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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Angel Babu Angel Babu was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. In Fall 2012, she began her studies at Georgia State University. She is a senior studying Exercise Science and is looking to pursue a career in a related field. In Summer 2013, Angel joined the Department of Recreational Services working as a facility attendant. Through the years Angel really shined in this role and was promoted recreation.gsu.edu

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to facility operations team leader. As Angel finishes her degree, she is also working in our department as an intern in facility operations and spends some time working as a supervisor at the Indian Creek Recreation Area. Angel is well respected by her peers and is a favorite among our patrons. Her dedication to the department is truly appreciated. In her free time, Angel enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her dog and attending Atlanta Falcons games.


Student Recreation Center Staff

Hours

SPRING SEMESTER 2017 • JANUARY 8-APRIL 24

Monday-Thursday ................................................................ 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday .............................................................................................. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday .......................................................................................... 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday ..................................................................................................... 12-7 p.m. Melissa Buchheit Director

Andy Hudgins Associate Director, Programs

Zachary Schneider Assistant Director, Intramurals

ABBREVIATED HOURS Semester Break: Monday-Saturday, January 2-7 Spring Break: Sunday-Sunday, March 12-19 Finals Week: Tuesday-Tuesday, April 25-May 2 May Session: Wednesday-Sunday, May 3-June 4

Monday-Friday ........................................................................... 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday .......................................................................................... 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday ........................................................................................................... closed SRC CLOSURES DURING SPRING SEMESTER Spring Break: Saturday, March 18 Jenny Lehigh Assistant Director, Fitness

Adam Penn Aquatics Coordinator

Stephanie Belcher Instructional Programs Coordinator

Martin Luther King Holiday .................................. Monday, January 16 Memorial Day Weekend .................. Saturday-Monday, May 27-29 Summer hours resume on Monday, June 5. GAME ROOM HOURS

Monday-Thursday ......................................................................... 12-10 p.m. Friday ....................................................................................................... 12-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday .......................................................................... 1-7 p.m. Game Room closed March 12-19 and May 3-7. EXCEPTIONS TO STANDARD HOURS Ty Verdin Sport Clubs Coordinator

Julie Dobbs Facility Coordinator, Off Campus/ Pool Operator

Allen Wilbanks Assistant Director, Facilities

Brenda Webb Administrative Specialist, Memberships

Kacy Toberg Assistant Director, Operations

Sabra Blackwell Facilities Coordinator

For university closings for inclement weather visit gsu.edu or call 404-413-2100.

Important numbers

Administrative Offices ............................................................. Equipment Issue Desk ............................................................. Fitness Center .............................................................................. Game Room ................................................................................. Indian Creek Pool ...................................................................... Indian Creek Reservations .................................................... Membership .................................................................................. Outdoor Equipment Rental ................................................. Service Counter .........................................................................

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Danny Weipert Business Manager

Judi Moss Public Relations Specialist

Debra Guyton Accountant

News ......................................................... 2 Student Recreation Center ........ 3 Quick Reference ............................... 4 Safety ....................................................... 5 Aquatics ................................................. 6 Instructional Clinics ......................... 8 Fitness Classes .................................. 10 Fitness Center .................................. 12

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Sport Clubs ....................................... Intramurals ......................................... Touch the Earth Trips .................. Outdoor Equipment Rental ...... Climbing Wall .................................... Bouldering Cave .............................. Challenge Program ......................... Off-Campus Facilities .................... Special Events .................................... recreation.gsu.edu

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Quick Reference Membership information

Membership is limited to faculty, staff, students and degree holding graduates of Georgia State University. Current students are members through their Atlanta Campus student fee. ACCESS

All members will sign a waiver with initial membership. PantherCards are required to enter and exit. To request disability accommodations, please contact Recreational Services at recreation@gsu.edu. MEMBER FEES

Faculty/staff/retirees ................................. $252/year or $84/semester Graduates of Georgia State University ............................ $306/$102 Spouse ................................................................................................ $306/$102 Children of members 8-18 years of age ....................................................... $25.50/semester 7 years of age and younger ............................................................. free Adult children of members 19-26 years of age .......................................................... $51/semester Faculty/staff/graduate day pass ................................................................. $5 GUEST FEES

Members may bring up to three guests per visit at $5 per guest per visit. Each guest will be required to sign a waiver and present photo identification. All guests must be accompanied by the member throughout the visit. Multi-use guest passes are available at a rate of $3 per guest, per visit and sold in groups of 5, 10 or 15 visits. AGE REQUIREMENTS

All children must be with their parent/guardian at all times. Children are not allowed to participate in programs unless specifically stated. Areas available for access 0-7 years ..................................................................................... leisure pool 8-15 years .......................................................................... all areas except exercise room and free weight area 16-18 years........................................................................................... all areas LOCKER RENTAL

A limited number of lockers will be available starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 9. Full locker .................................................... $25/semester or $75 annual Half locker ................................................... $12/semester or $36 annual Third locker .................................................. $8/semester or $24 annual Daily locker ............................................................. no charge, bring a lock SUMMER LOCKER RENEWAL

April 10-May 2. If you do not renew, you must remove your items by May 2. Items not retrieved 14 days after May 2 will be donated to charity. BIKE RACK LOCK REMOVAL

Thursday, May 4. Any bikes or locks that have not been moved in the previous three weeks will be cut. Bikes will be donated. PAYMENTS

We accept Discover, Mastercard, Visa, PantherCash, cash and check. Faculty/Staff may use payroll deduction for memberships, full and half size lockers. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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Program information REGISTRATION

Bring PantherCard and payment to the location that corresponds to the program that you are registering for. Aquatics, Instructional Clinics and Safety .................................... lobby Fitness Center ......................................................................... exercise room Touch the Earth ......................................... SRC parking deck entrance Intramurals, Sport Clubs ...................................................................... online FEE BREAKDOWN

student/member/non-member PROGRAM HOLIDAYS

No classes January 16 & March 12-19.


Safety Class

Date(s)

Time

Cost

Instructor

ADULT CPR/AED & FIRST AID AND WATER SAFETY CPR Instructor Must be current in base level CPR/FA/AED.

2/20-23

CPR for the Professional Rescuer 1/28 Receive certification in Adult/Child/Infant CPRO. Adult CPR/AED and First Aid

4-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

2/4 3/11 4/22

$150, $190 $60, $70

10 a.m.-5 p.m. $55, $60 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $55, $60 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $55, $60 Receive certification in Adult CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid.

Adam Alex Scott Andrew Zena

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTION Lifeguard Training

2/10-12 & 2/17-19

OR 4/2-6

$125, $150, $250 Zena Fridays: 5-9 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays: 1-6 p.m.

Sunday: 12-6 p.m. Weekdays: 4-8 p.m.

Coordinator: Adam Penn 404-413-1775 | aquatics@gsu.edu

REGISTRATION STARTS MON., JANUARY 9 Registration closes seven days prior to scheduled class dates. REFUNDS A full refund will be given if class does not meet minimum class size or the participant cancels seven days prior to the first day of class. CERTIFICATIONS All certifications are given through the American Red Cross.

$125, $150, $250 Andrew

Receive certification in Lifeguarding, CPRO and First Aid. Must attend all dates. Water Safety Instructor

3/27-30

4-8 p.m.

$150, $190, $250 Adam

Certifies candidate to teach ARC learn to swim programs. Must be proficient in all strokes prior to class.

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Aquatics Coordinator: Adam Penn 404-413-1775 | aquatics@gsu.edu

REGISTRATION DATES SESSION 1 JANUARY 9-30 SESSION 2 FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 18

ADULT SWIM LESSONS Class

Time

Cost

Instructor

10-10:55 a.m. 5-5:55 p.m.

$20, $40 $20, $40

Elisabeth, Kevin Elisabeth, Allison

11-11:55 a.m. 6-6:55 p.m.

$20, $40 $20, $40

Elisabeth, Kevin Elisabeth, Allison

7-7:55 p.m.

$20, $40

Elisabeth, Allison

Beginning Overcome fear of water and learn basic skills.

5-5:55 p.m.

$20, $40

Alan, Elisabeth

Intermediate

6-6:55 p.m.

$20, $40

Alan, Elisabeth

7-7:55 p.m.

$20, $40

Alan, Elisabeth

Beginning Overcome fear of water and learn basic skills.

10-10:55 a.m.

$20, $40

Alan, Alyssa

Intermediate

11-11:55 a.m.

$20, $40

Alan, Crystal

12-12:55 p.m.

$20, $40

Alan, Alyssa

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY Beginning Overcome fear of water and learn basic skills. Intermediate

Clinics that have not met minimum enrollment requirements as of January 23 for session 1 and March 13 for session 2 will be canceled and refunds/transfers will be issued. Participants will be notified via email for any class changes or notifications. CLASS DATES Session 1: January 17-February 27 No Classes January 16 Session 2: March 6-April 22 No Classes March 13-18 REFUNDS A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on January 30 for session 1 and March 18 for session 2.

Requires no fear of water and basic skills. Advanced Requires no fear of water and intermediate skills.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Requires no fear of water and basic skills. Masters Swim Advanced workouts for fitness swimmers.

SATURDAY

Requires no fear of water and basic skills. Advanced Requires no fear of water and intermediate skills.

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CHILD SWIM LESSONS Saturday Classes

Time

Cost

Instructor

10-10:25 a.m.

$10, $20

Elisabeth, Andrew

PARENT & CHILD Parent & Child

All Children’s classes meet on Saturdays.

For ages 6-36 months. Parent must participate in the water with the child. This class teaches children underwater acclimation, while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water.

PRESCHOOL Preschool 1

10:35-11 a.m.

$10, $20

Elisabeth, Crystal

3 to 5 year olds who are new to the water will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety skills. Preschool 2

11-11:25 a.m.

$10, $20

Elisabeth

Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool L1. 3 to 5 year olds who are very comfortable in the water will learn new skills such as combined arm and leg action on front, treading with support and general water safety skills.

CHILDREN’S LEVELS 1-4 Level 1

11-11:45 a.m.

$10, $20

Alyssa, Andrew

Must be age 5 the first day of the program in order to participate and be comfortable away from parent. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action. Level 2

12-12:45 p.m.

$10, $20

Elisabeth, Andrew

Objectives: Unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arm action with kick on front and back, treading water without support, personal safety and rescue skills. Level 3 & 4

1-1:45 p.m.

$10, $20

Alan, Elisabeth

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in lap pool and possess Level 2 swim skills. Objectives: Front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kick, treading water skills, diving from the side of the pool, and personal safety and rescue skills.

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Instructional Clinics Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher 404-413-1793 | sbelcher@gsu.edu

REGISTRATION DATES JANUARY 9-30 CLINIC DATES January 17 – April 24 No clinics: January 16, March 13-18 TRY ME WEEK January 9 - 13 One clinic registration is good for the specific day and time that is listed on the schedule. If a clinic is offered more than once per week, a separate, additional registration is required. Price listed per clinic is for the entire semester of classes, not cost per week. Late registrations are not allowed for any reason. Clinics that have not met the minimum enrollment requirements as of January 23 will be canceled and refunds or transfers will be issued. Participants will be notified via email for any class changes or cancellations. REFUNDS A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on January 30.

Class

Day Time

Location

Cost

Instructor

MARTIAL ARTS Mon. 5:30-6:20 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Ron Tai Chi Use yang style 24 form as moving meditation incorporating slow-motion movements to balance and strengthen the body. Hapkido

Tues. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Martial Arts Studio $20, $40 Satish Thu. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Martial Arts Studio $20, $40 Satish A Korean form of attack and defense that utilizes joint manipulation, strikes and grappling. Martial Arts Studio $20, $40 Nathan Sport Tae Kwon Do Tues. 5-5:50 p.m. A fast-paced Martial Arts-based class including strength, cardio and core-building exercises. This class will challenge your physical endurance and mental strength. Tues. 6-7:20 p.m. Martial Arts Studio $20, $40 Duriel Lotus Self Defense Martial arts style class that will cover punches, kicks, blocks, and rolls with emphasis on self-defense. Wed. 5-5:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio $20, $40 Eric H. Mixed Martial Arts Training will cover striking, defense, take downs, grappling and submissions.

DANCE Tues. 6-6:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Phylicia Jazz This class will embody sassiness and classical technique throughout the course of the semester. Choreography will include current dance moves you can show off to your friends! Thu. 6:30-7:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio $20, $40 Andrea Belly Dance Comprised of the traditional dances of North Africa and the Middle East. Fri. 5-6:20 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Ismael Salsa This course covers basic steps, footwork and leading or following with a partner. No partner needed for registration. Fri. 6:30-7:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Ismael Bachata Learn the fundamentals of Bachata dancing, a popular Latin club style, including proper etiquette, technique, basic turn patterns, styling, and maintaining rhythm and timing.

SPORT INSTRUCTION Panther F.I.T.

Meeting Room & $20, $40 Liz Studio B Do you love participating in fitness classes and want to learn how to lead them? Come learn the skills you need to become a certified group exercise instructor.

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Thu.

1-3 p.m.


Class

Day Time

Location

Cost

Instructor

YOGA Mon. 3-3:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Sara Yoga Fusion This intro class will provide all the benefits of yoga while combining strength training elements to help you grow your practice. Yin Yoga

Mon. 6:30-7:50 p.m. Studio B Thu. 3-4:20 p.m. Studio B Develop flexibility and build awareness using long, held postures and meditation.

$20, $40 Ron $20, $40 Ron

Hatha Yoga

Tues. 3-3:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Alison Tues. 4-4:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Alison An introduction to yoga postures and breath work focusing on flexibility, strength and relaxation.

Restorative Yoga

Wed. 2-2:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Susan Wed. 3-3:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Sara Calm your mind and relax your body with this soothing class. Poses are held for several minutes and are deeply supported by props.

Vinyasa

Wed. 4-4:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Sara Fri. 1-1:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Susan Use a sequence of postures coupled with breathing exercises and an emphasis on flexibility. Thu. 2-2:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Ron Flow Yoga This class uses a sequence of postures coupled with breathing exercises with an emphasis on flexibility. Fri. 12-12:50 p.m. Studio B $20, $40 Alison Yoga Mix A beginner friendly class that combines multiple disciplines to help you unwind from a stressful week.

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Fitness Classes Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher 404-413-1793 | sbelcher@gsu.edu

CLASS DATES JANUARY 9-APRIL 24 No classes: January 16, March 13-18

Drop-in fitness classes are free to all members and feepaying guests. All fitness class descriptions can be found on our website.

FREE

Class

Time

Location

Instructor

7:15-8:05 a.m. 11-11:50 a.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 5-5:20 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6:30-6:50 p.m. 7-7:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio B Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Studio B Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance

Studio Studio Studio Studio

Kimberly Liz Nadia Karen Jacque-Corey Shaila Jacque-Corey Jennifer Jennifer Brandon

12-12:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 5-5:20 p.m. 5-5:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 7-7:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B

Sascha Eric H. Jacque-Corey Jacque-Corey Melissa Jenny Kelsey

7:15-8:05 a.m. 11-11:50 a.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 5-5:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m. 7-7:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Kimberly Liz Damani Takara Eric H. Takara Liz Tahisha Tahisha

MONDAY Cardio Blast Cycle & Tone Zumba® Step Panther Sculpt Pilates HIIT Bootcamp Hard Core Abs Zumba®

Studio Studio Studio Studio

TUESDAY Step Kickboxing Panther Sculpt Hard Core Abs Cycle Bootcamp Cycle

WEDNESDAY Cardio Blast Cycle & Tone Bootcamp Tabata Bootcamp Kickboxing Step Cycle Cardio Hip Hop Zumba®

Visit our website in April to view our Maymester free fitness class schedule.

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Class

Time

Location

Instructor

12-12:50 p.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 5-5:50 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m. 7-7:50 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Studio B

Stephanie Takara Takara Marisa Jennifer Kelsey

9-9:50 a.m. 12-12:50 p.m.

Studio B Martial Arts Studio

Shaila Eric H.

11-11:50 a.m. 12-12:20 p.m. 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Jennifer Jennifer Brandon

THURSDAY Cycle Tabata Bootcamp Panther Sculpt Cardio Blast Panther Sculpt Cycle

Studio Studio Studio Studio

FRIDAY Pilates Kickboxing

SATURDAY Cardio Sculpt Hard Core Abs Zumba®

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Fitness Center Assistant Director: Jenny Lehigh 404-413-1774 | jlehigh@gsu.edu

HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. FRIDAY: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. LOCATION Room 150 Inside Exercise Room Student Recreation Center HOW TO REGISTER Visit us in Room 150 of the Student Recreation Center. If possible, bring a completed Medical History form with you (found on our website under the Fitness tab). Bring your PantherCard along with either check, cash, credit card, or PantherCash to pay for your services. REFUNDS

Refunds will be given for sessions if there is a documented medical issue that precluded provision of 24 hours’ notice of the need to cancel or reschedule. A refund will also be given if the scheduled sessions are returned to the session pool for administrative purposes. CARRYING SESSIONS FORWARD ONE SEMESTER

A maximum of three sessions (sessions, consultations, tests) may be carried forward for one semester (spring to summer; summer to fall; fall to spring). Any sessions not used by the end of the second semester will be forfeited.

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SERVICES PACKAGES Starter Package Fitness assessment and two personal training sessions

$45, $50

Starter Package Plus Fitness assessment and six personal training sessions

$75, $105

Additional Personal Training Sessions Can be added to any training package purchase. Priced per session. Total Package Starter Package, Starter Paws and REEVUE®* Metabolic Testing

$10, $15

Total Package Plus Starter Package Plus, Starter Paws and REEVUE®* Metabolic Testing

$110, $140

$80, $85

$15, $20 Starter Paws Assessment of two-day food diary, total cholesterol screening, one hour consultation plus two, half-hour follow up sessions $40, $45 Total Paws ® Starter Paws and REEVUE * Metabolic Testing $5, $10 Just Paws Can be added to any Paws package purchase. 30 additional minutes priced per session. *REEVUE® Metabolic Testing is scheduled on certain mornings between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES Follow Up Assessment Must occur at least three months after initial assessment.

$35, $40

Lipid Screening** A comprehensive finger stick giving total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL values. Must fast 8-10 hours prior to test.

$15, $20

BODY FAT COMPOSITION Once per semester; analyzed via bioelectric impedance analysis

FREE

**Lipid Screening appointments are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. SCOPE OF PRACTICE

Personal training sessions include cardiovascular exercises, muscle strengthening and endurance exercises, and flexibility exercises. Nutrition consultation sessions include discussions about my dietary habits and goals for my nutritional intake based on my nutritional needs and within the scope of practice of the nutrition practitioner. I understand that sessions can only include matters within the scope of practice offered by the Fitness Center staff and their respective programs and services. The Fitness Center reserves the right to make referrals out rather than provide services to clients when issues exceed the scope of available services or scope of practice of the practitioner.

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Sport Clubs Coordinator: Ty Verdin 404-413-1764 | sportclubs@gsu.edu

Spring 2017 Sport Clubs Recruitment Fair

Student Recreation Center Lobby Tuesday, January 17 4-6 p.m. and Wednesday, January 18 4-6 p.m.

CURRENT SPORT CLUBS

BADMINTON BASS FISHING BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CAPOEIRA CYCLING EQUESTRIAN LACROSSE (MEN’S) LACROSSE (WOMEN’S) PAINTBALL POWERLIFTING ROCK CLIMBING ROWING RUGBY (MEN’S) SOCCER (MEN’S) SOCCER (WOMEN’S) SWIM TENNIS TRIATHLON ULTIMATE FRISBEE (MEN’S) ULTIMATE FRISBEE (WOMEN’S) VOLLEYBALL (MEN’S) VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S) WHITEWATER WRESTLING Visit recreation.gsu.edu/clubs for more info on our current clubs or how to start your own.

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Intramurals Assistant Director: Zac Schneider 404-413-1924 | intramurals@gsu.edu

REGISTRATION Go to www.gsuim.com FREE AGENTS Don’t have enough to form your own team? Sign up as a free agent, and teams will ask you to join their team! COST Free to currently enrolled students & Rec Services members. (Exception: Non-students who are members are required to pay a fee for any sport where there is a cost per person, e.g. golf, bowling, etc.)

Event/Start Date

Location

PHASE 1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: JANUARY 9-22 5v5 Basketball* Wheelchair Basketball*

January 30 January 30

M, W, CR Open

Main Gym Main Gym

Racquetball

January 31

Open

Racquetball Courts

Billiards Table Tennis Disc Golf Tournament

February 1 February 1 March 3

Open Open Open

Game Room Game Room

*Captains must take test and/or submit forfeit fee. For specific rules, times and more information, visit www.gsuim.com.

FORFEIT FEE POLICY For league sports, teams will be required to pay a forfeit check of $30. If the team forfeits a game, the check will be cashed. If no forfeits, the check will be returned.

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Intramurals Event/Start Date

Divisions

Location

PHASE 2 REGISTRATION PERIOD: FEBRUARY 13-MARCH 5 Bowling* Dodgeball*

March 6 March 21

Open M, W, CR

Midtown Bowl Omni Gym

Sand Volleyball* Arena Flag Football* Softball*

March 22 March 23 March 26

M, W, CR M, W, CR M, W, CR

Sports Arena Omni Gym Panthersville

Golf Tournament

April 21

Open

Brown’s Mill Golf Course

Be an Intramural Official

Like sports

and need a

part time job?

Come to the orientation to see what it’s all about!

*Captains must take test and/or submit forfeit fee. For specific rules, times and more information, visit www.gsuim.com.

NEW HIRE ORIENTATION January 19 Room 215 of SRC • 7 p.m.

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Touch the Earth Contact: Andy Hudgins andyhudgins@gsu.edu INQUIRIES: 404-413-1772 touchtheearth@gsu.edu REGISTRATION Participants should register no later than the Tuesday before the trip. Liability waivers will be signed at the time of registration or on the day of the trip. COST Categories are as follows: GSU students/Recreation members/Others REFUNDS To receive a refund, you must cancel more than 10 days before the trip date. Participants who do not show up for a trip will not receive a refund. No refunds will be given for deposits on break trips. Money paid toward the trip balance is not refundable after the date of the pre-trip meeting. Payment deadlines must be met or trip spot and all payments will be forfeited.

TRIPS AT A GLANCE Date

Day

Trip

Type Cost

Jan. 20

Fri.

Cataloochee Ski Trip #1

AV

$45, $50, $54

Jan. 27

Fri.

Cataloochee Ski Trip #2

AV

$45, $50, $54

Feb. 3

Fri.

Cataloochee Ski Trip #3

AV

$45, $50, $54

Feb. 10

Fri.

Cataloochee Ski Trip #4

AV

$45, $50, $54

Feb. 10-12

Fri.-Sun.

Crystal River Canoeing, Florida

FW

$50, $55, $65

Feb. 17

Fri.

Cataloochee Ski Trip #5

AV

$45, $50, $54

Feb. 18

Sat.

Trail Crew on the AT #1

AV

$20 deposit

Feb. 19

Sun.

Mount Yonah Summit Hike

DH

$8, $10, $14

Feb. 23-26

Thurs.-Sun. Okefenokee Swamp Birding Paddle

FW

$50, $55, $65

Feb. 25

Sat.

High Ropes Course Try-Me Day

AV

$25, $35, $45

Mar. 4

Sat.

Panther Creek Falls Dayhike

DH

$8, $10, $14

Mar. 5

Sun.

Horseback Forest Trail Riding #1

AV

$48, $52, $58

Mar. 26

Sun.

Blood Mountain Hiking

DH

$8, $10, $14

TRIP TYPE KEY: AV – Adventure Sports OT – Backpacking or Overnight Treks DH – Day Hikes FW – Flatwater WW – Whitewater BT – Break Trip

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Touch the Earth trips are all made possible by our awesome VOLUNTEER trip leaders!

Date

Day

Trip

Type Cost

Apr. 7-9

Fri.-Sun.

Summit Mount LeConte

OT

$20, $22, $26

Apr. 7-9

Fri.-Sun.

Raft Guide School

WW

$20 deposit

Apr. 8

Sat.

Beginner Fly Fishing

AV

$25, $30, $35

Apr. 9

Sun.

Rock Climbing 101

AV

$16, $18, $22

Apr. 15

Sat.

Trail Crew on the AT #2

AV

$20 deposit

Apr. 15

Sat.

Horseback Forest Trail Riding #2

AV

$48, $52, $58

Apr. 15-16

Sat.-Sun.

Panthertown Valley Backpacking

OT

$12, $14, $16

Apr. 16

Sun.

Ocoee Rafting

WW

$45, $50, $55

Apr. 22

Sat.

Nantahala Rafting

WW

$35, $40, $45

Apr. 22

Sat.

Firetower Lookout: Rabun Bald

DH

$8, $10, $14

Apr. 22-23

Sat.-Sun.

Under the Stars above Emery Creek

OT

$10, $12, $16

Apr. 23

Sun.

Finals Recharge: Hammocks at Waterfalls

DH

$10, $12, $16

June 1-4

Thurs.-Sun. Whitewater 4-day Canoe School

WW

free*

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Touch the Earth TRIP DESCRIPTIONS ADVENTURE SPORTS Cataloochee Ski trips Join us on this popular series of Friday trips to North Carolina. We depart at 4:50 a.m. for the three hour drive, ski all day, and return to Atlanta by 8:30 p.m. The fee covers transportation, lift ticket and ski rental. Beginner lessons are an additional $10. Ski jackets and pants can be rented at the resort. Note: All trips/times are subject to favorable snow and/or hazardous travel conditions. Canceled trips will be refunded or credited towards the next trip. Includes leadership, transportation, one day lift ticket, and ski or snowboard rental. Touch the Earth Leadership Crew Limit: 25 per trip Rock Climbing We’ll take you to a popular rock climbing destination and stir up some awesome climbs to test your outdoor climbing ability and learn new skills. Make friends with others and join the club. No experience necessary. Includes transportation, climbing equipment and shoes, instruction and leadership. Climbing Club Leaders Fly Fishing This trip is on a small stream for hands on instruction from a professional in fly casting, fishing strategies, knot tying and an introduction to insects, tools and techniques. Includes 72-page instructional book, “Flyfishing 101,” written by the instructor. GA fishing license required. Trout stamp may be additionally required. Includes transportation, fishing equipment, instruction and leadership. Steve Hudson Trail Crew on the AT Help the Georgia Appalachian Trail Conference in maintaining the very trails you use for free. We will spend the day getting dirty maintaining the AT high up in the mountains and learn about erosion control and proper grading for a sustainable pathway. Includes transportation, equipment, instructors, and lunch. Touch the Earth Leadership Crew

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High Ropes Course try-me day & Ziplining Clinic If you were thinking of suggesting that your group or team come to the Challenge Program or you have been wanting try our zipline and meet new friends, sign up for this opportunity to see what our high ropes course and Challenge Course grounds has to offer. This first-come registration is a great way to meet new friends. We’ll take you through a day of activities and a complete activity on the high ropes course including three zip lines! This day is not available for organized groups. Meets at Indian Creek Recreation Area, accessible by Marta. Includes leadership, equipment and lunch. Challenge Course Staff Horseback Forest Trail Riding Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy Blue Ridge, GA by horseback on two different trips. We’ll spend 1½ hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area or orchard afterward. Includes transportation, leadership, gratuity, horse and guide. Touch the Earth Leadership Crew

BACKPACKING AND OVERNIGHT TREKS Panthertown Valley Backpacking This forgotten valley is literally one of the best kept secrets of western North Carolina. Eight major waterfalls dot this high elevation area flanked by sheer slopes and granite domes. The network of twisting trails and varying grade will give a great variety of hiking as you peer out over the mountains. Not for first time campers. Includes transportation, leadership, tent space and cooking equipment. Nick Collins & Wil Donohue Rating: moderate to easy, 6+ miles

Summit Mount Leconte This 6th highest peak in all of the Appalachians is a renowned summit for adventurers. Nestled in the Southeast’s stunning Smoky Mountain National Park, you will backpack your gear several thousand feet to the top to camp, rewarding the fittest and determined. This trip is not for first time backpackers. Includes transportation, leadership, tent space and cooking equipment. Rob Eidson Rating: strenuous, 10+ miles Under the Stars Above Emery Creek Enjoy backpacking 7 miles into your campsite, far away from everyone but nature. You’ll camp atop a small mountain bald and enjoy cool summer breezes while stargazing. This is a very scenic trail with mountain streams, waterfalls, swimming holes and unique rock formations and boulder fields. Includes transportation, leadership, camping equipment/backpack, and cooking equipment. Gardner Neely & Rocky Xu Rating: moderate to strenuous, 9+ miles

DAY HIKES Mount Yonah Ample views and bare granite faces attract rock climbers and hikers to the top. This steep climb rewards you with lush grass atop of the bald mountain, cliffs edges to peer out and trees along the perimeter to hang a hammock for a nap. Thien Vo Rating: moderate, 4.5 miles Blood Mountain This iconic mountain and checkpoint along the Appalachian Trail rises nearly 1,500 feet in just over two miles. A vigorous climb will reward you with views to the north and south, and an AT Shelter to explore as AT thru-hikers are at the start of their journey. Aaron Via Rating: moderate, 6+ miles

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Panther Creek Falls Day Hike Hike seven miles round trip hike along cascading Panther Creek and eat lunch at the spectacular falls of Panther and Davidson’s Creek. Includes transportation, camp chairs/pads, and leadership. Anna Inman, Thien Vo, Gardner Neely Rating: moderate, 6+ miles Finals Recharge: Hammocking at Waterfalls This day trip has nothing more than an agenda of a short hike to a waterfall and laying in the sun on the rocks or in a hammock to study for finals, or to rid your mind of the stress surrounding that. Includes transportation, camp chairs/pads, and leadership. Thien Vo & Philip Strate Rating: easy, 2 miles Rabun Bald Firetower Hike to the second highest peak in Georgia, but arguably the most breathtaking. Topping out at 4,700 ft. you’ll find a panoramic view of north Georgia and maybe a few other states on a clear fall day. It remains one of the premier botanical areas in GA and fall views are exceptional. Includes transportation and leadership. Thien Vo & Sarah Buckner Rating: easy to moderate, 4 miles

Okefenokee Swamp Okefenokee is rich with wildlife, including hundreds of species of birds. This paddle trip through the swamp will be staying overnight at platform campsites protected from alligators and snakes. You will paddle all of your gear in canoes 10-15 miles between each site. Trip departs 6 p.m. Thursday evening. Includes transportation, canoe/camping equipment, fees and leadership. Sully Keel

WHITEWATER Nantahala Rafting Experience the exhilarating thrill of rafting on this gorgeous North Carolina whitewater river on a one day trip. This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge is enjoyable for beginners and veteran rafters. Includes, transportation, fees, river lunch, guides and instruction. Bruce Wood, Mark Bodnar & Touch the Earth Leadership Crew Ocoee Rafting This exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast! Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river with 5 miles of constant whitewater intensity, waves and solid fun. Middle Section. Includes transportation, leadership, river guides, equipment and lunch. Bruce Wood & Touch the Earth Leadership Crew

Raft Guide School Be a river guide! Raft three great rivers that all require varying levels of guiding skill. These exciting rivers are favorite trips on the Touch the Earth calendar and trained raft guides are needed in the summer and fall. On this intensive three-day course, run the rivers, learn guide skills necessary for the job, review on-river procedures and policies, and practicing rescue/safety skills. Graduates of the course will be placed on the appropriate river with further training available. Permission of instructor is required. Free! (for future volunteer service). Includes transportation, river lunches, instruction, overnight stay and instructors. Bruce Wood, Mike Schmid & Tom Kerber Tandem Canoe 4-day School Mark your calendar now for the most fun beginner whitewater course ever. This course is regarded as the most comprehensive, most constructive and most memorable whitewater canoeing around. Absolutely NO prior experience necessary with rewarding views of a gorgeous river and excellent instructors. Canoeing and camping equipment is not provided due to regulations, but may be rented for the course at a cost of $60. Included for free is transportation, river lunches, instruction and leadership. Jim Hudson & Touch the Earth Leadership Crew

FLATWATER Crystal River Canoeing, Florida The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1983 for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. Early spring is the best time to view and swim with the manatee. Canoe this area of spring fed waters and camp along the estuaries. Previous canoe/kayak experience or partner required. Includes transportation, canoe/camping equipment, fees and leadership. Sarah Buckner & Angela Saravia

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Touch the Earth BREAK TRIP SAVE THE DATE

STEAMBOAT, COLORADO SKI & SNOWBOARD December 2017

After finals, join us for our annual trip to ski and snowboard at Steamboat Springs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Trip package will include direct round-trip airfare, airport shuttle, six night stay and four day lift ticket. The trip is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons are available. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Details will be available in upcoming issues of the Rap Up.

BIKE SERVICES At the TTE Rental Center, we offer limited supplies. Referrals to local bike shops are available for more complex issues. Check out GSU bikes at www.gsubikes.com. Tube Services n Tube replacement: $10 n Tube only: $7 n Fix flat: $7 (patch)

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OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL Item

Price per day

Limit per person

Free

1

Tent (six-person)

$5, $6

2

Tent (four-person)

$4, $5

2

Tent (one/two-person)

$3, $4

2

Backpack w/cover (internal or external frame)

$3, $4

4

Sleeping bag

$3, $4

10

Ensolite pad

$2, $3

10

Cook kit (backpack or family)

$2, $3

4

Tarp (10’x10’ or larger)

$2, $3

4

Backpack stove**

$3, $4

4

2-burner stove**

$4, $6

4

Lantern**

$4, $6

4

Battery lantern

$3, $5

4

Water bottle

$1, $2

10

Poncho

$1, $2

10

Cooler

$3, $4

2

Commuter bike***

Lower level | Student Recreation Center (outside entrance adjacent to parking deck driveway) 404-413-1772 HOURS OF OPERATION JANUARY 9-APRIL 24: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. APRIL 25-JUNE 2: Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m. Equipment must be picked up and returned during the above hours only. CLOSURES AND SPECIAL RENTAL DEALS Closed January 16 for MLK: free day Closed March 13-17: four-day charge Closed May 29 for Memorial Day: free day PARKING FOR EQUIPMENT LOADING AND UNLOADING Customers may park temporarily for free behind the Student Recreation Center in the space marked “Touch the Earth.” To gain access from parking gate attendant, inform the attendant you are a Touch the Earth customer. You will be able to park in the provided spaces and given a voucher that must be validated by TTE personnel in order to exit. Do not park on the curb. RENTAL POLICIES

• Rental equipment is available for checkout to current students, faculty and staff. Graduates must be members Flatwater Canoe $10, $12 2 of the Student Recreation Center to enjoy this service. You must present your Panther ID card. Whitewater Kayak* $12, $15 1 • A $20 deposit must be left for any reservation or rental. Full Recreational Kayak $8, $10 2 payment for equipment must be made when the equipment is (sit on top or sit in) picked up. • Deposit will be forfeited if reservation is not cancelled by Touring kayak $12, $15 1 5 p.m. on scheduled day of pick up. Car kit $2, $3 2 • Advance reservations must be made in person. Wetsuit–Farmer John/Farmer Jane $4, $5 4 • A Friday-Monday rental is assessed a two-day charge. • A $1 per item per day late fee is charged in addition to the Crash Pad $5, $7 2 daily rental fee. Exception: Bikes are charged $20 per day. Camp/canoe seat $2, $3 4 • Additional charges will apply for any equipment returned wet * NOTE: Requires completion of Touch the Earth clinic or school and permission from the outdoor recreation and/or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). coordinator. Call 404-413-1773 one week in advance. • Deposits may be held overnight for equipment needing ** Customers will receive a stove or lantern with the equivalent of one full canister. inspection if equipment is returned after 5:30 p.m. *** Rental period up to three consecutive days maximum. Helmet, lock and lamps provided. Late Fee $20/day. • Upon return, all tents will receive a full set up inspection.

Whitewater Canoe*

$20, $25

1

COST

Students, recreation members

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Touch the Earth CLIMBING WALL & BOULDERING CAVE Inquiries: 404-413-1772

WALL HOURS OF OPERATION JANUARY 9-APRIL 24 Mondays, Wednesdays: 1-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays: 2-7:30 p.m. Fridays: 1-5:30 p.m. Closed when student classes are on break. Bouldering Cave open during normal building hours. FREE TRY CLIMBING ANYTIME No certification required. Bring your PantherCard. All equipment provided. CERTIFICATION CLINICS Includes belay skills, policies and procedures, and both a written and practical test. Good for one year. Register at least 24 hours in advance. Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CERTIFICATION CHALLENGE

Experienced climbers may take the written and practical tests without the clinic. Good for one year. By appointment only. Cost: $2/$2/$6 CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

Demonstrate practical skills to the on-duty climbing wall supervisor. Sign the Climbing Wall Agreement. Good for one year. No cost. KIDS CLIMB

Children ages 8-18 may use the Climbing Wall when supervised and belayed by a certified parent, guardian or climbing wall staff.

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LEAD CLIMBING

Experienced climbers may lead climb routes during normal hours. You must follow the designated lead route. Ask about a Lead Climbing Certification Clinic to certify or challenge out. You must be belay certified for at least six months or prove significant experience. BOULDERING CAVE

The cave has both vertical and horizontal overhanging terrain. Any skill level may use it in a “no ropes” bouldering format. It is located across from racquetball court #4 adjacent to the Climbing Wall. Check in with the Climbing Wall attendant.

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CHALLENGE PROGRAM Contact: Andy Hudgins andyhudgins@gsu.edu INQUIRIES: 404-413-1772 | recreation.gsu.edu/cp ABOUT THE PROGRAM This program offers groups, teams and individuals innovative ways to improve their abilities to work with others. Focus is on creative problem solving and effective communication. The experience will increase trust and enhance group cohesion. Programs are tailored to meet the needs of the group. LOCATION Sites vary depending the group’s preference. Groups may choose facilities and grounds from our our challenge course at Indian Creek Recreation Area, the downtown campus or off-campus locations. RESERVATIONS Complete online reservation. Reserve date and make payment at least one month in advance. Confirm all details two weeks in advance. A minimum of a 10 person charge is required but larger or smaller groups are easily accommodated. Sessions may range from two hours to half-day or a full day. FULL DAY COST Up to $35 per GSU student. Up to $45 per GSU faculty/staff. Includes lunch. Other packages available at a lesser cost.

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Off Campus Facilities INDIAN CREEK RECREATION AREA Location: 900 South Indian Creek Drive, Stone Mountain, Ga 30083

Lodge and Event Lawn Coordinator: Haley Carpenter 404-413-1794 The new 4,700 square foot lodge is the perfect place for off campus events. Individual rooms or the entire lodge may be reserved by chartered student organizations, faculty or staff departments for university approved meetings and for personal events by recreation members. The lodge has a large meeting room, two breakout rooms, an open lobby reception area with fireplace, decks with seating and a catering kitchen. If you would like to host your event outside, we also have available for reservation a half acre event lawn. ELIGIBLE USERS Student organizations, faculty or staff departments and Recreation members.

PANTHERSVILLE INTRAMURAL FIELDS Location: 2401 Wildcat Road, Decatur, Ga 30034 Contact: Andy Hudgins 404-413-1765 | andyhudgins@gsu.edu This facility includes two large lighted fields, a sundeck, restrooms and parking. This area is used for intramural and sport club events but may also be reserved by student groups.

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Pool Contact: Adam Penn 404-413-4272 | aquatics@gsu.edu Enjoy our pool, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts and snack bar open from Memorial day through Labor Day. Private swim lessons are available. ELIGIBLE USERS Current Georgia State Atlanta campus students and Recreation members. See page 4 for membership rates.

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Special Events Contact: Andy Hudgins 404-413-1765 | andyhudgins@gsu.edu

Date

Time

Location

JANUARY

TRY ME WEEK

ENJOY these special events offered throughout the semester. Eligibility and fees vary per event. Check out our special events calendar on our website for specifics.

Do you want to sign up for a clinic but you’re not sure which one? Come try one, two or as many as you would like for Free during Try Me Week. January 9-13 See instructional clinic schedule for details.

SCAVENGE OUR APP If you haven’t already, download the Georgia State Recreation app. Use it to visit different points throughout our facility to gather information and prizes! January 10 4-6 p.m. Student Recreation Center

SPORT CLUB RECRUITMENT FAIR Want more information on a sport club? Come to the recruitment fair on either date to talk with representatives from each club. January 17 & 18 4-6 p.m. Lobby

HIGH-FIVE

co-sponsored by Employee Development & Wellness Services

Join us to establish or re-establish your wellness resolution. We will offer individualized health analysis, vision boards and goal setting. Participation is Free, all you need is your creativity and imagination. Come join us and start off your year with an action plan! January 24 All Day Student Recreation Center

GLOW IN THE DARK CYCLE Come out with your brightest neon clothes for our first ever cycle class in the dark! We will have back to back classes at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., so come join us for this unique ride and experience. Glow in the dark items will be provided, but feel free to bring your own flair! January 31 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m. Omni Gym

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Date

Time

Location

FEBRUARY

LOVE YOUR BODY, WITH FOOD!

co-sponsored by Panther Dining & the Student Health Clinic

Celebrate Love Your Body Month by learning to fuel your body right – with a home-cooked meal prepared by you! Meet in the Student Recreation Center lobby at 5:30 p.m. to walk down to Patton Hall kitchen. Supplies and instruction are provided. Register for free in the Student Recreation Center lobby by February 3. Space is limited! This event is free for all students, faculty and staff. Contact Leslie at lknapp2@gsu.edu for more information. February 8 5:30-8 p.m. Patton Hall Kitchen

MARCH

ZUMBATHON® Ditch the workout and join us for a free two hour Zumba® party! The first 150 through the door will receive a free t-shirt! March 21 6-8 p.m. Main Gym

DIVE-IN MOVIE

co-sponsored by the Alumni Association

Join Recreational Services and the Alumni Association for a dive-in movie! Relax, have some snacks and enjoy a movie in our heated indoor leisure pool. March 24 6-8 p.m. Aquatic Center

APRIL

PANTHER BOOTCAMP Get ready to sweat! Meet us outside this spring for a bootcamp fitness class that will challenge you and get your heart pumping! April 4 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pool Patio

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Supported by Student Fees | studentaffairs.gsu.edu

Download the Georgia State Recreation app

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