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Video and sports projects receive NKU grants

NKU's Informatics+ supports innovative research that connects students to regional and global initiatives and leverage information's power. (Provided by NKU)

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Student-driven video and sports projects have received grant funding through NKU’s Informatics+ center, officials announced via email today. The projects, Science Around Cincy and the Know Rivalry Project, were funded to connect students with regional initiatives and provide them with real-world lea...

From EMB to in front of the camera: NKU alum reports in Cincinnati

WLWT Reporter and NKU alumnus Dan Griffin talks with electronic media and broadcasting students in Griffin Hall's Digitorium.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Dan Griffin was in seventh grade home economics class when he first realized he wanted to become a news reporter. He remembers learning how to sew pillows when a teacher burst into his classroom, tears streaming down her face. She told the teacher at the front of the room to switch on the TV. On ...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

NKU Informatics hosted a Q&A with Pixar character supervisor Christian Hoffman on Tuesday in Griffin Hall.

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

US Bank, NKU partner for 3 cybersecurity scholarships

NKU students Nathanael Long and Nick Mester and Allyson Frame (front) received cybersecurity scholarships as part of a partnership between US Bank and NKU.

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

October 27, 2016

When describing the scope of his position at US Bank, Jason Witty sounded more like a meteorologist than a bank executive. “We have to think in terms of the chief information security officer being like a weather predictor,” Witty said. “I’m trying to forecast what’s going to happen next. At...

NKU students show off at final Luminosity

NKU students shoot photos for the final Luminosity event.

Sydney Wege, Contributor

August 6, 2016

For the past few years, the tri-state area has experienced Lumenocity, a live illuminated light show to the music of the Cincinnati Pops and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  To help with this, Lumenocity enlisted the help of some of Northern Kentucky University’s brightest students.Several Electronic Media...

Oculus Rift virtually makes the future a reality

Branden Middendorf tests out the Oculus Rift.

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014

If you have ever been on the third floor of Griffin Hall, you have probably passed the innovation gallery and wondered what was going on in there. Some have referred to it as a 'tech playground,' but there is so much more to it. Among the sea of technology, you'll find the Oculus Rift. The device is...

Associate dean working to close ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Associate dean working to close  ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Silvana Hill, Staff writer

September 19, 2013

“This is what I’ve learned: You don’t say anything about it,” said Maureen Doyle to summarize her experience as a woman in the male-dominated fi eld of computer science. “People will ask me, why do I think there are no women in CS [computer science], and first of all, I don’t know,” Doyle...

Athletics app keeps fans updated

Athletics app keeps fans updated

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

April 4, 2013

NKU Athletics and Information Technology (IT) recently collaborated with the Center for Applied Informatics (CAI) to create a mobile application for the iOS and Android programs installed on cell phones. The app is called GoNorse and is free for any user who has an app store on their phone. A group...

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...

Across the University 4/4/2012

April 3, 2012

NKU grad becomes VP at Fifth Third A Northern Kentucky University graduate was recently promoted to one of five vice president positions at Fifth Third Bancorp in Downtown Cincinnati. Stephanie Mason, currently a fair lending and responsible banking officer, joined Fifth Third in 2001. She gradua...

Series brings new light to comm. and media

Shelby Rodgers, Contributing writer

February 29, 2012

The Communication Department at Northern Kentucky University will be hosting nationally known speakers through the month of March in the Griffin Hall Digitorium. These speakers will present about different aspects of communication and the media. There will be three events in March featuring experts...

Students challenged to find solutions in 36 hours

Students challenged to find solutions in 36 hours

Ryan Cahill, Contributing writer

February 15, 2012

Northern Kentucky University students have the opportunity to help local businesses and organizations in a high-intensity 36-hour Griffin Hall event the weekend of Feb. 18. In the first-ever MashComm36, sponsored by the department of communication and the College of Informatics, students majoring in...

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