2018 News

From a Jaguar to a Panther, a Student Success Story

Posted On November 27, 2018
Categories 2018 News, 2019 News

Michael Guy’s relationship with the Department of Recreational Services began well before Georgia State University consolidated with Georgia Perimeter College in January of 2016.  The consolidation had just been announced, so Melissa Buchheit, Director for Georgia State University’s Department of Recreational Services, went to the Clarkston campus to meet with Rodney Pegues, Georgia Perimeter College’s… more »

Mary Lane Barnes Joins the Department of Recreational Services

Posted On October 1, 2018
Categories 2018 News

The Department of Recreational Services would like to welcome its newest staff member, Mary Lane Barnes.  As the marketing specialist, Mary’s responsibilities will be far reaching:  graphic design, social media content creation, photography and program promotion just to name a few.  Her first day at the Student Recreation Center was April 23, 2018.

Mary grew… more »

Treat Yourself at the Student Recreation Center

Posted On August 13, 2018
Categories 2018 News

On April 23, Georgia State University students were invited to take a break from studying and visit the Department of Recreational Services' Treat Yourself event.  From 3 to 5 p.m., students could choose between several activities located throughout the Student Recreation Center natatorium.  Activities included yoga, chair massages and meditation.  “Our Aquatics Center has some… more »

Recreational Services Student Staff Attend Local and National Conferences

Posted On June 4, 2018
Categories 2018 News

Each year, Recreational Services encourages and supports young professionals to attend conferences at the local, regional and national level within the recreational sports profession. Proceeds from the Recreational Services Annual Golf Tournament are used to support the professional development of student staff members who wish to continue their careers in recreation by attending a NIRSA… more »

Touch The Earth Trip Leaders Are Ready For Adventure

Posted On March 15, 2018
Categories 2018 News

Touch the Earth, Recreational Services’ outdoor program, offers a unique opportunity for Georgia State University students and community volunteers to learn skills that can be used in the wilderness, classroom, home, or office.  Trip leaders are responsible for organizing all the needed trip equipment, transportation, and meals.  Some trip participants are outdoor novices, so trip… more »

Renovations Continue at Student Recreation Center

Posted On February 9, 2018
Categories 2018 News

Installation of new flooring in the Fitness Center was the completion of a renovation project that began last April.  New recycled rubber flooring was first installed in the Free-Weight Area on the lower level; the same flooring was installed in the Fitness Center over the winter break.   The project began in December and was completed… more »

Recreational Services Debuts New Fall Events

Posted On January 4, 2018
Categories 2018 News

The Department of Recreational Services offered several fall events to get students and recreation members into the Halloween spirit! The first fall event, Pumpkin Splash, was held in the Student Recreation Center aquatic center on Saturday, October 14. Pumpkins of varying shapes, sizes and colors were placed in the leisure pool for “picking.” Children, students… more »