President's Report Masthead
September 30, 2012

Rec Fest is a hit, lots going on at Rec Center

The Recreation Center at the East Gym kicked off the fall semester with Rec Fest during opening weekend. In addition to the normal recreation offerings, Rec Fest included fitness contests, giveaways, building tours, Club Sports tables, free massages and more. Over 1,200 students checked in for the day’s activities, and 900+ checked out FitSpace as they all got a chance to see what Campus Recreation has to offer for the 2012-13 year! Total Labor Day traffic at the Rec Center at the East Gym came to 2,800 people, and 1,200 FitSpace visitors. To see all the fun, visit the new campus Recreation Facebook page at

Massage room
Massage room in the Wellness Services Suite

The 2012-13 year is off to a busy start in other ways as well — 3,300 people have already signed on as fitness members of the Recreation Center. Students, faculty, staff, University affiliates and local community members are excited about the activities and services they can take advantage of, including FitSpace, the 100+ group fitness classes offered each week and the host of new wellness services available this year. For the first time on campus, Campus Recreation is offering a full menu of personal services in the new Wellness Services Suite on the lower level of the Rec Center. Services now offered on a daily basis include 30- to 90-minute massages in a variety of styles (Swedish, deep tissue, sports, Thai, hot stone), energy-work treatments (Reiki and meridian massage) and nutritional counseling. A full listing of all services, cost and booking information is available at

For more information on all the Recreation programs and offerings available for students, faculty and staff, visit or call the 607-777-PLAY.