Renovations boost Rec Center attendance

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    Since opening this past fall, attendance at the new Recreational Center has increased.

    p. Faculty and student use of the Recreational Center has increased, but compared to last year, attendance during the day is more spread out. Director Linda Knight said it is now easier to find available machines and open courts.

    p. The new facility added about 30,000 square feet, including a two-story climbing wall, a multi-use court, two group fitness rooms and a juice bar.

    p. The facility is also environmentally-friendly and has achieved Leed Certification, an award for using natural construction materials. Knight said the College Rec Center is one of very few centers to achieve this standing.

    p. “Materials from the project were recycled, and we reduced water flow,” Knight said. Environmentally-friendly rubber and floor paint were also used, as well as low-emitting materials that are “not putting chemicals into the environment. It’s not a lot, but it’s helping the environment,” Knight said.

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