The Northerner

Communication courses ‘not flexible’ for students

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

March 28, 2013

Twice a year, Northern Kentucky University students log on to register for their spring and fall semester courses. Before the registration, students partake in tireless planning to get the ideal schedule. Ideal schedules, however, are becoming an extremely rare thing for students majoring in communication-related...

Comm. chair steps down, will take on new position

Claire Higgins, News editor

April 11, 2012

Communication Department Chair Rachel Lyon has decided to step down from the administrative chair position. Effective August 2012, Lyon will take on the position of artist in residence for the 2012-2013 academic year. According to Dean of the College of Informatics Kevin Kirby, the college has not...

Series brings new light to comm. and media

Shelby Rodgers, Contributing writer

February 29, 2012

The Communication Department at Northern Kentucky University will be hosting nationally known speakers through the month of March in the Griffin Hall Digitorium. These speakers will present about different aspects of communication and the media. There will be three events in March featuring experts...

Director steps down due to supervisor’s ‘abuse’ and ‘incompetence’

Director steps down due to supervisor's 'abuse' and 'incompetence'

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 22, 2012

The coordinator of a graduate studies program at Northern Kentucky University has resigned citing “abuse, insensitivity, and incompetence” and the “radical differences” — according to emails — in educational standards of his supervisor, a claim the supervisor has yet to deny. Communication...

Across the university

February 15, 2012

Alum named new vice president at NKY Tri-ED Northern Kentucky University alum Wade Williams recently was named vice president of Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. In addition to vice president, Williams will also oversee the manufacturing section of the company. He graduated fro...

Conversation partners build strong friendships

Hana Kim, Contributing writer

January 25, 2012

For an international student at Northern Kentucky University, a conversation partner is one of the key steps in making native speaking friends in an unfamiliar place. Through this partnership, American students can also gain an insight into another culture and a new friend. Conversation partners bring...

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