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April 24th, 2017

Come out and play at the 6th Annual Kids Safety & Fitness Expo!

The Kids Safety & Fitness Expo is planned for Tuesday, May 23rd from 5pm to 7pm on the WVU Student Recreation Center Fields.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is Thursday, May 25th from 5pm to 7pm.

This is a FREE family-centered event. This year’s expo will feature bike safety lessons and an obstacle course, opportunities to play new sports and games, the annual tug-of-war competition, hands-on demonstrations and activities and health information for parents. Kids and adults can also enjoy a family-friendly DJ and have opportunities to win prizes.

For more information, contact Vicki Hoover at 304.293.5063 or vicki.hoover@mail.wvu.edu.

Please bring used or out-grown bicycles for donation to Positive Spin — all sizes and styles are appreciated! Positive Spin donates bikes to those who may not otherwise have transportation.

April 20th, 2017

The Student Recreation Center will be offering summer memberships from May 15 – August 15.

Summer membership are available for students, faculty, staff and university affiliates. The cost of the membership is $110.

If you are interested in signing up for a summer membership at the SRC, contact Dave Weimer at david.weimer@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-5075.

April 20th, 2017

The Student Rec Center will close May 6th – May 14th for maintenance week. During this time, professional and student staff will be completing maintenance projects, installing new equipment and cleaning throughout the facility.

During the maintenance week shutdown, the SRC will receive a new equipment delivery. New equipment will include cardio and strength equipment in the Upper, Lower, and Climbing Wall fitness areas. In Room C the SRC will be installing “Escape Functional Fitness” equipment. The “Escape Functional Fitness” equipment will be available for informal recreation and Group Exercise classes. The spin bikes will be moved up to Room A and spin classes will be offered there after the SRC reopens. Contact Craig Decker at craig.decker@mail.wvu.edu with any questions or concerns about the SRC maintenance week shutdown.

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April 6th, 2017

Rugby. A sport seldom known by the typical American. When someone mentions the game, it’s often overshadowed by football, basketball, or soccer. However, there are always those on college campuses who go against the grain. At WVU, men’s club rugby does exactly that. Even in this lesser-known game, the Mountaineers have been historically successful.

On February 25, the WVU men’s club rugby team traveled to the University of Oklahoma to compete in the Big 12 7’s Tournament. The two-time defending tournament champions breezed by Oklahoma State University, the University of Northern Texas and Kansas State University to arrive at the finals match against the University of Arkansas.

Fighting lack of substitutions, injury and a grueling Arkansas offense, WVU fell to Arkansas 35-0.

“We didn’t have our best game of the tournament against Arkansas,” said Luke Ellis, rugby club president, “Every team has a bad game or two, and ours just happened to be at an inopportune time.”

Despite the recent loss, the team isn’t dwelling on the past. They’re focused on the future. With their consistently high rankings, it’s clear the team’s success depends on more than just talent.

“Our team chemistry is one of our biggest strengths,” Ellis said, “We are like a big family on this team. It starts with not only being teammates, but friends as well.”

WVU men’s rugby will continue its season with the Keystone 7’s at West Chester University in West Chester, PA.

For those interested in joining the rugby team or any club sport visit
http://studentreccenter.wvu.edu/club_sports for more information.

Vincent Powell
Campus Recreation Staff Writer