topic: student news


  • Rising Hope for Aging

    Rising Hope for Aging

    Dr. Suk-hee Kim is always thinking of new and different ways to engage with the Northern Kentucky University community. Kim, an assistant professor of social work in the Department of Counseling, Social Work and Leadership, recently led a class focused on gerontology—the very first of its kind in NKU’s history.


  • 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.


  • Student Spotlight: Sierra Newton

    Student Spotlight: Sierra Newton

    "My favorite NKU memory is being the 2018 Homecoming Princess. Being nominated by my peers meant so much to me, and being able to represent the Norse is a memory I will treasure forever."


  • First Step to the Olympics

    First Step to the Olympics

    When Clara Fightmaster was a teenager, she approached a milestone all 16 year olds spend a lifetime waiting for: getting a driver’s license. But when she took the vision screening, she couldn’t see anything in her peripherals. After a frantic visit to her optometrist, Clara was faced with a life-altering diagnosis: retinitis pigmentosa.


  • Apprentices Learn on the Job at the CAI

    Apprentices Learn on the Job at the CAI

    Northern Kentucky University students have no shortage of opportunities to gain on-the-job experience while earning their degrees. Now, the Center for Applied Informatics (CAI) Apprenticeship program is offering students a major jumpstart to one of the most sought-after careers in tech: website and mobile app creation and design.


  • Houston, We Have an NKU Intern

    Rose Pendley never really thought about working for NASA until her sophomore year of college while taking an astronomy class. The course covered NASA, its history, and its many endeavors.


  • Student Spotlight: Rachel Franzen

    Student Spotlight: Rachel Franzen

    "I love the size of our university. It allows for the close-knit atmosphere that we have on campus both student-to-student and student-to-faculty."


  • Gone Greece

    Gone Greece

    Our guest contributor shares a day in the life of a study abroad student.


  • Student Spotlight: Chinedu Asinugo

    Student Spotlight: Chinedu Asinugo

    "I chose NKU because out of the 30 universities I applied to, the university offered me the best scholarship to attend. I came to NKU for the money, but the people kept me here. The NKU community is such a welcoming family. "


  • Student Spotlight: Claire Poling

    Student Spotlight: Claire Poling

    "I chose NKU for the class sizes and the wide variety of majors to choose from. Many of my classes are large enough to have a true college feel but small enough that my professors know my name. NKU is also big enough to have many different majors, so I knew I’d be able to find the right one for me. I have stayed at NKU because it is a perfect medium size, so it has the advantages of big schools as well as small schools."

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