Kristensen will step down from the chancellor’s role at the end of the current academic year.
He is the longest-serving chancellor in the history of the University of Nebraska.
Peterson is coordinator of UNK’s online Master of Science in biology program.
The IBS Media Awards include campus radio and television stations from across the country.
The 41,000-square-foot residence hall is the new home for Panhellenic sororities.
The lecture is scheduled for noon Dec. 13 at Kearney Public Library.