By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Fall 2020 was a semester unlike any other. Smiling faces were covered by cloth face masks. On-campus activities and athletic events were disrupted. And classes were modified to ensure learning continued during a global pandemic. It wasn’t a great semester, John Falconer admits, acknowledging the stressful situations University of Nebraska at Kearney students, staff and faculty faced. “But given the context, I … [Read more...] about ‘Everyone gave more’: UNK community works together to complete challenging semester
From start to finish, the process behind the annual University of Nebraska at Kearney plant sale is a labor of love for biology professor Paul Twigg. Twigg, with assistance from numerous biology department students, began the tradition in 2004 to benefit various student projects. Although the coronavirus pandemic limited student involvement this year, Twigg and Katie Arndt of Grand Island, a biology major with a health sciences emphasis, made sure the sale proceeded as … [Read more...] about PHOTO GALLERY: UNK greenhouse springs to life for annual plant sale
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?
KEARNEY – Joe Haag is working to aid corn plant growth and crop productivity while finding a way to combat climate change. A University of Nebraska at Kearney biology student from Grand Island, Haag is studying with UNK biology professor Paul Twigg on his student research project. The work is focused on small plots of corn treated with biochar, a by-product from processing biofuels – in this case, switchgrass. The goal of the experimental plantings is to increase the … [Read more...] about Haag student research with Twigg focuses on corn crop productivity, climate change
Two University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty are among those leading a million Nebraska-based research effort to improve crop productivity. Led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, the program includes scientists from UNL, UNK, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University working on the new Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation. UNK … [Read more...] about Twigg, Shaffer involved with $20 million crop productivity research