The Northerner

Victor Fest service day benefits the community

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2014

Students gathered in the bottom floor of the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union at 11:30 AM on Saturday for the Victor Fest Day of Service event. 200 students signed up to help out and meet other students, according to Alex Collins, Americorp Vista volunteer coordinator. “Freshmen dominate the eve...

President Mearns crashes the party at student comedy night

President Mearns crashes the party at student comedy night

Kerry Skiff, Copy Editor

August 22, 2014

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

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

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

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 24, 2013

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 10, 2013

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

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

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

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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