Hello and welcome to the Sport Club Corner Episode number three I am your host Lindsay Kring and along with me is the sports club GA Jesse Geer. Today we will recap everything that happened for the rest of the semester and will talk with the Director of Campus Rec Nick Knowles. Jesse what events do we have this month? For December we have a lot of great tournament action between the bowling and Ice Hockey Club. Bowling had a tournament this past weekend in Madison finishing 21st. The Ice hockey had a great past couple of months. For November they finished with a record of 3-1. They impressively knocked off Wheaton college 11-3 and 10-4. The team has made huge progress through the year. They also have games this weekend against NIU in Chicago. Very nice that great to hear and that’s great to hear and see the clubs are still competing this late into the semester with finals coming up. Definitely, you can really see that the clubs have a great balance of competing but also focusing on their studies as the end of the semester approaches Their main focus is to excel in the classroom and is something that I am really proud of to see. Definitely, let’s switch gears and bring in the Director of the Sport Club program. Nick Knowles. Thanks for joining us today. Lets first talk about how long you been involved in campus rec with the director of the sport clubs? Well first of all, thanks for having me, it is good to be here guys. I have been the director of sport clubs, this is my eighth year I started in 2007. I was a graduate assistant, at Campus Recreation with Sport Clubs. So I started off as the Sport Club Coordinator and then took on facilities in 2009. Then most recently, I have taken over the operations of the Aquatics department. I got a lot on my plate, but I got great staff like you guys to make the transition real easy. I love working with students and this program, specifically it has been really cool watch what you guys do. That is great. Just talk about some of your proudest moments being in Sport Clubs. Well other than being on this show right now I would say starting a Sport Club Hall of Fame a couple of years back. It has been really cool to touch base with Alumni This inductee that we are going to have this year 2016, we are going to induct our championship bowling clubs. From the early 2000’s We are going to try to arrange A ceremony and reception and acknowledge them during homecoming weekend and football game this fall We are talking with athletics right now. So those are some of the cooler moments Also just seeing what happens meeting with Sport Club leaders. and seeing what happens to them two or three years later after they graduate Staying in touch with them, it is probably one of the most rewarding aspects of the job So you are also in charge of Aquatics like you said and the facilities We wanna know what are the duties you have for both of those? Well, with the facility I oversee the operations, I work with our assistant facility manager on scheduling So I am in charge of all the front desk workers, our two full time facility managers graduate assistants, student supervisors, equipment room workers, cardio attendants But, in a nutshell just handling complaints, compliments from patrons safety, risk management, making sure our facility is equipped and staffed. and ready to go to provide great service and meet the needs of our students. With the aquatics center, hiring all the lifeguards, training them, running in-services and trying to come up with some cool programming and initiatives that they offer in the aquatics department Speaking of that, talk about some of the events that are coming up for next semester you are looking forward to the most Great segue Jess, (laughter), what were are going to do is were going to do the nearly naked mile, that is going to be (more laughter), February 27th and that is 2016, it is going to start at 4 pm, and you do not have to be naked folks just nearly, all the proceeds are going to benefit the McDonough County YMCA It is a cold weather run. It is basically just a knock off of a polar plunge. for instance myself and I put a challenge out to our lifeguards we are going to run it in our swimsuits. $10 to sign up, you will be guarenteed a t-shirt if you sign up by February 1st Again, it is $10, you can sign up in the Student Recreation Center office Again, all of the proceeds are going to go to the McDonough County YMCA. I am really proud of this event, co-worker of mine Pat McGrath who is now at Northern Kentucky University started this program two years ago and we just want to keep it going Past beneficiaries were the American Red Cross for the Washington Illinois victims for the tornado a few years back and we have done Sargent Teddies and we did the Y last year this year we wanted to focus solely on the Y, because they do great things and have programs that need our help and that is what we are all about in Campus Recreation, not just helping the campus, but helping the community Awesome, well thank you so much for the great information, you know we really appreciate it we look forward to seeing those events next semester That is going to do it for the Sport Club Corner this year, we will be back reporting on Sport Clubs next spring everyone have a great break, and. You stay perfect leatherneck nation!