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9/5/11 8:29 P

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huh--that's a thought.

i'll do some serious looking, partially to see what my area has to offer and maybe take advantage of other stuff (i foresee some hiking trails literature coming into my mailbox soon--snail and e variety, hee hee)

dunno how dues and such would go, but i wonder if maybe we'd promote healthy charity events, like the 5k walks or whatever (and if other groups are doing something like that to maybe help them promote it and work with it, too).

if i get enough time out to try and start something like this, i'd love to. i'm gonna do my fallback plan first--research, research, research!

9/5/11 1:45 P

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The vet school has about a zillion clubs, and someone finally made one for trying to keep us all healthy while we're so stressed out and busy! I think they have meetings once a month to decide on group events, I saw some pictures of hiking, etc, and they sent out an email about doing an adventure 5K this month. It looks very similar to the Warrior Dash I did in March. I really want to join but really shouldn't spend the $50 registration fee...kinda steep. Still, it's a worthy group to keep us all focused, so I'll probably attend the next meeting they have. As you said, just knowing there are others around with their eyes on you to keep you accountable can make a world of difference! Good luck :)


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9/5/11 10:36 A

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I'm pretty sure we have an outdoor club, which does biking, rock climbing, et cetera. It's not exactly the same but it gets the job done. I'm surprised you can be an officer as a graduate student.

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8/16/11 10:30 P

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I was really starting to wonder something. I know the procedures for how to start a new student organization on campus, but i'm not sure how i'd do it.

for one thing, i'm an officer in two and totally swamped, but i'd love to start one or help one along related to fitness, like a group that goes around campus and walks trails together or bikes around or whatever (would be interesting, that's for sure, and there's basically a nature preserve surrounding campus as it is).

Anyway, i was curious if any of you have student organizations on campus that are geared toward fitness and healthier living (i don't mean a school gym, btw). I wondered if you knew what they did or if they had any special group accountability or if they just met together to do fit things. Also, if you wouldn't mind having a fitness student org on campus, what would you want from it? i'm kinda just looking at ideas and such. I doubt i'd make it in time for the student orgs expo or anything like that (happening august 31st at our campus), even if i did get 5 signatures right off the bat, but i'd love the chance to try and develop something like that.

any ideas would be great.

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