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Mick Anderson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for safety

Mick Anderson, director of the Nebraska Safety Center at UNK, was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in promoting health and safety in Nebraska. Anderson was recognized along with Governor’s Wellness Award winners Sept. 24 in Kearney, where employers and communities were honored for developing and implementing successful workplace wellness … [Read More...]

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Tapingo app allows students to order food through smartphones

By AUSTIN KOELLER UNK Communications KEARNEY –– Meal times are getting a little easier at UNK thanks to a new mobile app. The Tapingo app allows students, faculty and staff to order food through their smartphones at UNK Dining retail locations Java Notes, The Living Room, Red Mango, Lantern, Rustic Range and Subway. “Students, faculty and staff will be able to eat on … [Read More...]

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Kovandas of Grand Island receive Outstanding Family Award

By SARA GIBONEY UNK Communications KEARNEY – The Kovanda family can always find a reason to laugh. Even as Katie Kovanda’s father, Tom, became critically ill with a rare lung disease, the family continued to look for humor in everything. “Because of my dad, I’m not afraid to be outspoken,” said Kovanda, a University of Nebraska at Kearney sophomore elementary … [Read More...]

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One Room, One Teacher program honors 10 rural teachers

Ten rural school teachers were honored during the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s One Room One Teacher Ceremony Friday at UNK’s College of Education building. The program started in 2012 to honor teachers who taught in one-room schools. More than $100,000 has been raised to help support student scholarships. To date, there have been 52 one-room teachers honored through … [Read More...]

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Laura Ingalls Wilder author hosted by UNK Oct. 6

Award-winning author Pamela Smith Hill is making three speaking presentations in Kearney, where she will discuss creative writing and her book “Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life.” Hill will speak Oct. 6 at the following times and locations: •    10 a.m. – Merryman Performing Arts Center •    4 p.m. – UNK Copeland Hall, Room 142 •    7 p.m. – Kearney Public … [Read More...]