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Christina Roybal named as new NKU Vice President and Director of Athletics

Christina Roybal named as new NKU Vice President and Director of Athletics

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor May 3, 2022

Christina Roybal was named as NKU’s incoming Vice President and Director of Athletics according to a press release by NKU Athletics on Tuesday.   Roybal will be the successor of former athletic...

President Ashish Vaidya spoke at the Spring Forum on April 27.

President’s Spring Forum: Semester highlights, budget, enrollment and challenges for fall

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 28, 2022

At the Spring Forum held April 27 in the Student Union ballroom, President Ashish Vaidya discussed highlights of the Spring 2022 semester, addressed budget and enrollment, and offered a look toward the...

Ribbon cutting at Campbell Hall for new Western & Southern Contact Center.

Western & Southern celebrates opening of new Contact Center at NKU

Kenton Hornbeck, LINK nky Reporter March 23, 2022

Western & Southern opened the Western & Southern Contact Center at Northern Kentucky University, which students can use for on-campus jobs. Students can use the center to perform a variety of...

NKU held its third annual Student Success Summit on Jan. 14 via Zoom, where nearly 160 people attended the event.

NKU hosts its third annual Student Success Summit

Madison Plank, Managing Editor January 14, 2022

Northern Kentucky University hosted its third annual Student Success Summit on Friday morning, with nearly 160 participants, including 18 panelists that each spoke about different student and faculty successes,...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKUs sixth president.

President Vaidya’s contract gets renewed through 2026

Madison Plank, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

Thursday afternoon NKU’s Board of Regents unanimously passed a motion to renew the contract of President Ashish Vaidya.  The meeting started at 12:30 p.m. and went into executive session for around...

NKU Fall Convocation screen, black and gold with spots all around

NKU gains a sense of normalcy at the Fall 2021 Convocation

Madison Plank, Managing Editor August 17, 2021

The 2021 Fall Convocation had a room filled with people masked up and Norsed up.  Rounds of applauses and laughter could be heard in the Student Union ballroom on Monday afternoon where the first campus-wide...

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 22, 2021

In a campus-wide email on Thursday, Northern Kentucky University announced $3 million in Equity Initiatives by using federal coronavirus relief funds to prioritize students impacted the most by the pandemic.  The...

Spring commencement update: indoor ceremony, limited guests allowed

Spring commencement update: indoor ceremony, limited guests allowed

Rachel Smith, News Editor March 25, 2021

The spring commencement ceremonies will now be held at the BB&T Arena with limited guests, administrators announced today in a campus-wide email.  The original decision was to host the five graduations...

Board of Regents convened virtually to address COVID-19 updates, mental health and more.

Board of Regents: COVID-19 updates, new provost speaks, new mental health resource

Kyle Wade, Reporter March 11, 2021

With newly appointed Provost Matt Cecil in attendance, NKU’s Board of Regents convened for their second virtual meeting of the Spring 2021 semester on Founder’s Day. The meeting opened with a message...

President Ashish Vaidya visited SGA this afternoon to discuss campus updates.

What you missed at SGA: president’s campus updates, resolution on vaccinations for out-of-state faculty and students

Rachel Smith, News Editor March 1, 2021

At today’s SGA meeting, President Ashish Vaidya delivered important campus updates, the executive board gave updates on their work this month and a resolution regarding vaccinations for out-of-state...

The Board of Regents convened virtually in compliance with COVID-19 safety recommendations.

Board of Regents discuss bond issuance, honor Dr. James Votruba

Rachel Smith, News Editor January 20, 2021

In its first meeting of the 2021 spring semester, the Board of Regents honored President Emeritus James Votruba, provided health and educational updates and approved of a bond sale resolution.  KERS...

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus

Rachel Smith, News Editor January 11, 2021

NKU will offer the COVID-19 vaccination on campus for faculty, staff and students at no charge, according to a recent news release by the administration. Vaccine distribution to certain campus community...

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