LPAC: Programming for students, by students

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Loper Programming and Activities Council, a student-run group, plans a number of activities for the UNK community each year. LPAC events include the annual spring concert, hypnotist Jim Wand, Blue Gold Community Showcase, FAME student talent show, lip-sync competition and Fun 5K

Membership in LPAC is open to any UNK student. The group meets 5 p.m. Thursdays inside the Antelope Room at the Nebraskan Student Union.

For more information, call 308-865-8523, or email Tim Danube or Jamie Hiemke.

Homecoming

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Mark your calendars for Sept. 10-15 and get ready to celebrate the event of the year at UNK! Loper pride will be on full display during this year's homecoming festivities.

The state's largest lip-sync competition, a homecoming parade highlighting the blue and gold and the crowning of UNK's homecoming royalty are part of the weeklong celebration filled with high-energy contests and entertainment. Residence halls, sororities, fraternities and other UNK organizations compete for "homecoming sweepstakes" bragging rights in a number of fun events, alumni return to campus for banquets and other activities, UNK Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are recognized and the Loper football team takes on Emporia State.

HOMECOMING INFORMATION:

For additional information, call 308-865-8523 or email Tim Danube or Jamie Hiemke.


2018 Homecoming King and Queen
Odwuar Quinonez and Anna Wegener

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Congratulations to all of the Homecoming candidates and Finalists!

 

Outstanding Family Award

Grossnicklaus family
Sept. 15, 2018 | 10 a.m.
Foster Field | Ron and Carol Cope Stadium

The Outstanding Family Award is given based on what the student most admires about his/her family, and how family members have encouraged the student’s education and had an impact on the student’s academic and personal life.

Any UNK student can nominate their family for the Outstanding Family Award and have a chance to win some great prizes, as well as meet the chancellor while watching the UNK vs Emporia State football game in the Nebraskan Student Union skybox suite.

2018 Outstanding Family - It could be YOU!
2017 Outstanding Family - Grossnicklaus family of Aurora, NE
2016 Outstanding Family - Krysl family of O'Neill, NE
2015 Outstanding Family - Kovanda family of Grand Island, NE
2014 Outstanding Family - Prososki family of Kearney, NE

REGISTER YOUR FAMILY HERE

Gingerbread House Competition

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Nov. 29, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Ponderosa Room | Nebraskan Student Union

Every year, LPAC hosts the gingerbread house competition, a friendly and festive event which allows students to take a break from studying for final exams.

Competing in teams of up to eight members, UNK students have 30 minutes to assemble their gingerbread houses. Creativity, Loper spirit and overall design will earn the top three entries cash prizes of $50, $100 or $150.

Hypnotist

Jim Wand
Jan. 24, 2019 | 8 p.m.

Ponderosa Room | Nebraskan Student Union

World-renowned hypnotist Jim Wand has performed for three decades at UNK. Come witness the entertaining act that's become a favorite among students and community members.

Tickets, which are free for students, faculty, staff and the public, are available at the student union welcome desk.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hypnotist Jim Wand performs at UNK for 30th year in a row
PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Jim Wand Show

FAME Talent Show

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Feb. 7, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Ponderosa Room | Nebraskan Student Union

One of the most anticipated events of the year, FAME is a campus-wide talent show that allows students to showcase their unique abilities in group or individual categories.

The signature event is a blast for the audience, judges and performers. You don't want to miss this UNK tradition.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement at 308-865-8523.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 FAME Talent Show

concert audience inside UNK Health and Sports Center
Kenny Chesney, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, Johnny Cash and Josh Turner.

They’ve all performed at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Each year, the Loper Programming and Activities Council (LPAC) organizes a spring concert featuring the biggest names from country, rock and pop music – from The All-American Rejects and Secondhand Serenade to Kellie Pickler and Cole Swindell.

The annual concert, held inside UNK’s Health and Sports Center, is one of the most popular campus events for students and community members alike.

Who doesn’t love live music?

Here’s a sample of the other headliners who have performed at UNK and Kearney State College over the years:

Karmin
Scotty McCreery
John Denver
Barry Manilow
Steppenwolf
Weather Report
Terri Clark
Maynard Ferguson
The Bangles
Dennis Miller
Mark Chesnutt
Ohio Players
Lobo
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
DC Talk
Head East
Waylon Jennings
Carpenters
Sly and the Family Stone
Atlanta Rhythm Section
The 5th Dimension
Vertical Horizon
Electric Light Orchestra

Fun 5K

students running
April 13, 2019 | 9 a.m.

UNK Campus

This event is a great way to meet new people and get a little exercise while supporting UNK's Student Leadership Scholarship fund.

The Fun 5K Walk/Run, which is open to anyone, regularly attracts 400 to 500 participants and raises thousands of dollars for student scholarships. Participants receive a T-shirt and there are drawings for prizes donated by sponsors.

For more information, call the the Office of Student Engagement at 308-865-8523 or email Tim Danube.

Blue and Gold Showcase

Blue Gold Community showcase

Blue Gold Community Showcase brings 2,000 to 3,000 students and community members together to celebrate the start of a new school year and welcome freshmen and returning students to campus.

The event, part of Blue Gold Welcome Week each August, features food, games, prizes and entertainment. About 200 campus organizations and local businesses take part in the festival, which also includes a picnic hosted by UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen.

Blue Gold Showcase is a chance for students to connect with the community, make new friends and begin establishing that Loper pride.

For more information, contact Jamie Hiemke at 308-865-8909 or hiemkejl@unk.edu.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Blue Gold Showcase
PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Blue Gold Showcase