Tag Archives: Student Recreation Center

Happenings: World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Breaking a world record to
spread a message

By Mindy Green

World's Largest Swimming Lesson logo

Thousands of people around the world will be participating. Jump in, Bobcats!

It’s not often one can say they participated in a world record, but here’s your chance! Texas State University is a site host for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) on Tuesday, June 18 and registration is open to anyone who wants to get their name in the Guinness Book of World Records.  Continue reading

Around Campus: Outdoor Recreation Center

Texas State’s Outdoor Center offers Bobcats adventures out of bounds

By Catherine Harper

Amid a beautiful campus and sunny days, it’s almost impossible to stay inside as spring approaches at Texas State. Luckily, there are many resources to facilitate outdoor activity provided by Texas State’s Outdoor Recreation Program — a fast and easy way to connect with campus and beyond in the great outdoors.

The Outdoor Center, located in Sewell Park, houses information about the program, offering students and faculty a direct path of interaction with Texas State’s beautiful surroundings. Among a wide variety of activities, the Outdoor Center provides access to regional and national outdoor resources as well as opportunities for trip planning and preparation guidance.

Additionally, the Outdoor Recreation Program is comprised of six main program areas including the RockWall Climbing Center, Sewell Park, Equipment Rental, University Camp, the GOAL Challenge Course and the Adventure Trip Program.

Jump into the six program areas below:

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Rising Stars: Graciela Sandoval

Texas State graduate student finds ways to channel energy, stay engaged

Graciela Sandoval at the Student Recreation Center.

By David King

Not long after she adopted a dog for companionship, Graciela Sandoval came home to a shocking sight in her San Marcos apartment.

Naya — a cross between a chow and a golden retriever, essentially a four-legged ball of fluff — had shredded the couch and started chewing the wall-to-wall carpet.

Even for the easygoing Sandoval, who is working on her master’s in interdisciplinary studies, her dog’s adventures were a bit much. A visit to the veterinarian confirmed that Naya didn’t have an appetite for polyurethane foam. She just needed to burn off energy. Continue reading