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Three teams vie for Student Senate leadership

Jenna Heinz March 1, 2024

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu Competition surged with this year's student body president and vice president elections. Three teams of candidates are running for the campus leadership roles, an increase from...

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Student Government election process kicks off

Jenna Heinz February 23, 2024

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu The Student Government election process is underway, with the application portal’s closure signaling the start of candidates’ campaigns. Students running for student body president,...

Graphic by Kolton Maturey

University system projects end of J-Term in 2025-26

Jenna Heinz February 16, 2024

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu J-Term courses will no longer be offered in the University of Nebraska system starting in the 2025-26 academic year. The calendar change will create a shorter winter break and...

Diana Armstrong and Chancellor Doug Kristensen cut the ribbon of Armstrong Hall. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Sorority housing honors trailblazing journalist

Jenna Heinz February 9, 2024

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu Campus marked history with the dedication of Bess Furman Armstrong Hall on Thursday. The celebration honored the life and legacy of the hall’s namesake, an American journalist...

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Kristensen set to retire after 22 years as chancellor

Jenna Heinz and Rachel Ostdiek December 13, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Doug Kristensen, UNK’s longest-serving chancellor, announced that he will be stepping away from his position after 22 years.   He is also the...

Chancellor Doug Kristensen discusses eliminated degrees. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Budget cuts eliminate 24.5 faculty lines, nine degrees

Jenna Heinz December 1, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu In response to the University’s $4.3 million shortfall, UNK announced an elimination of 24.5 faculty lines and nine degree programs. Students, faculty, staff and community members...

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Largest budget reduction in the last 20 years

Amarha Bridger and Jenna Heinz October 27, 2023

bridgera@lopers.unk.edu heinzj@lopers.unk.edu UNK administration is addressing a $4.3 million shortfall, $3 million of which will be reduced from the Academic Affairs division. The 2023-24 fiscal...

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Keeping students safe from theft

Jenna Heinz October 27, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu A new UNK Police Department program is helping prevent crime before it happens.  UNKPD officers implemented the “GOTCHA!” program this fall to raise awareness about crimes...

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First draft of potential budget cuts released

Jenna Heinz October 6, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu UNK’s Faculty Advisory Committee received the first draft of a budget reduction model meant to address the university’s $4.3 million shortfall. The draft proposed a reduction...

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Ted Carter leaves Nebraska for Ohio State University

Jenna Heinz September 8, 2023

Walter “Ted” Carter, the University of Nebraska system president, announced his decision to step away and join The Ohio State University in the same position. He will continue to serve for Nebraska...

Julie Shaffer will serve as the senior vice chancellor for one year or until the position is permanently filled. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Shaffer appointed interim senior vice chancellor; Unruh, Mulhearn accept new positions

Jenna Heinz August 24, 2023

Interim Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Chancellor Doug Kristensen announced the appointment of Julie Shaffer as the new interim senior vice chancellor of academic affairs on July 11. Shaffer...

Lot 2 was repainted to house 20 additional parking stalls. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Residential parking passes sell out early again

Jenna Heinz August 21, 2023

Residential parking passes have continued to follow the trend of selling out early. For the 2023-24 academic year, residential permits sold out on Aug. 6, already ahead of last year’s move-in day sellout. UNK...

Two Rivers Public Health Department runs a booth at the Blue and Gold Showcase in 2020. Antelope Archive

COVID-19: Impact on campus, increase in healthcare interest

Jenna Heinz May 17, 2023

Three years have passed since the spread of COVID-19 created a national emergency and shut down many parts of the world. In March 2020, UNK officials had to ask themselves if they could still serve the...

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Former advising director responds to petition after dismissal

Jenna Heinz May 16, 2023

Amy Rundstrom, the director of academic advising and career development at UNK, is sharing details after being removed from her position. On March 21, Rundstrom had a meeting with Kelly Bartling, her supervisor:...

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Staff member dismissal garners 200 petition signatures

JENNA HEINZ April 12, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu Aleecia Pace, a junior general studies major at UNK, met with her adviser for a meeting on March 21. The following day, Pace received an email saying she would no longer be...

Workers failed to shut a valve after repairing a water coil. Photo by Grace McDonald / Antelope Staff

Repairs lead to pipe leaks within Bruner Hall

JENNA HEINZ April 6, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu On March 16, a company was repairing a water coil in one of the heating units of Bruner Hall. When workers didn’t shut the valve on the unit, the cap on the end of the pipe...

Bouncy house set to replace Cope Fountain

Bouncy house set to replace Cope Fountain

JENNA HEINZ April 1, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu Three years after its reconstruction, UNK’s Cope Fountain will be torn down. Demolition will begin in June, and the space will become home to a brand-new bouncy house.  UNK...

Construction workers secure a steel beam so it can be lifted. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Industry setbacks delay sorority move-in to 2024

JENNA HEINZ March 23, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu The move-in day for the new sorority housing was pushed back to January 2024. Completion was originally set for June 2023, but a four-month delay is now anticipated. The...

New sorority housing move-in rescheduled to January 2024

New sorority housing move-in rescheduled to January 2024

JENNA HEINZ March 9, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu The move-in day for the new sorority housing was pushed back to January 2024. Completion was originally set for June 2023, but a four-month delay is now anticipated. The...

Board of Regents increases faculty salaries by 3% for 2023-25

Board of Regents increases faculty salaries by 3% for 2023-25

JENNA HEINZ February 16, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu The 2023-25 University of Nebraska at Kearney Collective Bargaining Agreement was ratified Feb. 10. The Board of Regents’ approval will give eligible faculty 3% salary increases...

URS now houses the Communication, Social Work and Info-Technology departments. Photo by Grace McDonald / Antelope Staff

The Big Move: University Residences North, South welcome offices

JENNA HEINZ February 9, 2023

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu With renovations in Warner Hall and the Calvin T. Ryan Library, relocations have become common across UNK. Many of these were taken on by University Residence North and South...

The Haunting of Hill House: Student directs bone-chilling tale with isolation theme

The Haunting of Hill House: Student directs bone-chilling tale with isolation theme

JENNA HEINZ November 30, 2022

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu UNK Theatre students told the bone-chilling story of “The Haunting of Hill House” from Nov. 16-20. The show kept the Halloween spirit alive for a little longer, featuring...

The color guard leads the Pride of the Plains Marching Band in Downtown Kearney at the largest Homecoming parade in Nebraska. Photo provided by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

HOMECOMING WEEK: Fairytale theme sparks creativity throughout competitions

JENNA HEINZ November 9, 2022

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu Oct. 27 brought a night full of entertainment with the annual lip sync battle and royalty coronation. Students, staff and community members crowded the Health and Sports Center...

Bella Manningham (Britney Kouma) discovers a gift which proves her husband had been lying about her forgetfulness. Kylie Schwab / Antelope Staff

Sparks fly on stage during psychological classic

JENNA HEINZ October 25, 2022

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu Performers in the UNK Theatre department hit the stage with their production of “Gaslight” from Oct. 5-9. Set in Victorian London, the play featured the story of Bella...

Student Senate zooms in on security camera, safety needs

Student Senate zooms in on security camera, safety needs

JENNA HEINZ October 25, 2022

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEwG5VbTTbw Video by Grace McDonald, Traeton Harimon and Kolton Maturey The Student Senate is looking into purchasing more security cameras...

The teams goal with the event is to connect with Kearney Public Schools and Inspire young people. Photo provided by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

High-Five Friday: Football athletes spread Loper pride to Kearney schools

JENNA HEINZ October 5, 2022

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu The Loper football team woke up early Friday morning to high-five and greet students walking into Horizon Middle School. What started out small, has become a weekly tradition...

Java Notes / Photo provided by UNK Staff

Java Notes returns to Fine Arts Building, beats COVID-19 jitters

JENNA HEINZ September 14, 2022

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu After its closure in 2020, Java Notes has finally reopened for staff and students to enjoy. The shop is hoping to spread awareness as many students have forgotten about Java...

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Student Senate appoints adviser, discusses 2022-23 plans  

JENNA HEINZ September 8, 2022

heinzj@lopers.unk.edu UNK Student Government held its first meeting of the year last Tuesday in the Nebraskan Student Union. Student senators approved a new adviser and discussed plans for the...

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