• NACU Serves the Underserved

    NACU Serves the Underserved

    Northern Kentucky University's Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) is a program, co-funded by NKU and external partners, that places experienced nurses in communities comprised of underserved populations. Because lack of access to quality health care is common to low-income areas, community members often don't understand how to use the health-care system and either forego important care or visit the ER by default. NACU, in partnership with local clinics, makes health care services and education accessible to these underserved groups.

  • Seizing the Dream

    Seizing the Dream

    When Bethany Baxter started her journey at Northern Kentucky University in 1999, she was undecided on what her future would hold.

  • Lost Henry

    Lost Henry

    Let’s hit “REWIND” for a second. The sound: sustained guitar chords, nasally vocals, an occasional scream ripping through everything.

  • Mystery Photo...Solved!

    Mystery Photo...Solved!

    On the back cover of the print version of NKU Magazine, we always include a photo from the Schlachter University Archives that has us puzzling over what's going on.

  • Art in the Age of Social Media

    Art in the Age of Social Media

    Any time one of us responds to a social media post, the action creates a potential dopamine release in the brain of the poster, a short-term feedback loop not dissimilar to the pleasure felt when biting into a piece of cheesecake or completing a brisk run.

  • Rally at the Capitol

    Rally at the Capitol

    On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 35 NKU students rode a southbound bus to the state capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky, to rally for higher education. The activity, which was organized by SGA, saw students publicly advocating fair funding for the state’s public universities in general and NKU specifically. The students met with 14 legislators as they lobbied on behalf of the university and its contribution to the state’s prosperity and well-being.

  • Circles of Light

    Circles of Light

    Michael Wilson (’82) is gazing back in time, and he seems amused over what he sees. We’re seated in Wilson’s Cincinnati home, a compact Cape Cod in the city’s Price Hill neighborhood, and he’s sipping a homemade latte—a midday ritual he observes despite the summer heat—with a look of puzzlement on his face.

  • NKU Magazine Fall-Winter 2018-19

    NKU Magazine Fall-Winter 2018-19

    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 Real McCoy

    The Real McCoy

    Actress and musician Annalyse McCoy can say she’s been a lot of things in her time on earth, from rooftop landscaper in New York City to international performer.

  • Umi Visits the HIC

    Umi Visits the HIC

    When Umi passed away at the tragic age of around 5 years old, his parents couldn't have known that the young Egyptian would, some 2,000 years later, make news in a Kentucky university.