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What you missed at SGA: NKU emergency funding, counseling fees, more

SGA has transitioned to a hybrid of virtual and in-person attendance. Members now have the option to attend the meeting via Zoom or on campus.
January 25, 2021

At this afternoon’s SGA meeting, Vice President Mia Derks talked about the emergency funding available at NKU as well as counseling fees being waived throughout this semester. Derks announced that...

Board of Regents discuss bond issuance, honor Dr. James Votruba

The Board of Regents convened virtually in compliance with COVID-19 safety recommendations.
January 20, 2021

In its first meeting of the 2021 spring semester, the Board of Regents honored President Emeritus James Votruba, provided health and educational updates and approved of a bond sale resolution.  KERS...

NKU suspends counseling fees for Spring 2021 semester

NKU suspends counseling fees for Spring 2021 semester
January 19, 2021

NKU has suspended counseling fees for the Spring 2021 semester, according to an email sent out by Vice President of Student Affairs Eddie Howard. “The challenges facing college students today are...

What you missed at SGA: NKU TikTok, more

Approximately 30 individuals virtually attended the SGA meeting this afternoon.
January 11, 2021

At the first SGA meeting of the Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Eddie Howard, new vice president of Student Affairs, introduced himself to the student body and SGA President Lauren Goodwin also spoke about how...

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus
January 11, 2021

NKU will offer the COVID-19 vaccination on campus for faculty, staff and students at no charge, according to a recent news release by the administration. Vaccine distribution to certain campus community...

Mental health, substance abuse concerns rise during the pandemic

NKU has seen an increase in students struggling with mental health issues, including substance abuse, since this semester began, according to NKU's Health, Counseling and Student Wellness.
December 9, 2020

The international spread of the COVID-19 virus has unfortunately brought harm to many physically, but what’s often overlooked are the mental health issues brought about by the pandemic, which can be...

How Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell could impact student loan debt

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President-Elect Joe Biden.
December 4, 2020

It is no secret that President-elect Joe Biden and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell have opposing arguments to student loan debt forgiveness. The main question on many students and faculty’s minds is...

Associate professor of Business Informatics died over the weekend

Associate professor of Business Informatics died over the weekend
November 30, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya announced that Dr. Toru Sakaguchi, associate professor of Business Informatics, died over the weekend while he had been visiting his ailing brother in Japan. “Toru...

On-campus dining will transition to carry out only, pass/fail option denied for fall semester

The Student Union food court now devoid of patrons.
November 24, 2020

Campus dining, such as in the Student Union and residential dining facilities, will transition to carry out only beginning on Monday, Nov. 30, according to a recent email released by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands.  The...

NKU faculty reacts to record high voter turnout in U.S.

Voters in Georgia line up to vote on November 3.
November 24, 2020

With no surprise, 2020 can add another record breaking item to its list.  According to the U.S. Elections Project, there have been over 150 million votes counted. This was the highest voter turnout in...

FUEL NKU will offer to-go Thanksgiving meals for students

FUEL NKU is located in Albright Health Center 104.
November 24, 2020

FUEL NKU will provide to-go Thanksgiving meals for students at the Student Union tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m, according to a recent campus-wide email. This is the third annual Thanksgiving celebration for...

What you missed at SGA: mental health, campus resources discussed

Outside the Student Union during fall.
November 23, 2020

At its last official meeting of business for the semester, guest speakers presented to SGA members about mental health, student engagement and campus resources. Student Health and Wellness Center needs...

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