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.)
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.
Alumna Carol Cope leaves lasting legacy with $12.6 million 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.
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.
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.
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.
UNK student chose to serve rather than be served over spring break
She wanted to serve people, not to party.
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.
NU Foundation receives state’s highest award for employee wellness programs
The University of Nebraska Foundation has received the Governor’s Harvester Wellness Award, the state’s highest award in recognition of employee wellness programs.
UNMC breaks ground on new welcome center
On June 24, 2019, the University of Nebraska Medical Center community gathered to ceremonially break ground on its new campus welcome center — the Wigton Heritage Center — as well as launch the renovation of Wittson Hall and the McGoogan Library.
Private gifts establish learning commons at UNL’s East Campus library
The new learning space will be named the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons in honor of Dinsdale brothers, Roy and Jack, who are University of Nebraska alumni.