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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

One of the kayaking activities set up by the Outdoor Recreation Center from 2022

ORC provides opportunities for outdoor activities to students

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor August 17, 2023

For students who are looking to plan activities or rent equipment, the Outdoor Recreation Center is open to those in the community for that purpose. Jonathan Stahl, associate director of university...

Ken Anderson with his wife Cynthia Thia Anderson.

The man who was saved by UREC employees from a heart attack

JONAH OAKLIEF, Evergreen contributor April 4, 2023

In mid-January, Ken Anderson was playing his weekly game of racquetball when his vision became blurry, and he suddenly felt weak in his legs.   Elsewhere at the WSU Recreation Center, student employee...

The URECs dodgeball tournament will take place 3-7 p.m. at the UREC.

UREC to host Family 6v6 Dodgeball tournament for Family Weekend

EMMETT-WALTER BRYZ-GORNIA, Evergreen photographer March 30, 2023

University Recreation (UREC) Competitive Sports Department is hosting a 6v6 family dodgeball tournament. All are welcome to participate, with sign-ups closing tonight, Thursday at midnight. The tournament...

The SRC pool reopened Saturday after being closed for a month.

SRC pool reopens after monthlong closure

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen managing editor March 23, 2022

The Student Recreation Center reopened the pool and spa Saturday after over a monthlong closure. Jeff Elbracht, WSU Director of Facilities for University Recreation, said contractors arrived the Monday...

Students returning to Pullman will have the opportunity to participate in All-Access Week at the Student Recreation Center and the first event in the Uncomfortable Conversations series.

UREC, MLK Committee offer events for students

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Copy Chief January 10, 2022

As students return to campus for the spring semester, WSU organizations are holding events to welcome students back. Joanne Greene, University Recreation programming director, said the Chinook and Student...

UREC lifeguard Madison Grey holds up a pumpkin Wednesday evening in the Student Recreation Center pool.

UREC supplies students with squashes

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor October 15, 2021

University Recreation hosted its fourth annual AquaPatch event at the Student Recreation Center pool Wednesday evening. AquaPatch is an opportunity for students to go for a swim and pick one of nearly...

A participant at the CKC event climbs on the WSU Student Recreation Center climbing wall Sunday, Sept. 26.

Sky’s the limit for ‘Courageous Kids’

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor September 30, 2021

Courageous Kids Climbing hosted a rock climbing event at WSU on Sunday for community members with physical and intellectual disabilities. Founder Jeff Riechmann said he created CKC to give kids...

Senior Garrett Goenn sanitizes the Student Recreation Centers front desk for the safety of in-coming students.

UREC finds sense of normalcy

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2021

All on-campus gyms are operating at full capacity with limited COVID-19 guidelines, and University Recreation is constantly changing its tactics to ensure facilities stay open this year. “If [the...

The Student Recreation Center has four indoor basketball courts to play inside and a couple outside.

Students should attend UREC, Chinook All Access Week

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist August 19, 2021

Week of Welcome offers a bunch of opportunities for WSU students. But my personal favorite, All Access Week, is a whole week at the Student Recreation Center and Chinook Student Center where students...

Junior Aaron Fisher works out with a medicine ball at the Student Recreation Center.

UREC offers Week of Welcome clinics, classes to kick off semester

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 16, 2021

University Recreation is offering skills clinics, free fitness classes and an open-house style UREC Bash during Week of Welcome to introduce Cougs to different activities available on campus. Many fitness...

A summer spent in small town Pullman is not everyones first choice.

Summer spent in Pullman is not for everyone


I have only spent one summer living in Pullman. Right now. This summer. Whether or not I will spend most of my time here has yet to be determined. I feel like most people go back to live with family in...

Joanne Greene, University Recreation programming director, said attending the Summer Advantage program puts first-year students ahead of the curve after graduating high school.

Summer Advantage program gives first-year students head start

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 17, 2021

Registration for the WSU Summer Advantage program is now open until early June.  Summer Advantage runs from June 28 to July 30 and helps first-year students transition into college, Joanne Greene,...

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