The Northerner

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...

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

[imagebrowser id=12] Photos by: Kody Kahle Norse basketball has come a long way since Northern Kentucky State College men’s program started in 1971 and the women’s first season in 1974. NKSC kept growing until it became NKU and the basketball programs’ steady success eventually led to the...

Norse achieve highest grades in athletics history

Norse achieve highest grades in athletics history

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 17, 2013


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

Northern Kentucky University athletes are held to a high standard when it comes to academics. Not only do they have to be in good standing with the university, but they also have to meet the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility requirements, goals they set for themselves and that...

Time for Norse to clown around

Caitlin Centner, Arts & Life editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Kentucky News

The 2013 homecoming committee has almost doubled the size of past committees with 12-13 members involved in the planning, according to senior public relations major and committee member Ron Burse. “Students are way more involved and engaged with the planning of homecoming this year,” Burse said. Homecoming...

Twitter can be a good move for Mearns

Twitter can be a good move for Mearns

Staff editorial

January 17, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Kentucky News, Viewpoints

Northern Kentucky University’s president has joined the ranks of other university leaders in the Twitter-verse. Geoff Mearns sent his first tweet Jan. 11, in response to many students who tweeted him first, welcoming him to the social media giant. Tweeting, Mearns said, is his way of becoming more...

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