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NKU suspends counseling fees for Spring 2021 semester

NKU suspends counseling fees for Spring 2021 semester

Madison Plank, Assistant News Editor January 19, 2021

NKU has suspended counseling fees for the Spring 2021 semester, according to an email sent out by Vice President of Student Affairs Eddie Howard. “The challenges facing college students today are...

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus

Rachel Smith, News Editor January 11, 2021

NKU will offer the COVID-19 vaccination on campus for faculty, staff and students at no charge, according to a recent news release by the administration. Vaccine distribution to certain campus community...

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

Was it safe to return to campus? Faculty and health experts weigh in

Rachel Smith, News Editor September 23, 2020

Several universities have opened for the Fall 2020 semester, leading many to express health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. While even the near future is shadowed in uncertainty, members...

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor February 28, 2020

NKU has assembled a team to ensure campus preparedness if the Coronavirus impacts the region, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Ashish Vaidya. The team is led by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands...

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

NKU takes precautions against Coronavirus

There have been no reported cases in Northern Kentucky
Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor January 30, 2020

NKU officials sent out a campus-wide email to remind students about health-safety precautions in wake of recent national news about the Coronavirus, according to a recent press release by the university. “Please...

SGA senators talk about spring break plans during a short recess. Taken March 4.

SGA hosts town hall, addresses mental health within identities on campus

SGA’s first town hall of the year tackled mental health in the perspective of different identities on campus
Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor October 1, 2019

Student Government Association hosted its first town hall of the year Monday, Sept. 30. The town hall was in collaboration with Health, Counseling and Student Wellness (HCSW) with the topic being “a...

Amy Clark is Health, Counseling and Student Wellness' new Director of Counseling.

NKU counselor shares the importance of therapy

Director of Counseling Amy Clark wants everyone to try counseling at least once
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: The terms counseling and therapy are used interchangeably throughout the story.  Amy Clark realized the importance of therapy as a teenager. Her mother, a clinical social worker, was...

Chantelle Thompson and Brittany Combs are student counseling interns at Health, Counseling and Student Wellness.

Graduate interns earn experience in counseling

New interns look to help students and further their education
Elena Ferguson, Writer September 17, 2019
Amy Clark, NKU’s new director of counseling, is pushing for NKU’s Health, Counseling and Student Wellness office (HCSW) to have more visibility on campus and increased collaboration with students.
“I think a lot of black people see that when they go to therapy they want to talk and then someone’s jotting down notes like, ‘This is an excuse why you can't get this done.'

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor April 29, 2019

On March 18, Student Government Association senator Jontay Brown signed a resolution that asked that NKU’s counseling services better serve its minority students. With only one in three African Americans...

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