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How Grace Gillum strengthened her mental health during quarantine

Junior secondary education major Grace Gillum has been improving her coping skills in quarantine.
The junior secondary education major appreciates her best friend more than ever
May 8, 2020

The idea of walking into a coffee shop, smelling fresh coffee and sitting down to drink it is the thought that motivates junior secondary education major Grace Gillum through quarantine.  The COVID-19...

Combating isolation: Allison Weihe maintains friendships during quarantine

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe
Junior psychology major Allison Weihe is thankful for her campus organizations
May 8, 2020

Junior psychology major Allison Weihe relies on interpersonal connections to help her cope with her mental health. Due to the pandemic, she’s been unable to do that.  Weihe misses being able to see...

“Giving 110 percent:” How the SHEP program transitioned online

NKU's SHEP program links intellectually disabled students with peer mentors.
May 8, 2020

Program Director Emily Hellman was curious about how the students in the SHEP program would receive the change to an online semester. Due to campus partially closing, the students have to transition to...

‘Slightly stronger’: How Cameron Peterson is coping with quarantine

Senior geology major Cameron Peterson (far right) with friends in North Carolina.
The senior geology major said he will miss walking at commencement
May 8, 2020

The global pandemic didn’t hit senior geology major Cameron Peterson very hard at first. It wasn’t until his school trip to Colorado was canceled that he understood things were changing. Then, his...

Greek life continues philanthropies, meetings and celebrations despite COVID-19

Greek life members mingling at Fresh Fusion
‘Communication is key and that’s something we’re improving’
May 8, 2020
With the closing of campus due to COVID-19, groups and organizations have had to quickly find new ways to operate without physically meeting. One of NKU’s biggest communities is NKU Fraternity and Sorority life with around 700 participants.

Seniors petition for separate fall commencement

Seniors petition for separate fall commencement
Spring commencement is being held virtually Saturday, May 9
May 8, 2020

Since senior elementary education majors Emilee Beecham and Alexia Ball started their petition in early March to give spring 2020 graduates their own commencement, they have reached nearly 2,200 signatures...

A conversation with senior Janiah Miller

Janiah Miller, integrative studies major.
May 8, 2020

Major: Integrative studies. I have three minors. Political science, social justice and university honors with two focus areas in women and gender studies and public service. What organizations have...

A conversation with senior Alex Navarro-Guzman

Alex Navarro-Guzmán, international business and human resource management major
May 8, 2020

Major: International Business and Human Resource Management  What organizations have you been involved in at NKU? Resident Assistant for the Office of University Housing  Student Worker for...

A conversation with senior Dylan Woodruff

Dylan Woodruff marketing major
May 8, 2020

Major: Marketing What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU? Golden Key International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma What have been the biggest challenges for...

Campus clubs look to the future amid pandemic

Assistant Manager Alex Gray, General Manager Emily Cay and DJ Nic Vitale record a show in Norse Code Radio's Griffin Hall studio.
With the semester canceled, clubs are looking for new ways to connect
May 8, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic closing NKU’s campus for the Spring 2020 semester, several campus organizations are in disarray, and organization leaders are wondering how to plan for the fall semester—if...

A conversation with senior Chris Riehl

Chris Riehl, public relations major
May 8, 2020

Major: Public relations with a minor in health studies What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU? Currently I serve as the president of Presidential Ambassadors. I’m also...

A conversation with senior Chinedu Asinugo

Chinedu Asinugo, computer information technology major
May 8, 2020

Major: Computer Information Technology and my focus is on cybersecurity. I have minors in information security and computer forensics.  What organizations have you been involved in during your time...

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