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President Mearns crashes the party at student comedy night

President Mearns crashes the party at student comedy night

Kerry Skiff, Copy Editor

August 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Instead of resting from the first week of classes, NKU President Geoffrey Mearns decided to make a guest appearance at a student-run comedy event. Thursday Night Live, the NKU take on the popular late-night show Saturday Night Live (SNL), is hosted by the leadership team of the Baptist Campus Ministry....

Hypnotist returns as Victor Fest favorite

Hypnotist returns as Victor Fest favorite

Kiana Berry, Contributer

August 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU students were hypnotized on Aug. 19 and shared in the spirit of NKU in the most popular event of Victor Fest 2014, the hypnotist Dale K. “Every year, Dale K is the biggest event of Victor Fest,”  Anna DiFrank, director of Membership for the Activities Programming Board said.“It’s a great w...

Q & A with Northern Terrace’s new hall director

Q & A with Northern Terrace’s new hall director

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

August 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU’s newest dorm Northern Terrace provided additional housing for residents and a new friendly face will be there to welcome all the new residents. The newest member of the University Housing staff, Lauren Mountain, will be serving as the hall director of Northern Terrace. The Boston native earned he...

Ken Bothof developing connections in the community since first day

Ken Bothof developing connections in the community since first day

Brad Bishop, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013


Filed under Sports

When NKU hired Ken Bothof as the school’s latest athletic director in June of 2013, they knew they were acquiring someone who would work tirelessly to promote the Norse brand within the surrounding communities. Arriving from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a Division I school, Bothof has...

An interactive look back at year one in office

An interactive look back at year one in office

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

April 25, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

President Mearns’ first year as president comes to a close, NKU community reflects As the summer quickly approaches for students, President Geoffrey Mearns is also approaching the end of his first academic year on campus. He’s made himself at home on campus, finding his favorite turkey sub at Mo...

Immigration reform ‘in students’ hands’

Caitlin Centner and Tara Derington

April 11, 2013


Filed under News

Approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year, but don’t have the opportunity to receive degrees from higher education institutions or pursue their dreams, according to the DREAM Act. As three young women shared their stories of being treated unfairly in the United...

BRIDGES to building a better community

BRIDGES to building a better community

Caitlin Centner, Arts & Life editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

As three young women shared their stories of being treated unfairly in the United States without citizenship, tears emerged and a conversation began on immigration reform at the BRIDGES for a Just Community gathering April 2 in the SU Ballroom. Leo Calderon, director of Latino Student Affairs, intro...

Campus org. working toward equality

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

April 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

The mood was jovial but serious when Northern Kentucky University campus group SAFE (Staff, Administration and Faculty for Equality) met in a classroom March 30 to discuss possible ways of improving the experiences of LGBT students on campus. Assistant professor of organizational leadership Whitney...

Training sessions held to increase LGBTQ awareness

Tara Derington, Staff writer

February 15, 2012


Filed under News

Faculty and students are joining alliances to make Northern Kentucky University’s campus a safer environment for the LGBTQ community. Brandelyn Tosolt, president of Staff Administration and Faculty for Equality (SAFE) and an assistant professor of teacher education, has partnered with Michael Loch,...

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