The Northerner

‘We are people too’: NKU nationally ranked as Military Friendly school

“For us, it is really about supporting the veteran at all stages.

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

April 11, 2019

NKU is once again ranked nationally for the ninth year in a row as a Military Friendly school. NKU received a bronze distinction meaning that they scored within 30% of the tenth best school in their category. NKU is also recognized for creating a supportive environment for veterans and a premier univ...

Student’s tribute to veterans touches lives

Participants write messages to veterans with chalk on Savicki's wall.

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014

Just ten days before the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) first annual 5k race, the idea suddenly came to senior marketing major Tony Savicki. A student in Professor Jenny Gardner’s Event Planning and Management class (MKT 335), Savicki was inspired by public artist Candy Chang’s Before I Die...

NKU program aids veterans with college life

Justin Wolstenholme, Contributing writer

February 27, 2014

People who come from poor backgrounds can get grants to attend college; students with high IQ’s can attain scholarships at any university of their liking; but where do veterans go for theirs? NKU has been recently ranked at 48 on the list of National Best for Vets List for 2014. The university’s has a...

Veterans Resource Center aids student

Patrick Reagan, Contributing writer

September 5, 2013

Last week, NKU’s Veterans Resource Station opened its doors for the first time. In two weeks, the new station has assisted nearly 100 veterans on NKU’s campus, according to figures provided by Dave Merriss, director of the Veterans Resource Station. “The Veterans Resource Station has helped...

University honors veterans with day of ceremonies

University honors veterans with day of ceremonies

Tara Derington, Staff writer

November 15, 2012

Faculty and students gathered outside of Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University on Nov. 9 to pay their respects to the nation’s veterans. Silence fell over the crowd on the relatively warm November day as the American flag waved in the pale blue sky moments after being raised to full mast....

Students Hope For Better Future

Students Hope For Better Future

Stacey Barnes, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012

Filling out forms and applications is a part of college life. Financial aid forms, meal plan and housing applications and scholarship applications are commonplace at colleges and universities across the United States. Students expect to fill out something to get what they need or want while in college. But...

Across the University 4/18/2012

April 18, 2012

Grad steps into local director position Northern Kentucky University graduate Jamie Grady was recently promoted to Executive Director of Finance and Operations for Interbrand, a leading brand consulting agency. His promotion to Executive Director of Finance and Operations became effective February 1, 2012...

National Roll Call salutes fallen soldiers

Crystal Harris

November 16, 2011

A clash of cymbals. The reading of names. Silence. More than 26 students, faculty and veterans gathered to remember the 6,313 soldiers who have died since 9/11 in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The event was part of a roll call sponsored at 183 schools nationwide by The Student...

NKU V.E.T.S. honors those who were lost

Kevin Gillman

November 16, 2011

Silence filled the crisp November air as two uniformed Marines and an NKU V.E.T.S. representative walked in formation to the flagpole in front of Steely Library. After unfolding the perfectly creased American flag, the two marines carefully raised it to full mast. Patrons looked on as the sun illuminated...

Veterans Day events to honor fighting and fallen

Roxanna Blevins

November 9, 2011

This year’s Veterans Day events hold special importance for Americans, and especially military veterans, as the day marks the 10th Veterans Day after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Northern Kentucky University’s Veterans Advocacy Committee and NKU V.E.T.S. will feature several events Friday...

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