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Mental Health: ‘A part of being a complete student-athlete’

Mental Health: ‘A part of being a complete student-athlete’

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Student-athletes in college have trainers and coaches around to keep them in top physical condition. If they get injured, doctors are in place to help get them back on the field in peak physical shape. But who can help student-athletes with their mental health? Mental health is an important area that can be overlooked when coaches and trainers push the student-athletes to be invincible physically. 

Graduate interns earn experience in counseling

Graduate interns earn experience in counseling

Elena Ferguson, Writer

September 17, 2019

Amy Clark, NKU’s new director of counseling, is pushing for NKU’s Health, Counseling and Student Wellness office (HCSW) to have more visibility on campus and increased collaboration with students.

Board of Regents announces new residence hall and new pizzeria

Board of Regents announces new residence hall and new pizzeria

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 11, NKU’s Board of Regents met for their first meeting of the semester. Enrollment and retention rates, plans for a new dorm and a new pizza restaurant coming to the Student Union were some of the topics discussed.

NKU helps fight opioid addiction in Owen County

NKU helps fight opioid addiction in Owen County

Rachel Smith, Reporter

September 11, 2019

According to a 2019 study conducted by the National Safety Council, Kentucky ranks fifth in states with the highest rate of preventable deaths, the leading cause being officially labeled as poisoning—which is comprised mostly of overdoses.

A different perspective: NKU’s newest police officers

A different perspective: NKU’s newest police officers

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2019

NKU's police department has recently hired three female officers, making it the first time the department has had three female officers at one time.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks the Opening of the UK College of Medicine on NKU’s Campus

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks the Opening of the UK College of Medicine on NKU’s Campus

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

September 6, 2019

A ceremony marking the official opening of the UK College of Medicine on NKU’s campus occurred in the Student Union Ballroom Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m.  Members had the chance to hear the ambitions of this addition to the university from those who spearheaded the collaboration that allowed t...

Police report sexual assault in Lot Z

Police report sexual assault in Lot Z

Billy Keeney, News Editor

September 1, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Sunday stating a sexual assault occurred in Lot Z, the lower lot at Callahan Hall, on Aug. 31. According to the release, the victim and the suspect were sitting in a vehicle while parked in Lot Z when the suspect allegedly assaulted the victim, and that the...

LIFT Scholar Program invests in student success

LIFT Scholar Program invests in student success

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

August 29, 2019

Earlier this month, NKU announced the creation of the new Lifelong Investment and Future Transformation (LIFT) Scholars Program. This program was created with the combined $2 million given in gifts by the Rich and Lia Boehne Fund and the Eagle One Fund founded by Bill and Sue Butler.  LIFT will serve first-generation students or st...

A conversation with SGA 2019 President, VP

A conversation with SGA 2019 President, VP

Josh Goad, News Editor

August 21, 2019

Jarett Lopez, senior political science major, and Shelby Sanford, senior public relations major, were elected SGA president and vice president for the 2019-2020 school year in March. They received 366 of the 814 votes by campaigning on what they believed were tangible goals, like nixing the “A-”...

How Success by Design prioritizes student success

How Success by Design prioritizes student success

Billy Keeney, News Editor

August 21, 2019

NKU made public Success by Design in April 2019, which will serve as its strategic framework for the next three years. NKU’s goal is to increase access, achieve higher levels of completion and advance opportunity for career and community engagement. To lead this campus-wide initiative, President Ashis...

NKU student dies over weekend

NKU student dies over weekend

Sierra Newton and Josh Kelly

August 11, 2019

A Northern Kentucky University student-athlete died over the weekend. Elyse Black, 23, of Jackson, OH passed away, according to an email sent out by NKU President Ashish Vaidya. Black, a senior, studied athletic training and psychology. She was a member of the NKU women’s cross country and t...

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Billy Keeney, News Editor

July 28, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin joined state legislators and stakeholder groups in Frankfort, Kentucky Wednesday, July 24, to officially sign House Bill 1 into law—which was passed by the General Assembly in special session earlier that day. “We are grateful for the diligent work of fiscally responsible House and S...

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