The Northerner

Seniors petition for separate fall commencement

Seniors petition for separate fall commencement

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Since senior elementary education majors Emilee Beecham and Alexia Ball started their petition in early March to give spring 2020 graduates their own commencement, they have reached nearly 2,200 signatures as of May 7.  In accordance with social distancing compliance due to COVID-19, spring commencement...

A conversation with senior Janiah Miller

Janiah Miller, integrative studies major.

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Integrative studies. I have three minors. Political science, social justice and university honors with two focus areas in women and gender studies and public service. What organizations have you been involved with during your time at NKU? I was in the Student Government Association for 2.5 years,...

A conversation with senior Alex Navarro-Guzman

Alex Navarro-Guzmán, international business and human resource management major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: International Business and Human Resource Management  What organizations have you been involved in at NKU? Resident Assistant for the Office of University Housing  Student Worker for Latino Programs & Services President of Alpha Psi Lambda Vice President of Delta Sigma Pi,...

A conversation with senior Dylan Woodruff

Dylan Woodruff marketing major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Marketing What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU? Golden Key International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma What have been the biggest challenges for you with transitioning to online? The biggest challenge is probably just having to tackle everythi...

A conversation with senior Chris Riehl

Chris Riehl, public relations major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Public relations with a minor in health studies What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU? Currently I serve as the president of Presidential Ambassadors. I’m also a member of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and I’m also in Greek life. Wha...

A conversation with senior Chinedu Asinugo

Chinedu Asinugo, computer information technology major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2020

Major: Computer Information Technology and my focus is on cybersecurity. I have minors in information security and computer forensics.  What organizations have you been involved in during your time at NKU?  Freshman Service Leadership Committee as a leadership mentor President of African Student...

A conversation with senior Charlie Kays

Charlie Kays, BFA drawing major

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 7, 2020

Major: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in drawing What have been the biggest challenges for you with transitioning to online? It’s definitely slowed down my workflow a bit. I’m a digital artist, so you would think that it wouldn’t, but transitioning from the concentrated studio space dedicated f...

Vaidya: spring commencement canceled

corona feature

Natalie Hamren and Billy Keeney

March 20, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email today that spring commencement will be canceled due to coronavirus concerns.  All 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the December commencement to celebrate “all that they have accomplished—despite the unique challenges this year ...

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Our advisor, Michele Day, with the seniors.

Northerner Staff

April 26, 2018

We admit: We're more than a little sad to let our seniors go. From reporting on the fly (sometimes skipping class to do so, shh...) to working long hours and late nights in the newsroom, our graduates will be missed. Here are their goodbyes. Ugh, do you have to go? ...

Record number of students to graduate this spring

1,780 students are eligible to graduate this year compared to 1,670 last May. Students will graduate in three commencement ceremonies May 9.

Tori Lentz, News Editor

May 4, 2015

NKU will graduate one of its largest classes in the institution’s history when 1,780 students receive degrees at three commencement ceremonies May 9.“We continue to go up a little bit. We have a couple hundred more [students graduating] than last May,” Kathy Stewart, director of special events,...

Student debt impacts NKU alumni

Kassidy Stricklett, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2014

Whether he was doing homework, participating in fraternity events, running or working, Robert Hamm used to be your typical student here at NKU. But that all changed in May. In May of 2014, Hamm shipped out to Missouri for basic training in the National Guard. Part of his reasoning behind joining was becau...

NKU graduation numbers are climbing higher each year

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

The number of students eligible to graduate at this spring’s commencement ceremony on May 10 is slightly larger than the previous fall semester and last spring, according to Krista Wiseman-Moore, Manager of Special Events and Stewardship. “In the last few years it’s been going up a little bit, just...

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