Welcome Back to the Green Eagle Blog. The past few weeks you have probably gotten used to the routine of going to class, studying and preparing for your next class. This week I want to talk to you about getting involved. Last week many of you shared with me that you want to get involved on campus but you are not sure where to start. This week I am going to tell you about all of the ways you can get involved at UNT.
There are many ways to be involved at UNT and the first way is by heading to the REC Center. While the REC center does have awesome facilities to work out, it also has so much more to offer you…
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Then check out the Outdoor Pursuits program offered through the REC center. If you love to camp, then you should check out the Canoe and Camping trip on October 3 and 4. For $55 you can canoe the Brazos River in Texas and camp out overnight. You forgot your tent? Don’t worry you can rent a tent, GPS and more through Outdoor Pursuits.
Are you competitive? Grab a few friends and join intramural sports. Bump, set and spike in the Volleyball league that starts October 12 (sign-ups end on October 6th). Take it back to the playground with the kickball mini-league (you can sign up through October 6). If you can’t commit to a season, they also have single day tournaments like the tennis singles tournament and the Homecoming fun run.
Do you want to avoid the “Freshman 15”? Then head over to the rec and attend one of the group fitness classes. Tonight at 7:30pm you can Belly Dance or tomorrow you can check out Turbo Kickboxing at 5:15. The rumor is that turbo kickboxing is the most popular fitness class so you should get there early to reserve your spot.
Maybe you thought getting involved at UNT meant being the president of a student group, but I want you to know that being involved can be many things. Whether you join hall government, get a campus job or grab a few friends and join the kickball mini-league, you are involved. Tomorrow I will tell you about the involvement opportunities associated with your major and academic interests.
All of this talk about the REC center has me motivated to go work out. Have you been to the REC center? If so, what do you enjoy about the REC center. Tell us in the comment section and get entered into our weekly drawing this Friday.