The public is invited to attend a short program that will mark the official opening of the newly renovated and expanded Health, Physical Education, and Recreation facility at Mayville State University. The festivities will take place at the west entrance to the facility, beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. An open house will begin immediately following the program and continue until 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The state-funded HPER project, which began in April of 2015, reached substantial completion on March 1, 2016. It involved replacement of the 1929 Old Gymnasium and expansion of classroom and lab/practice space for Sports Management, Fitness and Wellness, Health Education, and Physical Education majors. Additions were constructed on the east side of the existing Lewy Lee Fieldhouse, and the bulk of the renovation included constructing new classrooms and an athletic training area on the west side of the Fieldhouse. Facility upgrades include new tile flooring, new ceiling tiles, and new lighting in the main lobby and hallways surrounding the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse.