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VIDEO: Last to leave: Wellness Center only remaining department in Founders Hall

VIDEO: Last to leave: Wellness Center only remaining department in Founders Hall

Mackenzie Manley, Assistant News Editor
February 5
Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

Founder’s Hall, the five-story facility once home to an array of departments and offices, is now dimly lit with silent corridors.  Tables and chairs are stacked up against walls in the once bustling lobby.   Light pools into the hallway, the mark of The Wellness Center, the last departm...

North Connector Road construction to begin next week

North Connector Road construction to begin next week

Mackenzie Manley and Nova Sinclare, Assistant News Editor and Contributor
January 28
Filed under Featured Story, News

A state road project will result in increased traffic and parking times in the coming weeks, according to an NKU press release. All of Lot Y and parts of Lots A, G, K and L will be affected by the North Connector Road project beginning next week. Students, faculty and staff who typically park in those lots are advised to park i...

Puppeteer gives his final bow

Abby Anstead, News Editor
November 3
Filed under Featured Story, News

Larry Blake to retire after 11 years of serviceImagine campus without the BB&T Arena, Griffin Hall and the Student Union. There was no soccer field, Loch Norse was a small pond and the plaza area didn’t even exist.  This was what campus looked like when Larry Blake assumed the position of assistant vice p...

HIC to offer learning through collaboration

HIC to offer learning through collaboration

Abby Anstead, News Editor
September 29
Filed under Featured Story, News

Labs that simulate an operating room, mannequins that can be programmed to stop breathing and exam rooms to evaluate standardized patients are all possibilities of the new Health Innovation Center. Students from across several disciplines will benefit from the collaborative spaces of the facility....

GALLERY: Campus Rec makes debut

GALLERY: Campus Rec makes debut

Carrie Crotzer and Abby Anstead
August 19
Filed under Featured Story, News

After nearly four years of planning, dreams have come to life for NKU as they unveil a 169,314 square foot, completely renovated and expanded Campus Recreation Center.“You’d be very hard pressed to find anything in here that’s anything like the old building,” Matt Hackett, director of campus re...

Summer rain hurts campus development

KD Powell, Contributor
August 16
Filed under News

Over the course of two months this summer, a month of those days were spent watching rain fall from the sky.. While the gloomy weather may have put a damper on everyone’s summer tan, it also caused a setback in Northern Kentucky University’s campus construction and landscaping. Construction Accord...

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager
December 28
Filed under Featured Story, Multimedia, News

  Northern Kentucky University is in the midst of an environmental evolution. The university is hiring a Director for Energy Management with plans to also hire a sustainability manager in order to have multiple designated full-time positions responsible for the planning, reporting and controlling ...

Winter hasn’t hindered Campus Recreation Center construction

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor
December 4
Filed under News

The completion of the $48 million Campus Recreation Center construction remains on track for the Fall 2015 semester despite recent snow and cold weather, according to project officials. “We’re very close to being on schedule,” Brad Lehman, project manager, said. “We’ve had a few very mi...

NKU’s own forest: the beautification project

NKU’s own forest: the beautification project

Lizzie Kibler, Reporter
December 3
Filed under News

They aren't Christmas trees, but there are new trees on campus that will be welcoming the holiday season. After the removal of the previous ash trees due to the destructive Emerald Ash Borer which is a small green beetle, new trees have been added to the campus. The Borer infiltrates the trees and cuts ...

Construction projects enter wrap up phase

Karen Plunkett, Contributor
August 27
Filed under News

A lot of construction has been done in the recent months. Many students and faculty have probably heard the noise from the construction tools or machinery and wondering what exactly is happening on campus? There are three main renovation zones in progress at NKU; the recreation center, Norse Commons a...

UPDATED: Water restored to all NKU buildings following water main break

UPDATED: Water restored to all NKU buildings following water main break

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor
August 18
Filed under Featured Story, News

Water service has been restored to all buildings following a water main break that occurred Monday afternoon outside of the Recreation Center. The incident occurred at the construction site on Kenton Drive. According to Assistant Vice President for Facilities Larry Blake, water service was restored ...

Convocation speech reminds university why it’s special

Convocation speech reminds university why it’s special

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor
August 15
Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University’s original dedication was held on a cold November morning in 1961, according to President Mearns. He said that many elected officials spoke with optimism that a $1 million dollar investment would pay dividends for the people of Northern Kentucky. One official, Mearns sa...

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