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Part-time professors caught up in full-time problem

Part-time professors caught up in full-time problem

Kevin Schultz, News editor

January 24, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU part-time English professor Nathan Singer is a busy man. Starting his mornings at 6:15 a.m.—six out of seven days a week—all semester long last fall, Singer would commence his daily routine with practice at a local children’s theatre, then commute to and fro, between four different colleges...

Criminal justice Ph.D. writes paranormal romance book series

Criminal justice Ph.D. writes paranormal romance book series

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 24, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Jennifer Webster is a woman with two sides—one is an assistant director of integrative studies at Northern Kentucky University with a Ph.D. in criminal justice, while the other is a creative writer with two published books. Webster studied criminal justice and psychology as an undergraduate at East...

Flu season hits hard this year

Flu season hits hard this year

Maggie Pund, Staff Writer

January 24, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

As students are returning to a crowded campus and settling into their spring semester schedules, this year’s unusual flu season is prompting NKU and Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKHD) to prepare and make students aware that it is not too late to take precautions. Striking hard and early,...

Housing explores expansion options

Housing explores expansion options

Caitlin Centner, Arts & Life editor

January 24, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

Growth across campus is being exhibited in more ways than just those apparent to the eye. NKU Board of Regents has voiced interest in purchasing Lakeside Terrace for additional housing. Lakeside Terrace, located next to Callahan Hall on Martha Layne Collins Blvd., would be able to hold 200 beds, which...

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

[imagebrowser id=12] Photos by: Kody Kahle Norse basketball has come a long way since Northern Kentucky State College men’s program started in 1971 and the women’s first season in 1974. NKSC kept growing until it became NKU and the basketball programs’ steady success eventually led to the...

Norse achieve highest grades in athletics history

Norse achieve highest grades in athletics history

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, National News, Sports

Northern Kentucky University athletes are held to a high standard when it comes to academics. Not only do they have to be in good standing with the university, but they also have to meet the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility requirements, goals they set for themselves and that...

What tobacco free means for NKU

What tobacco free means for NKU

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

The winter break did not slow down Northern Kentucky University faculty from working on changes to the campus. As of Jan. 9, NKU will begin the transition to tobacco free, joining the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University as one of Kentucky’s tobacco-free campuses and the University...

Upgrades expected over the next two years

Upgrades expected over the next two years

Kevin Schultz, News editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Select areas across NKU’s campus will receive upgrades starting this semester which will help improve the overall aesthetic quality of campus. The plan for this five-part campus beautification process passed unanimously at the Jan. 9 Board of Regents meeting where it was given a budget of $75,000. According...

Mearns, committee to start work on strategic plan for NKU

Mearns, committee to start work on strategic plan for NKU

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

January 11, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

[imagebrowser id=11] Photo credits: Kody Kahle Northern Kentucky University President Geoff Mearns is off to an early start for the spring semester after the spring convocation this morning, where he took the time to review his listening tour and survey results and announce plans for the university’s...

NKU hosts A-Sun doubleheader at BOKC

NKU hosts A-Sun doubleheader at BOKC

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

January 8, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University hosted the East Tennessee State Buccaneers Monday night in a doubleheader at The Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, Ky. The women’s team (5-8) defeated the Lady Bucs (3-7) 68-55, controlling most of the game. The men’s team (3-9) trailed the entire game,...

Connection Lost

Connection Lost

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

On numerous occasions this semester, campus-wide Internet outages have occurred. Though they tend to not last more than a few hours, they can be a hassle for anyone trying to get work done. With the spring semester almost upon us, the IT department at Northern Kentucky University has been investigating...

Student Lives Double Feature Life

Student Lives Double Feature Life

Marina Schneider, Contributing writer

December 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

UPDATED at 12:11 p.m. Dec. 10 During the week Danielle Roberts, a 20-year-old, baby-faced blonde with green eyes, is focused on final exams, projects and deadlines on school papers for the end of the semester. On the weekends, however; the outwardly shy Roberts exposes another side of her many tale...

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