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2009.04.14 > For Immediate Release
contact: Sarah Casey - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: sk.casey@yahoo.com

UNO Students Set to Participate in Trailfest 3

Omaha - With spring in the air, there has never been a better time to hit the trails, but just how many people do so is the question Trailfest 3 hopes to answer.

On Saturday, April 18, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students and community volunteers will be stationed at 15 locations along the Omaha metro trail system to observe, record and report data regarding trail usage, all part of the Trailfest 3 project organized by UNO's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

The collected data will be analyzed and assembled into a public report which should assist policymakers in understanding patterns of trail use on the Omaha system. The non-student community volunteers will ride their bikes to the various data collection stations to photograph the students in action and assist in the data collection process.

Trailfest is designed to stimulate student engagement in the community and enhance student awareness of the applied research process. The project is sponsored by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District.

For more information, contact Donald Greer at dgreer@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-2670.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes 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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