Campus briefs

WNKU to cover presidential inauguration

Coverage of the 55th U.S. Presidential Inauguration will be provided by WNKU and National Public Radio Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m.

The coverage will include the swearing in ceremony, the inaugural address, and the post-inaugural reports.

NPR’s Linda Wertheimer and White House correspondent Don Gonyea will host the coverage.

NPR reporters will be stationed around the capitol and the city talking with supporters, participants, and protesters.

On Jan. 19, from 2-4 p.m., WNKU will feature a special pre-inauguration broadcast.

NKU to accept Lucas papers

Northern Kentucky University will be accepting the congressional papers of former U.S. Representative Ken Lucas on Saturday during a formal ceremony. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on the third floor of Steely Library.

“In recognition of his 23 years as a regent at NKU, 13 of those as chairman, Congressman Lucas had the singular honor of having a building named after him, the Lucas Administrative Center,” NKU said in a statement Jan. 7.

Hoxworth to host blood drive

The first Northern Kentucky University blood drive of the year will be on Feb. 1. There will be free unbreakable NKU water bottles, and entry in a raffle for a Jillian’s Party Pak for all those who donate.

There is a new registration process and those who register will be given priority.

Contact the Office of Student Life with any questions, otherwise sign up at

Students invited to explore the United Kingdom

Dean of Education Dr. Elaine Jarchow and NKU Director of University Partnerships Dr. Jon Draud are leading an exploration of schools in the United Kingdom from June 6 to 21.

NKU students are invited to join them to visit a variety of schools and learn about education and school governance in the UK, to discuss common concerns, to increase understanding of history and culture in the UK, and to complete a global education project using the UK as a case study for a classroom.

The study will be worth three graduate credits.

Practicing teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators are also invited to participate.

The cost of the trip is $2,395 and includes lodging, breakfast and ground transportation.

More details and the cost are available at