The Shield

After hours: passionate about helping others

Chase Allen, senior nutrition and wellness major, and Dylan Wagner, a a senior exercise science major, smile for a picture at the RFWC.

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Chase Allen and Dylan Wagner talked about their experience working at the university Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center (RFWC).  Chase Allen is passionate about helping others succeed. The seni...

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center will give away free tickets and coupons to various activities and amenities in the Evansville area beginning this month. The program, pinned as Eagle Perks, is aimed to increase student engagement across the university. “This is funded through the student activi...

Introducing intramural: RFWC brings new programs for fall

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

August 18, 2016

The Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center is introducing multiple new programs to start out the new semester, as well as returning annual events with new twists.

Hips & Salsa

Richard Schuler, a senior engineering major, spins dance partner Dakota Fleetwood, a junior psychology major, as Paola Marizan, the student instructor of the Latin Dance Class that takes place Mondays and Thursdays in the RFWC, gives them pointers.

Armon Siadat, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

Paola Marizan discovered a passion for teaching Latin dances after attending an event in Carter Hall last semester.

Residence Life, RFWC host free events

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer

January 12, 2016

The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and Late Night at USI will present 'Let it Glow' Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight. The event consists of  glow-in-the-dark activities including putt putt and laser tag. Housing and Residence Life and the RFWC also invite all students to take part in '...

Why I lift, bro

Osman Bien-Aime

October 14, 2015

There is a definite feeling of apprehension that sets in when you’re about to try something new, something unfamiliar. However, more often than not, there is also a great reward in challenging your misgivings and giving a new experience a chance. A particular hurdle I recently overcame was going t...

RFWC wheels in new program

Tools that will be used in the upcoming bike repair program are displayed across a workbench in the Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center.

Sarah Loesch

August 27, 2015

Jon Bosley has found a way to bring his passion for biking to campus. The Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center is adapting a bike repair program that will be open to faculty, staff and students. Bosley, assistant program director of Outdoor Adventure and Climbing Center, said during his time as a...

New computer lab offers convenience

Freshman Eric Mason takes advantage of the new computer lab located on the top floor of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center.

Caleb Riley

October 4, 2013

David Enzler knows there aren’t many places on campus that can provide services like the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center (RFWC), and he wants it to stay that way, he said. The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Director said he is always looking for new ways to get people into the RFWC. “The...

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