Natural & Social Sciences

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College of Natural & Social Sciences

Science is all around us. How we act, the environments in which we live, the laws that govern us, the physiological, psychological, and pragmatic elements that impact our lives are studied here at UNK. Discover more about the Natural & Social Science departments:

Wyatt Behn, Physics Research

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The College of Natural & Social Sciences at UNK empowers graduates for careers and advanced study, for lifelong learning, and for participation in their communities as educated citizens and leaders.

Gladys Styles Johnston, 79, led UNK during formative decade

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Gladys Styles Johnston, 79, led UNK during formative decade

By TODD GOTTULA UNK Communications KEARNEY – Former University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Gladys Styles Johnston of Scottsdale, Arizona, died Wednesday. She was 79. Johnston was chancellor of UNK from 1993 to 2002. “Dr. Johnston led UNK during a formative decade,” Chancellor Doug Kristensen said. “We are grateful for her efforts and accomplishments at […]

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