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NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU held an Inclusive Excellence forum Friday to show faculty, staff and students the 2022 Inclusive Excellence Plan draft and allow those in attendance to voice their opinions on the plan. Kathleen Roberts, senior advisor for Inclusive Excellence, led the forum which was split into two parts. During ...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

AP reporter calls for race discussions in Six@Six talk

AP reporter calls for race discussions in Six@Six talk

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

March 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland encouraged ongoing discussions in the media about race and ethnicity at a lecture held in NKU’s Digitorium on Thursday. Holland, the race and ethnicity editor for the AP, addressed a packed Digitorium as part of the Six@Six speaker series with a lecture tit...

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As expected, the NKU Board of Regents voted to approve Gerry St. Amand as interim president of the university upon the departure of current President Geoffrey Mearns. Wednesday’s vote, which was unanimous, means St. Amand will assume the office of president after spring commencement on May 7. That is ...

NKU holds drawing for 48 NCAA tournament tickets

NKU holds drawing for 48 NCAA tournament tickets

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

For NKU students unable to grab tickets for Friday’s game against the University of Kentucky, the university has given 48 students a chance at free tickets and transportation to the game in Indianapolis. In the announcement email to students Chris Cole, director of university communications, made sure t...

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

Nearly 800 Northern Kentucky fans packed the Student Union Ballroom Sunday to join the men’s basketball team to celebrate the Horizon League championship and to discover who the Norse would play this week in the NCAA tournament. According to Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director for comm...

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

DETROIT -- In its first year as a full member of Division I, the NKU men’s basketball team is going dancing, and it has its defense to thank. After five straight victories in which the Norse scored 80 or more points, it got the defensive stops it needed Tuesday to defeat Milwaukee 59-53 in the Horizon...

WATCH: NKU students head to Horizon League title game

WATCH: NKU students head to Horizon League title game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports

The rain on Tuesday morning did not prevent 64 Northern Kentucky University students and alumni from going to Detroit for the game that could make history for the NKU Norse. Students were able to attend the game free of cost thanks to a donation made by NKU grad Christopher Boggs who paid for the tickets, tran...

St. Amand to be considered for interim president

St. Amand to be considered for interim president

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Gerard St. Amand will be recommended to serve as interim president of Northern Kentucky University by Board of Regents chair Rich Boehne. Boehne made the announcement during an update on the presidential search process on NKU's website Monday. Boehne said he will make the proposal during the March...

Bothof to SGA: NKU-UC to play in basketball in future

Bothof to SGA: NKU-UC to play in basketball in future

Hannah Hagedorn, Asst. News Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports

Editor's note: A previous version of the story said UC and NKU would play next season. Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director, corrected the information to state that the two schools would play, "in the future," but not next season. The corrected version of the story appears below. Confirmation of an NKU-U...

Students and employers look for match at Career Expo

Students and employers look for match at Career Expo

Bee Klapper, Contributor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

More than 135 employers filled the Student Union Ballroom as students moved from booth to booth looking for potential employers at Northern Kentucky University’s Career Expo. Students from all majors were encouraged to attend, and employers offer jobs from art to accounting. NKU’s Career Services...

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