Warm weather is here, and so is the Spring-Summer issue of NKU Magazine. This issue's cover feature introduces readers to NKU's sixth president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya—born and raised across various parts of India, Vaidya made his way to the California during his own university years. From grad student to economics professor to administrator, Vaidya’s path to the presidency has been driven by a desire to tackle tough challenges. This summer, he arrives at NKU to begin the adventure of leading the university into its bright future.
The hottest jobs of tomorrow and today are in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but the fields have traditionally been viewed as male-dominated. At NKU, women are shattering that preconception, and we introduce you to some of the students and faculty members who arrive on campus every day to “STEM #LikeAGirl.”
If you worked or studied at NKU during the past 50 years, you almost certainly took a class in the Landrum Academic Center, but did you ever wonder who Landrum is? We have the answer to this and more in “What’s in a Name?” in which staff and contributors go in search of the stories behind the nameplates on campus buildings. This issue also introduces you to a few alumni who are doing cool work out in the world.
And check out this month's Mystery Photo to see readers' answers. Maybe you know something we don't yet!