The Northerner

Guest speaker to share real-life experience

Guest speaker to share real-life experience

Caitlin Centner, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Northern Kentucky University’s Activities Programming Board presents Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything in Between The TRU College Life hosted by 24-year-old Julia Garcia on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Garcia travels to colleges across the country sharing her personal college...

Lecture series focused on road to White House

Lecture series focused on road to White House

Michael Topmiller, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

On Tuesday evening, the annual Alumni Lecture Series returned with two distinguished former governors, Jon Huntsman, Jr. and Bill Richardson. This year’s theme “Governing in America: The Battle for the Presidency” drew from insight and experience that both speakers had while campaigning for the...

First-year program helps adjustment process

First-year program helps adjustment process

Stacey Barnes, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

For almost all first-year students attending college is an adjustment. Some of the adjustments involve getting used to living away from home, exposure to a larger student body, managing class schedules and effective time management. A resource that is helping first-year students adjust is NKU R.O.C.K.S....

Mearns outlines priorities, challenges

Mearns outlines priorities, challenges

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

September 20, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

As we finish up our fifth week of school as students here at Northern Kentucky University, the new president is just about seven weeks into his “energizing” position. Geoff Mearns has spent that time learning, trying to meet the students and in a lot of meetings. The most challenging part of...

Oakland defeats NKU 2-0

Oakland defeats NKU 2-0

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

September 15, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

It was a dark and chilly September night at NKU Soccer Stadium, as the Norse hosted Oakland University's Golden Grizzlies. Northern Kentucky University’s women’s soccer team (2-5) fell short 2-0. Oakland (3-2-2) scored two goals within just a few minutes toward the beginning of the game. The...

New Student Success Center to be ‘proactive’

New Student Success Center to be ‘proactive’

Caitlin Centner, Staff writer

September 13, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Results from a survey left Northern Kentucky University administrators searching for ways to improve student-adviser relationships. In fall 2010, the Foundations of Excellence Student Satisfaction Survey asked students the degree to which they understood where to go for help with academic questions. Vice...

Bid Day 2012 + Gallery

Bid Day 2012 + Gallery

Caitlin Centner, Staff Writer

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

On Sept. 10 Northern Kentucky University’s Student Union echoed with chatter and chants coming from the first floor consumed by women affiliated with Greek Life preparing for annual bid day. Prior to the start of the bid day festivities, women reminisced on their recruitment experiences. Tina...

Campus vs. Off Campus Housing

Campus vs. Off Campus Housing

Danielle Roberts, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Before making the commitment to sign a lease for an apartment or pay to live on campus in the residential housing, Northern Kentucky University students should consider all the variables. Some important factors that can be considered are price, convenience to and from campus and the social opportunities...

A spotlight on stage management

A spotlight on stage management

Molly True, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

A mixture of rehearsal music, creating its own unique medley, echoed through the maze of hallways leading to professor Brian Robertson’s cozy office in the Fine Arts Center. Robertson and Rachel Burson, who will be graduating from Northern Kentucky University this spring with a degree in stage management,...

Starry nights in Bowling Green, KY.

Starry nights in Bowling Green, KY.

Brandon Barb, Managing Editor

September 11, 2012


Filed under Featured Story

Bowling Green, KY. band Cage the Elephant has done a lot of things. They have lived in England for a few years, been on top of the Billboard charts, made the late night talk show circuit, toured the states and even had one of their songs featured in a video game. To add to their busy schedule, they have...

Northern Kentucky community honors, remembers 9/11

Northern Kentucky community honors, remembers 9/11

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

September 11, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

As flags were flown at half mast to honor Patriot’s Day, a tri-state elementary school turned to its younger students to help remember a day that changed the United States forever. Fairfield South Elementary School, located in Fairfield, Ohio, held a ceremony Tuesday morning to raise a new American...

First DI home game ends in loss for women

First DI home game ends in loss for women

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

September 6, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

After a long, muggy night, Northern Kentucky University’s women’s soccer team lost to the Xavier Musketeers in overtime. It was the Norse’s first regular-season home game since becoming a member of Division I. In overtime, the first team to score the “golden goal” wins and there are two...

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