topic: education


  • New Alumni Spotlight: Kimmy Rockwell

    New Alumni Spotlight: Kimmy Rockwell

    "I believe the best thing about NKU is how it feels like a small school in a big world. Anytime you walk through campus, you will see at least five people you know, all wanting to give you a hug or have a quick chat."


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Highlights of Hope

    Highlights of Hope

    Every minute, 24 people in the U.S. suffer some form of violence at the hands of an intimate partner—this is according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which estimates that some 12 million people are affected by rape, violence or stalking annually. Here in Kentucky, the numbers paint a bleaker picture than the national average, with an approximate one in three women and one in ten men reporting some form of abusive behavior or sexual assault by a partner. Thankfully, a heightened awareness of personal safety in the Commonwealth has led to numerous projects and campaigns aimed at empowering victims, and one such project takes the objective to a place where many abused women go to find refuge: the hair salon.


  • Into the Fire

    Into the Fire

    “Do you want to go to Africa?” When first he heard the question, Dave Moore, who had recently accepted the position of fire chief in Cincinnati’s Glendale Fire Department, didn’t know everything he understood about fighting fires was about to change.


  • Outside In

    Outside In

    Nearly obscured by trees and a sloping hill, a nature trail runs a snaky path through the prairie behind Honors College. The area, full of weeds and tall grass, runs along the university’s southern edge and on any given day, it’s a lonely space, unknown to much of the Northern Kentucky University community. But a recent mural inspired by the nature trail aims to bring this outside secret in—and give the unsung space prime real estate in NKU’s new, and very high-traffic, Health Innovation Center (HIC).


  • Urban Legends, Rumors, Myths & Misunderstandings

    Urban Legends, Rumors, Myths & Misunderstandings

    Are the Lucas Administrative Center elevators haunted? Is a lost secretary wandering the tunnels beneath campus? Was NKU's original mascot too scary for children? Find out in this special NKU Magazine story.


  • First week at NKU survival guide

    Surviving the first week at a university can be difficult, whether you're a new student or returning. Fortunately, we put together a top ten list of ways to survive your first week of classes at NKU.


  • Teaching Together

    Teaching Together

    Michael Pearcy (’14), a seventh-grade math teacher at R.A. Jones Middle School in Florence, Kentucky, takes to the whiteboard lining his classroom’s front wall. Today’s lesson is on binomials, and numbers fill the board as Pearcy writes out strings of algebraic equations. He’s passionate about mathematics, and Pearcy’s students are lucky to have him for a teacher (even if they aren’t all crazy about the subject). The lesson is an important one, and Pearcy is able to teach it confidently because of his own student experience, when he trained at Jones while a student of Northern Kentucky University.

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