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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...

Greek Life adds not one, but two, additions

Staff Report

January 17, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Kentucky News

After an unsuccessful expansion for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Northern Kentucky University’s Interfraternal Council voted to extend an invitation to Theta Chi Fraternity to colonize a chapter at NKU. NKU Greek Life has also invited Alpha Omicron Pi to join the sorority community this semester after Chi...

What tobacco free means for NKU

What tobacco free means for NKU

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

The winter break did not slow down Northern Kentucky University faculty from working on changes to the campus. As of Jan. 9, NKU will begin the transition to tobacco free, joining the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University as one of Kentucky’s tobacco-free campuses and the University...

Upgrades expected over the next two years

Upgrades expected over the next two years

Kevin Schultz, News editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Select areas across NKU’s campus will receive upgrades starting this semester which will help improve the overall aesthetic quality of campus. The plan for this five-part campus beautification process passed unanimously at the Jan. 9 Board of Regents meeting where it was given a budget of $75,000. According...

Mearns, committee to start work on strategic plan for NKU

Mearns, committee to start work on strategic plan for NKU

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

January 11, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

[imagebrowser id=11] Photo credits: Kody Kahle Northern Kentucky University President Geoff Mearns is off to an early start for the spring semester after the spring convocation this morning, where he took the time to review his listening tour and survey results and announce plans for the university’s...

BREAKING: NKU to go tobacco free

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

January 9, 2013


Filed under Kentucky News, News

The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted today to transform the campus into a completely tobacco-free space. NKU will join the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University as one of Kentucky’s tobacco-free campuses and University of Louisville as a smoke-free campus. The board...

Northern Kentucky community honors, remembers 9/11

Northern Kentucky community honors, remembers 9/11

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

September 11, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

As flags were flown at half mast to honor Patriot’s Day, a tri-state elementary school turned to its younger students to help remember a day that changed the United States forever. Fairfield South Elementary School, located in Fairfield, Ohio, held a ceremony Tuesday morning to raise a new American...

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