The Northerner

Enrollment is up, online classes boost new numbers

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2019

On Jan. 16, NKU’s Board of Regents gathered for their first meeting of 2019. After a fall semester that fell short of enrollment expectations, President Ashish Vaidya was pleased to announce some changes that came with the new year. Enrollment trending up for start of spring semester As of the fi...

Restaurants, shopping, medical offices coming to Nunn Drive

A rendering of the new mixed-use development on Louie B. Nunn Drive and US 27.

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

December 18, 2017

NKU announced on Monday plans to build new amenities and medical offices on Nunn Drive starting in mid-2018, bringing new restaurants, retail, apartments, and a 70,000 square-foot St. Elizabeth medical office to campus.

UPDATE: A greener Lot K nears completeion

Construction workers planting trees that will one day be large by Lot K.

Wayne Gates, Reporter

September 25, 2017

Work on the $2.95 million project is scheduled to be done by the end of this month.  When it is finished, there will be about 100 fewer parking spaces. Some electrical work remains to be completed, as well as landscaping. Small shrubs and trees are being brought in and will be planted in newly created...

GALLERY: What you need to know about on-campus construction

Lot K is open after being redone while North Connector Road is partially open.

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

August 22, 2017

Over the summer, construction swept through NKU’s campus, including newly blacktopped roads, roundabouts and parking lots. Stretching from Johns Hill Road to 3 Mile Road, a new 1.6 mile connector road is partially constructed. The project rings in at $10.6 million, through state and federal funds. Di...

VIDEO: Last to leave: Wellness Center only remaining department in Founders Hall

An empty, dimly lit lobby located in Founders Hall.

Mackenzie Manley, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2016

Founder’s Hall, the five-story facility once home to an array of departments and offices, is now dimly lit with silent corridors.  Tables and chairs are stacked up against walls in the once bustling lobby.   Light pools into the hallway, the mark of The Wellness Center, the last departm...

North Connector Road construction to begin next week

In a press release from NKU on Jan. 28, Lot Y and parts of Lots A, G, K and L will be closing Feb. 1. The closure is due to the construction of the North Connector Road.

Mackenzie Manley and Nova Sinclare, Assistant News Editor and Contributor

January 28, 2016

A state road project will result in increased traffic and parking times in the coming weeks, according to an NKU press release. All of Lot Y and parts of Lots A, G, K and L will be affected by the North Connector Road project beginning next week. Students, faculty and staff who typically park in those lots are advised to park i...

Puppeteer gives his final bow

Abby Anstead, News Editor

November 3, 2015

Larry Blake to retire after 11 years of serviceImagine campus without the BB&T Arena, Griffin Hall and the Student Union. There was no soccer field, Loch Norse was a small pond and the plaza area didn’t even exist.  This was what campus looked like when Larry Blake assumed the position of assistant vice p...

HIC to offer learning through collaboration

First-year nursing students transfer a mannequin in a skills lab.

Abby Anstead, News Editor

September 29, 2015

Labs that simulate an operating room, mannequins that can be programmed to stop breathing and exam rooms to evaluate standardized patients are all possibilities of the new Health Innovation Center. Students from across several disciplines will benefit from the collaborative spaces of the facility....

GALLERY: Campus Rec makes debut

The new Campus Rec Center will open in phases. Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation, says that the entire buildling should be open around Labor Day.

Carrie Crotzer and Abby Anstead

August 19, 2015

After nearly four years of planning, dreams have come to life for NKU as they unveil a 169,314 square foot, completely renovated and expanded Campus Recreation Center.“You’d be very hard pressed to find anything in here that’s anything like the old building,” Matt Hackett, director of campus re...

Summer rain hurts campus development

KD Powell, Contributor

August 16, 2015

Over the course of two months this summer, a month of those days were spent watching rain fall from the sky.. While the gloomy weather may have put a damper on everyone’s summer tan, it also caused a setback in Northern Kentucky University’s campus construction and landscaping. Construction Accord...

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

December 28, 2014

  Northern Kentucky University is in the midst of an environmental evolution. The university is hiring a Director for Energy Management with plans to also hire a sustainability manager in order to have multiple designated full-time positions responsible for the planning, reporting and controlling ...

Winter hasn’t hindered Campus Recreation Center construction

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2014

The completion of the $48 million Campus Recreation Center construction remains on track for the Fall 2015 semester despite recent snow and cold weather, according to project officials. “We’re very close to being on schedule,” Brad Lehman, project manager, said. “We’ve had a few very mi...

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