Changes are constantly being made around campus. This year one of those transitions is the department name change from Campus Recreation to University Recreation and Well-Being.
Rock Out at RecWell, previously known as “the Block Party” took place on September 9, 2016 in front of the Recreation Center.
Greg Jordan gave a speech about the name change, mission, and vision of RecWell. Vice President of Student Affairs, Glen McIntosh and Jordan led the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Although the name of the department has changed, the name of the building will remain Recreation Center. The Wellness Center is located downstairs in the Recreation Center.
Students and staff had a blast with loud energetic music, lawn games, and a Zumba session. They fueled up on chips and guacamole from Chipotle, and soaked in the health benefits of cucumber water and lemon water.
Zumba was led by Ron Benbow who regularly teaches Zumba, spinning, and total body-conditioning classes at Oakland University’s Recreation Center.
There was a good mixture of staff and students participating in the Zumba session. The beloved Grizz also made an appearance.
In addition to all the fun activities, there was a Clean Slate pledge available for those who wanted to participate. The Clean Slate pledge is a banner that students and faculty can sign with a goal of theirs for the year. The goals can be related to health, wellness, or fitness. One OU community member pledged to “Take time to relax and focus on what really matters. #metime”.
The “Clean Slate” pledge was also available at the Find Your Fit event. Find Your Fit took place on September 13, 2016 from 3:00-6:30 p.m. inside the Recreation Center.
Although it started to rain near the end, the event was still a success! In the words of Ron, “We rocked it out!”