Ribbon-Cutting Opens Student Activity Center
JONESBORO – The Student Activity Center (SAC) at Arkansas State University formally opened today with a 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, after which students, faculty, staff and community visitors had an opportunity to tour the building.
Speakers included Logan Mustain, president of the Student Government Association; D'Andre Anderson, president of the SGA when the project began; Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor for student affairs; Terry Mohajir, director of intercollegiate athletics; and Dr. Tim Hudson, chancellor.
This 80,000 square-foot facility provides a new venue for multiple programs across the university. The student activities calendar will expand with the convenience of an indoor facility. The multi-purpose SAC is a new step in bringing the students, the athletic department, and the community closer together.
SAC Benefits for Students
- Campus Intramurals can be held in this facility, all students welcome
- A-State clubs/organizations can practice activities
- Scheduled open gym nights for students to play kickball or any other activities that exceed the space of the Red WOLF Center.
- Any campus recreational activity may be held in the facility through scheduling with Matt Huckaby, executive director of student health & wellness, 870-680-4050
- Students can schedule activities any time after 6:30 p.m.
- Full football field inside
- Includes nets for batting cages
- Large enough to share practice time with more than one group
- Athletes can schedule the facility from early in the mornings until 6:30 p.m.
- Fully padded activity area and synthetic field protects students and provides comfortable running surface
Other interesting facts about the SAC
- Heated facility during the winter
- Large fans circulate air through large doors to circulate air during warmer weather
- 80,000 square-feet of space
- 58 feet at ceiling height (three stories tall)
- One in a handful of facilities in the country with all LED field lighting
- North wall bears names of thousands of current and former students whose support made the SAC a reality
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