The Northerner

A conversation about conservation: NKU student advocates sustainability on campus

Maria Osbourn sits on a bridge in a park. She's wearing a white sun dress and a sun hat.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 27, 2020

Sustainability is a series of steps. Maria Osbourn said she takes them one at a time. “At the moment, I am really working on reducing my plastic consumption,” Osbourn said. “I think it's hard to get away from plastics. They’re kind of everywhere in our life, but there are ways to get around it....

What you missed at SGA April 8

Student Government Vice President Matt Frey addresses senators on April 8, 2019.

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

Student Government Association Vice President Matt Frey began Monday’s meeting in President Hannah Edelen’s absence as she attended a special meeting with the Board of Regents. Chief of Staff Jake Anderson presented the first readings of three resolutions. Resolution One: Sustainability Senator Kimberly Sparks ...

Any way the wind blows: why campus is so windy

Why is NKU so windy?

Josh Goad, Reporter

February 2, 2018

Why is NKU so windy?

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

December 28, 2014

  Northern Kentucky University is in the midst of an environmental evolution. The university is hiring a Director for Energy Management with plans to also hire a sustainability manager in order to have multiple designated full-time positions responsible for the planning, reporting and controlling ...

Former modern dancer spins a web of ‘green’ influence at NKU

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

December 28, 2014

Jane Goode didn’t catch on to her nickname at NKU quickly. Students would scurry up behind her on campus shouting “Green lady, green lady!” only to have her turn her head in confusion. In fact, being a leader for everything "green" or sustainability related wasn’t even something she knew sh...

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

November 2, 2014

Tucked away in the corner of a small research lab on the second floor of the science center is a funny-looking, gurgling machine. Constructed from what looks like the remnants of a pool noodle, your grandmother’s crock pot and clear tubing you’ve seen at your local hospital, the machine recycles ...

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

The African Elephant  is one of the species documented in Joel Sartore's Photo Ark that is on display in one of NKU's FotoFocus galleries.

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

“50 percent of all species by 2100 will be headed towards extinction,” said National Geographic photographer of 22 years, Joel Sartore. Thus sparked the motivation behind the Photo Ark, a collection of over 3,700 photographed species captured over nine years and the number continues to grow. Th...

Mount Trashmore reveals growing quantities of trash on campus

Matt Spaulding, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013

For the second year as part of Campus Sustainability Week, Mount Trashmore was built in front of the University Center and Student Union as a visual aid to demonstrate one day’s worth of trash on our campus. The totals this year showed that the amount of trash NKU sent to the landfill increased, but t...

Grant helps NKU center foster sustainability

Grant helps NKU center foster sustainability

Roxanna Blevins, Assignments editor

January 25, 2012

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Environmental Education received a $22,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation on Dec. 5, 2011. The grant is the largest corporate gift the center has received to date. According to Steve Kerlin, director of the Center for Environmental Education, the grant will...

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