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Article - UNK celebrates Plambeck Center opening for early education

The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s newest building raises the bar for early childhood education, setting a standard for high-quality learning and instruction.

Article - When Research Becomes Reality

Can a UNK business professor practice what he preaches after his wife is diagnosed with cancer?

Article - If these walls could talk - UNK Frank House

Thanks to a head-to-toe restoration — along with a head-to-toe restoration of its story — this home, now called the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, can tell its more complex and compelling story.

Article - Leadership gift enables university to prepare even more needed teachers for Nebraska

Thanks to a generous gift from the William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, the University of Nebraska – the state’s largest producer of teachers – will be in an even stronger position to meet one of Nebraska’s most critical workforce needs.

Article - UNK Daake Scholarship

Greg and Stephanie Daake know all about the talented graduates of their alma mater: they hire them. Their new coworker, recent UNK grad Jase Hueser, was a recipient of the Daake Design Scholarship from UNK that helped him succeed.

Article - UNK to celebrate childhood education center groundbreaking

University of Nebraska at Kearney, the community and greater Nebraska will celebrate the beginning of Nebraska’s most innovative center of early childhood excellence.

Article - New UNK early childhood education center to be named for LaVonne Plambeck

The LaVonne Kopecky Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will be a model for early childhood education, early childhood educator preparation, and research.

Article - A message of hope and help

A message of hope and help: UNK students like Luke Grossnicklaus pay it forward.

Article - UNK scholarship supports first-generation college students, honors Peterson familys legacy

Kearney native Pete Peterson has established a new scholarship for students who, like him, are the first in their family to ever attend college.

Article - sahling estates helps even more students

Well known among the University of Nebraska at Kearney community – especially by those in Loper athletics – for his compassion and generous student scholarship donations, Bob Sahling is helping students once again.

Article - What happens when the sun turns off

What happens when the sun ‘turns off’? Professors from different backgrounds share their eclipse expertise with Kearney students and the community.

Article - The business and brains of relationships

Kathleen Gallagher, the new Williams Community Chair for Early Childhood Education at UNK, is a national expert in how little kids learn and think.

Article - A notable quote Thank you donors

Two UNK students pursuing their passion – Early Childhood – feel grateful for the people who support this University of Nebraska priority.

Article - Donors like you helped this doctor reach her dream

UNMC’s Dr. Amy Hellman now leads one of just 39 clinics in the nation that are considered “Centers of Excellence” for Huntington’s Disease. “It’s because of the generous support of donors like you that I was able to pursue my dream,” she says.

Article - A healthy collaboration

A healthy collaboration: UNMC and UNK help students positively impact rural health care.

Article - With 250K gift Sahlings help more students who eye a UNK education

John and Sonia want to help even more students attend UNK, especially first-generation college students.

Article - UNK focuses on community college transfer students with new scholarship program

Gifts of $1,000 to the Loper Advantage Scholarship Fund will be matched, doubling the donor’s gift.

Article - Mississippi Mud BBQ and Michael Jordan

Mississippi Mud, BBQ and Michael Jordan: Students learn a lot about NU’s new president, Hank Bounds

Article - Three hundred reasons for giving back

UNK donor says a gift from two professors back in the day “was really a miracle” to him.

Article - Our Students Our Future initiative to raise 200 million in support of NU students

Increased access and success for current and future students is the focus of a two-year, $200 million fundraising initiative announced Sep. 24.

Article - Gift helps UNK students make meals for those in need

The Barbara L. Johnson Endowment for Student Community Services provides annual support for UNK’s Campus Kitchen and its mission to feed in-need community members.

Article - Brian and Carey Hamilton give provide lead gift for UNK locker room project

“In order for UNK to be successful with a new dynamic football coach, you also need great facilities,” Brian Hamilton said.

Article - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska creates scholarship for students at UNK preparing for service in rural health care

The company has made a gift to create an endowed fund to forever support high school graduates from rural counties in Nebraska.

Article - 4 million private fundraising goal met for Health Science Education Complex at UNK

The new academic facility is a collaboration of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska at Kearney to meet growing demand for primary and rural health care.

Article - In memory of her son Kearney woman plants seeds for the future

A Kearney woman feels blessed that the scholarship she and her husband created – in memory of their oncologist son – is helping UNK students go on to med school at UNMC.

Article - Doc Stevenson leaves legacy gift to UNK

The estate of the late B.M. “Doc” Stevenson has bequeathed $2.75 million to UNK, much of the gift forever providing student scholarship aid.

Article - UNK receives 2 million to help Nebraska children and families

A gift of $2 million from alumnus Ron Williams and his wife, Cille, is destined to help Nebraska children and families for years to come.

Article - Buckle gift helps UNK and Kearney community

UNK students and the Kearney community benefit from a gift in honor of fashion retailer The Buckle, Inc. for student-athlete scholarships, athletic facilities and the campus Wellness Center.

Article - UNKs broadcast journalism students benefit from Mitchell scholarships

The next generation of broadcast journalists from UNK now have additional support for their education and training with a gift from the John and Mary Mitchell family.

Article - Intellicom celebrates milestone with UNK partnership

“Many of our employees came through UNK’s degree program, and we think the students in the program today are some of the best and brightest,” says Bryan Kuntz, vice president of operations for Intellicom.

Article - Challenge is on for UNK Honors Program raise 10K for study abroad

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Honors Program has an opportunity to help even more students have a study abroad experience because of a $10,000 challenge gift.

Article - Making a Difference

Today we announced that the Campaign for Nebraska has raised more than $1.8 billion for the University of Nebraska.

Article - Talk about investing in students

More than $100,000 has been contributed to start a fund that allows students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney to gain actual investment experience before they graduate.

Article - Eight teachers join One Room One Teacher honor program

UNK’s One Room, One Teacher program aims to help preserve the stories and history of rural education, and eight more teachers are forever honored this year.

Article - Camp makes a world of difference

World Leaders Camp at UNK introduces freshmen to study-abroad opportunities – and to salsa, polka and chopsticks.

Article - Donors create scholarship for students in crisis

Ilene Steinkruger and her late husband, Milton, struggled to pay for college long ago. That’s why they created a unique scholarship at UNK.

Article - First-in-family college student understands educations importance

First-generation UNK student says scholarships will help him become a teacher someday.

Article - Why they give

Ian Chapo, 22, graduated with degrees in economics and political science on May 10. Eleven days later, he made his first gift to the university – one for the Model United Nations Fund, which supports the Model United Nations student group he belonged to at UNL.

Article - Gratitude is in the cards at UNK

Article - Gift is joyful refrain for UNK music department

Another surprise gift of more than $1 million to UNK has the Department of Music and Performing Arts singing praises for an anonymous benefactor who has now given nearly $6 million to elevate the university’s music programs.

Article - Upcoming giving days can benefit University of Nebraska nonprofits

Ready. Set. Give. Upcoming community giving day events provide a 24-hour focus to the importance of philanthropy within Nebraska and on our University of Nebraska campuses.

Article - UNMC-UNK complex is a game changer for rural health care

Health-care education and access for central and western Nebraska took a giant step forward April 4 when ground was broken at a ceremony for a new University of Nebraska project: The Health Science Education Complex at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Article - UNMC UNK to break ground on 19 million Health Science Education Complex April 4

Health-care education and access for central and western Nebraska will take a giant step forward when ground is broken for The Health Science Education Complex at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Article - Bahamian fishermans grandson becomes big fish at UNK

Bahamas native Moses Moxey, the first black student body president at UNK, believed in himself. He believed in education. That’s why he was willing to walk to a fancy hotel on the beach and beg complete strangers for money to sponsor him at college. But even he couldn’t believe the good things that happened to him once he arrived at UNK.

Article - Students say the most grateful things

“If I could ever say anything, face to face, with the people who gave me the money to chase my dreams … it would be a very long handshake and possibly a hug,” says Parker Loghry, a Thompson Scholar at UNK. “I would just look them in the eye and say, ‘You have no idea.’”

Article - Reinvigorating rural people and places

People from all walks of life walked into the grand ballroom of the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln one day last fall united with one grand purpose in mind. To reinvigorate rural America.

Article - Lucas Dart named to lead UNK alumni relations and fundraising

— The University of Nebraska Foundation announced Lucas Dart will become vice president of alumni relations and development for the University of Nebraska at Kearney on March 1

Article - New UNK fundraiser is an old member of the Kearney team

One of the best Loper basketball players in recent years has returned to UNK to be part of another team he loves:
Our team.

Article - Fund honors longtime UNK student health director Gloria Tye

Longtime nurse and former student health director Gloria G. Tye of Kearney has been honored with a named gift to support health science education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Article - UNK poet remembers white shadows in the grass

Few people ever earn a statue for their life’s work. Don Welch, recently retired poet and professor at UNK, has one. (And maybe few people of his stature who have a statue would ever do what he does next – pretend to wipe off the pigeon poop.)

Article - Buy a Book program to enhance UNK library

You may help enhance the UNK library and help replace books damaged in a storm. Then personalize bookplates with tributes to those you care about.

Article - A short story about helping UNKs storm-struck library

After the April storm, UNK staff member John Falconer stood in shock as he looked at the Calvin T. Ryan library on campus. “The northeast corner of the building was peeled open like a soup can,” he recalled.

Article - Nebraskan who was not able to go to college is making certain others do

Robert Sahling of Kearney wasn’t able to go to college in the 1940s but is doing what he can now to help generations of young Nebraskans have access to an education at UNK.

Article - Buckle Scholarship a good fit for UNK student

Sean Stahly and his Milford High Quiz Bowl teammates were eating lunch one day last spring in Bellevue. They were bummed out because they’d just been eliminated from the tournament.
Then Sean received an e-mail on his phone that changed everything.

Article - One Room One Teacher celebrates rural education

With its rich heritage in preparing teachers for service, the University of Nebraska at Kearney now honors those who have served in rural schools. A permanent honor wall provides the recognition they deserve.

Article - Alumna Carol Cope leaves lasting legacy with estate gift

The estate of longtime Kearney resident and philanthropist Carol Cope has made the gift to provide permanently endowed support for students, faculty and programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Article - Health Science Now a Big Fish on Campus

The home of Health Sciences at UNK used to be a single small room in Bruner Hall, maybe 12 feet by 12 feet. One of its walls was solid glass, so people walking by would stare at the department’s three workers crammed inside like sardines.

Article - Scholarship helps watermelon boy become music man

UNK student Parker Loghry grew up in St. Libory, Neb., a town just north of Grand Island. “Watermelon country,” he calls it. When he was 10, he went to work in the watermelon fields. Planting. Pruning. Picking.

Article - Alumna shows appreciation for UNK with scholarship for students in crisis

To encourage and support University of Nebraska at Kearney students who may face life’s unpredicted challenges, alumna Ilene Albrecht Steinkruger has established a scholarship to help when they need it most.

Article - Student scholarship honors teaching passion of Neva Nielsen

Monty and Anne Nielsen have established the Neva Nielsen Elementary Education Scholarship in honor of his mother and her devotion to teaching.

Article - 13 million gift celebrated by UNK music department

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Music and Performing Arts has received a $1.3 million gift from an anonymous donor to bolster student scholarships, faculty support and more.

Article - UNKs bad storm damage brings out good in people

The phone call came at 3:30 a.m. with the shocking news...

Article - See how much Campaign for Nebraska has changed UNK

Your gifts to UNK make a tremendous difference supporting all areas from student scholarship funds to campus improvements.

Article - Parents who gave receive from children

Article - Good Samaritan Hospital gives 1 million for health science education at UNK

UNK has received a $1 million leadership gift from Good Samaritan Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives.

Article - He had the music in him

He taught them how to sing and, in the process, how to soar in life.

Article - What do these former Huskers have in common

Prince Amukamara and Jordan Larson have at least three things in common.

Article - From learning to leading

Amber Gloystein Messersmith, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, was herself once a UNK student.

Article - Former teacher wants wall decoration for Christmas

Doris Murray has an off-the-wall wish for Christmas this year:

To be on the wall.

Article - Honoring Nebraskas rural educators

Article - Buckle gift fits UNK computer students to a T

Buckle creates new scholarship and career development program for students at UNK.

Article - Mentor adviser professor and friend

A UNK student recently sent a text message to four people.

He wanted them to be the first to know the big news – that he’d been accepted into the grad school at Notre Dame. He called his mom. He called his sisters.

Then he called Professor Peter Longo.

Article - Endowed 25000 scholarship honors former UNK Mens Basketball Coach Jerry Hueser

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced establishment of the Coach Jerry Hueser Men’s Basketball Scholarship Fund in honor of Jerry Hueser, the winningest coach in UNK history.

Article - Anonymous gift creates new scholarship in honor of longtime UNK baseball coach Guy Murray

A new memorial scholarship provides support to baseball student-athletes at the University of Nebraska at Kearney while remembering the life of former baseball coach and UNK Athletic Hall of Fame Member, Guy Murray.
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