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NKU to explore sale of WNKU

WVXU-HD2 will play the AAA (adult album alternative) music format in response to the sale of WNKU.
April 6, 2016

Proposed cuts to Northern Kentucky University’s state funding has caused the university to examine whether to continue subsidizing WNKU.NKU President Geoffrey Mearns announced Tuesday in an email that...

Online voting registration comes to Kentucky

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (standing) watches over an audience member as she tries out Kentucky's new online voter registration system.
March 17, 2016

Kentucky’s secretary of state introduced the state’s new online voter registration system March 16 during an event at Griffin Hall.Alison Lundergan Grimes explained the new system to a group of students,...

Choosing opportunity: Donation to benefit first-generation students

Senior Andrew Kist is a first-generation student. His choice to attend NKU has opened many doorways for him.
February 24, 2016

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,...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Only 28 percent of NKU's yearly budget is provided by state funding, significantly less than all other universities in the state.
January 27, 2016

 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...

Reports NKU to move to Horizon League

Jenna Ruble goes up for the ball against Eastern Kentucky University. NKU won against them 3-1 on Oct. 28, 2014.
May 9, 2015

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...

Snow day for some, hard work for others

Students battle the snow to move through the residential village. Due to the numerous cancellations in recent weeks, campus workers have clocked less hours.
February 18, 2015

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...

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Alison Lundergan Grimes introduces Hillary Clinton. Clinton showed her support for Grimes' senate candidacy.
November 1, 2014

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...

New campus rec center could bring parking woes to a head

November 13, 2013

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,...

Wu-Tang Clan rapper offers real-life advice

February 7, 2013

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...

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games

School spirit is strong among members at Norse basketball games
February 7, 2013

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...

Steely Library works to flip classrooms across campus

February 7, 2013

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,”...

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