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5 Facts Drexel Recreation Center

Five Little Known Facts: Drexel Recreation Center

Whether you’re a gym pro or a novice, an individual or a group, a Drexel Dragon or community member, there’s something for everyone at the Rec Center. Don’t let these myths stop you from getting through the door and getting your workout on!

Memorial Day Primer bagpipers

Drexel Joins Local Community in Honoring Fallen Heroes at Memorial Day Primer

At the eight annual Memorial Day Primer on Drexel’s University City Campus, contributions from both the local academic and Powelton Village community helped honor servicemen and women as well as celebrate town-and-gown relations.

Laura Sherbondy and Paul Furtaw coordinated Drexel's first Fresh Check Day

Inaugural Fresh Check Day to Shed Light, Spark Action Around Student Mental Health

Staff coordinators aim to remind students to refuel, recharge and engage with classmates to safeguard their psychological well-being.
The Actors Gymnasium performs “Marie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter” (2015). Nico Añón is the bottom left performer. Photo courtesy of The Actors Gymnasium.

This Drexel Student is Reaching New Heights

For many, the circus is just entertainment. For Nico Añón, a Drexel University freshman studying mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, the circus is home.

James Min, a health sciences major in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, says he enjoys the Rec Center because it helps him "release stress in a beneficial manner, which is important to me as a chronically stressed individual."

How the Drexel Rec Center Lined Up ‘The Balanced Project’

To spotlight the wellness and inclusion mission of Drexel University Recreational Athletics, the Drexel Recreation Center has released a new campaign featuring Dragons working on their physical, mental and emotional health.
Rec Center group fitness class.

The New and Improved Drexel Rec Center YouTube

The Drexel Recreation Center relaunched its YouTube page to feature videos about its programming and staff.
drexel triathalon

Work up a Sweat for Charity at Drexel’s 5th Annual Indoor Triathlon 

Participants in Drexel’s 2017 Indoor Triathlon, held on March 25, can undergo a full triathlon or duathlon in the comfort of the Drexel Recreation Center to benefit the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Contestants wait for the start of the race at the Rec Recycle Regatta.

Hope Floats and Cardboard Boats Sink at Drexel’s 2017 Rec Recycle Regatta

Three teams participated in Drexel’s annual cardboard boat race, in which students build boats out of cardboard and duct tape that are meant to carry them across the Recreation Center’s pool.
Samantha Haines and Riki McDaniel in their cardboard boat, the Tofu Eater

There’s Still Time Left to Rock the Boat  — A Cardboard Boat, That Is

The annual Rec Recycle Regatta is on Feb. 18, and there’s still time for students to sign up to participate in what is one of Drexel’s wackiest traditions.

Chai is a Cane Corso purebred and certified therapy dog.

Meet Chai, Drexel’s New Therapy Dog

Drexel’s newest hire is Chai, a 4-year-old female purebred Cane Corso and certified therapy dog.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — April 2016

April is a month of recognition. Lucy Kerman, PhD, was promoted to senior vice provost for university and community partnerships and all Drexel authors will have their day in the spotlight at the fourth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event.
Rachel Bernhardt in front of the pool at the Rec Center

Need for Speed: Drexel Swimmer Heads to the NCAAs

Junior Rachel Bernhardt’s drive to constantly improve herself earned her a spot in the 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. She is the first swimmer, male or female, to represent Drexel at the NCAA.