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First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 25, 2020

Alice Sparks, first woman to chair NKU’s Board of Regents and first female chair of a Kentucky public university, has recently died, administrators announced in a campus-wide email today.  “Her mark on NKU is extensive, and she truly helped shape our university into the institution we are toda...

Provost updates campus on COVID-19 protocols

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Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 18, 2020

In an email sent out this afternoon, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands updated campus on COVID-19 quarantine protocols, where to receive free facial coverings and ways to maintain healthy practices.  COVID-19 regional statistics dashboard Rowlands introduced the COVID-19 Regional Statistics dashboard. The dashboard wa...

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced today in a campus-wide email that Dr. Dannie Moore, assistant vice president for student affairs, is joining Eastern Kentucky University as its Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. This new position is effective...

Vaidya announced NKU fall 2020 plans: hybrid classes, social distancing

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

NKU will resume some in-person class meetings in fall 2020, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. The fall semester will start on August 17, 2020, as scheduled. Fall convocations and new student convocation will be held virtually with dates to be announced. In-person ...

New housing option breaks ground

The site of the new dorms as seen on May 23, 2020.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 28, 2020

Construction on the new residential building broke ground for the first time since University Suites in 2003. The soon to be five-story, 77,200 square foot building will be positioned along Kenton Drive and is set to open in the fall of 2021. The new building will house 297 beds in a semi-suite-style...

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to step down December 31

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Rachel Smith, News Editor

May 27, 2020

Sue Ott Rowlands will step down as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs on December 31, 2020. A national search for her successor will begin in early June, and the position will be filled by January 1, 2021. Rowlands has been NKU’s provost since early 2014. She has served under...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

Board of regents discuss tuition freeze, new majors, research misconduct

Regents Chair Lee Scheben and President Dr. Ashish Vaidya at a Board of Regents meeting Nov. 14, 2018.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2020

During its May meeting, the Board of Regents discussed a research misconduct proposal from the Faculty Senate along with announcements of tuition freezes, new majors and programs and a new residence hall to begin construction. Associate Professor of Chemistry John Farrar, Professor in Chase College of Law ...

Campus buildings to be used for COVID-19 first responders, quarantine

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 9, 2020

Campus buildings will be used as a place for first responders to take a break from work, or quarantine themselves as their families stay “healthy at home” during the pandemic, according to an email from President Ashish Vaidya. The Honors House is being set up for first responders to take breaks...

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to online, according to a campus-wide email from President Ashish Vaidya. Beginning March 23, NKU will shift to alternative instruction, moving face-to-fa...

SGA gets visit from state representative nominee, update on enrollment strategy

Rachel Roberts, democratic nominee for Kentucky State Representative for District 67, poses for a photo with SGA members.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

February 18, 2020

On Monday, SGA had an update on the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEMP) for the 2020 to 2024 school years and got a visit from Rachel Roberts, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky District 67 State Representative.  Rachel Roberts on local business and politics Roberts, owner of the Yog...

Library improvements, accreditation solutions discussed at SGA

Senator Joe Baker advocating for changes in the library during Monday's meeting.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

February 11, 2020

Comments on library improvement Dean of Steely Library Andrea Falcone joined SGA’s open session for members to voice concerns and pitch ideas to improve Steely Library.  Committee Chairwoman of University Improvements Onyinyechi Okorie pitched the idea of having the facility open 24 hours, to which F...

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