‘UP ‘TIL DAWN’ RAISES $44,960 FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Erin Christensen assistant director of Greek Affairs, 308.865.8057 or christenseef@unk.edu “Up ‘til Dawn,” hosted at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has raised $44,960 on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More than 16,000 letters were sent out last November by more than 500 students. To participate, students signed up in teams to compete in the all-night challenge. The top prize for the student who addressed and sent out the most envelopes was an iPad. The theme for … [Read more...]

SEGOVIA RECEIVES ‘ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR’ AWARD FOR 2012

Dr. Ed Scantling UNK College of Education Dean, 308.865.8502 Martin Segovia, vice president and athletic director at Garden City High School, has been named the Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference “Alumnus of the Year” for 2012 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Segovia received the award at the conference, which was held recently on the campus. Segovia graduated from UNK with a double major in history and physical education in 1995. During his time at UNK, Segovia was a three … [Read more...]

Pratt-Heins and Staff Awards Presented at UNK Fall Faculty/Staff Convocation Today

Tom Tye II 308.237.3155; Beverly Mathiesen, 308.865.8208; Brandon Benitz, 308.865.1619 UNK- Five major university awards were presented this morning, three to faculty and two to staff, during the University of Nebraska at Kearney Faculty/Staff Convocation on the campus. Three faculty received Pratt-Heins Foundation faculty awards for teaching, scholarship/research or service. Each Pratt-Heins Award recipient received a plaque and a $1,000 check. Presenting the awards was Tom Tye II, a … [Read more...]

Archie Bunker Among Us?

Dr. Tami James Moore

Dr. Tami James Moore Associate Professor of Family Studies and Interior This is the 21st century. Our nation has learned from the mistakes of the past and moved on towards racial and sexual equality, right? Unfortunately I can always trust American politicians and celebrities to provide new material for my diversity awareness classes and workshops on a regular basis. From Mel Gibson to Donald Trump, the new material just keeps surfacing. How can it be so after decades of attention, … [Read more...]

Reflections on the Relationship of Scholarship to Teaching

Dr. Richard Miller

Dr. Richard Miller chair and professor, Department of Psychology John Henry Newman, in his 1854 essay "The Idea of a University," suggests that the primary purpose of the university is education: "a place for the communication and circulation of thought," a place where "one generation forms another." He contended that to discover and to teach were distinct functions, and that "those who spend their time dispensing existing knowledge are unlikely to have the leisure or energy to acquire … [Read more...]