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Recreation Center serves up fun

Although achieving success as a college student requires that one sacrifice much of their time when not in class to countless hours of studying in preparation for impending exams, campus life also offers the opportunity to meet new people and to make new friends as well as some great memories along the way. So come out and join the fun at the place where you can do just that, the TJC Recreation Center.

The campus recreation center, located on the second floor of the Rogers Student Center, offers a variety of fun activities ranging from monthly ping-pong tournaments, pool tables, and much more.

Recent additions to the excitement and fellowship to be found at the recreational center include weekly TV nights where students can gather to enjoy their favorite television shows such as the popular thriller “Lost” and the satirical comedy of “The Family Guy” as well as donut festivals, original song contests, and limbo nights.

According to Jesse Weaver, who works as a student assistant and helps organize upcoming events at the recreation center, “Plans are underway to hold a Favorite Board Game Tournament in late March and an April Film Festival where students can showcase their creative talents by submitting footage of their own original music videos and commercials in pursuit of winning the festival’s grand prize to be awarded on April 30th.” Both of these activities are sure to bring loads of fun and laughter while also providing students with a great way to relax and socialize between study sessions.

Student Activities director Scott Nalley encourages students to check out the wide range of activities scheduled this spring at the TJC Recreation Center. Confident that the agenda offers enjoyment to everyone’s liking, he recommends students to “Stop by the recreation center or the student affairs office and pick up a complete listing of events planned throughout this semester”.

Vincent Nguyen, TJC Student Affairs Coordinator, also expressed his excitement about the 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament currently being held nightly at the Ornela’s Health and Physical Education (OHPE) Center. The winning team will earn a chance to compete at the regional championships to be held at the University of Texas in Austin on March 28th through March 30th.

For additional details or to sign-up to participate in upcoming events, drop by the recreational center or speak to someone in the student affairs office Monday through Friday and experience the fun side of being a college student!

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