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Student Recreation and Wellness Center will Celebrate 15 Years with Daylong Event

Posted March 31, 2014 | Kelli Fitzpatrick
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A patron climbs the rock wall at Kent
State University's Student Recreation and
Wellness Center. The Student Recreation
and Wellness Center will commemorate its
15th anniversary on April 5 with a daylong
open house.

The Kent State University Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be open for 15 hours to commemorate its 15th anniversary on April 5. A free event or demonstration will begin every hour from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the entire facility will be open-house all day.

“This means anybody can come in — community, member, non-member,” says Abby Millsaps, marketing coordinator for the Department of Recreational Services. “Anybody can come in for free, all day long. We want people in here to see what we’ve got going on and take part in the special events.”

The daylong celebration will begin with a breakfast for charter members — those who have been members of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center since its opening 15 years ago. Food samples and cooking demonstrations will take place during lunchtime, with a health and wellness expo featuring local vendors from 2 to 5 p.m. Anyone older than 16 must present a photo ID to gain free admittance that day.

“We hope to have good representation from the community and something that will interest everybody,” Millsaps says.

A Family Dive-In Movie at 9 p.m. will feature Frozen. Those interested in attending must reserve their free tickets ahead of time.

Other events will include stand-up paddleboard yoga, canoe Battleship and a disco black-out hula hoop class. Free massages and tours of the recreational center also will be available. Attendees who are interested in becoming members can take advantage of membership sales and special offers that day.

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center celebrated yearly anniversaries its first five years of operation and commemorated its 10th year.

“This is significant to us,” Millsaps says. “We haven’t really celebrated with a big event like this for the last five years. We take a lot of pride in this building, and we’re excited to celebrate 15 years.”

For more information and to reserve movie tickets, visit www.kent.edu/recservices.