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VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

August 26, 2015

Sue Ott Rowlands, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, notified graduating students Tuesday that the May 2016 Commencement ceremony date has been pushed back one week. The ceremony will now be held on Friday, May 13 for Chase Law students, while the undergraduate and graduate c...

Residents of Callahan Hall forced to find food elsewhere

Residents of Callahan Hall forced to find food elsewhere

Abby Anstead, News Editor

August 26, 2015

Dining must be fit into the busy schedules of those who live in Callahan Hall. As the renovations of Callahan Bistro remain unfinished, students must travel to main campus in order to grab a meal. Renovations began last March, and were originally supposed to be finished by August 1.  Now, almost tw...

Soccer teams off to a hot start

Soccer teams off to a hot start

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2015

Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams are gearing up for jam packed schedules this fall and both teams have kicked off their year’s proving they’re ready for strong seasons. Women’s soccerNKU’s women’s soccer team started off their season with two exhibition games with a win ove...

GALLERY: Campus Rec makes debut

GALLERY: Campus Rec makes debut

Carrie Crotzer and Abby Anstead

August 19, 2015

After nearly four years of planning, dreams have come to life for NKU as they unveil a 169,314 square foot, completely renovated and expanded Campus Recreation Center.“You’d be very hard pressed to find anything in here that’s anything like the old building,” Matt Hackett, director of campus re...

Food truck new lunch alternative for NKU

Food truck new lunch alternative for NKU

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

August 19, 2015

Students returning to NKU this week noticed something different about The Plaza, a mobile kitchen positioned in the center of it serving many their lunches. According to Patrick Hannan, the resident district manager of Chartwells, the food truck will be open from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday through Friday....

1-1 draw in final exhibition for women’s soccer

1-1 draw in final exhibition for women’s soccer

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2015

As the afternoon heat beat down on NKU’s Soccer Stadium, it became apparent that NKU women’s soccer and Western Kentucky University were in for a long game no matter the outcome. The game ended with a score of 1-1 with NKU feeling good about how they had performed “I think we are in a fair...

Summer rain hurts campus development

KD Powell, Contributor

August 16, 2015

Over the course of two months this summer, a month of those days were spent watching rain fall from the sky.. While the gloomy weather may have put a damper on everyone’s summer tan, it also caused a setback in Northern Kentucky University’s campus construction and landscaping. Construction Accord...

Essentials for a day on campus

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

August 16, 2015

While navigating through the concrete jungle also known as NKU’s campus, nothing is more vital than a well packed backpack. Since backpacks are the hub of what college students need to stay prepared, The Northerner has compiled a list of some of the most important items to include while packing. ...

10 things you missed at the Fall Convocation

10 things you missed at the Fall Convocation

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2015

Kicking the year off in typical fashion, NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed an auditorium of students, faculty and staff early Friday morning.  Mearns centered his speech around the continuing growth of the university, both academically and physically with the recent construction of the Re...

New parking pass temporarily ineffective for garages

New parking pass temporarily ineffective for garages

Abby Anstead, News Editor

August 13, 2015

Finding a parking spot won’t be the only struggle next week as classes starting at NKU, getting in and out of the garages on campus could also pose a problem for many students, especially those without an old parking pass. NKU is in the process of installing new parking systems in all three parking gara...

Police chief candidates offer a variety of backgrounds

Abby Anstead, News Editor

August 5, 2015

NKU’s police department’s primary goal over the summer has been to find a new chief for the department, a goal which entered its final phase last week after holding three forums for the final candidates for the position. Finalists for the position include William Wilson, Mark Machan and Leslie Ka...

NKU searches for new police chief, PD turmoil nearby

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief

July 30, 2015

NKU is searching for a new police chief amidst controversy over a police shooting at nearby University of Cincinnati.Police involved shootings have been a sensitive subject across the country in recent months and matters are taking on new perspective with one of the most recent coming from just acro...

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