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Campus Recreation News

There is a Limit

Know the precautions of drinking, before it’s too late.

Last week was the 5 year anniversary of the death of Nolan Burch. On Nov. 14, 2014, the 18-year-old freshman from Buffalo, N.Y. became a victim of hazing at the Kappa Sigma house. During a fraternity party, he was blindfolded, handed a bottle of bourbon and pressured into drinking it at a fast pace. After drinking this and more throughout the night, he became unconscious. Other people thought it was funny and started taking pictures, kicking him and dancing around him. An hour went by before someone noticed and decided to call for an ambulance. Unfortunately, it was too late.

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WVU's Strong Showing at NIRSA Conference

WVU sent 20 students, staff and graduate assistants to this year’s NIRSA Region II Conference. Learn more about NIRSA, the Region II Conference and gain some insight on key student takeaways from the experience.

NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, is an association comprised of collegiate professionals and leaders that are invested in growing the collegiate campus recreation and health and wellbeing industries. NIRSA serves as the primary resource for fostering the education of undergraduates and graduate students, while continuing education for collegiate recreation professionals throughout their careers. NIRSA also governs and sets standards for what collegiate campus recreation does in their industry. Founded in 1950, NIRSA has grown to 4,500 dedicated professionals, students, and businesses, serving an estimated 8.1 million students in total ( NIRSA, 2019). West Virginia University has been a long-time institutional member of the organization and has recently invested great resources and efforts in getting WVU students and faculty involved with the organization.

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WVU Flag Football Team “The Pirates” Finds Gold

WVU Flag Football Championship

The Medical Science fields felt the thrill of competition as the Intramural Flag Football teams competed for the Intramural Championship. After a long day of play, the Pirates were crowned Men’s Recreational League Champions.

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Health and Wellbeing: Shredded Chicken Tacos

Easy and Affordable Shredded Chicken Tacos

Who doesn't love a good taco? The versatile meal can be made hundreds of ways, some of the best being healthier options that are just as savory! This shredded chicken taco bowl is a delicious meal that anyone can make! The best part? It’s easily meal prep-able, so just a few minutes in the kitchen can last up to a week.

Prep time: 30 minutes | Bake time: 20 minutes | Total cost: $16

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Show Your West Virginia Pride at the 2019 Mountaineer Week!

This year’s Mountaineer Week is right around the corner! Taking place from November 1st through 9th, this week lets students compete in competitions and support local businesses to show their Mountaineer pridewhile learning about Appalachian history. Be on the lookout for upcoming deadlines, as Mountaineer Week is only a few short weeks away, many contests are closing soon.

An arts and crafts fair will be held in the Mountainlair Ballrooms, featuring many local artists with products ranging from cookware to jewelry to fine art. The craft fair will take place from 12 pm to 8 pm on Friday, November 1st, from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, November 2nd, and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, November 3rd. These short days are one of the things that make Mountaineer Week unique, so be sure to stop by and shop local!

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