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Come climb the Alpine Tower!

Come relieve some exam stress Tuesday, De.c 11 from 2-5 pm. Free, wear loose fitting athletic fitting clothing and closed toed shoes. No experience necessary.
 

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Back campus disc gold course is up and running!

The disc golf course is now 18 holes long and ready to play! Join the disc golf club or just come out and play a round next Thursday, September 27. We’ll be meeting at the first tee at 2PM, by the Outing Club barn on back campus. For info email Curtis Correll at correllc15@mail.wlu.edu.

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Student Health and Counseling Clinical Services End On May 25

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A reminder to all students that the Student Health Center and the University Counseling Center are closed and do not provide clinical services to students during the summer months.  The SHC will close its 24/7 clinical services at 5 PM on Thursday, May 24.  There will be both physician and counselor appointments available for students during the day on Friday, May 25, if needed.  Both the SHC and Counseling Center will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.  After that, both the SHC and Counseling will be open only for limited days/hours during the summer for staff to accomplish administrative functions, but not for regular appointments for clinical care.  There is not a physician or counselor on call during the summer.  Messages and e-mails will be checked periodically, so students should plan ahead for summer health care needs such as prescription refills, follow up care, referrals, medical records, etc.  The Student Health Center will reopen for clinical services 9-5 daily on Monday, August 13, and for 24/7 clinical services on Friday, August 31 for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The University Counseling Center will reopen for regular clinical services on Wednesday, August 15 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Final OC Barn hours

Thursday, May 17 from 3-5 p.m. will be the last day the barn will be open for equipment return.  If you still have equipment checked out, be sure to return it Monday, Wednesday or Thursday next week between 3-5 p.m.

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Don’t miss presentations by adventure athlete Andrew Skurka!

We are really excited to have Andrew Skurka, an accomplished and well-known backpacker, coming to W&L to share his experiences with us on March 28 and 29. Find details below and mark your calendars!
CIRCLING ALASKA & YUKON
A slideshow presentation on Andrew’s 4,700-mile, 6-month journey by foot, skis and packraft through Big Wildernesses.
Wednesday, March 28, 7PM
Elrod Commons Theater
Free admission
ULTIMATE HIKING GEAR AND SKILLS
Learn how to make hiking more fun, not an arduous activity between campsites.
Thursday, March 29, 7PM
Outing Club Meeting Room
Free admission
About Andrew:
Andrew Skurka is an adventure athlete, speaker, guide and writer. The 30-year-old is most well known for his solo long-distance backpacking trips, notably the 4,700- mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the 6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and the 7,725-mile 11-month Sea-Sea Route. In total, he has backpacked, skied, and packrafted 30,000+ miles –the equivalent of traveling 1.2 times around Earth’s equator!
Skurka has been named “Adventurer of the Year” by both Outside and National Geographic Adventure, as well as “Person of the Year” by Backpacker.
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Tomorrow: The Virginia Wildlife Center presents “View from the Top”

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is coming to W&L to present “View from the Top (Birds of Prey!).”  Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Outing Club Room, Commons 114.  The presentation kid-friendly, free and open to the public.
For more information on the Wildlife Center, visit their website:  http://www.wildlifecenter.org/wp/about-us/
Email outing@wlu.edu with questions or interest.

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Active Minds 5K Walk

In celebration of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Active Minds is sponsoring a walk-a-thon at 2pm on Saturday, March 3rd, that starts from Canaan Green. This site neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org/lexingtonwalk lets you join a team, sign up as an individual, create your own team, or simply make a tax-deductible donation towards the cause! We will have two wonderful speakers to lead the celebration in the Commons at the end of the walk.  If you want to participate, help or have questions contact Lauren Ashley Tipton at tiptonl12@mail.wlu.edu

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Indoor Duathlon results are in!

Congratulations gentlemen!!  Here are the results of the Duathlon.
Alex Bacca 16:08
David Dennis 20:50
Joe Moravec 21:35
…and then there was James 25:05!
All 3 participants won a gift certificate to Blue Sky and their names were entered to win a Fancy Dress packet.  Great job!

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Dodgeball tournament

Dodgeball Tournament next Wednesday at the Pavilion starting at 8 p.m.  Email Ray Ellington (sellington@wlu.edu) to register your team of 6.  Each participant gets a ticket in the prize drawing.

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W&L Disc Golf Club Ice Bowl Tournament

Come out to the Pavilion Feb. 5 for the Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament.  The event is open to anyone and everyone, and we have two divisions to accommodate any experience level.  Admission is $10 in addition to a $10 donation or canned food for the Rockbridge Area Relief Association.  Those who prefer can swipe home the entry fee.  Registration opens and the beginner’s clinic begins at 12 p.m., and the tournament begins at 1 p.m.
The top three in each division will be awarded prizes.
Email outing@wlu.edu with interest or questions.
 

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