Athletic activities heat up in cooler temperatures

  • Students participate in an informal volleyball match.

  • Students test their flexibility during a yoga class in the Hildegard Lewis Dance Building.

  • Students from Mozart-Beethoven and McWhorter Houses hike in a forest near campus.

November 13, 2017

As colder temperatures arrived in northern Michigan, recreational activities moved indoors.

Students flocked to the Dennison Center for games of volleyball, soccer and dodgeball. Other students took on the building’s climbing wall. In the dance building, students limbered up and relaxed with yoga classes.

While most of the month was chilly, a few warm days allowed students to enjoy the outdoors. The residents of McWhorter and Mozart-Beethoven took advantage of one such day to explore the nearby forests on a nature walk.

Students were also invited to participate in November’s campus-wide wellness initiatives. Some cheered on the faculty and staff members growing Movember moustaches for men’s health awareness. Others participated in “Planksgiving,” a program that challenged students, faculty and staff to plank for a consistently growing amount of time every day during the month of November.