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.’”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
Alumnus Dusty Jura returns to help advance UNK
The University of Nebraska Foundation has selected Dusty Jura as director of development for the University of Nebraska at Kearney College of Education and the Athletic Department.
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.
A short story about helping UNK's 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.
Nebraskan who wasn't 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.
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.
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.
Women Investing in Nebraska to fund Nebraska nonprofits, university projects
WIN asks potential grant seekers to submit a letter of inquiry by Feb. 19, 2018.
Our employee wellness program is getting recognition – a lot of it
Long appreciated by our employees, our wellness program is racking up recognition and awards from outside our organization.
Holland Foundation $2 million gift creates endowed presidential chair in early childhood development
Funds will forever support the university’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute and its public outreach and education programs across Nebraska.