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University outdoor recreation shop reopens for Phase 3

The WSU Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop partially reopened on Monday. Employees are required to wear face masks and rentals are disinfected after every use.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

The WSU Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop partially reopened on Monday, following Whitman County’s approval for Phase 3 of reopening.  Donald Schmit, Rental Shop and Coug Bikes coordinator, said they have employed safety measures to limit the possible spread of disease. Equipment is cleaned and disi...

University Recreation plans for Phase 3 reopening

WSU's Student Recreation Center on August 2019. University Recreation facilities are planning to open at 50 percent capacity as Whitman County enters Phase 3.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Recreational facilities can operate at 50 percent capacity in Phase 3. However, Gov. Jay Inslee has not provided specific requirements for how fitness centers can open safely. WSU's University Recreation staff does not know when facilities like the Student Recreation Center or Chinook Student Cente...

OPINION: Get outside with nature

The Palouse offers so many outdoor activities, so this summer, get out and enjoy them!

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 10, 2020

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s hard to focus. From COVID-19 to the nationwide protests, it seems like the lives we had before are a thing of the past. To combat the stress, anxiety and anger that we all may be feeling in the wake of these events, consider going outside. Being...

S&A fee committee expects decrease in revenue

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the student fee will not increase because of financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 13, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided during a 10-hour meeting April 3 to make budget cuts that would allow the S&A fee to stay at $558 for the 2020-2021 school year.  Quinton Berkompas, ASWSU president and S&A committee chair, said the committee members did not feel comf...

OPINION: Take a PE class

While we may have to be inside now, taking a PE class next semester would be a great way to stay healthy while at school

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

For many students at WSU, getting a healthy amount of exercise is often difficult. While there are multiple recreational facilities located on campus, such as the UREC and Chinook Student Center, many students still struggle to fit exercise into their significantly busy schedules. However, WSU offers a w...

Facilities address plans after break

Jeff Elbracht, director of University Recreation facilities, said the staff have not changed their operational plans and administrators will make decisions daily.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU housing and dining services as well as facilities like the Chinook and the University Recreation Center (UREC) plan to continue operations as normal after spring break.  It was announced Wednesday that WSU will move in-person classes to online formats in response to the recent COVID-19 ou...

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