Kitchen & Bath Symposium Set for Friday

Phyllis Markussen
Family Studies & Interior Design, 308.865.8231

On Friday, Nov. 4, the University of Nebraska at Kearney will host a regional Kitchen and Bath Symposium.

The UNK student chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has teamed up with the Kansas/Nebraska Chapter to sponsor the event. The day will include two lectures on the topics of kitchen and bath design, as well as a the dedication of the new Lighting Lab in the Otto Olsen building.

Registration for the event will begin at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $100 for non-NKBA members, $75 for members and $10 for students. The fee covers the symposium and lunch.

The opening lecture by Martha Kerr, a certified kitchen and bath designer, is “Design Wise Kitchens.” Kerr’s presentation will include slides and other illustrations of different types of kitchen designs.

After lunch, there will be a 30-minute annual business meeting for the Kansas/Nebraska chapter of the NKBA. Part of this meeting will include the installation of new officers for the UNK chapter of the organization.   Allison Nissen from Malcolm, will be the new president. Other newly elected officers include, Jenny Stahla of Lexington, vice president, and Shawna Meyer from Kearney, secretary/treasurer.

After the chapter meeting, certified kitchen designer Ken Anderson will give a presentation titled “Lighting Design.” Anderson is the owner of Task Lighting Inc. in Kearney, the company that made it possible for UNK to build a new lighting lab.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the lighting lab will rap up the day’s events, along with a demonstration of the benefits of the new lab.

Individuals can preregister by sending registration information and the registration fee to: Chuck Ward, CKD, Ward’s Kitchen and Bath, 10908 Elm Street, Omaha, Neb. 68144 .

Interested individuals can also email Ward to receive a free parking hangtag, along with campus map and hotel information at Ward is a state officer for the Kansas/Nebraska Chapter of The National Kitchen and Bath Association.