Recreation and Parks Old Habits Die Hard

Nov 1, 2022 2:17 PM

Students in multiple Recreation and Parks courses headed back into the field to get some experiential learning. Students in Dr. Jeff Farr and Dr. Martin Barrett’s classes helped FSU Athletics with gameday operations, serving as the crew for multiple sports, including Field Hockey and Men’s and Women’s Soccer.

Dr. Diane Blankenship and her leadership course welcomed the George Washington University Upward Bound program back to campus for a second consecutive semester to get a look at what FSU and the Recreation and Parks department have to offer. Students were treated to one-on-one mentorship, opportunities to get active, a campus tour, and even some Homecoming snacks. Dr. Blankenship also has plans to take the show on the road in the spring, with an excursion planned to meet the GWUB program in one of our many state parks for some outdoor education and fun.

Lastly, Dr. Farr’s Program Planning students partnered with the City of Frostburg in hosting the local Halloween event. Following a two-year COVID hiatus, this year’s event saw the return of the haunted house in addition to the games, candy, and pumpkin decorating fun that never left!