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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...

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Northern Kentucky University will partner with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the University of Kentucky to develop a UK regional medical school campus at NKU. NKU and UK made the joint announcement during a Monday morning press conference in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Robert DiPaola, dean of th...

UPDATE: Faculty senate voted on censure of university gag order

UPDATE: Faculty senate voted on censure of university gag order

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

The Professional Concerns Committee of the Faculty Senate created a recommended resolution stating that the faculty disagrees with NKU’s decision to seek a gag order against an NKU student. The resolution passed at the last Faculty Senate's meeting on Feb. 27. In total, seven voted against the re...

Potential employers to gather at NKU for Career Expo

Potential employers to gather at NKU for Career Expo

Cole Grecco, News Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students looking to prepare for post-graduation job opportunities will have their annual opportunity to do so Wednesday. The NKU Career Expo will take place Feb. 22 from 2-5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be more than 135 employers in attendance spanning all parts of the economy and looking to...

NKU PR director Nageleisen leaving for UC Health

NKU PR director Nageleisen leaving for UC Health

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Amanda Nageleisen, NKU’s director of public relations, has accepted a position with communications at the University of Cincinnati-Health. Nageleisen has been the director of public relations for Northern Kentucky University since May 2015 and will leave NKU today. “We have a really good transition pl...

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

Cole Grecco, News Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Cincinnati Public Radio announced today that 91.7 WVXU-HD2 will play the AAA (adult album alternative) music format, “In an effort to fill the gap the loss of WNKU leaves behind.” Richard Eiswerth, Cincinnati Public Radio’s president and general manager, said in a release that they also lament...

Student: ‘I can’t imagine not having it anymore’

Student: ‘I can’t imagine not having it anymore’

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Mitchell Sellars said he was disappointed to see Northern Kentucky University part with something so unique. “Not many other universities have their own radio station, and now we won’t either,” Sellars said.   The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents announced the sale of WNKU Tuesday; a decision tha...

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter sent Tuesday from Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne.  The email said that the Board of Regent...

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