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Alumni chili cook-off cancelled as flu season intensifies

Alumni chili cook-off cancelled as flu season intensifies

Carrie Blair, Reporter

February 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News, Science & Health

The recent flu season hit the nation hard, and NKU is no exception.

‘Kill the Messenger’ captures story of former Northerner editor’s rich life and tragic death

‘Kill the Messenger’ captures story of former Northerner editor’s rich life and tragic death

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Multimedia, News

On December 10, 2004 acclaimed and eventually disgraced journalist Gary Webb was found dead from two gunshots to the head. The death would be ruled a suicide. After a struggle with depression and what should have been a career making story in 1996, that ended up destroying his career, Webb was no lo...

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Six months after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress, Jesse Thomas had run out of money and her lease was up. “I moved in with my buddy who played in Goldfinger. The only reason I knew him was I went to a Goldfinger show like right out of college and ended up meeting one of the guys,” Thomas sa...

NKU Alum tells of poverty, challenges faced by students of Newport Intermediate

Alyson Schoenung, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

Andy Rachford finds himself sitting in his fourth grade classroom, surrounded by children who may or may not be ready to conquer the day’s science lesson. Rachford, a 23-year-old who, fresh out of college, is new to being the head of the classroom, along with the environment that comes with this sp...

Recent graduate joins Peace Corps

Recent graduate joins Peace Corps

Amber Coakley, Staff writer

August 29, 2013


Filed under News

For many NKU students, summer’s end meant heading back to classes. But for recent NKU graduate Samantha McKenzie, the end of the summer meant preparing to move to Central America. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology accompanied with minors in Spanish and chemistry she chose to join...

Sports Business Club celebrates 10 years

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer

March 28, 2013


Filed under Sports

April 12 event set to host speakers, networking for students and alumni The Sports Business Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an event at the Bank of Kentucky Center on April 12. Students, alumni and those working in the industry will gather to meet and catch up with old acquaintances. ...

Alum writes children’s book with a purpose

Alum writes children’s book with a purpose

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

After graduating, Dennis Charlton began his business career and made use of his business administration degree. While pursuing business, he wrote a draft for a children’s book a few years ago and set it down, only to pick it back up again last year when his business career came to a temporary stop...

Alumni overcome unemployment

Alumni overcome unemployment

Darren Jones, Contributing writer

February 1, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University students have something to look forward to during their academic career beyond the remnant glory of receiving their degrees. More alumni are said to have been getting jobs in their fields post-graduation. According to the Workforce Kentucky website, as of December 2011,...

A lesson from a bird’s-eye view

Shawn Buckenmeyer

February 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

They soar high above telephone lines, the traffic on the road, and the streams of people walking beneath them. With wings of majestic feathers, they are birds. Northern Kentucky University opens a new exhibit, “For The Birds: an Invitational Exhibition that Explores and Celebrates the Birds.” For man...

Beattie selected by Toronto FC in MLS draft

Nick Jones

January 19, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Toronto FC selected former Northern Kentucky University soccer standout Steven Beattie with the 13th pick in the Major League Soccer supplemental draft on Tuesday. Beattie, a former striker and midfielder for the Norse men’s soccer team, watched last Thursday as 54 names where called at the Maj...

Alumni night reunites grads

Matt Brewer

January 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, News, Sports

Despite all the empty seats in the Bank of Kentucky Center, the Northern Kentucky University Pep Band added an element of excitement and school pride to the men’s and women’s basketball games. To add to that excitement, not necessarily for the fans gathered in the arena, but for the members of the...

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