Students fill SRWC assistant director job

Jennie Loucks

Sept. 28, Becky Wilber, assistant director of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center had her last day at Washburn University. Two weeks earlier Wilber gave her surprising resignation, saying she was moving to Costa Rica to teach English.

Two students will assume Wilber’s responsibilities until the SRWC decides to open the position again. Rachel Darrow and Akaylah Hanzlicek, both senior exercise kinesiology majors, will work under the observation of Celeste Ehrenberg, employee wellness coordinator, helping with fitness assessments and programming.

“We plan to assess the job description, and make any necessary changes, and then we will post the job listing,” said Joel Bluml, director of the SRWC. “Every time staff turns over, it gives us the chance to evaluate.”

Darrow will be in charge of WU’s Most Fit this year, and Hanzlicek will run Active Ichabod and Group Exercise.

“We have gone through training to get familiar with the fitness assessment program, and we will start scheduling assessments Oct. 12,” said Darrow. “We will work around our schedules and the students’ schedules. If students are interested in establishing a baseline before starting a program, contact us. It’s free, and we’re now available to work through the night.”

For more information about any of the programs the SRWC offers call (785) 670-1314 or e-mail [email protected]