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2008.04.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Jaime Ishii - University Relations intern
phone: 402.554.2358 - e-mail: jishii@mail.unomaha.edu

Making a Trip to UNO April 16? Try a Healthy Path

Omaha - The second annual "Trek to Campus Day" event planned by the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Organization and Administration of Physical Education class is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in Elmwood Park.

The day focuses on alternative ways of transportation that promotes the benefits of bicycling, walking, running or carpooling as a means of commuting to campus.  It is also a service learning experience for the students involved in the physical education class. Metro Area Transit will provide free transportation for the day, sign up for the free waiver online at http://www.unomaha.edu/biketobampus/. Click on the "Sign Up" link to register for the free bus ride, deadline for sign up is Saturday, April 12.

"This event has layers of importance," said John Noble, professor of the Organization and Administration of Physical Education class at UNO.  "The focus on health and physical activity is the same, but there is an emphasis on everyday, environmentally friendly ways to get moving during a busy schedule."

A meeting place and class volunteers will greet participants in Elmwood Park with breakfast and door prizes.  The goal is to show the campus and general community how easy different modes of transportation can be.  The class also hopes to show different attitudes aimed at fighting the nation's obesity epidemic.

For more information, contact Noble at (402) 554.3250 or e-mail, johnnoble@mail.unomaha.edu.  Information and registration for the event is available at http://www.unomaha.edu/biketocampus/. Alternate rain dait is set for Wednesday, April 23.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning Oct. 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the city of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is "UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908." This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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