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Biological sciences lecturer died on Tuesday

October 28, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya announced that Robert Kues, faculty member of the biological sciences department, died on Tuesday, Oct. 27. 

“Rob loved teaching and inspiring his students. He did not have any biological children, but his colleagues said he considered his students as his own. Teaching was truly his calling and his passion,” Vaidya wrote. 

Robert Kues was a lecturer in the biology department. He joined NKU in 1998 and was a longstanding faculty member.
Robert Kues (Provided by NKU)

Kues joined NKU in 1998 and has been a longstanding member of the biology department. Vaidya said the NKU community’s thoughts and prayers are with Kues’ long-time partner, Molly, as well as his family, friends, colleagues and students. 

At this time, students and faculty are encouraged to seek campus assistance when needed, Vaidya said. 

Students can reach out to Health, Counseling and Student Wellness’ counselors and support services by calling 572-5650. NKU also has a 24-hour crisis line at 859-572-7777. 

For faculty and staff, University Wellness provides the Employee Assistance Program through Aetna. It offers online resources and counselors available anytime.

The national crisis line is available at 1-800-784-2433 or by texting 741741.

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