As everyone may know or is soon going to realize, the academic year is almost over! But, before its over, everyone has to take their dreaded finals before they can go home and bust out the swimsuits and flip flops. We know that Final Exams can be a stressful time for all, but fear not because we here at Campus Recreation are hosting Destress Before the Test this Friday, May 3 from 9 PM to 11:30 PM at the Spencer Student Recreation Center. So, come on over and enjoy one last hoo-rah to do exactly what the name says–DESTRESS by enjoying a water pong tournament, relaxation techniques, snacks and more! Also, don’t forget that plenty of sleep and substantial exercise (which is where we come in) relieves some of that FINALS stress too! Good luck to everyone!
First of all, we here at Campus Recreation hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Easter weekend this past weekend. Second of all, we would like to inform you of what this special week has to offer. Tonight and Tomorrow, April 2 & 3, we are holding our bi-semester Employment Sessions at the Sandburg Lounge in the University Union starting at 5 PM. So, any student who is interested in becoming a Student Rec Center employee, please feel free to stop by and remember to be prompt! Lastly, but certainly not the least, this weekend is MOMS’ WEEKEND and here at the Student Recreation Center we are hosting a number of fun activities for all of you to enjoy with your mothers, such as Massages for Mom and Me, BIG PINK VOLLEYBALL and a variety of fitness classes. We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week and has a fun and relaxing weekend with their moms. Take care!
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The past couple of months have been a busy start to the new semester, this month especially. During the month of February, we had quite the variety of different events that were offered to the community of WIU. We had Battleship on February 6, Midnight Mardi Gras on February 9 and a Bench Press Competition on February 17. All of these events had great turnouts and we hope that we can keep each of these going in the future! Speaking of the future, we still have a couple more weeks of February coming up that is full of different events that might interest you! This upcoming weekend on February 22 & 23 we have Call of Duty: Nerf Ops and also our annual NIRSA Day on Friday where we will have WIU Alumni Curt McReynold host a seminar on volunteerism. For more information on these events please visit our 2013 Spring Rec Events page. Furthermore, The Harry Mussatto Golf Course will be opening up for the season on March 1, so break out the Golf gear and get back into the SWING of things. Lastly, our Outdoor Pursuits department will be hosting an Alternative Spring Break Adventure Trip in New River Gorge, West Virgina during the week of March 10-15, sign up ends March 1 in the SRC office. More information for that event can be found at our 2013 Outdoor Pursuits Schedule. We hope you enjoy the last couple weeks of February and we will be hoping for some spring weather coming our way soon!
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Hello all! We here at Campus Recreation hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break last week and that have you have gotten back into the swing of things smoothly since returning on Monday. Even though Thanksgiving Break is over, Winter Break is only 2 weeks away!!! However, in that time the biggest tests of the semester are approaching–Finals. But don’t panic, we have a tip that could put you over the top of getting fantastic grades on your finals–EXERCISE! Even though studying will take a big portion out of your days over the next couple of weeks, try to take at least an hour out of your day and come to the Rec Center and perform your favorite activity. Any physical activity is helpful. Take it from ancient Greek philosopher Thales, “A sound mind in a sound body”. Need further proof?, Check out this May 25 article from the New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/how-exercise-can-jog-the-memory/
Good luck to everyone on their finals in the coming weeks! We here at Campus Recreation are confident you all will do great!
As you could probably imagine, it has been very busy the past month here at the WIU Campus Rec Center. In October, we held our Big Pink Volleyball Tournament, which turned out to be a great success once again. From October 8 – October 11, there were close to 1,500 players, 200 teams that helped raise more than $9,500 that was donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the McDonough District Hospital. Thank you to all of those who participated! This past weekend we held the Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk in honor of two WIU Alumni that were lost in action. There were over 300 runner/walkers that participated in the event and a great amount of volunteers. The exact amount raised is currently unknown, but with a $20 sign up fee, one could imagine the help that this event produced. Thank you to all who participated and volunteered. Aside from Special Events, recent Intramurals such as flag football, volleyball and table tennis have come to an end and we are pleased with how many participated. Thank you Intramural participants! Now, Thanksgiving break is upon us and most of you will be enjoying a 10-day break from classes by spending it with your family and friends and by eating a lot of delicious food. However, keep in mind that once everyone returns its back to classes and back to your rigorous workout schedules. With that said, enjoy your Thanksgiving break to the fullest and we will see you back on November 26th. Enjoy your break everyone!
October is finally here and with it comes many things that people love and enjoy. Pumpkin flavored treats, football, hooded sweaters, cool weather, changing colors and falling leaves. Now, as all of that sounds pretty nice and relaxing, here at the WIU Student Recreation Center, we celebrate October by hosting one of our most popular traditions here at the WIU. BIG PINK VOLLEYBALL! As each year comes and goes, BIG PINK VOLLEYBALL does what it’s name describes; It gets bigger and bigger. Last year we were lucky enough to raise more than $16,000 to donate to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and the McDonough District Hospital here in Macomb. This year, our goal is the same, raise more money than we did last year in an attempt to raise money to help fight breast cancer. So, we encourage everyone to join in the fight on breast cancer and help celebrate BIG PINK VOLLEYBALL by participating or watching. The festivities start Monday, October 8th and go through Thursday, October 11th. Hope to see everyone there!!