Across the University 3/21/2012

Community service efforts puts NKU on the honor roll

Northern Kentucky University was listed on the 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the third consecutive year. According to a press release on NKU’s homepage, the university was named “for continuing to engage students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results.” The three projects that helped NKU make it onto the list are the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project, the KYOTE College Readiness Program and the Museum Without Walls project.

College of Business recognized as top accounting school

The Haile/US Bank College of Business was named one of America’s top business accounting schools by According to a press release on NKU’s homepage, “award selection was determined by a number of variables including academic rigor, academic selectivity, post-graduation results, faculty talent, educational value, accreditation and financial aid availability.” is designed for prospective accounting students. The site aims to provide usable, authoritative and readable content on accounting careers in the clear and direct “For Dummies” style.

NKU clinic offering help to people in tax conundrums

Northern Kentucky University is now offering low-income community members in dispute with the Internal Revenue Service assistance. The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic “will provide counsel and advice to clients, and represent the clients’ cases before the IRS and in tax court,” according to a feature on FOX 19. Services provided will include proving eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit, innocent-spouse tax issues and negotiating a tax reduction and/or payment plan. For more information about the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, contact Melinda Ibaraa-Burker at 859-572-5781.

Graduate becomes asst. vice president at local company

Alum Michael Ginn was recently promoted to assistant vice president at Fifth Third Bancorp in downtown Cincinnati. Ginn graduated from Northern Kentucky University. At Fifth Third, he is a mortgage fulfillment team manager.

New associate dean of students named
Northern Kentucky University Dean of Students office announced March 20 that Ann James has been named associate dean of students and director of conduct and compliance. Before accepting this position, James was the associate director of University Housing since 2008. According to NKU, a search for James’ replacement is underway.