Low Attendance at SRC

by Reggie Wilson

Where can you find a workout facility with all the amenities and an array of classes that range from karate to zumba for free?

The Pellissippi State Student Recreation Center is where.

Atop a hill on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley campus, stands Pellissippi’s Student Recreation Center.  Students that frequent the recreation center are unsure why more of their classmates do not visit the SRC. “We see the same faces everyday,” said an anonymous student at the SRC.

According to Sean Green, recreation center manager, “Students who do not take advantage of Pellissippi’s SRC resources are missing out on great opportunities to get fit and to meet new people.” Green believes the SRC’s poor student attendance can be attributed to a lack of student knowledge of the facility and little advertising. “We need to promote the facilities better,” said Green.  Green also added, “The facilities could also use an upgrade.”

With the retirement of former SRC director Dan Jones, Green and the SRC staff await the arrival of Jones’ replacement Philip Ems. Staff member Roy Wayne says he is looking forward to meeting Ems.  “I looked him up online, he used to be a punter for Ball State,” said Wayne.

Ems is scheduled to assume his position as SRC director in the coming weeks, just in time for the intramural basketball tournament finale.  Green says his pick to win the tournament is his team, Team Elite.


Friday, April 15th, 2011

“Connect the Pieces”

By: Chance Collins

Student Life and Recreation will be sponsoring its annual “Connect the Pieces” Contest at the end of the fall semester.

“Connect the Pieces”, which was once the passport program of years ago, is designed to keep students connected and promote campus activity,” said Gwen Miller of SLR. Miller went on to say, “It’s an incentive program that promotes the use of resources here on campus and gets students to participate in activities.

Students who wish to join the program should stop by the Student Life and Recreation office and pick up their “Connect the Pieces” booklet. Once you have your booklet, you are ready to get started and start receiving signatures, said Miller.

Miller said, when the student attends any activity or uses any resources available on campus, they will receive a signature in their booklet and after the first three signatures, a choice of either a USB flash-drive or a t-shirt is the prize given away. After you first three signatures, all signatures after that will equate for points as entries for more prizes. The Grand Prize will be a new laptop along with a new GPS navigational system.

Miller said, the stipulations for the grand prizes are as follows; the student must be attending classes for the min of 6 hours per week, and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. For more information on the “Connect the Pieces” program or any other Student Life and Recreation events, contact Gwen Miller with Student Life (865) 694-655 and also you can check out the website from the Pellissippi homepage.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Lighten Up. It’s Christmas Time at Pellissippi!


 By: Chance Collins

Student Life & Recreation will have its 22nd annual Breakfast with Santa event on December 5th.

The breakfast will be in the Goins Building located in the cafeteria, rotunda, auditorium and lounge area. The event is sponsored by Student Life & Recreation in order to encourage students to bring out their children to see the jolly old man and enjoy a breakfast with Santa.

Gwen Miller, a Student Life & Recreation representative said, “Students should come with their families to enjoy a traditional sausage and pancake breakfast. “Miller also said, “There will be lots of games along with arts and crafts for children to enjoy.”

The Breakfast will be from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and Miller encourages all volunteers to arrive early. Miller says, “Volunteers will need to arrive at 8 a.m. for orientation, t-shirts, filling out forms and to receive their job assignments. “Volunteers are encouraged to dress up as elves, wear tights/shirts or a Santa hat will be acceptable.” For more information, please contact Gwen Miller at (865) 694-6555 or you may email Gwen Miller and Student Life & Recreation at gfmiller@pstcc.edu or studentlife@pstcc.edu.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009