topic: philanthropy


  • 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.


  • NKU Magazine Spring-Summer 2018

    NKU Magazine Spring-Summer 2018

    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.


  • Speaking of Research

    Speaking of Research

    In 2002, under the guidance of fourth university President James Votruba, Northern Kentucky University created a five-year plan called “Strengthening Our Capacity to Serve.” Alongside goals like aligning curriculum with regional needs, enhancing student recruitment and retention, and improving the financial base, the school made a formal commitment to strengthen its public engagement. One result of this was the establishment of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.


  • Giving Students Giving Experience

    Giving Students Giving Experience

    “Kids today” — so goes the grumbly phrase used universally to voice consternation over the upcoming generation’s commitment to time-honored ideals. But evidence suggests that, when young people are given opportunities to both strengthen established values and explore new perspectives, many youths are, in fact, eager to accept responsibility for the directions their lives will take. The challenge, then, is providing opportunities that help today’s kids take that first step toward responsible adulthood.


  • NKU Magazine Fall-Winter 17-18

    NKU Magazine Fall-Winter 17-18

    The Fall/Winter 2017-18 issue of NKU Magazine features a look back at the people, places and things that made NKU’s first half-century “The Big 50.” And, looking to what’s ahead for the university, we introduce you to NKU’s new, incoming president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya, who ponders identity in the modern age, discusses the need for collaborative vision-development moving forward and tosses up an enthusiastic set of horns for his inaugural "Norse Up.”


  • Meet the 2017 Alumni Award Winners

    Meet the 2017 Alumni Award Winners

    Every year, Northern Kentucky University honors alumni, faculty and staff for their contributions to the University and community. More than 50 individuals have been recognized in the last seven years for their leadership and service.


  • #TBT to 1978, NKU’s 10th Anniversary

    #TBT to 1978, NKU’s 10th Anniversary

    Beyond the icy snow and within the warmth of new classrooms and offices on a rapidly growing campus, the fates were smiling on NKU back in 1978. Besides being the year that Van Halen debuted their first, self-titled album, 1978 marked 10 years since the University’s founding as Northern Kentucky State College.


  • A Teacher's Legacy

    A Teacher's Legacy

    If there’s one thing Patsy Fisk (’80) wants people to remember about her husband, Mike (’79), it’s that he loved music. Mike developed a love for music during his freshman year of high school, she says. And nothing could stop that love, not even a brain tumor.

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