A short film, “Becoming UNK: Reflections and History,” was shown at a special screening Wednesday at Kearney’s The World Theatre.
The movie by UNK Communications and Marketing documented Kearney State College’s transition to the University of Nebraska system, which occurred 25 years ago.
The community celebration was attended by nearly 300 people. It included panel discussion featuring UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen and NU emeriti presidents Ronald Roskens (1977-89) and Martin Massengale (1989-93).
Also on the panel were alumna and UNK biology professor Kim Carlson (’92, ‘94), former NU Regent John Payne (1980-1998), and former state college trustee, alumnus and current NU Foundation senior development director Pete Kotsiopulos.
Many in attendance wore KSC and other college insignia. Entertainment was provided by a Kearney barbershop quartet, and the UNK band played and sang school fight songs.