President Bounds addresses fiscal uncertainties; Working with chancellors to manage cuts

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UNK open forum 2 p.m. Feb. 1 Dear Colleagues: I’m writing to update you on our budgetary challenges. In his State of the State address Thursday (Jan. 12), Governor Ricketts proposed a 2017-19 budget package that includes reductions for a number of state agencies, including the University of Nebraska. Under the Governor’s proposal, our state funding would be reduced by $12 million next year, with half of that amount restored in the second year. Let me explain what that would mean for us. … [Read more...]

Nate Bickford working to improve lives in Haiti


Agriculture, health, construction training programs being established By SARA GIBONEY UNK Communications KEARNEY – Nate Bickford’s father always told him to leave the world better than when you came into it. Bickford, an associate professor of biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, is working to do just that in a collaborative effort to improve the lives of people of Haiti. “Port Au Prince is like a big ball of yarn with all these little frayed ends. To untie that knot, I … [Read more...]

Science Café guest Greg Karst to discuss health professions reform


WHAT: University of Nebraska at Kearney Science Café HOSTED BY: Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society TITLE: “Educational Reform in the Health Professions: Are we there yet?” SPEAKER / PRESENTER: Dr. Greg Karst, executive associate dean, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions. KARST BIO: A first generation college attendee from rural central Kansas, Karst is committed to reducing geographic and socioeconomic barriers to becoming a heath care professional. He was involved in all … [Read more...]

Safety Center renews $5.8 million grant to train transit drivers


By SARA GIBONEY UNK Communications KEARNEY – The Nebraska Safety Center received a $5.8 million grant to train transit drivers from transportation, bus and transit companies across Nebraska. The grant, from the Nebraska Department of Roads, follows a three-year collaboration between the Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s College of Business and Technology and Center for Public Affairs Research at University of Nebraska at Omaha. The partnership … [Read more...]

Students return to new meal plans; Chartwells renegotiates contract with UNK

New Meal Plan

Complete overview and details outlining the new UNK meal plans: KEARNEY - University of Nebraska at Kearney students return from winter break with new meal plans that offer them more food, more flexibility and more convenience – without costing them more. Through a renegotiated contract with dining provider Chartwells, UNK is simplifying meal options and adding Dining Dollars to let students eat more often at the retail restaurants in the Nebraskan Student Union and … [Read more...]