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Jess, played by Kerron Stark, comforts Chelsea, portrayed by Christina Spillman. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Play offers support for young people in abusive relationships

Rachel Ostdiek March 1, 2024

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Omaha-based nonprofit organization, “Respect”, came to UNK last week to promote healthy dating relationships. “Respect” is formed of professional actor-educators who...

UNKs budget cuts were announced in November 2023 and approved by the Board of Regents this February. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Board of Regents eliminates majors in wake of budget cuts

Rachel Ostdiek February 23, 2024

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu The University of Nebraska Board of Regents met on Feb. 9 to vote on the discontinuation of three bachelor’s degree programs at UNK. The eight regents unanimously voted to...

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Five decades later: Bev Mathiesen continues career at UNK

Rachel Ostdiek February 16, 2024

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Bev Mathiesen has been at UNK for over five decades, working in the Chancellor’s office for the last 27 years. As one of the longest-serving employees, she has seen the university...

Stan Clouse, mayor, hopes to enter the legislature. Photo by Rachel Ostdiek / Antelope Staff

Kearney mayor brings community perspective to UNK

Rachel Ostdiek February 9, 2024

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Kearney mayor for the past 18 years, Stan Clouse, spoke with the UNK Student Senate at their weekly meeting on Jan. 30. Clouse is currently campaigning for a Nebraska Legislature...

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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...

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Film depicts the marriage of Elvis and Priscilla Presley

Rachel Ostdiek December 1, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Sofia Coppola's latest film, “Priscilla,” hauntingly captures the innocence of Elvis Presley's former wife and the chaos he planted in her life. Based on Priscilla Presley’s...

Tariro Chinhamo and Crista Manning hold a check for ISA from Student Senate. Photo by Kosuke Yoshii / Antelope Staff

Food and Culture Festival: Sharing home with Nebraska

Rachel Ostdiek November 17, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu The International Student Association hosted the 46th annual Scott D. Morris International Food and Culture Festival on Sunday. Over 1,000 people gathered in the UNK Health and...

Luke Przymus is crowned Mr. King of Hearts, escorted by Jade Vak and Cali Erickson. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

King of Hearts

Rachel Ostdiek November 10, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Nine men representing various campus organizations competed in the 11th annual King of Hearts pageant last week. The event raised $6,681 for the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports...

Jon Watts speaks to the Student Senate over budget cuts. Photo by Rachel Ostdiek / Antelope Staff

Budget cuts take over ‘business as usual’ in Student Senate

Rachel Ostdiek October 27, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu UNK Student Senate swore in freshman senators, approved a new campus organization and discussed the ongoing campus budget cuts at their weekly meeting on Oct. 10. Jon Watts,...

Carolyn Zamora, bottom center, poses with Yung Gravy and other UNK students last spring. Photo by Maisy Wade / Antelope Staff

LPAC president gives back to students, campus

Rachel Ostdiek October 27, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Carolyn Zamora, co-president of LPAC, is determined to expand the club this year in more than one way. By both increasing its membership and introducing fresh events to the UNK...

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Interim chief makes a name for campus police

Rachel Ostdiek October 13, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Ricci Fast’s dedication to law enforcement and commitment to UNK has landed him the role of Interim Police Chief for the campus police department. Now, with about six months...

English professors set to share at Reynolds Visiting Writers Series

English professors set to share at Reynolds Visiting Writers Series

Rachel Ostdiek October 4, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu UNK will be hosting the Reynolds Visiting Writers Series on Oct. 5. This series is a creative writing reading, where fiction or poetry writers from around the country come to...

Office of Student and Family Transitions hosts the Dear First Year podcast. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Office of Student and Family Transitions’ podcast helps students navigate college

Rachel Ostdiek September 29, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu Aidan Weidner, a UNK senior, is fulfilling his duties as the Blue Gold Welcome Student Coordinator by continuing to host the “Dear First Year” podcast. This podcast was introduced...

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Hot Girl Walk: how a TikTok trend improved my headspace

Rachel Ostdiek September 22, 2023

ostdiekr@lopers.unk.edu The crisp autumn breeze is beginning to sweep through campus and it's finally bearable to spend more than five minutes outside again. As the leaves are turning and fall arrives,...

The panhellenic recruitment team and Phi-Chis sing chapter songs before running home to their sororities. Photo by Kosuke Yoshii / Antelope Staff

Greek Bid Day: Later sorority recruitment date proves to be a big success

Rachel Ostdiek September 15, 2023

Panhellenic sororities experienced their first recruitment week during the school year, as opposed to the previous week before classes. The decision to reschedule was made in hopes of attracting more potential...

Randall receives needed upgrade to house increase in Freshman. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Randall Hall closes down for renovations

Rachel Ostdiek September 15, 2023

UNK continues campus improvements this semester with upgrades being made to Randall Hall. While the maintenance is somewhat minor, students will not inhabit Randall Hall for the 2023-24 academic year.  The...

Sorority members are expected to move in January 2024. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Campus landscape continues to change with construction

Rachel Ostdiek August 21, 2023

The landscape of UNK has continued changing over the summer with five construction projects underway. Students and staff can expect more temporary working spaces this school year as these projects continue. Calvin...

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