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University follows nationwide trend of decreasing full-time/part-time numbers

University follows nationwide trend of decreasing full-time/part-time numbers

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Nationwide, colleges across the country are lowering their numbers of full-time faculty, while the number of part-time faculty continues to increase. Not only is the number of full-time faculty decreasing, but the number of tenured faculty is also on the decline. To compensate, many schools are increasing...

State cuts funding, NKU could increase tuition

State cuts funding, NKU could increase tuition

Casey Binder, Contributing writer

January 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University President Votruba confirmed last week that NKU will receive less state funding due to Gov. Steve Beshear’s budget plan for 2012-2013. The plan calls for a 6.4 percent decrease in state funding for public institutions, leaving NKU with $3.2 million in deductions Students...

New sport added to NKU intramurals

New sport added to NKU intramurals

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff Writer

January 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Hollywood-created sport of BASEketball has come to life, thanks to the intramural league at Northern Kentucky University. The sport of BASEketball was originally created by director David Zucker (“Airplane!,” “Scary Movie 3”), who also directed a movie of the same name centered around his...

The war for the Internet has begun

The war for the Internet has begun

Aaron Sprinkles & Brandon Barb, Viewpoints editor & A&L editor

January 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Viewpoints

What would we do without a website like YouTube? Imagine if videos of cute kittens with a hit pop song playing in the background were gone. Cover song videos are erased completely. What if a good portion of the beloved video site was gone? All of that could happen thanks to two bills, the Stop Online...

Temporary parking, a long-tern hassle

Temporary parking, a long-tern hassle

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

When a student stops by campus to pay a bill, rent a book or quickly print a paper within a 20-minute time period, parking spaces are limited. Because of this, many students park illegally or have to park in a lot that is far away from their destination, and when they are on a time crunch, frustration...

Students and pros compete for best app

Students and pros compete for best app

Tara Derington, Staff writer

January 18, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

ver the weekend, more than one hundred entrepreneurs gathered in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium to design their own companies and pit them against each other in an event known as Startup Weekend, which stopped by Northern Kentucky University on its journey around the world. “Startup Weekend is an intense...

Norse teams split doubleheader

Norse teams split doubleheader

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

More than halfway through the season, Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s teams battled conference rival Bellarmine on Monday night and had different outcomes. The women’s team earned its 800th all-time win, defeating Bellarmine at Knights Hall in Louisville, Ky., 72-65. However,...

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Brandon Barb, A&L Editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The annual faculty art exhibition opened in the Fine Arts Center Jan. 12 and will remain open until Feb. 3. The small gallery showcases Tobias Brauer’s work in graphic design, and the large gallery is reserved for the faculty members that wished to contribute. “It’s not representative of everyone...

AKA celebrates 104 years

AKA celebrates 104 years

Caitlin Centner, Staff writer

January 18, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

On Jan. 14 Northern Kentucky University’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated celebrated the chapter’s national 104th anniversary. AKA was founded on the Howard University campus in Washington, D.C. in 1908 said Georgeanna Bien-Aime, NKU AKA’s exiting president. Bien-Aime functioned as...

Enrollment peaks for anthro majors

Enrollment peaks for anthro majors

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

January 11, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University’s anthropology program has earned its bragging rights. The program boasted an all-time high in enrollment, with 118 anthropology majors as of the fall 2011 semester. The number of anthropology majors enrolled is comparable in relation to other majors at NKU, with the...

Take five: from D-II to A-Sun

Take five: from D-II to A-Sun

John Minor, Sports news editor

January 11, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University will make the transition to Division I next fall with its athletic programs competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Four teams currently in the Atlantic Sun Conference have moved from Division II since 2005. The Kennesaw State University Owls were in Division II from...

Homecoming 2012

Homecoming 2012

Caitlin Centner, Staff writer

January 11, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Soon after classes begin, the grounds of Northern Kentucky University will buzz with chatter about Homecoming 2012: Norse Story. Alumni will reminisce about old times as current students attend the time honored events, forming new memories of their own. NKU senior and Homecoming Chair Rachel Ruehlman,...

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