UTPA community enjoys new campus fitness center
Contact: Josue D. Esparza, Photographer 956/381-2741
Posted: 08/28/2007
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More than 1,600 students, faculty and staff started the fall 2007 semester with a workout at the new state-of-the-art Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex (WRSC) that opened its doors Monday, Aug, 27 at The University of Texas-Pan American. Hours of operation for the $26 million facility, located on the corner of Sugar Road and Schunior Street, will be from 6 a.m.- 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Students, staff and faculty will be required to show a validated BRONCard (campus ID card) to use the WRSC. An open house for faculty and staff to use the facility will be held through Sept. 2 at no cost. After Sept. 2, all faculty and staff wishing to use the WRSC will need to purchase an employee membership at the service desk, which can be purchased by check, credit card or payroll deduction. A membership application can be found at Pictured front to back are Mariel Aguirre, freshman chemistry major; Claudia Espinoza, sophomore education major; Kristy Garza, freshman business major; and Luis Ochoa, freshman premed/biology major, exercising in the 10,000-square-foot weight room, which offers the latest in weight and cardio equipment. For more information on the WRSC, call 956/292-0839 or visit the Web site at