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=cDFH4VWzB1k&feature=youtu.be KEARNEY – Twenty-five years ago: students and faculty, administrators and alumni of Kearney State College were getting used to the idea that in a few short months, they would be part of the University of Nebraska. The preceding months weren’t without conflict, when in 1989 Nebraska state senator Jerome Warner introduced LB 160 to make Kearney State – then the largest of the four state colleges – part of … [Read more...] about Video, panel featuring past presidents highlights Kearney State-UNK evolution
Chancellor Doug Kristensen delivered a lecture, “A Century Later: From 111 Ballots to Today,” on Tuesday in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The event kicked off UNK’s “Year of Celebration,” noting the 111th anniversary of the institution’s first fall term (September 1905), and the 25th anniversary of becoming part of the University of Nebraska in 1991. Chancellor Kristensen, with his interest in history and politics, shared stories of the 111 ballots it took the State … [Read more...] about PHOTO GALLERY: UNK Year of Celebration Lecture
“UNK Perspectives: 111 and 25” Events March 1 - Lecture “Kearney’s Beginning,” 4 p.m., Chancellor Douglas A. Kristensen, Fine Arts Building Recital Hall, followed by premiere of “Perspectives” Exhibition and reception, Calvin T. Ryan Library April 6 - “A Century in the Making,” 7 p.m. film and panel, World Theatre July 1 - “25 Years” faculty/staff celebration and breakfast, under the Yanney bell tower Sept. 1 - Student artwork exhibition September TBD - “111 & 25” … [Read more...] about UNK history, 111-year anniversary celebrated in 2016 with special events