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.
Bahamian fisherman's 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.
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.
Mark Wilkins named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair at UNL
The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair.
University of Nebraska opens new health center, nursing college complex
A new University of Nebraska facility will give students access to improved health care while providing its nursing program a world-class learning and research space with capacity for future growth.
Wigton gift makes possible welcome and history center at UNMC
The Wigton Heritage Center will be built in conjunction with the Wittson Hall renovation project at UNMC and is made possible with a gift commitment from Robert Wigton, M.D.