PSU Rec Center

IMG_8685It’s Friday afternoon. The weekend is fast approaching, and MIM students finally have time to relax after a busy week of classes. Where are the MIM students? At the movies? Out shopping? In the bars? At home catching up on sleep?

No! For many MIM students, Friday afternoon is the time to head to the Rec Center, the on-campus fitness center at PSU. Located near the IMG_8661center of campus, the Rec Center includes a weight room, multi-purpose courts for basketball, indoor soccer, and badminton, a rock-climbing wall, an indoor track, exercise bikes and treadmills, a variety of fitness classes, and a six-lane pool. Use of the Rec Center is included in general student fees, meaning that by simply showing your I.D. at the front desk and you have access to all Rec Center facilities and equipment. With all that the Rec Center has to offer, it’s not surprising that when MIM students have free time, this is the place to be!


Joshua Thorpe is a full-time student in the Master of International Management program.  After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Japanese, he taught English in Tokyo for 3 years, before moving to China and teaching at a university in the city of Zhengzhou.  Inspired by his experiences in Japan and China, he was drawn to the MIM program because of its regional focus on Asia, as well as for Portland State University’s reputation as a leader in the field of sustainable business. He is studying Chinese in the MIM program, but tries to keep up his Japanese whenever he can.


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