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PROFILE: The DBRC's Head Honcho

When William Vincent, director of Marietta College’s Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, walked into his office one morning, the phone rang. On the other line was the circus wanting to come and perform at the DBRC.

“One of my favorite parts of this job is all the strange requests,” Bill said. “You never know what’s going to happen on a given day.” The circus was coming to town, but not to the DBRC.

The DBRC was built and has been running since 2003. It is one of the nicest and most used facilities on the Marietta College campus. It is used for intramural sports, workout sessions, team practices, and even transportation.

Kevin Quick, a community walker at the DBRC, knows all about this. “People are always going in and out of this place, and Bill greets most of them,” Quick said. “I’d say he knows just about everybody on campus.”

Vincent attended Marietta in the early 1980s and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then a master’s degree in Sports Administration. When the building opened up in 2003, it needed someone to supervise and handle the day-to-day operations.

Vincent at the time was supervisor of Greek Life on the campus, so he was already familiar with the people and the environment. When the spot opened up at the DBRC, he knew it was the job for him.

He took over the position, and began handling the daily duties. Seven years later, he is still going strong. One of his biggest tasks includes keeping people happy, from his employees to the entire athletic department. It helps to have a laid back mentality like Vincent does when holding a position like this, because it can be stressful.

Vincent does note that one of the best experiences he has had during his tenure at the DBRC is getting to interact with many diverse cultures. Every day people of many different backgrounds, such as Asian, European, and South American, come through the building and interact with Vincent and his workers.

Over the years, Vincent has developed a relationship with not only community, but his workers, as well. “Bill makes a point to get to know everyone that he hires,” Heather Haught said. “It’s a lot like a family.” This family atmosphere that Vincent has acquired helps give the DBRC a cozy, friendly vibe.

There is much about the position that people do not know about. A lot of things are happening behind the scenes. Vincent is constantly working in his office at providing opportunities for students to get involved. One of the biggest ways students can do this is through the intramural sports that the DBRC offers, a system that Vincent has provided himself. “Intramurals are very popular, but most people don’t know the work involved in getting it set up,” he said.

Bill Vincent is a huge part of the Marietta College campus, even if people do not always realize it. He runs intramural sports, he provides job opportunities, and he schedules special events, such as comedians and magicians. Maybe someday he will even hire the circus.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This article is by Jordan Holland, a Media Writing Two student at Marietta College.  If you are interested in writing for Writing on the Mall, send an e-mail to

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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SAAC Wraps Up Pop Tab Collection With Final Weigh-In Friday

DSCF1088The Marietta College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will conclude its pop tab collection drive with a final weigh-in ceremony Friday, April 9 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Kremer Amphitheater, located in the center of campus. The collection drive, which has accumulated 42 pounds of aluminum pop tabs, will donate its final amount to the Ronald McDonald House Charities along with the other nine schools in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

For SAAC, an organization comprised of student-athletes, athletic trainers, dancers, and cheerleaders, the collection drive has provided another source of competition as each team is trying to collect the most pop-tabs. In fact, the local McDonald’s restaurants have agreed to donate one free large sandwich to each member of the winning team to provide some incentive.

And it doesn’t stop there. As stated earlier, this collection drive is also part of a larger, conference-wide collection competition as each school in the Ohio Athletic Conference is also vying to be the top pop-tab collector. The winner will be named

April 11 at the next all-OAC SAAC meeting. The school with the most pop tabs will receive a trophy to keep until next year’s competition.

For those interested in making their own pop tab donation, the main drop-off location is Wendy Thieman’s office in the Athletic Department located in the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center on Marietta College’s campus. The weather location for this event is the Upper Gilman area of the Gilman Center, directly adjacent to Kremer Amphitheater.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, April 5, 2010

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Quick Note: FREE H1N1 Vaccinations on Campus

If you haven’t received your H1N1 “Swine” Flu vaccination yet, you have until 4:30 PM to go to the Trustees Board Room (2nd floor of the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center) and get a free shot. All students vaccinated will be entered to win a Wii. The dorm floor or house with the highest amount of participation will win one of several prizes, as well.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Live from Relay for Life!

Writing on the Mall will be live from Relay for Life at Marietta College from 8 PM until 2 AM.  Watch our Facebook Page, either @WriteOnTheMall or @PatrickHahe for Twitter action, Our YouTube page for videos, or our Flickr page for photo uploads.  There may be the occasional update on here, as well.  STAY TUNED!

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Posted by    Date: Friday, November 13, 2009

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Relay For Life is the 13th!

Get your teams together for another annual MC tradition of giving:  Relay for Life.

November 13th from 8 PM until 2 AM, teams will be walking around the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center to help raise money to find cures to the many cancers that plague our world.

There will be many opportunities to win prizes and have fun, so get your team together and put on your walking shoes.

Writing on the Mall will be covering the event (and not falling asleep this time, hopefully), so stop by and say hello.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Enhanced Campus Security?

DSCF1239EDITOR’S NOTE:  Ally Janakis is a guest writer for Writing on the Mall.  She is involved with the Media Writing Two class at Marietta College, which has been submitting articles to us.  Her article is the first of many that you will see hit the site.  If you would like to see more like this, just let us know at patrick_h at writingonthemall dot net.

Although we have not progressed to armed guards and watchdogs, Marietta College has made strides in improving security around campus. But are they truly improvements?

The August newsletter sent to students gave an overview of the new security. Parsons Hall, which has been, locked 24/7 for the past two years now also has automatic locks on suite doors and room doors. For Parsons residents living above the first floor entering their room entails swiping their ID card at the door, unlocking their suite door and then unlocking their room door. It also means to use the bathroom in their suite, one must either prop their door or bring their keys.

Junior Jaque Danhires responds negatively to the recent updated security, “I feel protecting the students is very important, but personally as a student who lives in Parsons locking the suite door would have sufficed. I hate going to the bathroom and getting locked out of my room in the middle of the night.”

Another added frustration is that if you lock yourself out more than three times you are fined by Residence Life. Some dorms even require IDs to access the bathroom such as in the Pioneer House.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, September 21, 2009

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Flag Football Rosters Due Friday

DSCF1201From the Intramurals page of the RSS Feed:

Sign up for this year’s flag football intramural league.

  • Blank roster forms and rules are available at the Recreation board in the DBRC.
  • Return completed forms to the front desk of the DBRC by Friday, Aug. 28.
  • Captains’ meeting is TBA so be sure to check your email and the campus announcements online for updates.
  • Captains must submit a $10 forfeit fee at the meeting.
  • The team captain or a representative must attend.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Construction on Campus

DSCF1213 Don’t worry, this isn’t any construction you’ll see when you get back.  Its stuff that Physical Plant is working on now so you can enjoy them come late August.

The picture to the left is of the new sidewalk that is being poured by Parsons and McCoy to replace the parking area used by construction workers.  That means no more walking in the road now.

Also, there is some work going on inside McDonough and Erwin Hall.  McDonough received donations for a renovation and purchase of digital presentation equipment.  Room 205 has been all re-done, with new paint, more narrow desks and chairs (so you can actually walk to your seat now, instead of navigating the maze of chairs in a narrow space), power and data hook-ups for every seat, and a new projector and smartboard combo for presentations and classes.

Erwin Hall saw its bathrooms enter ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance on the first floor, as the college continues the process of becoming 100% ADA compliant.
DSCF1218Lastly, the wooden stairway from the rear of the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center to the McCoy/Mills parking lot has been torn up. I’m not sure if this will be replaced, rebuilt, or totally demolished. I guess we’ll see when we get back. However, this is a welcome sight, as the rubber material they had covered the stairs with had begun to come off and become a hazard for those who used it.

Off campus, look for a completely rebuilt Front Street, which saw all of the bricks pulled out and replaced, with a focus placed on pedestrian safety.  Speed tables now lead up to raised crosswalks, and flashing lights can be triggered to alert motorists to mid-block crossings.  Washington Bridge construction continues, so if you use State Route 7, you’ll have to use the provided detour, which sends you up or down Interstate 77.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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NCAA Division 3 Track And Field Championships Start Today

After a weekend loss for the Pioneers in the Division 3 Baseball Mideast Regional, Marietta College campus staff and volunteers turned to their own Division 3 Championship weekend for success in a different way.

Starting today, Marietta College hosts the NCAA Division 3 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track Championships at Don Drumm Stadium. The event runs through Saturday, the 23rd.

Nearly 700 student athletes, their athletic trainers, coaches, and families from around the nation have descended on Marietta, which is hosting its first major Division 3 Championship since hosting the D3 Baseball Championships from 1976 to 1987 (1976 was the first year that Division 3 Baseball existed).

There are several side events planned to go along with the Championships, including events at Don Drumm and on Front Street. Tonight (Thursday) from 4:30 to 9 PM, restaurants along Front Street will be offering discounts and deals for those wearing Track Championship credentials or wristbands. So fans that buy tickets can also enjoy the same discounts that the student-athletes and coaches get. No list was announced, but a list will be available at the information booths at both Don Drumm and Hermann Fine Arts Center.

On Friday night, a children’s olympics will be held at Don Drumm Stadium from 7 to 9:30 PM. Kids aged 6 to 13 can compete in various olympic events that have been altered to work a bit better for the young ones. The big kicker for the night is a fireworks show around 9:15 PM. The event is being organized by the Marietta College Track & Field Event Management class and is free for the Marietta community, student-athletes, volunteers, coaches, and all others to attend.

For Marietta, the focus is on its two athletes, Jayshon Irvin (Freshman, 100m dash), and Zach Gay (Junior, High Jump). Good luck gentlemen, hopefully you can bring back the hardware. Or I should say, carry it over to the display case in Dyson.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Julianne Hough Discounted Tix On Sale Through May 22nd

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member of Marietta College, time is running out for you to pick up your discounted tickets. $19 tickets are available through May 22nd in the Auxiliary Services office (McDonough Room 204). Supposedly it will be a good show, but I’m not a big country fan, so I would not know. The concert is June 1st in the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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