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NKU announced new Vice President of Student Affairs

Dr. Eddie Howard will begin January 1, 2021.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Dr. Eddie J. Howard, Jr. has been selected as NKU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, according to the administration in a news release. Howard assumes the role on Jan. 1, 2021 and will provide direct leadership over student-centered departments across campus. Prior to joining NKU, Howard served as Vice ...

Vaidya: virtual commencement, changes to spring break, other updates

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Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 29, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya sent out an email this morning updating the NKU community on virtual commencement, a replacement for spring break and other announcements. Vaidya said the university made the “difficult” decision to hold a virtual commencement ceremony to honor December and Summer graduates. The...

What you missed at SGA: residence hall name suggestions, spring semester plans

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 21, 2020

SGA and faculty administrators discussed what spring semester will look like and how to submit name suggestions for the new residence hall at this afternoon’s meeting.  President Vaidya: pension, financial updates, spring semester plans President Ashish Vaidya visited SGA to discuss forthcoming news about f...

Board of Regents announce new elected officials

Andrá Ward has been elected chairman of NKU's Board of Regents. Ward will serve a one-year term in the position.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 15, 2020

Three members of the Board of Regents were elected into new positions, including the chairman of the board, during their Sept. 9 meeting, according to a recent news release by the NKU administration.  The 11-member board unanimously elected Andrá Ward as chairman, Normand Desmarais as vice chairman an...

Board of Regents swear in new regent, discuss COVID-19’s impact on enrollment, budget

Another benefit of the plant selection in the gardens is that they are designed to be colorful throughout the year—keeping the campus aesthetically pleasing during every season.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 9, 2020

The Board of Regents’ September meeting began with the swearing in of a new regent, Ken Perry. Perry was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear for a six-year term and replaced Terry Mann, whose term expired. Perry is managing director and chairman of Ken Perry Realty, Inc. which he founded after serving ...

President announces furlough, salary reductions for new fiscal year

The second floor of the Student Union shortly after the pandemic was declared.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 30, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced financial plans for Fiscal year 21 (FY21) which include furloughs, salary reductions and a hiring freeze in a letter sent to the NKU community on Monday. The President said the university is likely to face an $8 million deficit in the university’s budget. To prepare...

Vaidya announced NKU fall 2020 plans: hybrid classes, social distancing

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

NKU will resume some in-person class meetings in fall 2020, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. The fall semester will start on August 17, 2020, as scheduled. Fall convocations and new student convocation will be held virtually with dates to be announced. In-person ...

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to step down December 31

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Rachel Smith, News Editor

May 27, 2020

Sue Ott Rowlands will step down as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs on December 31, 2020. A national search for her successor will begin in early June, and the position will be filled by January 1, 2021. Rowlands has been NKU’s provost since early 2014. She has served under...

Board of regents discuss tuition freeze, new majors, research misconduct

Regents Chair Lee Scheben and President Dr. Ashish Vaidya at a Board of Regents meeting Nov. 14, 2018.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2020

During its May meeting, the Board of Regents discussed a research misconduct proposal from the Faculty Senate along with announcements of tuition freezes, new majors and programs and a new residence hall to begin construction. Associate Professor of Chemistry John Farrar, Professor in Chase College of Law ...

How coronavirus affected Norse abroad

A rooftop view from their hotel in Antigua, Guatemala.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 22, 2020

The University announced on March 18 that all Education Abroad trips are canceled through the end of summer. Michelle Melish, assistant director in the office of education abroad, said emails were sent to the 16 students abroad asking them to come home. For Christina Fultz, senior Spanish and elementary...

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2020

NKU has assembled a team to ensure campus preparedness if the Coronavirus impacts the region, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Ashish Vaidya. The team is led by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands and consists of “representatives from student affairs, international programs, health and safety, ac...

Board of Regents discuss renovation plans across campus

Andra' R. Ward, vice chair and NKU President Ashish Vaidya.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2019

Renovations needed to multiple buildings on campus Mary Paula Schuh, director of planning, design and construction, and Mike Hales, interim vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer, spoke about recommendations for the capital budget—the allocated budget for main...

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