The Northerner

Students throw surprise party for pres.

Students throw surprise party for pres.

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff writer

March 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Throughout the year, students of Northern Kentucky University have found several ways to thank departing President James Votruba for the contributions he has made to the school during his 15-year tenure. That sign of gratitude came in the form of a surprise birthday party on Tuesday, March 27. Votruba’s...

2 out of 3 finalists revealed

Claire Higgins, News editor

March 21, 2012


Filed under News

As of March 19, Northern Kentucky University is one step closer to choosing the next president. The Presidential Search and Screening Committee announced two out of the three finalists who will visit the campus within the next month. Jonathan Gibralter, currently the president of Frostburg State...

The hunt for new president gains speed

The hunt for new president gains speed

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 29, 2012


Filed under News

As Northern Kentucky University approaches spring break and mid-semester stress, the pressure to find a new president also begins to rise to meet the early April announcement deadline. The Presidential Search and Screening Committee is well under way with the search for NKU’s new president, and they...

State cuts funding, NKU could increase tuition

State cuts funding, NKU could increase tuition

Casey Binder, Contributing writer

January 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University President Votruba confirmed last week that NKU will receive less state funding due to Gov. Steve Beshear’s budget plan for 2012-2013. The plan calls for a 6.4 percent decrease in state funding for public institutions, leaving NKU with $3.2 million in deductions Students...

Search process about to pick up

Search process about to pick up

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under News

As the spring semester begins, the search for a new president of Northern Kentucky University is well under way. By early April, the Board of Regents is slated to announce the new president, according to the Presidential Search and Screening Committee’s timeline. Currently, the committee is in the...

Votruba lauded amidst budget cut talks

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under News

The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents is working toward making some changes in the university’s future, including a possible budget cut and efforts to honor the president in his final semester. The board announced Jan. 10 that in the upcoming fiscal year, the university will see budget...

AASA: Policy changes on pause

Jesse Call

February 16, 2011


Filed under News

Efforts to improve retention rates and student life for African-American students have been put on hold until at least April. Northern Kentucky University is searching for a new director for the Office of African-American Student Affairs and has frozen policy changes until the position is filled. The...

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