H03-1479.7. The Dow Health and Physical Education Center. Records, 1978. 0.50 linear ft.
The Dow Health and Physical Education Center was completed in 1978. It houses the dance department and serves as a student recreation center, fitness center for faculty, staff, and community members, site for academic classes, site for fitness/wellness classes, intramurals, and annual events like Relay for Life and Dance Marathon. Athletic teams lift in the Dow weight room. The men’s and women’s swim teams practice and hold meets there. The men’s and women's JV basketball teams, baseball team, softball team, track team, and cheerleading squad practice there, as well. It also serves as a site for overnight lock-ins and summer camps from mid-June to mid-August. The facility includes a three court gymnasium, 25 yard pool, six racquetball courts, 1/10 mile indoor running track, dance studio, weight room, and exercise physiology laboratory. It also houses the offices for faculty in the dance department. Athletic training students take most of their courses in one of the five classrooms in the Dow Center. Collection includes slides and audio tape and two videocassettes (U-Matic) of the dedication October 20, 1978, with keynote speaker Richard Keeler, “Your Stake in the Nation’s Fitness.”
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