The Northerner

The road to D-I

Stephen Wilder

August 24, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University is planning to make a move to Division I, but that will only be possible if a conference invites them. However, NKU athletic director Scott Eaton said he likes NKU’s chances of making it happen. “We are very confident that our application will be accepted and tha...

Bad Veins look for extras for music video

August 24, 2011


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The Bad Veins performed Aug. 19 on Fountain Square in Cincinnati, during the Midpoint Indie Summer Series. The band is filming a video in Cincinnati from 2-8 p.m. Aug. 27 in the WCET-TV studios. For more information on the band and on the video shoot go to their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/badveins. Look for...

Votruba announces retirement

Northerner Staff

August 19, 2011


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Months after announcing his decision to apply for Division-I status with the NCAA, Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba announced his intent to retire. Votruba said he and his wife, Rachel, would like to achieve more balance in their lives. He said he intends to stay at NKU to tea...

NKU police officer dies while off duty

Cassie Stone

August 5, 2011


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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect additional information from NKU Police Chief Jason Willis. One of Northern Kentucky University’s police officers was killed Friday morning while he was off duty. Roy Sims, 51, died from injuries sustained in a crash in Montgomery, Ohio. He was esc...

GenEd requirements under investigation

Cassie Stone

June 14, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University’s revamped general education requirements are under fire from the U. S. Education Department, almost a year after being implemented. In a letter addressed June 7 to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) from the U.S. Education Department, the federal age...

Class explores the power of the pen

Jesse Call

April 27, 2011


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A Northern Kentucky University professor is challenging students to step out of the classroom and hit the streets of Over-the-Rhine. Through the course, students will work in the community, but not in the way many might expect. This class focuses on community service through writing. Writing for Soc...

Honors director stepping down

Cassie Stone

April 27, 2011


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The Honors Program director will be stepping down after this semester to go back to teaching full-time. He said he is leaving the position after being told his opinion about the direction the Honors Program should take is not in line with that of the Northern Kentucky University administration. Ernest Smith c...

NKU considers a twin for Victor

Stephen Wilder

April 27, 2011


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Victor E. Viking is in demand. In fact, he is so in demand that Northern Kentucky University is thinking about cloning him. Because Victor, the official mascot of NKU, cannot be in two different places at the same time, NKU is considering buying a new suit and have had tryouts for a student to pla...

Is that what you meant to say?

Claire Higgins

April 27, 2011


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If you have a smartphone, it has probably happened to you. You open a text message from your friend, but you’re rushing to make your way to class, so you carelessly type and quickly send a message without proofreading. And then it is gone. You read back over it, like senior Ben Reisiger did, and...

Students rally to honor fallen solider, counter planned funeral protest

Jesse Call

April 22, 2011


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More than 100 students gathered outside the Bank of Kentucky Center April 22 to support the memorial service of a fallen soldier. The rally was to counter a planned disruption by a church that is nationally known for protesting military funerals to share its religious message that “God hates America.” Westboro Bap...

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