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for weight loss. [Athletes'] fueling strategies are a lot different."
These considerations are strongly
integrated into the University of Oklahoma's Headington Hall, a state-of-theart $75 million residence hall. Though
the press tends to focus on the impact
of the building on recruiting and housing football players, its impact is far
broader, far more sophisticated, and far
more powerful than appealing to the
desires of potential recruits. First of all,
though the building houses the firstyear students of all scholarship sports
on campus, meeting the NCAA's limit
on the percentage of student athletes
in the building is not a problem. Having a blend of student athletes and
traditional students is a foundational
philosophy for the project. According
to the university's residential college
website, one of the guiding principles
behind Headington Hall's design
is that students, regardless of their
membership on an athletic team, will
thrive in a residential college environment in "inclusive communities where
students of different backgrounds and
academic interests can interact and
learn from each other."
Headington Hall is the first in a
series of new residence halls on the
Oklahoma campus designed to support a residential college program.
Both student athletes and traditional
students are members of the Headington College, which has its own culture,
traditions, and unique identity. According to residents, the model does indeed
bring together all students, regardless of their athletic status, into one
cohesive community. Kaitlynn Maddox, a Headington resident, told local
paper NewsOK that she expected to
experience a distinct rift with student
athletes. "Coming in, I thought they
were superstars. Why would they want
to hang out with the normal people? I
definitely thought they wouldn't want
anything to do with us." However, as
she soon learned, this was not the case.
"We got to know each other. We were
studying together, hanging out, eating

together, so I'd say toward the middle
of the year . . . there was no distinction
at all."
Part of this cohesion is due to the
building's intentional design to support community. With a dining hall,
libraries, study and academic space,
recreation lounge, and even a 75-seat
theater, Headington Hall offers its
380 residents what Joe Schiffer, lead
architect of Newman Architects, calls
a "village of uses" that encourages a

variety of activity from intense study to
genial play. Intentionally located along
the building's main circulation path,
these spaces encourage the serendipity of meeting and serve as places for
socializing and informal conversation.
The building's generous indoor and
outdoor public spaces have already
become host to Headington Hall
traditions like Midnight Waffles and
outdoor cookouts.
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Building Community
Around Athletics
Enthusiasm around athletics isn't reserved for those schools that grace
the national television screens each weekend. Most every campus
features inter-collegiate teams for the community to rally around. As just
one example, Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, has fully embraced
the opportunity to infuse its attitude towards and management of athletics with its liberal arts values. For a college where nearly a third of its
student population participate in Division III inter-collegiate competitive
sports, this mixed-use approach allows the college to create a holistic
integration for student athletes and traditional students.
The college's new Cregger Center embraces this philosophy, bringing together academics, athletics, recreation, and community engagement under one roof. According to Joe Celentano, principal with
VMDO Architects and lead designer for the center, "student athletes are
integrated into student life at Roanoke College. The cross-pollination
that results is something that the college wants to see." The center
houses three main volumes: a 2,500-seat basketball arena and performance gym, a field house with a 200-meter indoor track, and a fitness
center open to the community and overlooking Kerr Stadium and the
Blue Ridge Mountains. While the locker rooms and athletic training clinic
also housed in the building are reserved specifically for student athletes,
all other spaces of the building are designed for mutual use by student
athletes, traditional students, and in some cases members of the general
Roanoke College community. This is true also for classrooms overlooking
the arena which can double as a study or lecture area for the Health and
Human Performance Department housed in the building or a dining and
reception space for students, athletes, donors, or community members
on game days. Celentano notes that while the decision for blended use
does save the college resources by maximizing efficiency, this decision
was "not just about money for Roanoke College. This was a conscious
decision to enable connections between student athletes and the larger
community."

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Talking Stick - March/April 2018
Contents
Vision
Calendar
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Facilities
Special Focus
Winning Halls
The Living-Learning Community Pyramid
Conversations
First Takes
New Members
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - March/April 2018 - Vision
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