Norton, KansasLocal Weather Alerts
There are currently no active weather alerts.
Home | Tag Archives: university

Tag Archives: university

UNO Political Science professor’s reaction to State of the Union Address

kqnk-300x150-default

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address Tuesday night and there is mixed reaction to his message. University of Nebraska – Omaha Political Science Professor Dr. Randall Adkins says his final message was much different than those previously delivered. Dr. Adkins says President Obama tried to rally his troops – his […]

Read More »

UNMC physician reacts to new federal dietary guidelines

kqnk-300x150-default

Health and Human Services and the U-S Department of Agriculture released new dietary guidelines this week to encourage healthy eating habits to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases. University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health’s Dr. Laura Jana is a pediatrician and says these new guidelines are designed to help the public make […]

Read More »

UNL professor condemns Donald Trump Muslim message (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

A University of Nebraska professor condemns Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the country and says it undermines efforts to combat radical Islam. University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professor James Le Sueur, an expert on radical Islam and terrorism, says he never knows what Donald Trump might say on any […]

Read More »

University of Nebraska officials hope to avoid MU-type protests

kqnk-300x150-default

University of Nebraska officials hope to prevent the disruptions that have occurred on campuses throughout the country from happening on the Lincoln campus. UNL Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Juan Franco, says university officials try to keep communication lines open, both formally with different groups and informally in one-on-one discussions with students. “We try to […]

Read More »

Nebraska Innovation Campus has big plans, really big plans (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska Innovation Campus is open, but far from completed. Executive Director Dan Duncan wants Nebraska Innovation Campus to live up to its name. “Innovation Campus is created really to develop a place where private companies and the university can come together to create things that they couldn’t if they weren’t working closely together,” Duncan tells […]

Read More »

Nebraska Innovation Campus is open for business (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska Innovation Campus is open for business, officially. The old State Fairgrounds in Lincoln have been slowly changing the past few years. Some research, class work, and companies have already moved in. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, though, on Thursday celebrated the official opening of Innovation Campus. “Connecting talent, connecting ideas, connecting resources to […]

Read More »

Harvest beginning in Nebraska as farmers worry about crop prices

kqnk-300x150-default

Combines are beginning to roll across Nebraska, with the harvest starting in the southeastern corner of the state. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Paul Hay in Gage County says the corn harvest is underway. Hay says farmers hope the weather cooperates for soybeans planted late due to the wet spring. “We need to kind of […]

Read More »

UNL Chancellor Perlman gives upbeat assessment in final State of University address

kqnk-300x150-default

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, delivering his final State of the University address, says UNL isn’t the same university it was 15 years ago when he became chancellor. “We are now a far better university,” Perlman tells the university audience. “We are a member of the Big 10. There are issues on which we […]

Read More »

UNL leads $13.5M research project into use of sorghum to make ethanol

kqnk-300x150-default

University of Nebraska researchers will lead a major research effort to improve sorghum as a new source for ethanol. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman made the announcement. “Please to announce today that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $13.5 million grant to a partnership of nine U.S. institutions, led by the University […]

Read More »

Harvest, super, blood moon total eclipse is Sunday

kqnk-300x150-default

Sunday evening is a stargazers dream. University of Nebraska – Omaha Astronomy and Physics Professor Dave Kriegler says a rare event will take place. He says the full moon in September is called the Harvest Moon and is closest to the autumnal equinox. It will also be a super moon meaning it will be about […]

Read More »

University of Nebraska renews emphasis on early childhood edudcation

kqnk-300x150-default

University of Nebraska officials have unveiled a new emphasis on early childhood education. College of Education Dean Marjorie Kostelnik with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced creation of the Nebraska Early Childhood Research Academy during a news conference on the Lincoln campus. “Our overall aim is to collaborate across the university system with community partners statewide […]

Read More »

University of Nebraska wants to hear from you in UNL chancellor search

kqnk-300x150-default

You are being asked to shape the search for a new leader of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is asking for the public’s input in his search for a new for the Lincoln campus. Bounds has held an open forum at UNL. The public can also visit the University of […]

Read More »

Enrollment at NU, but needs to go up more says new president (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Enrollment edged up for the University of Nebraska system, which is nice, but not enough for its new president. Enrollment on the four University of Nebraska campuses edges toward 52,000 students, its highest enrollment since 1993. University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the university campuses must grow to help the state grow. “We live […]

Read More »

UNK reaches historic agreement with DOJ in therapy dorm dog dispute

kqnk-300x150-default

The University of Nebraska-Kearney has reached an historic agreement with the Department of Justice that applies the Fair Housing Act to colleges for the first time. UNK reached a $140,000 settlement in a lawsuit stemming from 2011 when the university denied a student’s request to have a therapy dog in a dorm to help her […]

Read More »

Insurance mergers could mean higher rates

kqnk-300x150-default

Blue Cross – Blue Shield insurer Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54-billion deal. Earlier this month Aetna and Humana struck a merger deal for $37-billion. University of Nebraska – Omaha’s Finance, Banking and Real Estate Development Chairman Dr. David Volkman says there is one thing that has spurred these mergers. Dr. Volkman […]

Read More »