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VIDEO: The progress and future of NKU Esports

Noah Schuler December 10, 2022

NKU esports has had nothing but success since the varsity program was founded in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. I spoke with Dr. James Buss, founder and general manager of NKU esports,...

An infographic depicting the timeline for NKU Esports over the last few years.

NKU Esports program celebrates promising start to varsity program

Noah Schuler, Reporter May 11, 2021

Over the past year, NKU has seen the rise of its Esports program in ways few might have seen coming. At this time last year, NKU’s Esport Club had just received a $75,000 grant from NKU’s Innovation...

NKUs Honors College is now located in Founders Hall.

Honors dean says college a ‘sandbox’ for innovation

Natalie Hamren, News Editor September 10, 2018
Eleven years ago, Dr. James Buss taught three to four sections of United States History to the Civil War every semester. Each class had anywhere from 70 to 500 students in it. And every time he taught the course, it was the exact same.
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.

Honors College launches in Founders Hall

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.
NKU Honors students outside of Canadas Parliament in Ottawa on a study abroad trip last year.

New college, new dean: Honors aims for visibility, diversity

Natalie Hamren, Asst. News Editor January 16, 2018
NKU’s previous Honors Program has shifted; it is now the Honors College, headed by its inaugural dean, Dr. James Buss. The new college hopes to grow in size, create a more diverse, inclusive environment and potentially gain national recognition.  
NKU named Dr. James Buss the founding Dean of the Honors College on Jan. 9. Buss will succeed Interim Director Belle Zembrodt on July 1.

First Dean of Honors College named

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor January 9, 2018
NKU named Dr. James Buss as the founding Dean of the Honors College on Tuesday.
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