Kearney's American Democracy Project hosts UNK Talks

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s American Democracy Project (ADP) is offering an exciting opportunity to students at UNK. Similar to TED Talks, UNK Talks gives students the chance to present their group service projects, research, or visions for impacting society or the environment. The presenters will each be awarded $200, and the winner will receive an additional $300.

Last year, the UNK Sustainability Committee presented on their community garden idea, and were selected as the winners. With the prize money, they were able to make their plans a reality on UNK’s campus. In the initial UNK Talks contest, Aaron McCauley presented on the alternative spring break program he and members of the FIRST Leaders organization attended, and won prize money for the First Year Program.

The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being globally informed and involved. ADP is a national program that is gaining momentum on many university campuses.

Presentation proposals are due by midnight on Thursday, March 29th, and can be submitted by individuals or student groups. To submit a proposal, visit The UNK Talks event is hosted in the Ockinga Auditorium on April 6, from 12 – 3 p.m. and everyone is invited to watch. For any questions, please contact The American Democracy Project by emailing

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