Scheduled for Aug. 17-20, the event includes an outdoor movie, daily lunches, food truck rally, scavenger hunt, silent disco and DJ, prize giveaways and recreational activities such as yoga, disc golf, paddleboarding, pickleball and slacklining.
UNK expects about 1,375 students to move into residence halls by Aug. 23, the day before the fall semester begins. To limit crowd sizes and promote social distancing, student move-in will occur over eight days, not including early arrivals.
“I want my students to know that no matter what their life is like outside of the doors of our school that Mrs. Lindsie is always a kind, caring, safe and trusting person they have in their life, even if there is no one else,” Thiems said. “I truly hope that every teacher has this goal because there is not a student out there who does not benefit from that.”
Brady Przymus of Columbus led the way for UNK, taking first in personal finance and second in financial services during the Future Business Leaders of America-Professional Business Leaders National Leadership Conference.
“My mom and dad wanted to see me walk,” UNK graduate Rakid Hill said. “I’m their first kid to graduate from a university, so that was big for them. And it was important to me because this is such a special place.”