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2010.09.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

HPER Building Dedication is Oct. 6

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will hold a dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The ceremony will take place following the UNO Convocation reception at approximately 1 p.m. at the entrance of the HPER Building.

The $38.6 million renovation began in October 2008 and added much needed space for recreational and educational activities. The 240,000 square foot building features Student Health Services, two new fitness centers, injury prevention and care, elevated jogging track, multi-purpose rooms, gym space, locker rooms, office space, Mav-Rec Café and much more. Much of the existing space was also renovated, including the climbing wall, pool and academic classrooms and offices.

"The new HPER Building will provide UNO students and the UNO community a state-of-the-art fitness, recreation and wellness facility for years to come,” said Joe Kaminski, director of UNO Campus Recreation. “This facility demonstrates that we want to provide the students a place on campus to exercise, get well, stay well and socialize with their fellow students."

The ceremony will include remarks from campus dignitaries and those involved with the project. All UNO students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to take part the dedication ceremony. Building tours and light refreshments will follow the event.

Call (402) 554-3917 for more information.

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