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Opinion: What being a wannabe vegetarian taught me about perfection

Opinion: What being a wannabe vegetarian taught me about perfection

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor April 30, 2019

I can still remember the stale smell of bread on my Subway uniform as I excitedly claimed on the job, “I’m going to be a ‘Happy-meat-a-tarian!’” What my 17-year-old self meant at the time was...

Outside of just higher ed, what does this issue say about our society?

The current standard for parental leave

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor April 25, 2019

The current standard in the United States for parental leave guarantees eligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year, according to Pew Research Center. This protection, which falls under...

“The reality is we all make it through. That’s why there’s a lack of urgency around the policy,” Dr. Ryan Salzman said.

A dad’s perspective on paid parental leave

Corinne Byrne, Reporter April 25, 2019

While maternity leave is a well-known concept, many people may be unaware of their right to paternity leave. Both are protected under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and referred to as parental leave....

Amy Danzo, working mother and NKU employee, said family is her number one priority and encourages her staff to value it the same.

Finding a work-life balance that doesn’t exist

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor April 25, 2019

For Amy Danzo, there is no such thing as a work-life balance. As a working mother, the “scale” always tips one way or the other, “even hourly.” “It's no question that being a working mother...

Regional higher education institutions dont offer paid parental leave packages. How does that affect employees?

How higher ed employees cope with no paid parental leave

Nicole Browning and Corinne Byrne April 25, 2019

There is no current standard for paid parental leave in America, and regional universities including NKU, UK, UC, WKU, EKU, Murray State and Morehead State also do not offer paid leave, but are legally...

DISCONNECTED: How one NKU student gave up social media and found herself

DISCONNECTED: How one NKU student gave up social media and found herself

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor April 17, 2019

After grappling for years with her relationship between social media and her own self worth, Carley Lampke decided that in 2018, she was going to disconnect. For many young adults, identity in the...

This years event featured a 360-degree view from Columbia Plaza

Former NKU student hosts third “We the Creators” event

Preston Saunders leads company event encouraging networking among creatives
Nicole Browning, Managing Editor October 22, 2018

Columbia Plaza’s lobby boasted a calm atmosphere Saturday evening; its minimalist design was blanketed in white ornamentation. Everything was undeniably tame. Twenty-nine floors up was another world....

Opinion: studying abroad will turn your life upside down

Opinion: studying abroad will turn your life upside down

Study abroad is as good as they say, but for none of the reasons you think
Nicole Browning, Managing Editor September 21, 2018

I was dropped into the London Heathrow Airport completely alone with a short list of items to ease me into the study abroad experience: 1. A broken laptop, 2. half the medicine I needed for the duration...

Rick Bass (L) and Ron Ellis (R) have known each other for 24 years; their relationship evolved from mentorship to friendship.

Author’s journey explores spirit of mentorship

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor September 12, 2018

The intricacies of transporting elk meat across the Atlantic Ocean didn’t seem to cross Rick Bass’ mind when the author set out on a journey to visit his writing mentors around the world and cook...

Students of the former PACE program engage in a Marketing and Communications course

Changing PACE: NKU’s adult learning program expands

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor August 29, 2018
For anyone trying to access the website for NKU’s Program for Adult Centered Education (PACE), you might be concerned to see a blank screen. But PACE isn’t ending -- the program offered to approximately 200-300 non-traditional students is broadening.
Author gives NKU taste of new book, The Traveling Feast

Author gives NKU taste of new book, ‘The Traveling Feast’

Rick Bass travels the globe cooking for his heroes
Noël Waltz, Contributor August 24, 2018
It is common for writers to write eulogies of their favorite mentors when they pass away, but Bass stated the sadness of the fact that those who pass do not get to hear or read those kind words. “Of course I don’t just say, ‘I’m going to tell you how nice you are before you die,’ but that was kind of what it was."
Dr. Julie Olberding, director of the master of public administration program, thinks micro-credentials will help those who dont have time or money to commit to a masters program

NKU’s move to grab the graduate market

NKU offers 'bite-sized' courses to those unsure about the graduate program
Josh Goad, Reporter December 8, 2017

Starting in the spring of 2018, NKU will become the first university in the Greater Cincinnati area to adopt a micro-credential or “badge” program. “We hope to be able to attract professionals...

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