The Northerner

Honors dean says college a ‘sandbox’ for innovation

NKU's Honors College is now located in Founders Hall.

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.

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.

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

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

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.  

First Dean of Honors College named

NKU named Dr. James Buss the founding Dean of the Honor's College on Jan. 9. Buss will succeed Interim Director Belle Zembrodt on July 1.

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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