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Retired NKU professor’s new sci-fi book hits shelves in February

Stephen Leigh sitting on rocks in Ireland.
January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune.  Retired Northern Kentucky University professor and current author Stephen Leigh is releasing a new book, Amid the...

Iconic Dough: NKU alum started cookie business during quarantine

Two jars of cookies filled with chocolate chip, cinnamon roll and more.
January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune.  NKU public relations alum Jontay Brown spent his time in quarantine making a cookie business. Brown has always...

SOTA hosts virtual allyship and equity of LGBTQ+ artist event

Photo of Daryl Harris
November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, the School of the Arts hosted its fourth event as part of a summit series in which social issues of the art industry have been discussed by guest speakers within the field. This event in...

International students discuss plans for Thanksgiving, winter break

Flags hang in the Student Union.
November 15, 2020

International students at NKU are facing a unique situation as classes move online until the end of the semester and COVID-19 cases rise around the globe. “Since it started during the summer, there...

A conversation about conservation: NKU student advocates sustainability on campus

Maria Osbourn sits on a bridge in a park. She's wearing a white sun dress and a sun hat.
October 27, 2020

Sustainability is a series of steps. Maria Osbourn said she takes them one at a time. “At the moment, I am really working on reducing my plastic consumption,” Osbourn said. “I think it's hard...

‘Be brave’: NKU student wants diversity, representation on campus, SGA

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU logo. She's wearing a white shirt and black pants.
October 27, 2020

Kaitlin Minniefield, sophomore biological sciences major, recently joined the Student Government Association (SGA) to amplify and advocate for the Black community on campus.  The SGA senator said she...

Theatre student welcomed pandemic as opportunity for self discovery

Je'Shaun Jackson wears a yellow shirt with a black romper over it. He's carrying theatre playbills and smiling.
October 27, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, junior musical theatre major Je’Shaun Jackson believed that it was the best thing to happen for him as a performing artist. Despite the circumstances being...

‘They see you as the blueprint’: student on being a teacher, mentor through cello lessons

Gita Srinivasan sits on a park bench in front of a lake with her cello. She's wearing a red sweater with dark dress pants.
October 27, 2020

The best reward a musician can receive is the establishment of a lineage, according to Gita Srinivasan.  Not a lineage in the biological sense, of course. In classical music, lineages describe how...

Journey to starlight: dancer stays busy despite pandemic

October 27, 2020

When senior dance major Bri Mullins was around 3 years old, she was small for her age and very shy around other children and adults. Her mother wanted to help coax her out of her shell, so she enrolled...

VIDEO: Dent Schoolhouse, COVID-19

October 18, 2020

Dent Schoolhouse is a popular choice of entertainment around the Halloween season, but COVID-19 has required some changes to keep the business up and running. Northerner reporters met with owner Bud Stross...

Q&A: Students discuss online learning during a pandemic

Portrait of Maria Combs
October 8, 2020

NKU implemented a hybrid-learning environment this semester due to COVID-19 concerns and guidelines and while students say that comes with a fair share of advantages, students believe there are far more...

‘It’s on us to keep it moving’: Theatre students imagine the industry post-pandemic

The Theatre and Dance “Attractions” board outside SOTA, which usually displays the semester’s upcoming events, is vacant.
October 4, 2020

Editor’s note: Some of the ideas expressed in this story are opinions and predictions from theatre students. The intended purpose of this story is not to say what the future of theatre will or should...

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