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Hamaker fills new emergency management post at UNK

By SARA GIBONEY UNK Communications KEARNEY – Michelle Hamaker is director of the newly-created emergency planning and management position at University of Nebraska at Kearney. She began her duties Monday. She is responsible for updating, developing and managing UNK’s Emergency Operations Plan, and conducting exercises and drills to test UNK’s response to crisis … [Read More...]

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Workers remove the old bench-style seating at UNK’s Health and Sports Center to make way for new chair back seating that is being installed. The $700,000 project will be finished in mid-August.

New arena seating tops list of $1.5 million in facility work for UNK athletics

By TODD GOTTULA UNK Communications KEARNEY – Installation of new chair back seating at UNK’s Health and Sports Center highlights major facility upgrades that continue across the Loper athletic department. The project will transform the 25-year-old University of Nebraska at Kearney sports arena into a modern, fan-friendly venue that rivals the top NCAA Division II … [Read More...]

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Q&A: New College of Education Dean Sheryl Feinstein

Sheryl Feinstein arrived at UNK on April 25 as the new dean of the College of Education. Here’s an interview: UNK News: As you’re settling in and getting to know UNK and the College of Education, what are your first impressions? Sheryl Feinstein: I’m struck by how very welcoming the faculty and staff are at UNK. I have to say it’s rare that you meet a community that makes … [Read More...]

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A recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship, Natalie Hanisch currently is attending Rishikesh Yog Peeth in India to become certified as a registered yoga therapist. A May graduate at UNK, she is pursuing a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Phi Kappa Phi awards $5,000 fellowship to Natalie Hanisch

Recent University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate Natalie Hanisch has been awarded a $5,000 fellowship for graduate and professional study by Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society. Hanisch of Rockville graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and is attending graduate school at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in computer … [Read More...]

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Gottula receives KUDOS award from NU Board of Regents

Todd Gottula, director of news and internal communications at UNK, received the University of Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS award June 12. KUDOS awards recognize university staff for their professional expertise, service and “superior dedication” to UNK and University of Nebraska. It is the university’s top staff award. Gottula, who joined the University of Nebraska at … [Read More...]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Chautauqua opens at Frank House

More than 320 people gathered under the big Chautauqua tent at the Frank House Wednesday (June 17) for the first of a four-night series of Chautauqua performances. The event, sponsored by Humanities Nebraska with local support from University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney Public Library, Kearney Community Theatre, Museum of Nebraska Art, Buffalo County Historical … [Read More...]