KEARNEY – The Center for First-generation Student Success has selected the University of Nebraska at Kearney as part of its 2021-22 First-gen Forward cohort. The First-gen Forward designation recognizes higher education institutions demonstrating a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Selected institutions receive professional development, community-building experiences and a first look at the center’s research … [Read more...] about UNK recognized for commitment to first-generation student success
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” The social activist and civil rights pioneer encouraged people to work together to build a better future for everyone. That message was at the heart of Friday’s event on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. UNK students, faculty and staff were invited to take part in an MLK Day of Service that … [Read more...] about UNK students support those in need during MLK Day of Service
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Martin Luther King Jr. was just a teenager when he penned “The Purpose of Education” as an undergraduate student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. In the 1947 essay, which appeared in the campus newspaper, King contends that the purpose of education is two-fold. It must develop students’ intellect and critical thinking, as well as their character and morals. “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. … [Read more...] about UNK event honors King’s legacy, spreads message of equality
On “I Love NU Advocacy Day,” we asked attendees one simple question: What do you love about UNK? Adam Schultis, sophomore, political science major, Diller “I’ve really gotten involved and I really love the community and all my professors. I can go to any one of my professors and they know me and I know them.” Paul Twigg, professor of biology “The focus on our students. We put them into everything we do. From our … [Read more...] about What do you love about UNK?