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Dance Theatre Group’s
spring dance concert Visions, 8 p.m., Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, Fitness and Recreation Center
Dance Studio/Theatre

Week of 1 April 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 25
Special Edition: Fitness and Recreation Center

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Landmark campus center fulfills decades-old vision

The new BU FitRec Center.

By David J. Craig
“Since the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, Boston University is greater than any single College or School connected with it,” Daniel L. Marsh wrote in Bostonia magazine in 1926, shortly after becoming the University’s fourth president.

Club and intramural athletes excited about bigger, better games

Raquet ball.

By Jessica Ullian
The members of the men’s volleyball club, a Division I team in the New England Collegiate Volleyball League, have big plans for next semester.

Expanded spaces for dance, sports, and nutrition allow room for growth

Dance Troup.

By Jessica Ullian
When Visions, the Dance Theatre Group’s annual performance, is held in the new dance studio at the Fitness and Recreation Center on April 15 and 16, it will mark a series of firsts for the University’s largest student-run dance club.

Ryan Center: sports medicine, rehabilitation, and other health programs all in one setting

Bill Pesanelli.

By Brian Fitzgerald
For Bill Pesanelli, director of the Sargent College Clinical Centers, the new Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a dream come true.

Tsai Fitness Center shaping up as premier health facility

Students in the Tsai Fitness Center.

By Brian Fitzgerald
If the words eye-popping and heart-stopping are overused describing a large new campus facility, especially one full of light and open space, what then would be an appropriate adjective to describe the Tsai Fitness Center?

Philanthropists who made it happen

Gerald Tsai, Jr.

By David J. Craig
As a BU student in the 1940s, Gerald Tsai, Jr. (CAS’49, GRS’49, Hon.’03) attended classes at the College of Liberal Arts during its last days on Boylston Street in Copley Square.

Spacious digs for thriving Emergency Response program

Ray Levy with students.

By Tim Stoddard
If you twist an ankle or otherwise injure yourself in the new Fitness and Recreation Center, don’t panic: certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are on the premises, ready to render aid and whisk you to one of the building’s two first-aid treatment rooms.

Aquatics Center: varsity and recreational swimmers buoyant over world-class facilities

Student swimming.

By Brian Fitzgerald
To say that the opening of the new Aquatics Center is making a big splash with BU’s men’s and women’s varsity swim teams would be quite an understatement. The ripples are being felt across campus, because recreational swimming at BU is also getting a huge boost.

Architects create dynamic hub for fitness and recreation

Indoor track.

By Tim Stoddard
Sneak in first thing in the morning, before thousands of students, faculty, and staff are coursing through it, and the new Fitness and Recreation Center still hums with energy.

Affordable memberships draw faculty, staff, and alumni to Fire

By Jessica Ullian
As the Fitness and Recreation Center officially opens its doors on April 1, more than 1,000 faculty, staff, alumni, and part-time students are already enrolled and ready to begin using the wide array of fitness facilities.


1 April 2005
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