The Northerner

Smelly plants outside HIC: Do the benefits outweigh the assault on our nostrils?

The smell around HIC is a combination of a few different plants, said Dr. Whitson.

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 2, 2019

Students have noticed a strange smell on their commute between classes, particularly concentrated near the gardens outside of the Health Innovation Center. The university paid special attention to this area, with the implementation of “rain gardens” and various other plants that offer a variety of...

Health Innovation Center boasts modern classrooms

Caylee Duncan demonstrating how to use the X-ray machine on Emma Huff in the HIC.

Sirena Cunningham, Contributor

September 13, 2018

After 12 years of planning and construction, the new Health Innovation Center opens its doors to students and provides a new home to the College of Health Professions. It took five different efforts to get the funding from the general assembly, said Mary Paula Schuh, director of campus planning. ...

Honors College launches in Founders Hall

President Ashish Vaidya speaks at the launch for the Honors College inside the Health Innovation Center on Sept. 5, 2018. Honors is housed in Founders Hall, now connected to the HIC.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2018

The second floor of Founders Hall is home to NKU’s newest college: the Honors College. Once serving to bridge the gap between disciplines and creating advanced curriculum for both students and faculty, it has been deemed an important component in NKU’s future successes.

Celebrating progress: Final beam laid for Health Innovation Center

President Mearns addressed the crowd Thursday at the final beam ceremony for the Health Innovation Center.  The facility is on schedule to be completed by Fall 2018.

Hannah Hagedorn, Contributor

September 8, 2016

A long, steel, bright yellow beam sat before the NKU campus community. Signatures from students, faculty and staff were scribbled over the yellow paint before the beam was lifted atop the structure that will be the Health Innovation Center. The campus community came out on Thursday to celebrate the NKU Health Inno...

Health Innovation Center makes headway

Health Innovation Center makes headway

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

August 22, 2016

With the structural steel frame set to be completed by mid-September, students filing into campus for the upcoming fall semester will be able to see the progress that’s been made on the Health Innovation Center as it begins to take shape. “What we can look forward to is the contractor saying that b...

GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

Northern Kentucky University broke ground on the Health Innovation Center fall of 2015.

Abby Anstead, News Editor

October 21, 2015

Labs that simulate emergency situations will be classrooms for students in health professions, high-tech mannequins will serve as patients for real-world practice and innovative technology will help students secure health information. Governor Steven L. Beshear and Northern Kentucky University Pres...

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....

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