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Gilbert Hinga: ‘I’m Most Thankful For’

We asked Dean of Student Affairs Gilbert Hinga what he’s most thankful for this Thanksgiving. From food, music and his family’s holiday traditions, to his favorite place on the UNK campus, here are some of the things he is most thankful for: Food – “Turkey and dressing. And white meat, no question. My wife, Beth, is a culinary expert. Turkey is one of the best things she … [Read More...]

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UNK’s Middleton wins Business Idea Contest with virtual reality game

KEARNEY – A new virtual reality game developed by a UNK student has won the Central Nebraska Business Idea Contest. Samuel Middleton of Kearney won the $1,000 first prize for his Oculus Rift video game, which is a virtual reality headset gaming device. The game involves a player surviving on a motorcycle while avoiding walls and artificial intelligence. Players use the … [Read More...]

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Military Man: Noel Palmer zeroes in on ethics, developing leaders

BY JAN TREFFER THOMPSON Low hills run below a sky streaked with blues and violets. Palm trees line a stream, their leaves stark silhouettes. The landscape looks quiet and a little hazy, like it may be a peaceful early morning in Iraq. The scene hangs behind Dr. Noel Palmer’s left shoulder, in his office at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. It’s a reminder of the … [Read More...]

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Frank House sets holiday hours, adds Cider Saturdays

KEARNEY – The Frank House at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has added Cider Saturdays to its December offerings and announced its holiday hours. The museum will include holiday decorations, including nine full-size Christmas trees decorated with authentic period ornaments, many which have been donated over the years. Most of the decorations will be on the first … [Read More...]


Physical Activity Wellness Lab launches community program, hires Jon Larsen

By TODD GOTTULA UNK Communications KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney has launched a new community wellness program aimed at helping people meet their fitness, nutrition, rehabilitation and overall health needs. Offered through the Physical Activity and Wellness Laboratory at UNK, the program launched in October and is led by new Clinical Exercise … [Read More...]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Alpha Phi crown Colton Gayer as King of Hearts

Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Nebraska at Kearney hosted its annual King of Hearts competition Thursday. Money raised from the event is given to help women in domestic violence situations at the S.A.F.E. Center in Kearney. Money also goes to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports scholarship and women’s cardiac care. Nine men from UNK fraternities and other … [Read More...]


Science Cafe: Genetically modified organism expert Tom Clemente speaks Nov. 30

By SARA GIBONEY UNK Communications KEARNEY – Genetically modified organism expert Tom Clemente will speak in Kearney about biotechnology in agriculture. Clemente, professor of biotechnology at the Center for Plant Science Innovation and Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Agriculture Biotechnology” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 … [Read More...]