October 18, 2011

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 82, Issue 3

Kiernan Korner Oct. 18, 2011

The Kiernan Center is back in full swing and we hope you are too. Are you looking for that one stop place for all your recreational needs? If so, then the Kiernan Recreation Center is your center for campus recreation. We are located right across from the O'Shea and Seton dorms. The center is host to over 50 intramural programs and recreational/wellness programs. We strive to support the university's mission by developing and maintaining healthy and life enhancing recreational opportunities for the university community through quality services, programs and facilities.

FALL SEMESTER BUILDING HOURS

DAYS/HOURS

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9 p.m. - 9 p.m.

INTRAMURAL LEAGUES

Open Basketball League**

          Sign Up Opens: 9/26
          Sign Up Deadline: 10/19 @ 10 p.m.
          Team Rep. Meeting: 10/20 @ 4 p.m.

Dodgeball League**             

          Sign Up Opens: 10/3
          Sign Up Deadline: 10/26 @ 10 p.m.
          Team Rep. Meeting 10/27 @ 4 p.m.

INTRAMURAL TOURNAMENTS

Softball

          Sign Up Opens: 9/26
          Sign Up Deadline: 10/13 @ 10 p.m.
          Event Start Time:  10/16 @ 2 p.m.

Racquetball 

          Sign Up Opens: Drop-In Event
          Sign Up Deadline: Drop-In Event
          Event Start Time: 10/21 @ 5 p.m.

Open Indoor Soccer

          Sign Up Opens: 10/17
          Sign Up Deadline: 11/3 @ 10 p.m.
          Event Start Time: 11/5 @ 6 p.m.

Wally Ball  

          Sign Up Opens: 10/24
          Sign Up Deadline: 11/11 @ 9 p.m.
          Event Start Time: 11/15 @ 2 p.m.

Pickle Ball  

          Sign Up Opens: 10/24
          Sign Up Deadline: 11/15 @ 10 p.m.
          Event Start Time: 11/17 @ 6 p.m.

Co-Ed Volleyball 

          Sign Up Opens: 11/7
          Sign Up Deadline: 12/1 @ 10 p.m.
          Event Start Time: 12/3 @ 2 p.m.

Intramurals at NU

**NEW SIGN-UP PROCESS FOR INTRAMURAL LEAGUES

The intramural program has moved to online registrations for all intramural leagues. All participants in league events must be registered through imleagues.com. To get sign-up instructions and information please come to the Kiernan Center or you can print them off of our web-site at www.niagara.edu/intramural/

Tennis Lessons Being Offered by Kiernan

If you are interested in learning how to play tennis or want to improve your tennis stroke, the Kiernan Center will be offering tennis lesson starting on Saturday, October 15th, at 2PM. If you are interested in lesson, you must pre-register for the program by Thursday, October 13th. Registration can be done by e-mailing Rebecca Suchy at rsuchy@mail.niagara.edu

Officials Wanted

The Kiernan Center is looking for motivated individuals that are interested in making some extra money to help them through the semester. Each sport that we offer throughout the intramural season requires officials to oversee and monitor each event. Officials are paid per game and you can earn up to $10 per game that you officiate. If you are interested in becoming an intramural official please come to one of the following meetings:

Dodgeball - Thursday, October 27th @5pm

Being an intramural official is a fun and exciting way to make money, meet new people, and get involved on campus. If you don't know much about the sports, don't worry, each official is trained by the intramural staff here at NU.

From the Desk of the Personal Trainer

Hello and welcome back students and faculty. My name is Jason Elliott and I am the new Personal Trainer at the Kiernan Center. I graduated from California State University Long Beach with a BS in Kinesiology Exercise Science, and have been training for the past five years. I look forward to helping you achieve and exceed your fitness goals. To make an appointment to sit down and meet, come to the Kiernan Center and ask the front desk for a registration form. When you come in, make sure to sign up for our Fitness Programs to win great prizes. We also offer a full schedule of aerobic classes including Zumba, Pilates, Spinning, Yoga and Dance to Fitness, every day of the week.

Fitness Rewards

Fitness Rewards is a program developed by the Niagara University Kiernan Recreation Center. This program will give you the chance to be rewarded for working out. To begin the program all you need is to register with the front desk staff at the Kiernan Center. Once you sign up your name will be entered into the Fitness Rewards log. You will have the front desk staff update the number of visits next to your name every time you enter the building including aerobic classes, intramurals and club sports. You will receive an entry to be used in the drawing by simply signing up and additional entries after every 25 visits. The grand prize is an LED Television.

30 Hour Challenge

We are bringing back another classic fitness program. The 30 hour challenge is the perfect compliment for anyone that signs up for Fitness Rewards. All you need to do is sign up at Kiernan and let us know just how much time you spend doing cardio for the day. Once you hit 30 hours you will receive a water bottle and your name will be entered for a cash drawing.

Club Sport Round Up

Men's Soccer

The men's club soccer team got their first win of the season by defeating Geneseo on Saturday, Oct. 8 by a score of 1-0. The lone goal was scored by James Lioi. Dave Siracuse assisted on the goal.

Men's Hockey

After starting the season at 0-2, the men's club hockey team has won four straight games and has a three game winning streak at home. During the Columbus Day weekend, the team earned two wins against Youngstown State University.

In the first game the eagles won with a score of 8-2. One of the keys to the Eagles victory was a well balanced scoring attack. Production coming from all four lines was something that the coaching staff had hoped would be a difference maker during this year's campaign. Ryan Hughes played a fantastic game in all three zones and had two goals.

In the second game, Sunday evening, Sophomore Jon Anderson first career shutout leads the Eagles to a 3-0 victory over the Penguins. Ryan Hughes would start the scoring in the first period for Niagara. Carl Lehtola netted the Eagles second goal on the power play. Tom Mooradian would finish the Eagles scoring with an empty net goal with under a minute to play.

Women's Hockey

This women's club hockey team is off to a fast start with a 3-0 record. The most recent win came against the local Niagara County Coyotes at Dwyer Arena. Niagara defeated the Coyotes 3-0. Angelika Weslowski played a fantastic game scoring two goals while Sara Zacharias also had one while on a power play. Goalie Danene Stevens played a solid game in net receiving her first shutout of the season.

Men's Rugby

Sunday, Oct. 9 brought another victory to the Niagara University Men's Rugby Club. The Purple Eagles won against SUNY Fredonia 37-15. Notable scores for NU were Eric Cosgrove (NFHS), Josh Carey (NFHS) who scored twice, and Dan Palazzo (Washingtonville Senior High School). The Niagara men improved their record to 4-1. Their next match will be against the top ranked SUNY Cortland.

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