90 (Yellow Lot) at a non-metered spot. Below is a map of Lot 90, which is adjacent to the main entrance of the facility. When arriving for the state workshop, please visit the registration table to register your vehicle by e-permit. You will be asked to provide the following information:

Make, Model, State, Color, License Plate

The intersection of 19th and Iowa is closed. Please enter campus from the west at 15th and Iowa or from the south on Naismith Drive.


KU Recreation Services

David A. Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

1740 Watkins Center Drive, Lawrence KS 66045


Lot 90 (circled in red) is a big yellow permit lot located to the west and adjacent to Ambler.

Ambler (circled in yellow) is the recreation facility with the main entrance on the west side.


View a schedule of events here.


Thank you to our generous sponsor for making this event possible. Click the logo below for more information about Advanced Exercise.

Daily Hours

Ambler SRFC Building

Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight

Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Tuesday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Wednesday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Regular Hours 8.25-12.20

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Regular Hours 8.25-12.20

"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Friday: CLOSED

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Climbing Club Only)

Regular Hours 8.25-12.20
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Online payments are here! We will be able to offer online payments on several of our options, but not all of them at this time. You can find the specific information HERE. Please click the button to find out about our new web portal!

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