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BSU, not NKU

BSU, not NKU
November 2, 2017

On Sept. 28, Ball State University’s Feminists for Action met on campus to distribute leaflets titled “BSU not NKU,” calling attention to former NKU president and current BSU president Geoffrey Mearns’...

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.
March 15, 2017

As expected, the NKU Board of Regents voted to approve Gerry St. Amand as interim president of the university upon the departure of current President Geoffrey Mearns. Wednesday’s vote, which was unanimous,...

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

NKU President Mearns awarding two middle school girls a trip around campus and Cincinnati during during his 2015 Spring Convocation. President Mearns spoke about the past year and the upcoming year in the Student Union Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
January 24, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after four years, the university announced Tuesday, and the campus community was shocked by news of his departure....

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

January 24, 2017

Ball State University announced Tuesday afternoon that they have hired Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns to be their 17th president. The Muncie, Indiana university made the announcement...

Mearns asks NKU community to join him in Cincinnati Pride Parade

NKU moved to 4.5 star rating on the Campus Pride Index, up from a three star rating when the Office of LGBTQ Programs and Service was first instated in 2013.
June 20, 2016

A week after the shooting that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, President Geoffrey Mearns expressed condolences to the victims of the tragedy in an email sent to the campus community Monday. He...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Only 28 percent of NKU's yearly budget is provided by state funding, significantly less than all other universities in the state.
January 27, 2016

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding...

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case
January 22, 2016

This story was updated on Jan. 22 at 7:08 p.m.According to a Friday report from The Northern Kentucky Tribune, an NKU student, under the name of Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit against the university on Wednesday,...

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident
September 2, 2015

President Geoffrey Mearns sent an e-mail to the Northern Kentucky University community Wednesday, nearly a week after a female student had a gun in Steely Library. The email said that the NKU police...

10 things you missed at the Fall Convocation

NKU President Mearns speaking during during his 2015 Spring Convocation. President Mearns spoke about the past year and the upcoming year in the Student Union Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
August 14, 2015

Kicking the year off in typical fashion, NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed an auditorium of students, faculty and staff early Friday morning.  Mearns centered his speech around the continuing...

Geographic reasons behind move to Horizon League

President Mearns announced Monday that NKU Athletics will move to the Horizon League. The move becomes effective July 1.
May 11, 2015

The Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to add NKU to the Horizon League conference effective July 1.NKU Athletics will make the move for the 2015-16 season to cut down on travel time for student...

Early Childhood Center faces uncertain future

Audrey Wilson works with some of the students at the Early Childhood Center.
April 2, 2015

Changes could soon be coming to the university’s Early Childhood Center. The on-campus educational daycare, which serves 52 children per day, is under the spotlight of a task force, created by NKU President...

Convocation speech kicks off spring semester

NKU President Mearns speaking during during his 2015 Spring Convocation. President Mearns spoke about the past year and the upcoming year in the Student Union Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
January 9, 2015

NKU began the spring 2015 semester with its usual tradition: a convocation speech. The speech was delivered by President Geoffrey Mearns and detailed NKU’s accomplishments in the past year as well as...

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