Each year, Campus Recreation hosts Rec Olympics, a competition-style appreciation event for the student and hourly staff at Campus Rec. This year’s event was themed Rec Luau, and over 100 students participated in the tropical-themed games, events, and dinner. 

About the Event

Students sign-up for the event in teams of 3 or 4, or as a free-agent to be assigned to a team of other staff, and are encouraged to come dressed in the theme or a team costume. Team names always get creative, and this year was no exception with teams being named Hawaiian Punch, The Beach Babes, Touch My Tiki, Cloud People, and more. Teams start the night with dinner (this year it was a delicious Hawaiian BBQ spread), and then participate in various events like pineapple bowling, beach towel volleyball, flip-flop hula hoop toss, tropical relay, and trivia. The night ended in a fantastic final-event where professional staff hid hundreds and hundreds of little rubber duckies throughout the Rec Center, and teams were released from the main gym to hunt down the ducks as fast as possible.

Rec’d the Rec

The top three teams receive a coveted “I Rec’d the Rec” t-shirt, and the top team gets their photo and names engraved into a plaque to live forever in infamy in the employee break room.

The event is hosted by the Employee Appreciation Committee as a way to acknowledge, appreciate and thank the student employees for all their hard work and to build community and develop relationships across program areas.

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Each year, Campus Recreation hosts the Student Leadership Series, a 4-week program designed to enhance, inspire, and prepare student employees for future leadership roles in both their work for the department, and beyond. This year, eleven students completed the course, and received a certificate, SLS sticker for their namebadge, and were treated to a banquet dinner at Gravity 1020. 

Student Leaders

The students who completed the Student Leadership Series for 2014 are:

  • Elise Blanton-Hubbard
  • Rebekah Connell
  • Dak Damour
  • Audra Eakins
  • Rachael Head
  • Paige Kempski
  • Sam Lilja
  • Adam Paton
  • Jesse Tyler
  • Lucas Williams
  • Ashley Zugschwert

About SLS

Students must apply to the SLS program and applications are reviewed by the Student Development committee, who also plan and excute the program. Each of the classes over the four weeks focus on various leadership topics including conflict management, dealing with varying personalities, peer mentorship, and discovering your own leadership style. Classes are led by campus experts, which included Keith Lopez of the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, Jackie Peila-Shuster of the Education Department, and Chris Leck of the School of Social Work.

Congratulations to all the participants!

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Two Colorado State University students, Tyler Kersey and Shayne Wolfe, were selected to officiate at the Regional Flag Football Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska this past weekend, November 8 and 9. Teams and officials come from schools all across the region, including University of Iowa, Northern Colorado, South Dakota, Kansas State University, Central Missouri University, and more. Over 42 teams competed in the tournament, and 36 officials were selected from the regional Intramural Officials. Teams competed in four divisions, men’s, women’s, coRec, and Special Olympics. 

Tyler, a senior in the Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program, is currently an Intramural Manager for Campus Recreation, and is in his second year as an IM Official. Shayne is a freshman studying Business Administration, and is in his first year as an IM Official. Over the two-day tournament, Tyler and Shayne officiated ten games each, which determined the teams who would go onto the National Tournament. Arianne Judy, Coordinator of Intramural Sports for Campus Recreation accompanied Tyler and Shayne to Nebraska. 

Congratulations Tyler and Shayne!

After over a year and a half closure, the Mac Gym is reopening next week for recreation. The auxiliary gym located within the Student Recreation Center was closed in the summer of 2013 to provide office space for the Lory Student Center staff while the LSC underwent a massive renovation of its facilities. “LSC West”, as the temporary space was called, closed in late September of this year, and the offices moved back over the first week of October. After their departure, the facilties crew got to work removing the temporary cubicles, electrical wiring, temporary carpeting, and the wood floor placed down to protect the gym’s surface. After repairing some minor damage to the walls, floors, and a good cleaning, the space is now complete, and will be opening the week of November 10, 2014. 

The Mac Gym will host Drop-in recreation activities, including volleyball, badminton, and basketball, freeing up the entire main gym for Drop-in basketball. Download a copy of the new Drop-in schedule here