Thursday, March 29, 2012

Plans for Nordic Ski Center in new residence hall

By Julianne Bartosz

Saint Mary’s University has partnered with the Winona Nordic Ski Club to develop the Brother Jerome Rademacher Nordic Ski Center in SMU’s new residence hall.

The Winona Nordic Ski Club is helping fund the Nordic Ski Center which will be housed in the basement of the new residence hall’s north wing, said Vice President for Student Life Chris Kendall.

“It will bring together several key pieces of campus life,” said Kendall.

The Nordic Ski Center will house the Outdoor Leadership Office and the Environmental Awareness Center. Kendall said it will also include a large open room that will be available for a multitude of events, including events through SMU’s Office of Residence Life and Athletic Department.

In addition to campus life, the Nordic Ski Center will also allow campus to connect more with the Winona community. For example, Kendall said that the Nordic Ski Center will also be headquarters for the Winona Senior High School’s Nordic ski team.

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