Now Hiring Knock Around Camp Counselors!

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Will you be around San Diego during summer break? Want a fun, rewarding job on campus? Become a Knock Around camp counselor! Applicants need to like working with kids, enjoy being active and spending time outdoors, and must be creative and up for adventure! You will beed to be available for the whole summer (June 19th-August 25th), Monday-Friday, 7:45am-4:45pm. The starting pay rate is $13/hour. To apply you can email Katie Shaw-Bullock at kshawbullock@ucsd.edu or check out the application on Port Triton. The deadline to apply is April 14th.
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UC San Diego Triton to Compete in Women’s Lacrosse World Cup

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Since its humble beginnings as an indigenous sport of the Native Americans, lacrosse has exploded both in the United States and internationally. The sport, distinct in the fact that players pass and shoot in addition to other movements with a netted racquet, has two versions, the men’s and the women’s game. Two distinct differences between the two games include a lack of contact and very distinct netted racquets which have less of a “pocket” or cavity in the net to hold the ball in women’s lacrosse. Overall the goal of the game is like that of many sports to simply outscore one’s opponents. This upcoming summer there is something only one UCSD Triton will do, compete in the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. Jiyoung Yun, a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team and a first year human biology major from Marshall College, will represent South Korea in the event held every four years. The event will be based in the English city of Guilford, and it will host 28 teams including the United States, England and Canada among other nations. In addition to playing in the World Cup for the first time, Yun herself will be the youngest of the twenty-one-member team sent by South Korea. Furthermore, before she ever steps on the field in England, Yun will also compete in the Asian Pacific Championship games. This lacrosse tournament which includes teams such as Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan will act as a warm up for the World Cup while also crowning a winner for the continent. To celebrate her achievement and find out more about her experiences and journey up to this point, we got a chance to catch up with her before one of her last practices of winter quarter. The following is a write up of our conversation: When did you start playing lacrosse? “I started playing lacrosse in High School. I have not been playing lacrosse for a long time because the lacrosse community in Korea is not that big, so I have only played for four years.” How did you get contacted to play for the national team? “Since the community is so small, it’s not that small but it is small, so all of the players know each other and all of the coaching staff know who is playing lacrosse. There are about 6 college teams and there are about 8 high school teams for women’s lacrosse.” What first got you into lacrosse? “My uncle he also played for the national team so I knew lacrosse from him and that is how I first started. I went to a foreign language school and [they] had a team.” What do you think of UC San Diego so far? “It’s a very tough school and I have a lot of homework to do, but I like it so far. I like the weather here.” What position do you play? “I play low attack and I sometimes switch with the middies. There are 2 lines, one and two. For line one I play low attack and for line two I play middies.” What are your goals for the rest of the season with the UCSD Club Women’s Lacrosse team? “For our team right now we are ranked thirteenth in the nation so we have our tournament this weekend, so my first goal for this week is to win the tournament. After that, for our season, I want our team to be top ranked.” How about the national team? I think experience because since I am the youngest on the team right now, I am also expecting [to compete] four years after this at the next World Cup. So this time I will be learning from the other upper players and then after 4 years I might be able to play more as a leader.” Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us. It was a pleasure getting to know you and we wish you the best at the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup! Since South Korea’s Women’s Lacrosse federation is so small, Yun will have to pay for her ability to compete in the games. As a result, she has created a GoFundMe account to help her achieve her goals. For more information on her mission and an opportunity to support her journey, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/jiyoungforworldcup For information on the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup you can visit: http://www.englishlacrosse.co.uk/RWLC17/ For more information on Lacrosse: http://www.uslacrosse.org/about-the-sport/history Written by Rohan Oprisko KOREA LAX
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Spring into Recreation!

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With Spring right around the corner, look for new ways to get active with UCSD Recreation! Here's a list of 10 things you can sign up for to get out, meet new people, and improve your well-being, all while having fun! Fit-Yoga Pass SONY DSC Did you hear about the new Fit-Yoga Pass last quarter but you didn’t get to try it out? Well you should in Spring quarter! Once you buy the pass you can take UNLIMITED classes all quarter. There are 75 classes a week and include yoga, pilates, cardio, cycling, mediation and Zumba. Since you can pick which classes you attend each week, this pass will for sure fit into your schedule and keep you fit. Massage Massage-pilates room-4 Who doesn’t need a massage after the long, stressful winter we’ve had? Make sure to get a Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, or Heated Stone Massage to indulge yourself and help you relax. You can buy a 50 minute or 80 minute massage or if you buy 7 private massages, you get one free! Innertube Water Polo IMG_5692 Grab some friends and sign up as an Intramural Innertube Water Polo team! It’d be a fun way to interact with friends, keep active, and laugh at yourself as you struggle to stay in your innertube while playing this fun, goofy sport. You need 7 person teams (4 men/3 women or vice versa) and you can sign up for Sunday or Wednesday nights. Windsurfing windsurfing-1404208_1920 I don’t know about you, but when I tell people that I go to school in La Jolla, the first thing they ask is if I do any water sports. So why not try out windsurfing at Mission Bay Aquatic Center? Nearly anyone can learn how to windsurf and instructors will take you through dry-land and on-the-water coaching to help you learn. There’s a level 1 and a level 2, so you are able to pick which one best fits your skill set. Don’t be afraid to try it! Snorkel La Jolla Cove snorkeling-1551757_1920 We are lucky enough to have the ocean as our backyard so why not sign up to snorkel at La Jolla Cove and see the amazing world beneath the ocean’s surface! It’s teeming with wildlife, from bright orange Garibaldi fish to harmless Leopard Sharks, and a good way to see them for yourself is to go on this mini day drip with Outback Adventures! Wine Tasting Valle de Guadalupe Baja California pouring-wine-1952051_1920 Explore the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe and spend the day visiting vineyards and tasting Baja California’s reowned wines with this Outback Adventure trip! It’s on Saturday, May 13th and you will depart UCSD at 10am, mark your calendars for this opportunity! Archery 1 Learn a new skill or work on an old one by signing up for an Archery Rec Class! Classes vary from beginners to an open practice with coaching, or even a 10 time pass that allows you to drop-in on workouts, so no matter which one you pick, you can work on improving your Archery skills! Are you good enough to compete? Check out the Sun God Archery Team, a social, recreational and competitive archery club for archers of any level! Hip Hop IMG_0136[2][1] If you’ve been thinking about taking a Dance Rec Class but haven’t done so yet, now is the time! Hip Hop is a fun class that focuses on getting novice dancers to be more familiar with hip hop dance techniques with fun and challenging choreography. You’ll learn the basis of body control, memory, and pick up associated with learning dance. Not into hip hop? We have many other dance classes for you to try, like Break Dancing, Latin Dance, Jazz Dance, and much more! Scuba diving-778494_1280 Sign up for our Scuba Rec Class to learn safe diving practices and get knowledge development, pool sessions, and ocean dives! There’s a maximum of 8 students per instructor, so you can get the hands-on interaction you need in a semi-private setting. All meeting times are mandatory though, so make sure you are serious about the commitment of learning how to scuba this quarter. It’d definitely be fun to learn something not everyone knows how to do and get more comfortable in the water! Sports Club Game Sports Clubs Group Photo-7-web Let’s show our UCSD spirit and go out and support some of our Sports Clubs! From baseball to volleyball to sailing, we have 30 teams you can go out and watch. Check out all of the teams’ schedules in the Rec Magazine or online and put some in your calendar so you can cheer on your friends and classmates. Hopefully at least one of these sparked your interest, but keep in mind that UCSD Recreation offers so much more too, so take a look for yourself on our website or in our Rec Magazine! Happy Spring 🙂
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Seeking Challenge Course Facilitators!

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Want a fun, challenging and rewarding job? Become a Challenge Course Facilitator for our Outback Adventures Challenge Course on campus! Challenge Course Facilitator Job Announcement: The UCSD Challenge Course is seeking dedicated individuals to hire and train as facilitators. Ideal applicants for this entry-level position possess a combination of both interpersonal and technical skills. The Challenge Course staff is made up of part-time/contract student and non-student facilitators. Facilitators develop skills and experience through a process that includes initial training, mentoring, shadowing, and on-going training and skills development. About the UCSD Challenge Course: The UCSD Challenge Course provides adventure-based teambuilding program designed to develop communication and teamwork through challenging activities. Our course is located in the eucalyptus forest on the beautiful UCSD campus, an ideal setting for a variety of ground-based and high course activities. Our programs serve campus, community, and corporate groups, providing each an opportunity to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team—from up to 45 above the ground. Winter Orientation/ Training: Thursday-Sunday, January 5-8, 2017 Our fall training will provide future facilitators with the foundational knowledge to confidently guide groups through teambuilding/leadership programs on and off the course, including facilitation and technical skills training. All accepted applicants will be required to complete this 40-hour training before being hired by UCSD. Scheduling and Pay Following the training and shadowing process, Facilitators can expect to work between 6-30 hours/week through the busy program season (May-October). There rest of the year can still be quite busy but the work is not consistent. Beginning pay is $12/hour for Students and $14/hour for non-students. Application To learn more and apply, visit https://recreation.ucsd.edu/challenge-course/facilitator-training/  If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Ouellette, Challenge Course Director, at 858-822-3558, or email teamchallenge@ucsd.edu.   Important Dates  Application Deadline: Sunday, Mar 14, 2017   Date                                            Event                            Time Sunday, Mar 5                            Application Deadline        - - -                                 Online Application Mar 6,7,8,9,10,16 &17               Group Interviews          Workday/Evening           Outback Adventures Office Saturday, Mar 25                       Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Sunday, Mar 26                         Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Monday, Mar 27                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Tuesday Mar 28                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course
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