Get Out & Golf!

Georgia Southern officially opened the highly anticipated Golf Course last fall. The course is 6,900 yards with a total of 18 holes. Tee times are available to students and the general public from 8am- 5pm on weekdays (times adjust with sunset) and on weekends, golfers can walk after 12pm.

With Georgia Southern’s 18-hole championship course, you may think that it’s costly to play a game with friends, but it’s actually the exact opposite! Students can play for only $7! The facility also provides rentals of golf carts. To see more pricing visit the golf courses’ Green Fees page.

Do you have class all day and want to see when times are available to play? Just go to GSGolfCourse.com on your phone or computer and select the “Schedule Tee Time” icon!

Also, the Golf Course has launched their first program, “Get Golf Ready.” It is a 5-week program for beginners and returning golfers. March sessions are full, but look out for registration in April! If you want to learn more about the program visit the Get Golf Ready page.

The golf course is also equipped with a practice facility for golfers needing to brush up on their skills. This will be great for students registering for CRI Open Golf on March 24.

For updates on events, follow the Georgia Southern’s Golf Course on Twitter. Also, for more information visit their webpage.

 

Maintaining Your Workout Outside of the RAC

With the unexpected “ice days” that have been coming our way, I was wondering what students could do to continue their workout when they don’t have access to the RAC. The disappointing tweets that I saw after students learned that the RAC would be closed due to the weather led me to really understand how important it is to be able to continue a consistent daily workout routine. I have brainstormed and researched some great ways to continue your workout incase we get some more unexpected winter weather, or even if there are just times when you can’t make it to the RAC.

·      Utilize your apartment’s facility

             Most apartments have a 24-hour gym. Though the gym may be a little smaller than              what you’re used to, it has components used while you’re in the RAC.

·      Create a workout that does not require equipment use

If the power is out and you find yourself with no other options, this is the time to do squats, sit-ups, push-ups, etc. These workouts do not require the use of equipment, but rather take advantage of your own body weight.

·      Use the workout video that you have been neglecting

I don’t know why it’s always so hard to put in that workout DVD that has been sitting by your TV for weeks or months, but this is the perfect time!

·      Partner with a friend

It’s always helpful to have an accountability partner so you can motivate each other to workout at home or at the RAC. A lot of times it’s even more fun when you have a partner with you, so find a workout buddy!

 

Wellness Week 2014

Hi Eagles!

The University Wellness Program (UWP) will be hosting their annual Wellness Week officially beginning on Monday, February 17- Friday, February 21. This year, UWP’s theme is “Soar to More,” which encourages students to take advantage of all the opportunities presented during your college career. Your journey to wellness should be an enjoyable, ongoing lifestyle. Come continue this journey with UWP!

Thursday, February 13will kick off Wellness Week 2014 in front of the University Store from 5-7pm. There will be games, music, and a Healthy Pizza Eating Contest! Pre registration is required.

UWP has a fun week planned with many events! There will be forums helping students to learn how to balance their GPA and wellness, two meditation classes, and a Massage 101 class to help learn how to give a relaxing back massage. Pre registration is required.

The highly anticipated Live Well Fair will begin Wednesday, February 19 in the Russell Union from 10am-2pm.  During this time, students can browse local vendors and on-campus organizations to enhance their wellness experience. Students will be able to participate in cooking demonstrations, chair massages, and much more! Students will also be given a stamp card at the beginning of the event and if you have participated in most of the events, with your card stamped, you will win a free t-shirt!

UWP will be at the Russell Union Rotunda on Wednesday, February 19 from 11am to 2pm for the Empty Bowl Project. Come and get a hand painted bowl and fill it with some hot chili! The bowl selected is yours to keep in remembrance of the empty bowls around the world. All proceeds will be donated to our local food bank.

I encourage you to attend the many events being hosted next week. UWP is dedicated to helping students Soar to More and seeing the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

To see the full schedule of events visit UWP’s Wellness Week page.

UWP frequently updates their social media about upcoming events. Make sure to like the University Wellness Program on Facebook and follow their blog!

Looking for awesome job opportunities?

Looking for employment opportunities on campus while boosting your resume? We might be able to help you!

With the CRI Job Fair approaching, the RAC will be hiring students in many areas for various positions including: fitness specialists, group fitness instructors, facility staff, Southern Adventures staff, web designers, graphic designers, lifeguards, maintenance assistants, personal trainers and various positions at the new Georgia Southern Golf Course. Or maybe you’re interested in doing what I do? Our marketing department will also be looking to hire a PR intern!

Check out all of the positions here.

These jobs will be posted on the Student Employment website beginning Monday, February 10. Make sure your resume, cover letter, and any other material that will help you land the job is at its best. Stop by the career center to get your resume critiqued!

Also, keep a look out around campus, as well as in the RAC lobby, for some of our employees promoting the job fair. They’ll be able to answer a lot of questions and give you an idea of how awesome it is to work here!

Happy job hunting!