By MELISSA LEE University of Nebraska Communications LINCOLN – In his annual State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed a new scholarship program that would support students at the University of Nebraska, state colleges and community colleges pursuing degrees in high-demand fields such as engineering, mathematics, health care and information technology. The governor’s proposed Nebraska Career Scholarships Program would invest $16 million … [Read more...] about Governor proposes scholarship program supporting students in high-demand fields
Economy, arts, architecture and more all 'enhanced by UNK,' Chancellor Kristensen says By MIKE KONZ Kearney Hub KEARNEY - What would Kearney be like without UNK? “That’s almost so large it’s unthinkable,” University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen said. He believes a better question might be, what would Nebraska be like without UNK? In 1903 the Legislature voted 111 times before finally mustering enough votes to build the state’s new … [Read more...] about What would Kearney be like without UNK?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Ied7KvYxE Welcome to UNK FYI, a series dedicated to communicating internal news and updates to the campus community. In this installment, Chancellor Kristensen recaps spring commencement and discusses New Student Enrollment, summer camps, construction progress and a STEM building update, the new Celebrate Kearney event, legislative bills, the departure of President Hank Bounds, and promotions and the hiring of new administrative staff and … [Read more...] about VIDEO MESSAGE: Chancellor Kristensen update on new leadership, construction, legislative bills
“We put a high value on ensuring our programs are relevant and aligned with workforce needs." - Tim Burkink, College of Business and Technology Dean By MELISSA LEE University of Nebraska Communications Nebraska will have more than 34,000 annual openings in high-skill, high-demand, high-wage jobs in the years ahead, according to the state’s Department of Labor. More than two-thirds of those will require higher education. And many of them are in STEM (science, … [Read more...] about University of Nebraska working to address urgent STEM workforce needs
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications LINCOLN – The students gathered Wednesday morning at the state Capitol represent Nebraska’s future. Right now they’re Lopers, Mavericks and Cornhuskers, but soon they’ll be the teachers, health care professionals, information technology workers and agricultural producers the state needs to fill thousands of open positions and promote economic development. “It’s the responsibility of those of us sitting across the hall to create … [Read more...] about ‘I Love NU Day’ highlights university’s impact on state