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UNK professor helps NASA search for ET

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A physics professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is among a group space experts picked by NASA for an unprecedented project that will search for life on planets outside our solar system. UNK’s Adam Jensen is now leading the group chosen to take part in NASA’s “Exoplanet” project. Jensen says, “What they wanted […]

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TKEs at Wayne State College hope to redeem reputation

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Members of a suspended fraternity at Wayne State College are submitting a plan of action to address alcohol problems in hopes of regaining a footing at the school. The Lambda Chi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was booted for “unacceptable activities” related to alcohol use. Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Dean of Students, says the fraternity […]

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Nepalese students at UNK hold fundraiser, prayer vigil

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More than 7,000 miles from home, Nepalese students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are holding a fundraiser to benefit relief efforts following last weekend’s devastating earthquake. UNK graduate student Anjana Brasain says their Nepalese Student Association on campus has just seven members. “For the betterment of Nepal, we are trying to put forth […]

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650 Students taking part in Ag Literacy Festival

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For the next three days the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington will be invaded by about 650 third grade students in a four county area for the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension’s Ag Literacy Festival. Dodge County Extension Educator Tracy Behnken says only 5% of our state’s population currently live on farms and we […]

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Wayne State conditionally reinstates fraternity suspended for drinking violations

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A fraternity suspended by Wayne State College for abuse of alcohol has been reinstated, conditionally. Wayne State officials say the college has given conditional recognition of the Lambda-Chi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), effective April 20th through January 31st of 2016. Wayne State suspended TKE in December for drinking violations. The conditional approval is […]

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“Bigs” mentoring program wins national contest and a $25,000 grant

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The Siouxland chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provides mentors to kids in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, has won a national competition and a large cash grant. The agency’s executive director, Rocky Welker, says he’s thrilled they did so well in the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope contest, to which hundreds […]

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Young photographers could win $1,000 scholarship

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Young people up to age 13 can submit a farm-themed photo for a chance to win one of six $1,000 scholarships through Nebraska’s 529 college savings plan program. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says the objective of the contest is to familiarize young families with the college savings program and acquaint young children with farm and […]

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Bounds sees University of Nebraska as a world-changer (AUDIO)

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the possibilities in Nebraska attracted him to the position. Bounds says he’s still in the listening phase, but knows he wants the university campuses to find the areas in which they can be the best in the world. “As we would say on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, […]

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Hastings teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

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A Hastings High School teacher is in custody following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department confirms that 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer was arrested late Thursday. Shafer was arrested on sexual assault charges. He was listed as a science teacher at Hastings High. Superintendent Craig Kautz said Thursday that the […]

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UNMC medical science donors memorial

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Medical, physician assistant and physical therapy students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will host a memorial service on Friday for those who’ve donated their bodies to science.  Dr. Kim Latacha, assistant professor of Genetic Cell Biology and Anatomy at UNMC says, “It is absolutely vital to their medical educations. Having the donors there […]

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New University of Nebraska President Bounds reflects on statewide tour (AUDIO)

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The first order of business for new University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds was to tour the state. Bounds hit the ground running or, at least, traveling what he refers to as the 500-mile campus. He comes away from the state tour convinced Nebraska doesn’t tell its story as well as it should. “And so, […]

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First seat installed in UNO’s new arena

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A construction milestone reached on Monday on the University of Nebraska – Omaha campus. The first of 7,500 seats was installed inside the new UNO – Community Arena at 64th and Center Street. Chancellor John Christensen says installing the first chair is worth celebrating. He says, “I think it symbolizes all the work that has […]

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Nebraska Science Festival star parties

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Nebraskans are invited to a night out with the stars. Science Program Outreach Coordinator at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Kacie Baum is also the Nebraska Science Festival Coordinator and says for the first year they are adding star parties to the festival lineup. The first star party is planned at the Strategic Air […]

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Former Nebraska school official placed on probation, ordered to pay restitution

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A former eastern Nebraska school official has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution for using school funds to pay for purchases made on his personal credit card. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old James Clark will serve four years’ probation and repay $20,000 to the Westside Community Schools District. According to U.S. Attorney Deborah […]

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State’s FFA convention sees big attendance boost

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Thousands of young people in those familiar blue jackets are being spotted in downtown Lincoln. The annual Nebraska State FFA Convention is taking place at Pinnacle Bank Arena. State Director Matt Kreifels says attendance is up by several hundred this year. “I’m proud to say that we have record attendance,” Kreifels says. “In fact, we […]

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