By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the second annual MLK Day of Service on campus. Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room, the event recognizes King’s impact as a social activist and civil rights leader while spreading his message and promoting the “beloved community” he dreamed of. “The MLK Day of … [Read more...] about UNK hosting MLK Day of Service with keynote speaker Ernie Chambers
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Lopers are reflecting on what MLK Day means. UNK remains committed to recognizing diversity and celebrating what makes us all unique and special. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr. – Honoring his legacy at UNK
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” The social activist and civil rights pioneer encouraged people to work together to build a better future for everyone. That message was at the heart of Friday’s event on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. UNK students, faculty and staff were invited to take part in an MLK Day of Service that … [Read more...] about UNK students support those in need during MLK Day of Service
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Martin Luther King Jr. was just a teenager when he penned “The Purpose of Education” as an undergraduate student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. In the 1947 essay, which appeared in the campus newspaper, King contends that the purpose of education is two-fold. It must develop students’ intellect and critical thinking, as well as their character and morals. “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. … [Read more...] about UNK event honors King’s legacy, spreads message of equality
By TODD GOTTULA UNK Communications KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney throws a big party when welcoming students to campus each August. Among the highlights is the popular Destination Downtown, where UNK and businesses roll out the red carpet and offer entertainment, giveaways and other events. The longtime success of the downtown summer event prompted UNK organizers to create a similar outing to welcome students back to campus for the spring semester. … [Read more...] about UNK, Hilltop Mall hosting Destination Uptown to welcome students