Proposed Center Will Provide Students Lots of Fun

Some important questions by Stephen F. Austin State University students about a proposed student recreation center were answered by SFA Board of Regents.

The students told regents they can't very well get a referendum passed to fund the center if they don't have the necessary information like where will it be built and how much will it cost students.

Regents then voted that the tennis courts will be relocated so the 17-million dollar center can be built off Wilson Drive. The fee would be about $150 a semester.

Amanda Williams, President of the Student Government Association said, "With all the pieces to the puzzle pretty much settled the next thing is to take it to the students and just get their approval on it."

Anita Moran with the architectural firm designing the project says the center will offer a lot to students. "There will be fitness and weight room space, there will be an elevated jogging track, aerobic or multi purpose rooms, some gymnasium space." Not to mention raquet ball courts and a lap pool.

Students will hold a referendum in mid November. The proposal then needs final approval from the legislature.