The University of Nebraska at Kearney Centennial celebration continues with a Founders Day Ice Cream Social on Sept. 1, 2003 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of the G.W. Frank House on West Campus.
A surprise guest from the past will be attending the ice cream social to describe the events that took place on founders day 100 years ago. Retired UNK administrator, Earl Rademacher will also reminisce about some of the campus’ bygone days. Master of Ceremonies for the ice cream social is Ken Nikels, Dean of Graduate Studies & Reasearch and Centennial Committee Co-chair.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney Centennial celebration kicked off in March marking 100 years since the House Roll No. 1 of the State Legislature appropriated funds for a State Normal School. On Sept. 1, 1903, after 111 ballots, the State Board of Education selected Kearney to be the site of the Nebraska State Normal School. The first classes were held on June 19, 1905 in Kearney public school facilities and the campus opened to classes on Sept. 25, 1905.
For more information on Founders Day Ice Cream Social contact Linda Schroeder at (308) 865-8130 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.