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Construction workers put together the framework for the Rural Health Initiative Building. Photo by Ricardo Hernandez / Antelope Staff

Construction projects underway at library, rural health building

Sydney Tisthammer February 16, 2024

tisthammers@lopers.unk.edu While it may not be evident at first glance, improvements are being made across campus at UNK. One of the places improvements can be seen is in the new partially reopened...

For now, students walk along the south lawn to get between the two buildings. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Breezeway forces students to find different routes to class

Corinne Smith September 29, 2023

smithc4@lopers.unk.edu The breezeway between the music and visual arts wings is under construction in the Fine Arts Building. This renovation project is one of the university’s campus infrastructure...

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...

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...

Design, plumbing issues delay gender-neutral restrooms

Design, plumbing issues delay gender-neutral restrooms

MALLORY BRUNING September 14, 2022

bruningm@lopers.unk.edu Last spring, UNK announced an initiative to change the restrooms in the Nebraskan Student Union. Plans were made to convert the bathrooms by the Loper Spirit Shop into gender-inclusive...

UNK Parking

Commuters gain 23 parking spots, Zone C passes sell out  

GRACE MCDONALD September 14, 2022

mcdonaldge@lopers.unk.edu Parking zones shifted this fall due to landscaping and Fraternity and Sorority Life housing construction. Residential parking passes sold out on move-in day, but commuters...

In the original plans, the librarys front entrance consisted of open study spaces and a service desk.

Supply chain woes, prices slow down library renovation

KOLTON MATUREY September 8, 2022

matureyk@lopers.unk.edu The Calvin T. Ryan Library and Mitchell Center renovation plans are wrapping up, but now, project managers are adjusting the final product. Due to the pandemic’s aftermath,...

Several construction projects continue into school year, photo provided by Kylie Schwab / Antelope Staff

New additions, landscaping in store for 2022-23

SHELBY BERGLUND August 19, 2022

berglunds@lopers.unk.edu As the fall semester approaches, there have been lots of updates to the construction happening around UNK’s campus.  Students can expect new projects like the...

The advocacy for rural health facilities has paid off for UNK student regents and officials.

LB1014 fight: $60 million for healthcare after 10-year struggle

ALEX HAMMEKE April 28, 2022

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu The 38th section of LB1014 appropriates millions of dollars for UNK, with $10 million dollars going toward startup costs and $50 million toward the construction of a building...

Construction affects flow of UNK students and visitors.

Students cope while construction teams chip away at projects

April 7, 2022

NK’s to-do list includes developing the Conrad Hall “green space,” hammering away at the Fraternity and Sorority Life renovations, landscaping the Otto Olsen lot and continuing maintenance near...

Students are constantly tangled in construction tape as it is rampant across campus.

Multiple construction projects force Lopers online

Shelby Berglund April 1, 2022

berglunds@lopers.unk.edu Due to the prolonged renovations, there will be yearlong construction on UNK’s campus resulting in all online classes for the 2022-23 school year. Campus will be closed...

Single-use restrooms are being installed as a part of gender-inclusion intiatives.

Gender-neutral restrooms on hold until summer

MITCHELL LIERMAN March 3, 2022

liermanm2@lopers.unk.edu The bathrooms next to Subway in the Nebraskan Student Union were returned to multiple-use gendered bathrooms. The restrooms were converted to single-use, gender-neutral restrooms...

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