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500 attend UNK celebration of 25 years in University of Nebraska system

KEARNEY – Friday marked a milestone for University of Nebraska at Kearney, as it celebrated the 25th anniversary of Kearney State College becoming part of the University of Nebraska system. The celebration breakfast, hosted on campus under the Peterson-Yanney Bell Tower, was attended by 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Chancellor Doug Kristensen … [Read More...]

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Registration deadline nears for UNK All-State Vocal Workshop

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney continues to take registrations for its 2016 All-State Vocal Workshop. The July 17-19 camp is hosted on the UNK campus and includes a Master Class offered by Professor of Voice Sharon Campbell and special appearance by Crane River Theatre Company. The camp director is UNK Director of Choirs David Bauer. The three-day … [Read More...]

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UNK Statement on Death of Marlene Rashidi

KEARNEY – The following is a statement from the University of Nebraska at Kearney on the death of student Marlene Rashidi, a sophomore from Lincoln: “The UNK family is devastated at the news of the loss of Marlene, who was a visible student and leader, and member of the Loper track team. As Marlene shared last fall in the feature “My Loper Life,” being in college was an … [Read More...]

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La Duke steps down as UNK dean, Peter Longo in as interim

KEARNEY – The College of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will now be led by political science professor Peter Longo, who takes over as interim dean July 1. Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Charles Bicak announced John La Duke’s resignation from the dean position today. Bicak said a search for permanent dean will begin in … [Read More...]

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Phi Kappa Phi awards $5,000 fellowship to John Paul Lempke

KEARNEY – Recent University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate John Paul Lempke has been awarded a $5,000 fellowship for graduate and professional study by Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society. Lempke of Wallace graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in music performance and is attending graduate school at Arizona State University, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in music … [Read More...]


UNK to celebrate 25th birthday with July 1 breakfast

What: UNK 25th Birthday Celebration Breakfast When: 9 a.m., Friday, July 1 Where: UNK bell tower KEARNEY – July 1 marks a milestone for University of Nebraska at Kearney, and faculty, staff and alumni are ready to celebrate. The community is welcome to gather with UNK at 9 a.m. July 1 under the Peterson-Yanney Bell Tower for a casual celebration breakfast noting the … [Read More...]

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Twigg, Shaffer involved with $20 million crop productivity research

Two University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty are among those leading a $20 million Nebraska-based research effort to improve crop productivity. Led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, the program includes scientists from UNL, UNK, University of Nebraska Medical Center … [Read More...]