topic: student news

  • Student Spotlight: Trey Burns

    Student Spotlight: Trey Burns

    "The best thing about NKU is the university’s commitment to their students. I always feel my university put the needs of the student before anything else."

  • Student Spotlight: Arah Samuels

    Student Spotlight: Arah Samuels

    "I love this university. When I selected a college, NKU was the only one that I applied to and found everything I was asking for. This college has given me the opportunity to represent myself and others in so many ways. I am a role model to young, black women and wear that badge with honor and pride."

  • Celebrating Our May 2019 Graduates

    Celebrating Our May 2019 Graduates

    For most of you, this is your first time graduating from Northern Kentucky University. We gathered a few tips to help you get through the day.

  • Lost Henry

    Lost Henry

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.