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    New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    I got this in my inbox today - I think it's a really good idea, mostly because I'd love to have it.

    On February 25, 26 & 27th, students will have the opportunity to vote
    on a proposed new recreation renovation project. This Extreme Makeover:
    Recreation Renovation project will consist of a new addition to State
    Gym, renovations in Beyer Hall and State Gym, and air conditioning the
    Lied Rec Center.

    An informational open forum will be held on Thursday, January 17th at
    8pm in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

    What you can expect:

    New Construction - State Gym Addition
    92,320 square feet of new space (1/3 the size of Lied)
    Weight/fitness room-16,000 square feet (double the size of the Lied
    weight room)
    Climbing wall (40 feet tall, twice as tall as Lied)
    Leisure pool - Hot tub - Sauna
    Lap pool - 25 meters
    Basketball courts - 3 full length
    Running track - 4 lanes elevated
    Multipurpose room (1)
    Elevated walkway connecting Beyer Hall to State Gym
    Handicap accessible

    State Gym Renovation
    Replacement of basketball flooring
    Personal training area
    Multipurpose rooms (2)
    Air conditioning (east and west ends)
    New windows, electrical and plumbing

    Beyer Hall Renovation
    Multipurpose rooms (2)
    Renovated locker rooms
    Combined racquetball and squash courts
    New lobby area

    Lied Recreation Center Improvement
    Air conditioning (first year of the project)



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Those are some nice additions!
    Too bad I won't be here for any of them...



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Yeah, I'll assumably be gone.. there will be fees for it, but compared to the increased tuition for engineering majors, it's a drop in the bucket..



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    I'm really excited about it. I was in the focus groups that they contacted and met with in 2005 and 2006. This is definitely the best of the plans they were choosing between. The only thing I'm disappointed with is their decision to pave over the west lawn of Friley and turn it into more parking. That's a really nice place to sunbathe and play sports, especially since the next closest grassy area large enough for games is Central Campus. Other than that, I'm excited to see these plans getting underway. The really sad part is that I might actually be here to use them! Getting my degree and coaching certification and three minors and graduating with honors is taking a little longer than I expected... Or I might be back here for grad school in a few years, anyway.


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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyh13 View Post
    Yeah, I'll assumably be gone.. there will be fees for it, but compared to the increased tuition for engineering majors, it's a drop in the bucket..

    Are they increasing tuition only for engineering majors? i.e. engineering majors have to pay more? I didn't know about this.



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    yes, our tuition has been increased significantly.



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    I am thankful for when I graduated (1998, wow that seems like a while back now). The tuition was on the rise, but I think out of state was only around 8k a year. When I started it was 6 something...

    EDIT: Looks like a semester is around 8-9k now.


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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Those fees for that are going to suck. I saw the plan for it, it said in year two, student fees would rise to approx $20/student, and years 3+, it would be around $100 or $120.


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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Its only money......:) All those upgrades would help the university's image and help recruiting. Beyer, State, Forker just seem so Run down. Air Conditioning in Lied is about the only thing missing from that place.



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    I'd jump at the chance to see my student fees used in a great way like this if I were still a student. You know they're going up no matter what eventually, might as well know what you're getting for your $$.



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Since I just graduated, I won't have to worry about the fees. However I wouldn't object to horribly to those fees as the students would be getting something directly back from it (well some of them would, some of them will pay the fees, and never get to see the completed project). As opposed to that differential tuition BS where I doubt most students will get anything back from it.



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    I'd jump at the chance to see my student fees used in a great way like this if I were still a student. You know they're going up no matter what eventually, might as well know what you're getting for your $$.
    I would be in the same boat for this project. I really didn't have any problem with student fees for recreational activities, mostly because I used their services (the rec, intramurals, etc.)

    I'm sure though that there will be plenty of people who have no intention of doing any of this and will be turned off by the $100 or so in fees that may occur in the future.


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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    What's $100 in the long run anyways? By the time you pay for everything else, $100 is nothing.



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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    What's $100 in the long run anyways? By the time you pay for everything else, $100 is nothing.
    Here's the question, will this be one of those "hidden" fees, or something widely announced to students?


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    Re: New Rec Center/State Gym Improvements

    I don't mind paying a couple hundred bucks a year for those kind of improvements - I would bet that most people spend that amount on stupid crap in a couple months without even realizing it. Anyone know when the completion date is projected to be?



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