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Filling the shoes of an old friend

Gavin Colton, Reporter

September 8, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

When Michael Hatton sat in the late Joe Conger’s office in the Fine Arts building as a student, he had no idea that 16 years later he would be sitting on the other side of NKU’s new School of the Arts. At the time, Conger served as the chair of the theatre and dance department, a role Hatton...

McCombs fills SOTA Visual Arts Chair

Mackenzie Manley, Contributor

September 8, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

  The landscape of NKU’s art programs has shifted since the new School of the Arts was introduced, many of those changes coming with the administration.  The new school includes the formerly independent departments of visual arts, music and theater and dance. One of the positio...

Convocation speech kicks off spring semester

Convocation speech kicks off spring semester

Richard Cracchiolo, Copy Editor

January 9, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU began the spring 2015 semester with its usual tradition: a convocation speech. The speech was delivered by President Geoffrey Mearns and detailed NKU’s accomplishments in the past year as well as plans to market the university’s brand and cast off its “hidden gem” status. “At the end o...

NKU’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta earns Best Chapter Award

Andrea Carter, Reporter

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

NKU’s Alpha Beta Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT), has won their 19th consecutive Best Chapter Award. Overall, this is their 23rd time winning this award since colonizing on campus in 1985. As claimed by the Phi Alpha Theta website, PAT is a national history honor society that is dedicated to recogn...

Slacking off effects students in and out of the classroom

Slacking off effects students in and out of the classroom

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter

October 8, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

Meredith Wolf, a senior organizational leadership major, knows a bit about time-management. As a full-time student, president of Delta Zeta Sorority, 2014 orientation leader, member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society, and member of the Order of Omega and Organizational Leadership Collaborative, Wolf is o...

Lunsford Academy says it will create well-rounded ‘Renaissance Lawyers’

Lunsford Academy says it will create well-rounded ‘Renaissance Lawyers’

Mac Payton, Reporter

September 10, 2014


Filed under News

A Chase graduate has given back to his alma mater in a big way. To be specific, one million ways. Bruce Lunsford, a 1974 graduate from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, has donated $1 million to the school in order to establish the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology. The academy, which h...

Freshman survey fuels the flame

Freshman survey fuels the flame

Kerry Skiff, Copy Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

Wednesday, Sept. 3 marks the second release of a freshman survey designed to help students, faculty and staff connect in ways that will ensure each student’s success. MAP-Works, or Making Achievement Possible, is an assessment system used by colleges and universities across the nation that enables s...

Communication key in stressing class attendance to students through new policy

Communication key in stressing class attendance to students through new policy

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

August 17, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

“Show your face or lose your space” is the message administrators are trying their hardest to convey to students as NKU establishes a new non-attendance policy next week. According to university vice provost Pat Moynahan, the administration is following a complex communication plan in an effort...

Equal rights group tries to patch ‘leaky pipeline’

Andrea Carter, Staff Writer

August 11, 2014


Filed under News

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative (KGSC) at NKU is seeking to change the problem of underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) careers. KGSC is a branch of the National Girls Collaborative Project. It serves as a platform in which leaders can discuss t...

New programs help students ‘leap’ into college life

Andrea Carter, Staff Writer

August 6, 2014


Filed under News

Conveniently located in a single suite of the University Center are the tools that students can use to succeed in their college careers. NKU’s University Connect and Persist (UCAP) and the Student Achievement Center (SAC) are offering services that help students with various and unique needs that foll...

Student athletes adapt to learning on the road

Olivia Shawmeker, Contributing writer

October 3, 2013


Filed under Sports

NKU student athletes now face more academic challenges as they are on the road more and traveling farther distances since the school’s move to Division I. Online classes can make it easier for athletes because they don’t have to attend classes in person. “When it comes to schoolwork on the...

Athletic events’ security based on amount of attendance

Athletic events’ security based on amount of attendance

Brook Clifford, Sports editor

October 3, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

While attending a sports game, a fan probably notices the amount of people in the stands, the other team’s warm-ups, how well the team they are rooting for is performing and other things going on in the facility where the game is being held. But they probably don’t notice two uniformed police officers...

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