By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services
PULLMAN, Wash. – When Washington State University opened its Student Recreation Center (SRC) in 2001, students were in awe of the state-of-the art $40-million facility. It quickly became the hot spot on campus. Fast forward 14 years and it’s still one of the most heavily used buildings at WSU.
John Vanderschalie (left), Andrew Appleton (center), and Rich Alldredge (right) stretching before a little run.
Three members of the Pullman community and WSU staff have qualified to run April 21 in the Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious running events and oldest annual marathons.
John VanderSchalie, immunodiagnostics section manager; Andrew Appleton, director of Global Studies; and Rich Alldredge, statistics professor, are nowhere near beginners when it comes to marathons. Alldredge has run seven different marathons since since 1974. Appleton has run six different marathons in his life, but qualified last year at … » More …
Enter your photos in the Outdoor Photography Contest by March 20 for a chance to have them on display.
Submissions will only be taken via www.photocontest.wsu.edu and all entries will be judged according to their relativity to human or naturally powered outdoor recreation.
There is no cost for entries and all participants may enter up to four photographs. The deadline for submission is March 20 and the photos will be displayed from March 22 to April 13 at the Student Recreation Center.
For more information please call 335-UREC or visit www.photocontest.wsu.edu.
Yesterday was the seventh anniversary of the University Recreation Center’s All Campus Challenge, which is URec’s way of celebrating National Recreation Sports and Fitness Day as well as the anniversary of the Student Recreation Center.
In 1997, students passed the recreation center referendum; in 2001, the front doors opened to serve WSU and the community.
To celebrate the day, the WSU and surrounding community were invited to learn more about healthy living at the wellbeing fair, 4-7 p.m. yesterday.
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Take care of yourself and get educated with regular health screenings provided by the College of Pharmacy and University Recreation.
The next screening will be at the Student Recreation Center on October 15 from 3:30 to 6:30p.m. The screening will consist of a free blood pressure and glucose test. Participants can choose to have a blood cholesterol test done costing $5 for students and $15 for non-students.
For more information call 335-8732 or visit urec.wsu.edu.
University Recreation is working to launch a campuswide employee wellbeing initiative this spring. It will be developed and delivered by multiple campus departments and organizations, said Kathleen Hatch, executive director of UREC.“The main goal of the wellbeing initiative is to improve people’s livelihood,” said Brad Stewart, employee wellbeing coordinator at UREC. Among the initiative’s goals are:• increasing employee awareness of health issues • providing fitness activities • fostering a supportive environment A wellbeing website will be launched to provide education, activities, self-assessments and resource information. A survey will be distributed to all faculty and staff to determine programming needs and interests. “UREC for You” will … » More …
PULLMAN – The 2007 All Campus Challenge will be held Feb. 22 at the Student Recreation Center. The 6th annual event celebrates the National Recreation Sports and Fitness Day where students, SRC members and the community are welcome to visit the SRC for free. The challenge lasts from 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., and includes earning a free t-shirt and sports drink or water. Every participant of the All Campus Challenge is able to take self directed fitness tests and is encouraged to workout for free. The SRC will also host the 3rd Annual Wellbeing Fair taking place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. … » More …