August 13, 2020

Rec manager offers Be REAL mindfulness course

Students do yoga in Sylvan Grove.

More than ever the world is a place of constant change and uncertainty. The good news is that human beings have the capacity to adapt and be skillful even in the most challenging of times. This fall, recreation mindfulness manager Danny Arguetty is offering Be REAL (General Studies 297), a virtual course that will help…

August 10, 2020

Photo collage wins “Intra Mural” Art Competition

The winning "Intra Mural" Arts Competition photo collage made up of nature photos

A collage created by Robin Brooks, UW Recreation marketing and communications manager, has won this summer’s “Intra Mural” Art Competition. The photos, which she took herself, were in response to the contest’s theme “What does recreation mean to you?” She says of the piece, “I decided to use only nature shots, because when I think…

July 30, 2020

Parent and Family Programs offer giveaways

An older gentleman and a child paddle in a UW canoe.

By Robin Brooks We’re excited to announce that each Wednesday in August, UW Parent and Family Programs will be giving away UW Recreation gift certificates for boat rentals and large buckets of balls for use at the Golf Range! A total of 30 gift certificates will be given to those who contribute on their Facebook (…

June 18, 2020

Meet the kitchen climbers

UW alumna Nicole Savage rock climbs her kitchen cabinets.

We hope you enjoy these photos that were shared with us by UW alumna Nicole Savage (’08)! She’s been attending our UWild virtual offerings and was inspired by our Rock Refresher course to do a little climbing in the kitchen! Nicole is staying at home in Sweden with her partner Zamir, pictured below. We suggest…

June 17, 2020

Students and staff member take top honors in Self-Directed Duathlon

A collage of photos featuring Cassie Taylor, Sara Lee, and Greg Barnes

By Robin Brooks Our Intramurals Program recently hosted a Self-Directed Duathlon where participants had the month of May to complete the biking and running distance of either an Olympic, half, or full Ironman. They could set their own goals and break up the running and biking distances however they chose. Thirty-nine individuals participated in the…

June 10, 2020

Inspiring messages for the class of 2020

Students gather for the 2019 Husky Experience event hosted by UW Recreation

UW Recreation employs over 400 students from all different backgrounds, majors, and levels of job experience in a normal year. These students serve at our front desk welcoming guests, they lifeguard at our pools, referee our intramural games, check out equipment, help us to create marketing materials, and so much more. We depend on them as…

June 8, 2020

We want to hear from you!

A participant fills out forms, highlighting them in front of a computer monitor.

Thank you to everyone who has joined us in Recreation activities this spring. We know that it’s been an incredibly challenging quarter, and we’re grateful to you for joining us on our journey hosting virtual events and workshops. As this is our last week of the quarter, we would like to offer you the opportunity…

May 28, 2020

All-women’s team wins Step Counting Competition

The SHIN SPRINTERS team: Quynh Nguyen, Diana Douglass, Jen Tritz, Ellen Tejera

By Robin Brooks The SHIN SPRINTERS, an all-women’s team composed of Diana Douglass (team captain), Quynh Nguyen, Ellen Tejera, and Jen Tritz took top honors in the Step Counting Competition managed by the Intramurals program at UW Recreation. The challenge ran April 20 – May 17 and was designed to be completed virtually; it encouraged participants to aim…

May 19, 2020

Meet the 3 Week Run/Walk Challenge top competitors

Photos of Emily Vu and Travis Cox, Top Competitors in the 3 Week Run/Walk Challenge

By Robin Brooks This spring UW Recreation coordinated a virtual 3 Week Run/Walk Challenge. We reached out to the top competitors Emily Vu and Travis Cox to get their insights into this unique opportunity; their thoughts are below on competing in the event. But first, a little about the challenge: the goal each week was to…

April 16, 2020

Eight ideas for staying active while at home

A banner showing a broom, feet going up stairs, and a jump rope and hand weights

By Robin Brooks With so much going on in world right now, it’s tempting to hide under the covers with Netflix and a tub of Chunky Monkey. #beenthere But staying active will help you to concentrate on your schoolwork, improve your mood, and help you to stay fit and well. With that in mind, consider…

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