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Weather, parking slowed field construction

Weather, parking slowed field construction

Jessica Kopena, Contributing writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

Construction of the intramural fields at NKU has come a long way from a simple student request to the project becoming a reality with the start of renovations. The project with the intramural fields has been going on for a little over a year now. According to Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation,...

Technology to improve after open forums

Technology to improve after open forums

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

As technology continuously spreads throughout the campus and into the lives of the NKU community, the Office of Information Technology is hosting a series of open forums to allow faculty, staff and students to influence the university’s technological direction and expansion in the future. Due to...

Freshmen applications up 30 percent

Kevin Schultz, News editor

January 31, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, News

Interest in NKU is on the rise from potential freshmen students, with applications for the class of 2017 up over 30 percent, according to an announcement made by Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Paul Orscheln at the Jan. 9 Board of Regents meeting. The reasons for this dramatic increase...

Norse men and women work through D-I season

Norse men and women work through D-I season

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

Women Saturday: The women’s team took control early, keeping Kennesaw State University to 11 points at halftime, while scoring 37 of its own. This was the first time the Owls and Norse have ever played each other. The final score was 65-49. Senior guard Kayla Thacker led the team with 16 p...

Kentucky battle comes to life in documentary

Mac Payton, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Kentucky News

Steve Oldfield and Sean Thomas,  graduate students in NKU’s public history program, are making a documentary about a little-known battle of the Civil War that took place in the small town of Augusta, Ky. According to Oldfield, on Sept. 22, 1862, a group of Confederate soldiers came through Augusta...

Mearns expressed optimism in editorial

Mearns expressed optimism in editorial

Danielle Roberts, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

President Geoffrey Mearns has high hopes about the future of Northern Kentucky University, and he professed them explicitly in a recent editorial he wrote for the Kentucky Enquirer. In this article, published Jan. 18 and entitled “Officials Bolster Optimism,” Mearns described attending the Kentucky...

Possible arson attempt in Callahan Hall

Mac Payton, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Crime, Kentucky News, News

On Jan. 23, a facilities management worker reported what she believed to be an arson attempt in one of the elevators in Callahan Hall. University Police Chief Jason Willis said that it appeared someone held a cigarette lighter up to the ceiling, causing it to partially melt. Willis said that there...

Golfer mentors through Best Buddies program

Golfer mentors through Best Buddies program

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, Sports

Many college students are multitaskers; they are involved in clubs, organizations or sports along with a full schedule of class work. At NKU there are over 200 clubs that are available for students to join, ranging from club soccer to choirs. A senior sports business major, Jones Brown, has been a...

Norse basketball makes SportsCenter top 10

Norse basketball makes SportsCenter top 10

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 31, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, Sports

Junior guard Chad Jackson had a put-back dunk against Kennesaw State University on Jan. 26, energizing the homecoming crowd of almost 5,000 people. The dunk was featured on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays that same night as number 10. “The fact that it’s our first year in Division I makes it incredible...

Final VP Student Affairs candidate talks with NKU

Alyson Schoenung, Contributing writer

January 26, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

Vice President Student Affairs candidate spoke with faculty, students and administrators at an open meeting on Thursday afternoon. Terry Hogan, vice president of Student Affairs at the University of Northern Iowa, answered questions and asked a few of his own at the meeting held in the Otto M. Theatre...

Search for VP Student Affairs in full swing

Search for VP Student Affairs in full swing

Caitlin Centner, Arts & Life editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

Peter Gitau, associate vice chancellor and dean of students at Southern Illinois University, kicked off the vice president for student affairs search campus visits on Jan. 16. Gitau spoke in the Otto M. Budig Theater to address questions from faculty, staff and students regarding his candidacy. “My...

NKU no. 2 in state safety rankings

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 17, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, National News, News

For two years running Northern Kentucky University has ranked second for lowest on-campus crime rates for public schools in Kentucky on stateuniversity.com. Two years ago, this website decided to get information from campuses all over the United States about crime on campus to provide information for...

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