Recreation Center renovates for 2015

Jessica Brown| Daily Egyptian Patrons’ health will not be the only thing to receive a makeover this year at the Recreation Center. The structure, built in 1976, has gone through significant upgrades during its time on campus and is undergoing more renovations ... Continue Reading →
Mark Leyderman, left, a junior from Buffalo Grove studying computer science, and Casey Fuson, a sophomore from Carbondale studying forestry
and plant biology, climb Tuesday at the Recreation Center. The climbing wall finished being remodeled at the end of the summer semester.
One improvement in the wall is a change in the routes; from left to right, the routes now get harder in skill. “The wall is much more realistic
now to practice for outdoor climbing,” Leyderman said.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Recreation Center shows off new looks and programs

All hands will be on deck for intramural Canoe Battleship, one of the new activities offered at the Recreation Center this year. Shane Bennett, assistant director of intramural sports and sport clubs, said it is a tournament where teams of four will ... Continue Reading →

Fitness club seeks new identity

The SIU Fitness Club has gone by various names since its inception, including weightlifting and bodybuilding, but Club President Matthew Jordan wants to shed that image. Jordan, a graduate student in exercise science from Bloomington, has been a part ... Continue Reading →

SIU climbing club ascends to new altitudes

SIU is renowned for its successful club sports; one club students may not consider was named Sport Club of the Year in 2013. The climbing club has 45 members this semester and were behind the construction of the new climbing wall in the Student Recreation ... Continue Reading →
Freshman pole-vaulter Katie Trupp makes a clearance Saturday during the Saluki Fast
Start indoor track meet in the Recreation Center. Trupp scored a clearance of 3.65m,
ranking her as the second-best indoor women’s pole vault score in SIU history. The
entire team finished with 10 event titles and ranked the highest collegiate finisher in
three more events. The Saluki’s next meet will be the Saluki Open on Jan. 10-11.

Salukis hurdle into season

The Saluki track and field team began its season with the Saluki Fast Start meet and swept both the high jump and pole vault events Saturday at the Student Recreation Center. The team claimed a total of 10 events. Junior Alex Lietz won the men’s pole ... Continue Reading →

Directors seek healthier campus

    A university version of a national organization is ramping up efforts to ensure both students and staff can get the best healthcare possible. The Student Recreation Center and the Student Health Center are taking part in a national movement ... Continue Reading →

Crosswalk safety top priority

A student’s injury last week has caused SIU’s Department of Public Safety to become more concerned about student crosswalk safety. A female pedestrian was hit by a car in the crosswalk near the Recreation Center Tuesday. Although pedestrians have ... Continue Reading →

Student injured at Recreation Center crosswalk

A female student was struck by a car in the crosswalk near the Recreation Center Tuesday. The accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. at the 300 block of E. Grand Avenue, according to the police report. The 21-year-old pedestrian was taken to the Memorial ... Continue Reading →

Native Americans celebrate to educate

Members of Native American tribes came from across the country to celebrate their heritage and teach about their cultural traditions Friday and Saturday in the Southern Illinois Saluki Pow Wow 2012. The Native American Student Organization, which was ... Continue Reading →
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