Room to Move

Since the start of the Fall semester, students have had a new gymnasium adjacent to the Hadley Union Building, at the former site of the Theta Chi house and other properties at the south end of fraternity row. Owned by the Student Cooperative Association, the facility can accommodate three full basketball courts, each with its own scoreboard, five volleyball courts, or a variety of combinations. On the second level is a one-tenth-mile walking/jogging track that looks down on the gym.

Inside the HUB gymnasium

Inside, the walking/jogging track looks down on more than 20,500 square feet of gymnasium. —Keith Boyer

According to Student Co-op officials, the building is unusual in that the nonprofit Co-op owns the first two floors, and student housing owned by a private developer occupies the top three. The Co-op paid $8 million for its share of the construction. Above the gymnasium’s drop ceiling is a cement slab separating what are considered to be two buildings. “It’s like a mini-mall, only stacked on top of each other rather than side by side,” said Mike Carnovale, director of campus recreation.

HUB gymnasium 313

The HUB gymnasium and apartment building faces Seventh Street, at the south end of fraternity row. —Keith Boyer

The gymnasium is available on a first-come, first-served basis to students and any other activity-fee paying person, giving another option to those who would need to make way for varsity or club sports at Memorial Field House. Carnovale sees the gym as the new home for the intramural sports program, mainly basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer, but also new additions like pickle ball and dodge ball. “We want this to be so much more than basketball courts,” Carnovale said.

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Ultraspectacular

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The Spirit of Us

The Spirit of Us

University athletics benefit more than student-athletes; they build school spirit and a sense of community. Now, the university has a bold new symbol to showcase that pride

Message from the President

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

Namedroppers | Achievements | Mentors

Photo Gallery | Letters to the Editor | In Brief

Taking It in Stride

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Dr. Rock

Mike Barnett came to IUP to grow musically. Twenty years later, the CU-Boulder faculty member has enlisted the help of an IUP mentor on his latest project—a fusion of metal, rock, and jazz

Surviving the Storm

As shrinking high school class sizes take their toll on student enrollment, IUP must rely on innovation to weather the challenge