Thomas Lieske keynote at UNK Political Science banquet


UNK Communications

Tom LieskeKEARNEY – Thomas Lieske, lawyer and Kearney State College alumnus, is the keynote speaker at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Political Science Scholar Recognition Banquet.

At the banquet, which is at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at Kearney’s Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, students and faculty will be initiated into UNK’s new chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for Political Science.

Lieske is founder of Lieske, Lieske & Ensz Law Firm in Minden, which formed in January, and owned Lieske Law Firm from 2002-14. He has been the Minden City Attorney since 1989.

Lieske graduated with a juris doctorate from the University of Nebraska in 1977 and worked as an associate with a law firm until 1981, when he partnered at the law firm Lieske and Kristensen.

He graduated from KSC with a bachelor of arts in political science in 1974. While studying at Kearney State, Lieske was a member of the Locke and Key Society and served as student body president his senior year.

He is currently a member of the Federal District Court for the District of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Bar Association, 10th Judicial District Bar Association, Minden Optimist Club, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association and Minden Community Redevelopment Authority.

The cost of the banquet is $25. To purchase tickets, call the Political Science Department at 308.865.8506.


Source: Diane Duffin, 308.865.8758,

Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,

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