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The Student Union food court now devoid of patrons.

On-campus dining will transition to carry out only, pass/fail option denied for fall semester

Rachel Smith, News Editor November 24, 2020

Campus dining, such as in the Student Union and residential dining facilities, will transition to carry out only beginning on Monday, Nov. 30, according to a recent email released by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands.  The...

NKU to move to remote learning following counties red zone distinction

NKU to move to remote learning following counties’ red zone distinction

Rachel Smith, News Editor October 30, 2020

Following Campbell and Kenton Counties’ “red zone” distinction for COVID-19 severity in Kentucky, NKU plans to temporarily move most classes online on Monday, according to a campus-wide email. There...

NKUs logo above the Student Union

Provost COVID-19 update: delay of meal plan, fees, travel requirements

Noelle Horn, News Editor October 20, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out another COVID-19 update to the campus community this afternoon. In the email, Rowlands shared information on the mandatory commuter meal plan, fall and spring semester...

NKUs Fine Arts Building

Faculty senate has first meeting of semester

Noelle Horn, News Editor August 31, 2020

This afternoon, the faculty senate had its first meeting of the semester in which new documents by the provost, faculty confusion regarding positive COVID-19 students and the university’s accreditation...

Facial coverings are required on campus as part of the Norse Nine.

Provost shares COVID-19 update, FAQ

Noelle Horn, News Editor August 25, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out a COVID-19 update email this week, which includes frequently asked questions about the regional dashboard, reminders about healthy practices on campus and childcare resources.  Frequently...

Assistant Professor Brian Carlson goes over a mock pipette demonstration with the class.

‘It’s all about trying to adapt’: professors prepare for the unknown this semester

Rachel Smith, News Editor August 21, 2020

While NKU has mostly transitioned to an online format this semester, some knowledge can’t be learned through a computer screen. As some students return for in-person classes, professors are preparing...

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Provost updates campus on COVID-19 protocols

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands updated campus in an email now that fall semester 2020 is underway
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...

NKUs Student Union.

Officials talk about campus cleanliness, dining, working in a pandemic

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor July 30, 2020

University officials answered questions about working, cleaning, dining, recreation center and what campus looks like in a pandemic in a Zoom conference on Wednesday  Work, class and campus interaction  To...

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Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to step down December 31

Rowlands will complete the upcoming fall semester to ensure a smooth transition
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...

A view of Loch Norse.

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

Semester to open in stages throughout the summer
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.
The COVID-19 response task force meets virtually everyday at noon.

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands: Leading a campus through COVID-19

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor May 8, 2020

“Does anyone else have something to bring up? Any questions?” NKU Provost Sue Ott Rowlands asks in an empty room. On her computer screen, twenty-five pairs of eyes blink back at her. She always ends...

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COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands gave details on how to seek reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses
Billy Keeney, News Editor March 18, 2020

NKU faculty and staff members with unrecoverable out-of-pocket travel expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic may seek reimbursement through the MyNKU Travel Module, according to a press release from...

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