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Student Spotlight - Rachel Jack

Posted: October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Rachel Jack

Rachel Jack, an Enactus member and the leader of New Venture Adventure tells us a little bit about what she learned from organizing such a big event as well as how Enactus in general has helped enhance her UNK experience. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a senior from Eustis, Nebraska. I enjoy spending time with friends and family. You can always find me doing a little DIY project around my apartment or looking at Pinterest. What is your major and what career are you pursuing in...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

Faculty Impact - Dr. Greg Benson

Posted: August 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Faculty Impact - Dr. Greg Benson

In 2014, Dr. Greg Benson took over the direction of the Supply Chain Management for UNK. The Supply Chain Management Program at UNK was the first of its kind in the NU System and one of the first in the nation.  He has grown the program to almost 70 students strong. Nebraska has a great deal of job demand for purchasing managers, logistics managers and distribution managers in the companies located in the state. Therefore, in 2010, UNK saw a need to offer a program that would...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Giulia Napoli

Posted: August 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Giulia Napoli

Our student spotlight is Guilia Napoli, who studies at the International University of Language and Media in Milan, Italy.  During her time in the U.S., she was a part of the student project of Open for Business Magazine; a partnership involving the Office of International Education and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development. Explain your degree and why you are attending IULM:  My master degree is called MICRI that is the acronym of Master in Communication for...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Faculty Impact - Dr. Sonja Bickford

Posted: April 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Faculty Impact - Dr. Sonja Bickford

Originally from Scandinavia, Dr. Sonja Bickford has had a plethora of experience abroad. Bickford has taken groups of students on trips, has been been instrumental in creating a partnership between UNK and a university in Finland, and has worked with the International programs on campus. She is currently a visiting faculty member in the department of Industrial Technology. Bickford elaborates here on her experiences abroad and her current projects. Tell us a little about yourself. Growing up...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

Student Spotlight - Amanda Slattery

Posted: April 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Amanda Slattery

Amanda Slattery is a sophomore at UNK who participated in UNK's first 3 Day Startup event earlier this year. She studies Interior Design and Construction Management, and plans to graduate in 2019. Here she shares about her experiences at UNK and how 3DS impacted her as an entrepreneur. Tell us a little about yourself. I am currently a sophomore studying Interior Design and Construction Management here at UNK. I grew up in rural southwest Nebraska just outside a small town, Indianola. I...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Faculty Impact - Dr. Susan Jensen

Posted: March 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Faculty Impact - Dr. Susan Jensen

Please tell us about yourself and your role at UNK and how that has transformed over the years. After earning a finance degree from Kansas University, my first job after graduation was as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. I worked in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region before being based in the St. Louis office. After completing my MBA from Washington University in St. Louis I had the opportunity to help launch a new investment banking...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Katelyn Ziebarth

Posted: March 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Katelyn Ziebarth

Katelyn Ziebarth is a senior at UNK studying business administration and health care management. Ziebarth has held an instrumental role as a leader in Enactus, presented at competition, and chaired her own project--all in the same year. Here Ziebarth shares about her experiences. Tell us a little about yourself. Originally from Wilcox, Nebraska a small town 30 miles south of Kearney. I am studying business administration with a minor in Health care management. I have been at UNK since fall...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

Faculty Impact - Jeff Nordhues

Posted: February 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Faculty Impact - Jeff Nordhues

Jeff Nordhues is a professor in Interior and Product Design at UNK. He and his wife founded a 'design and make' lighting studio in Kearney called Pax Modern. This entrepreneurial experience has allowed Nordhues to better teach his students in theoretical and practical ways. Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Kearney spending my early years surrounded by business and construction while working for my father in his real estate company. I completed my undergraduate in Industrial...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Emily Kassmeier

Posted: February 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Student Spotlight - Emily Kassmeier

Emily is in her fifth year at UNK and is excited to finally graduate in May! She is studying Multimedia and is the go-to for all things media at the Center for Entrepreneurship this semester. When you were little… what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was in Kindergarten, I really wanted to be a veterinarian. This dream quickly ended when I realized I can’t stand the sight of blood! Why did you choose your major and what career(s) can it lead to? It took me a while...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

Faculty Impact - Dr. David Nabb

Posted: January 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Faculty Impact - Dr. David Nabb

Dr. David Nabb has been a music professor at UNK for 23 years, teaching music history courses and woodwind lessons. Almost 17 years ago, Dr. Nabb encountered a life-changing experience that left him unable to perform daily tasks, including playing an instrument. In the video below, he shares about his experience and how he overcame those challenges. Video Transcript Hi everyone! Lisa here, for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development at the University of Nebraska at...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

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