Saturday, April 18, 2009
New CSUB rec center ready to open, another step in school's drive for a total "student experience"
Passed by the new Student Recreation Center over at Cal State today and it's looking almost ready to open. It's a stunning facility from the outside and should help the school in both recruiting new students and retaining the ones they have. The rec center is funded by student activity fees. You have to hand it to CSUB President Horace Mitchell: he is determined to help the university evolve from the commuter school it is today to a full fledged university with a true "student experience." Part of that "experience" is having a top notch workout facility and that looks like it's about to happen. Mitchell has already welcomed Greek organizations to the school (another key part of the "student experience") and the school now has a Division 1 baseball team playing on campus. The final, and most difficult hurdle will be dormitories for students living on campus. No word on when - or if - that will happen but it's a key ingredient.