UNK Hosts Family Day

UNK– Each year the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus sets aside a special day for the families of UNK students. This year Family Day will be held on Saturday, September 30. The day will be filled with exciting activities, music, good food, athletic events, and opportunities to visit with UNK faculty and administration.

The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration at the Nebraskan Student Union. Families will have a choice to go to the UNK Band Day Parade in downtown Kearney or attend various workshops on campus. At 10 a.m. another round of workshops will begin on the UNK campus. At 10:30 a.m. each college will host a reception for families to get acquainted with the faculty and administration. At 11:15 a.m. there will be a family barbecue in the Union Courtyard with music by Jazz Quintet. Chancellor Gladys Styles Johnston will be the honored luncheon speaker and UNK’s Family of the Year will be introduced. The Loper Athletic Club will host a tailgate party to begin at 11:30 a.m. in the south end zone of Foster Field. Freewill donations will be accepted. The UNK Pride of the Plains Marching Band, directed by Dr. Neal Schnoor, will entertain the guests at a pre-game spectacular at 12:45 p.m. The UNK football team will play Colorado School of Mines at 1 p.m.

Families are invited to experience university life with dinner in the Commons, the campus cafeteria, from 4-7 p.m. Tickets for the noon luncheon and dinner are each. Tickets for the football game are available from the Athletic Department at (308) 865-8337.

Information for overnight accommodations can be obtained through the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce at (308) 237-3101. Guests can also stay on campus for per bed, per night. A limited number of rooms are available, for further information or reservations, contact the Office of Residential and Greek Life at (308) 865-8519.

Schedule of Events:
8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration Atrium, Nebraskan Student Union
9-10:30 a.m. UNK Band Day Parade Downtown Kearney – Central Ave.
9:15-9:45 a.m. Workshops:

    Exploring the Sky Planetarium, Bruner Hall


    New Technology at Work Room 142, Copeland Hall


    Financing your Education Room 133 Copeland Hall


    The Weisenheimers Fine Arts Recital Hall

10-10:30 a.m.

    Chemistry Spectacular Mary Morse Lecture, Bruner Hall


    Exploring the Sky Planetarium, Bruner Hall


    Careers & Job Opportunities Room 142, Copeland Hall


    The Weisenheimers Fine Arts Recital Hall

10:30-11 a.m. College Receptions:

    Business and Technology Oak Room, Nebraskan


    Education Art Gallery, Nebraskan


    Fine Arts and Humanities Cedar Room, Nebraskan


    Natural and Social Sciences Outside Room 142, Copeland Hall


    Deciding Students Atrium, Nebraskan

11:15 a.m. Family Barbecue Union Courtyard
12:45 p.m. Pre-game Spectacular Foster Field
1 p.m. UNK Football Foster Field
4-7 p.m. Dinner in the Commons Nebraskan, upper level