The Fall/Winter issue of NKU Magazine takes a look at Northern Kentucky University’s campus-wide, cross-disciplinary approach to addressing opioid addiction in Kentucky—and with the third-highest overdose rate in the nation, the Commonwealth needs all hands on deck. From the newly established Institute for Health Innovation to classroom initiatives to university-run health-care centers, NKU is all in in the fight for Kentucky’s future.
The issue also introduces readers to Michael Wilson, the man behind the camera for some of the most iconic album covers of all time, including The Replacements’ “All Shook Down” and Lyle Lovett’s Grammy Award-winning “The Road to Ensenada.” Serendipity played a big role in Wilson finding his way to NKU, where he fell in love with making pictures, and he tells about how an early obsession with the French horn almost left him with no plan for the future.
We talked with Ashley Brennaman Shirley, daughter of legendary Cincinnati Reds radio voice Marty Brennaman, about how she found her sport and career at the Kentucky Speedway; sat down to discuss winning the World Baseball Classic with Chicago White Sox pitcher Nate Jones; and had a chat with Nigerian entrepreneur Adaora Mbelu-Dania about how purpose fuels her passion for a wide range of projects.
And we connect alumni and friends around the world with what’s going on at NKU, from program updates to developments in and around Highland Heights, Kentucky.
And check out this month's Mystery Photo to see readers' answers. Maybe you know something we don't yet!