The Northerner

Faculty senate has first meeting of semester

NKU's Fine Arts Building

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 31, 2020

This afternoon, the faculty senate had its first meeting of the semester in which new documents by the provost, faculty confusion regarding positive COVID-19 students and the university’s accreditation were discussed.  Provost COVID-19 documents and faculty concerns regarding positive testing students ...

Budget provision would let colleges fire tenured faculty

Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 29, 2018

Is tenure in trouble? A late addition to the Kentucky state budget would allow universities to fire tenured faculty when cutting programs.

Investigation docs show Chase dean’s office a ‘toxic’ work environment

Chase Law Dean Jeffery Standen has been on leave since Nov. 17. He resigned in Dec. after a university investigation found that he created an

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief and Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

February 23, 2018

Chase Law Dean Jeffrey Standen resigned in December after a university investigation found he violated NKU's Values and Ethical Responsibilities policy by creating “an unhealthy culture of fear, intimidation and bullying” in his office.

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

Kevin Muente's

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 15, 2018

“Surrender” depicts a woman on an old-style bike in a field blocked off by construction cones. The woman longs to ride into the landscape, but the white flag waving on the back of the bike signals that she will cede to the artificial barriers. While the general theme centers on forbidden access, the inspira...

Music department gains new voices

Gelbwasser, new to the NKU music department,  will also be teaching foreign languages.

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014

Two professors have arrived at NKU this year bringing new and exciting ideas such as operas and exhibitions. If you haven't met them yet, here is some information about who they are and where they come from.   Jason Vest Jason Vest is one of the new additions to the music department. Vest come...

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

Saturn Batteries' 2013 EP

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 24, 2014

Thursday night, Sept. 25, on Christian Moerlein’s indoor stage, Brad Gibson and his band Saturn Batteries will make their fourth Midpoint Music Festival appearance. Gibson, the band’s singer and guitar player, is currently a teaching assistant for ENG 101 while studying English in graduate school he...

University Suites hall director expresses enjoyment with her new position

Lisa Koenig is the newest hall director in University Suites.

Andrea Carter, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

This semester residents of University Suites will welcome Lisa Koenig as their new hall director. She is one of three new hall directors on campus this year. Koenig is a graduate from Clemson University in South Carolina as well as the University of Wisconsin where she obtained her undergraduate degree in...

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...

Sneak a peek into this spring’s art exhibits

Two students view faculty member's photographs as part of the current art exhibition.

Carrie Crotzer, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2014

Modern artistic expression using technology, bronze work and even mini waffle trucks are all a part of the eccentric range of pieces which can be found in the current Full and Part-time Visual Arts Faculty exhibition gallery. This diverse range of pieces are a part of the first of five shows displayed...

Administrative turnover sweeps campus

Administrative turnover sweeps campus

Maggie Pund and Kevin Schultz

August 22, 2013

Are you unable to recognize some of the top administrative figures as you settle into your schedule this fall semester?   If not, it’s probably not just because of your fuzzy memory or those long summer nights.   NKU has experienced significant administrative turnover over this pas...

Informatics faculty, staff show off in art show

Informatics faculty, staff show off in art show

Mac Payton, Staff writer

April 4, 2013

Last Friday, faculty and staff from the College of Informatics gathered in the advising center in Griffin Hall for the opening of a gallery featuring the works of seven faculty and staff members. J. Michael Skaggs, a professor in the college, helped set the gallery up. He already has years of experience...

Provost plans for transition into faculty

Kevin Schultz, News editor

February 14, 2013

After nine years of service to Northern Kentucky University as vice president for academic affairs and provost, Gail Wells’ 34-year journey at the university will come full circle. NKU President Geoffrey Mearns announced via email on Jan. 31 that Wells will be resigning from her position at the...

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