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Julie Shaffer presented Holt distinguished faculty award

By TODD GOTTULA UNK Communications KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney biology professor Julie Shaffer was presented the 2014 Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Distinguished Faculty Award during winter commencement ceremonies Friday. Shaffer joined the UNK faculty in 1999 and is a previous recipient of the Pratt-Heins Faculty Award for Teaching. “Her teaching … [Read More...]

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UNK alumna Jodi Hoos appointed by Illinois Supreme Court to fill judicial vacancy

By TODD GOTTULA UNK Communications KEARNEY – Jodi Hoos knew at a young age that she wanted to work in a courtroom. In 1987 – when she was 12 years old – her father, Larry, was killed in a car accident. Hoos attended the trial with her family three years later, and when it was over she walked away knowing she wanted a law career. “From that time on, I knew I belonged … [Read More...]

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The Frank House adds holiday decorations, special hours

KEARNEY – The Frank House at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will open during the holidays for the first time in several years. The first and second floors of the museum include holiday decorations, including eight full-sized Christmas trees decorated with authentic period ornaments. “Visitors are welcome to explore our exhibit on the house’s history, or to take a … [Read More...]

Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honorary inducts 16 at UNK

KEARNEY – Sixteen criminal justice students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma’s Iota Xi Chapter on Dec. 11. The National Criminal Justice Honorary at UNK, Alpha Phi Sigma’s mission is to: promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; elevate the … [Read More...]

MFT Top Performers Fall 2014

Business students receive high scores on Major Field Test

By SARA GIBONEY UNK Communications KEARNEY – Students from the College of Business and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney performed above the 90th percentile on the fall 2014 Major Field Test. The Major Field Test, which is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), is a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate outcome assessment that measures the … [Read More...]