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Choosing opportunity: Donation to benefit first-generation students

Choosing opportunity: Donation to benefit first-generation students

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

The initial step to attending college is to make the decision to go.But for a first generation student, the first of a family to go to college, it could be more difficult to make that choice.Rich Boehne, the CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company and NKU alum (‘81) and the Scripps Howard Foundation recen...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding model used to fund state universities. “What I’m talking about is that for probably about 20 years ther...

Reports NKU to move to Horizon League

Reports NKU to move to Horizon League

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2015


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

Reports began surfacing Saturday afternoon after NKU announced an unplanned Board of Regents meeting followed by a press conference Monday May 11 that the university will be moving to the Horizon League. A transition to the league would put NKU among competitors such as Cleveland State University,...

Snow day for some, hard work for others

Snow day for some, hard work for others

Carrie Crotzer and Tori Lentz

February 18, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

As snow blanketed the tri-state Monday Feb. 16, many took to the safety of their homes while others battled to clear the snow. With NKU closed for the day, maintenance workers worked to keep necessary roads and sidewalks on campus clear, with a primary focus on the residential village. According to Larry Blake, ...

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Kevin Schultz and Carrie Crotzer

November 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, Featured Story, Kentucky News, National News, News

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by Northern Kentucky University this morning to rally for Kentucky democrat senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton and Grimes both gave speeches to a crowd of about 1,400 people in the university's Bank of Kentucky Center. ...

New campus rec center could bring parking woes to a head

Mac Payton, News Editor

November 13, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

Updated plans for the new Campus Recreation Center were released at the Student Government Association meeting Monday, Nov. 11. Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation, spoke to the organization, saying that the university is attempting to transform what he called “the world’s largest concrete...

Wu-Tang Clan rapper offers real-life advice

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

February 7, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Kentucky News, National News

New York-based rapper Cappadonna visited Highland Heights to speak about leadership in hip-hop and his experience as a member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan Tuesday evening in the Student Union. The lecture consisted of a history lesson on hip-hop, as well as guidelines for leadership, maturity and...

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games

Derek White, Contributing writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

When watching any college basketball team, the band is often something heard echoing in the background but not seen. The same is often the case with the NKU Pep Band, a group comprised of on average just 40 students.  But don’t be fooled by their size; this small group gives off big energy in the...

Steely Library works to flip classrooms across campus

Mac Payton, Staff writer

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

Two of Steely’s librarians are working to implement a new format into classes across campus. This new format, called the “flipped classroom,” is going to be “more active, with less lecturing,” according to librarian Andrea Brooks who is spearheading this project with librarian Mary Chesnut. In...

SGA plans to improve university brand

Kevin Schultz, News editor

February 7, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

A plan to help further progress NKU’s sense of individuality and school spirit is in the works by the university’s Student Government Association. The plan, a resolution presented for the first time by SGA Senator Clayton Castle at the group’s Feb. 4 meeting, would recommend several physical...

Phi Alpha Delta partakes in Polar Plunge

Phi Alpha Delta partakes in Polar Plunge

Caitlin Centner, Arts & Life editor

February 7, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Kentucky News

Through the snow and the cold, eight members of the Phi Alpha Delta Hoffman Chapter from the Chase College of Law and their team participated in the 2013 Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics on Feb. 2. PAD has been participating in the Polar Plunge annually, at least since Casey Robinson,...

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