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Who’s running for 2018-19 SGA president?

Who’s running for 2018-19 SGA president?

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News, SGA

Student Government Association’s spring election season comes to a close this week; voting for senators and executive positions is March 28-29, and results will be announced outside of SGA’s office in the Student Union Friday at noon.

Meet NKU’s ‘Wise Women’: NVP initiative sheds light on key campus figures

Meet NKU’s ‘Wise Women’: NVP initiative sheds light on key campus figures

Maria Dossett, Social Media Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

When the time came to begin planning events to celebrate Women’s History Month, director of the Norse Violence Prevention Center (NVP) Gabby Dralle found herself spending time in reflection. With the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement in full force, she took notice of present events and looked back on the transformative moments of her own life.

RECAP: SGA candidates debate for the student body vote

RECAP: SGA candidates debate for the student body vote

Josh Kelly, Reporter

March 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News, SGA

All four Student Government Association presidential candidates and their vice presidents worked to turn the upcoming student body vote in their favor. In front of a crowd of about 35, students gathered for the Thursday night debate on topics that ranged from statewide and university budget challenges, making the campus better for under-represented minorities and handling issues of sexual misconduct.

For NKU, retaining students is a multi-pronged effort

For NKU, retaining students is a multi-pronged effort

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

As a first-generation student, Neila Smith came to NKU as a biology major from Belize. When she returned for the current spring semester, she struggled to find funds to pay off her $2,800 balance. As February approached, she packed her bags and left, unable to remove the balance from her account. R...

From portraits of hot dogs to retro typefaces, SOTA student exhibition melds mediums

From portraits of hot dogs to retro typefaces, SOTA student exhibition melds mediums

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

Spanning two gallery spaces and a wide range of mediums from photography to font-making, SOTA’s annual juried student exhibition—running from March 16-31, features the best of what NKU’s fine arts program has to offer, as determined by juror Sylvia Rombis, president of Cincinnati’s Malton Art Ga...

NKU trends toward diversity

NKU trends toward diversity

Josh Goad, Reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

Dr. Kathleen Roberts serves as NKU’s Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence. From her office at the top of the Lucas Administrative Center she coordinates with staff and faculty across campus. Roberts, NKU and the Commonwealth want college to be a culturally affective experience that bring...

SU Starbucks to close for renovations in May

SU Starbucks to close for renovations in May

Hunter Dunn, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

Everyone’s favorite campus coffee spot will shut down for renovations after spring graduation. Starbucks Coffee in the SU will go through a $750,000 renovation when classes are dismissed through the summer to refurbish counters, flooring and equipment.

Choral director steps down after sexual harassment investigation

Choral director steps down after sexual harassment investigation

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor and Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

SOTA Choral Studies Director Dr. Randy Pennington resigned on Friday after a university investigation found he violated its sexual harassment policy. Four students and a faculty member brought concerns to the university last October, and Pennington was put on administrative leave pending a Title IX investigation on Oct. 23.

ISSS workshop gives tax tips to international students

ISSS workshop gives tax tips to international students

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

April 15, 2018 is the due date for all residents and non-residents of the United States to file their federal and state taxes. When it comes to international students, the process might prove to be more challenging due to unfamiliar procedures and the excess of information available online. On March 1...

Early Childhood Center closing in June

Early Childhood Center closing in June

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

In light of financial challenges, interim president Gerard St. Amand announced on Friday that the Early Childhood Center will close its doors by June 1, 2018, citing in a letter to the student body that it has “been operating at a significant annual deficit for more than five years.” Accordi...

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

Highways carved into mountains guided three vans of NKU students to the area where the War on Poverty was first declared by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It’s a surreal encounter with a niche culture unlike the one I grew up in, just a few hours away in central Kentucky. Houses and trailers freckle...

Disco Tits: From Seventies to Cyberpunk

Disco Tits: From Seventies to Cyberpunk

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

In a warehouse on the outskirts of Over-the-Rhine, industrial music screeched. Inside,  the otherwise sparse space was decorated with surrealist art: a vibrant birthday-cake-shaped statue made of nostalgia-sewn stuffed animals, twee porcelain sharks fishing and a teddy bear with a stake driven throug...

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