The Northerner

How Success by Design prioritizes student success

Bonita Brown, NKU's new vice president and chief strategic officer.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

August 21, 2019

NKU made public Success by Design in April 2019, which will serve as its strategic framework for the next three years. NKU’s goal is to increase access, achieve higher levels of completion and advance opportunity for career and community engagement. To lead this campus-wide initiative, President Ashis...

GALLERY: New beginnings: NKU’s Habitat for Humanity helps build community

Members of NKU's Habitat for Humanity say one of the greatest rewards is giving back to the community.

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

October 23, 2016

NKU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter spends their Saturday’s rebuilding homes for needy families in Newport and plan to do more builds similar in the future. A recent build was organized on Sept. 17 by Jozie Banas, co-president of NKU’s Habitat for Humanity and senior psychology and spanish major to help ...

An internship to help the community

Courtney Ferguson, Reporter

September 10, 2015

The Norse Violence Prevention Center opened in April 2014 after receiving a three year grant from from the Department of Justice and the Office on Violence Against Women and accepts interns. This year, Katie Sebastian, a senior social work major, is serving as their intern. The center aims to pr...

The evolution of WNKU over 30 years

WNKU's general manager, Sean O'Mealy.

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

April 29, 2015

WNKU is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first broadcast on April 29,1985. At 5:30 in the morning, Maryanne Zeleznik was the first voice on the air in front of a room of staff members and a technician rewiring the board underneath her feet to ensure everything was going to work properly.Since those ear...

Chase graduate inspires bright futures for young athletes in NKY

Chase graduate inspires bright futures for young athletes in NKY

Gavin Colton, Reporter

April 16, 2015

NKU Chase College of Law graduate Bob Arnold recognized that there was a need for a practice and training facility targeted at student-athletes and prospective student-athletes in the Northern Kentucky area. Next Level Academy is a multipurpose facility targeting training and playing. It employs NKU stude...

Pride March postponed but their pride marches on

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 9, 2015

Mother Nature prevented the LGBTQ community from taking over the Student Union plaza with their second annual Pride March, a celebration of the differences they all share together. Instead of simply calling it a day after rescheduling the march, which they did for Wednesday, they trickled and then fl...

The great white whale settles in Covington

Abby Schlachter's cast covered in writing on display at the festival.

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 9, 2015

Dr. Robert Wallace takes a step back in the lobby of the Covington Public Library, and his eyes light up as they pass over the seven quilts hanging up, tightening the grip on the peg leg in his hands. He knows the story behind each piece of artwork that he’ll be setting up in the coming days, preparing th...

The journey of NKU’s ‘Miss Congeniality’

Katie Himes being crowned Miss Kentucky. The contest was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Taylor Upchurch, Reporter

March 19, 2015

She didn’t feel quite as confident as some may have thought, but she knew she fully enjoyed the experience in every way. Her family were all gathered in the front row, awaiting the final decision of who would win the title of Miss Kentucky 2015. She looked to them for comfort, and then soon heard wh...

‘Mardi Taus’ fights cancer with style

Evan Wall guides a first- time putt-putter.

Christian Glass, Reporter

March 2, 2015

Feb. 28, students and faculty alike gathered into the Student Union ballroom, dawned beads, grabbed their game tokens and shared a message: “Cancer Sucks.” Alpha Tau Omega put together their “Mardi Taus” charity event for a second straight year, raising money for breast cancer awareness while pro...

How Net Neutrality could impact you

Christian Glass, Reporter

February 22, 2015

 Net Neutrality will reach a milestone Feb. 26, when the FCC will vote on the future of the Internet itself. The discussion, which has been nearly a decade long, is expected to get some clarity about whether the Internet is a free, open platform or a marketable commodity. Public support for the bil...

MTV’s “Girl Code” star visits Student Union

Students at NKU had the opportunity for a meet and greet with Jamie Lee of MTV’s “Girl Code.” Lee performed a stand-up routine at NKU on Feb. 11, 2015.

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

February 12, 2015

A sea of women and some men stood outside the Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 11 waiting to see one of the stars from MTV’s “Girl Code,” Jamie Lee. After Activities Programming Board’s (APB) Director of Speaker Events, Hattie Clark introduced the star, Lee came on to begin her stand...

Emily Dickinson fest set to showcase the works of famous poet and students

Photo of artwork by Rachel Harpe from Wallace's fall 2012 class responding to poem 1099

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

February 11, 2015

Starting Thursday in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room of Steely Library, NKU will host its first Emily Dickinson Arts Fest. “It really started in ‘94 with an art student who was in my Moby Dick class,” Robert Wallace, regents professor of English, said. “He said, ‘You know I’m an art major...

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