March 25-29
Inauguration Week


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Open to Public

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Faculty & Staff Event

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Current Student Event

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Future Student Event

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RSVP Required

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Paid Event

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Inauguration Week is an opportunity to celebrate how NKU contributes to student success and regional progress.

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aerial shot of campus

Celebrating 50 Years of NKU in Photographs

“50 Years of Fun”—Celebrating Student Life 
March 25-29 // 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m.
Steely Special Collections & University Archives (Steel Library First Floor)

“See How We’ve Grown”—Aerial and Building Photographs
March 25-29 // 7:30 a.m.-1p.m.
Farris Reading Room (Steely Library Second Floor)


There will also be pop-up photo exhibits on the third floor of Steely Library.

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Textbook Affordability: Panel Discussion, Faculty Connection

Monday, March 25 // 2 p.m.
Steely Library 102

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Tuesday, March 26
Community Appreciation Day


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Blood Drive 

Tuesday, March 26 // 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

Learn more about how to prepare for and what to expect from a blood donation.

RSVP

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Making Teaching Public

Tuesday, March 26 // ALL DAY
Various Locations

Step back into the classroom and relive student life for the day.

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Rockwell Automation & CBT Company Mechatronics Lab Ribbon Cutting 

Tuesday, March 26 // 8:30 a.m.
Business Academic Center 111

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Regionalism Dialogue Panel 

A Celebration of NKU’s Impact on our Region
Tuesday, March 26 // 10 a.m.
Otto M. Budig Theater, University Center

Moderator:
Johnna Kleymeyer, Interim Dean, College of Business

Participants:
Gary Moore
Kris Knochelmann
Steve Pendery

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NKU Benevolent Association Soup, Chili & Dessert Cook-off 

Tuesday, March 26 // 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Auxillary Gym, Campus Recreation Center

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Commemorative T-shirt

NKU Men’s Baseball vs. Butler 

Tuesday, March 26 // 3 p.m.
NKU Bill Aker Baseball Complex

Tailgate: 2 p.m.

President Vaidya will throw out the first pitch at 3 p.m. Make sure to join us for the game to get a commemorative T-shirt. There also will be food and entertainment at the tailgate festivities behind centerfield in Lot V. Tickets for the game are free, but registration is required. 

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Lincoln Award Ceremony 

Tuesday, March 26 // 6:30 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

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Wednesday, March 27
Current & Future Student Appreciation Day


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Panel on Diversity and IT Leadership

Wednesday, March 27 // 10-10:50 a.m.
Griffin Hall Digitorium

Moderator:
Maureen Doyle, Chair, NKU Computer Science Department

Participants:
Jackie Johnson, VP IT, Synchrony Financial
Brian Keys, CIO, Cincinnati Reds
Brian Minick, CISO, Fifth Third Bank
Denise Sparks, VP IT, Western & Southern

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Blood Drive 

Wednesday, March 27 // 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

Learn more about how to prepare for and what to expect from a blood donation.

RSVP

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Making Teaching Public

Wednesday, March 27 // ALL DAY
Various Locations

Step back into the classroom and relive student life for the day.

RSVP

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Student Showcase Exhibition 

Wednesday, March 27 // ALL DAY
Student Union and Steely Library

Posters will be displayed to illustrate the research work done by our students.

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President's Party on the Plaza  

Wednesday, March 27 // 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Union Plaza

Food trucks
DJ music
Chalking contest
Free eats
Fun stuff!

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Current Student Appreciation 

Wednesday, March 27 // ALL DAY
Various Locations

 

Healthy Snack & NKU Swag
College of Education & Human Services
10 a.m.-noon // Mathematics, Education & Psychology Center

Healthy Snacks 
10 a.m.-2 p.m. // Fuel NKU (Albright Health Center)

Free Headbands
11 a.m.-1 p.m. // Campus Recreation Center

Starbucks Coffee & Snacks 
College of Business
9 a.m.-6 p.m. // Business Academic Center

Cake & A Silent Movie
College of Informatics
1:30-3 p.m. // Griffin Hall Commons
"Revelation Trail," a zombie western by EMB faculty member John Gibson

Cupcakes
Chase College of Law
11 .a.m-6:30 p.m. // Law Library (Nunn Hall)

Snacks & Raffles for NKU Gear/Gift Cards/Prizes
NKU Bookstore (University Center)

Giveaways
US Bank (University Center)

Coffee & Giveaways
Office of Information Technology
2-6 p.m. // Lucas Administrative Center Third Floor Lobby

“Europe to the Stars” Show & Snacks 
1-2 p.m. // Haile Planetarium (Science Center)

Free Seed Packets
Office of Sustainability
10 a.m.-noon // Lucas Administrative Center Third Floor Lobby

NKU Swag Bag Raffle
NKU Alumni Association
10 a.m.-6 p.m. // Lucas Administrative Center Third Floor Lobby

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Norse Day 

Wednesday, March 27 // ALL DAY
Various Locations

This is an event for prospective students hosted by the Office of Admissions.

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NKUnity 

Wednesday, March 27 // 5-7 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

This event will use storytelling and dialogue to create an environment of shared community and support while challenging the narrative of a single story and the ways assumptions and stereotypes threaten inclusion on our campus. Hosted by the Center for Student Inclusiveness in partnership with Colours of Pride and the Student Government Association.

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Thursday, March 28
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day


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Employee Appreciation Breakfast and Staff Awards 

Thursday, March 28 // 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Student Union Ballroom

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Celebration of Faculty Excellence Luncheon

Thursday, March 28 // Noon
Student Union Ballroom

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Employee Appreciation Second Shift Dinner 

Thursday, March 28 // 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom B&C

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GEARUP Workshop Series-March  

Thursday, March 28 // 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Otto M. Budig Theater, University Center

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Friday, March 29
Investiture Day


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Ashish Vaidya
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Investiture Ceremony 

Friday, March 29 // 2 p.m.
BB&T Arena
This event is open to the community. No RSVP is needed to attend.

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Investiture Reception 

Friday, March 29 // 3:30 p.m.
BB&T Arena Concourse

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