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Alum named new vice president at NKY Tri-ED
Northern Kentucky University alum Wade Williams recently was named vice president of Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. In addition to vice president, Williams will also oversee the manufacturing section of the company. He graduated from NKU with a Master’s of Public Administration in 2001.

Professor recipient of community service award
Northern Kentucky University’s history professor James Ramage is one of three recipients of the Two-Headed Calf Award, presented by the Behringer-Crawford Museum. Ramage has multiple books on the museum’s shelves. The Two-Headed Calf Awards represent people who are active members in the community. The awards presentation is on March 1 at NKU. For more information about the event, visit

New communication speaker series announcedv
The College of Informatics and the Department of Communication recently announced a new spring communication speaker series that “will bring nationally recognized speakers to NKU’s Griffin Hall for engaging discussions about critical communication issues,” according to a press release on the university’s homepage. The first event is at 11 a.m. on March 1 in the Griffin Hall Digitorium. The event will focus on the death penalty and specifically Troy Anthony Davis’ case, who was executed on Sept. 11, 2011.

College of Informatics partners up for HackAthon
CincyTech USA has partnered with the College of Informatics to host the NKU HackAthon in Griffin Hall March 2 through March. The event invites NKU students to work with local start-ups on real technology projects. During the event there will be a coder competition, career fair, plus free caffeine and pizza. More information is available on CAI’s Facebook Events page:

Student research and creativity deadline approaching
The Celebration of Student Research and Creativity submission deadline is Feb. 17. The celebration highlights graduate and undergraduate student work through scholarly and creative activities. To register, students must submit an application and a 100-word abstract of their submission. For more information about the celebration, visit