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NKU releases guide to environmental sustainability initiatives through 2022 aiming for carbon neutrality

Northern Kentucky University has released its 2017 Sustainability Strategy to guide the University’s environmental sustainability initiatives through 2022. NKU committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 when the University became a signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007. The University released a Climate Action Plan in 2010, and the 2017 strategy...

Sullivan University offers information session on college-level computer classes for HS seniors

High school seniors and their parents can learn about college-level computer classes during an Information Session at the Sullivan University Center for Learning-Northern Kentucky in Fort Mitchell. The Information Session is scheduled May 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Sullivan’s Northern Kentucky Center for Learning, 207 Grandview Drive, third floor. Experienced Sullivan University staff will...

Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions seeks university, community college boards candidates

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is now accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Additionally, applications are being accepted for potential trustee and regent opportunities with Kentucky’s major public universities. The following Community and Technical Colleges...

Biggs Early Childhood Education Center hosting open house — to show what a 5 Star Rating means

The James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center is hosting an open house celebration to share with the community, parents and students just why it is one of the best preschools in the state. Biggs received the highest rating possible from the state last year – a 5 Star Rating. Now the preschool staff not only wants to celebrate the honor, but would like to show the community what a 5-Star rated...

World Maker & Inventor Expo, celebration of making, inventing, at Boone County High School Saturday

The World Maker & Inventor Expo will be held Saturday, April 29 at Boone County High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more.  The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over...

NKU student leaders to celebrate Earth Day with day of service to honor President Mearns Saturday

Northern Kentucky University student leaders celebrate Earth Day with a day of service in honor of President Geoffrey S. Mearns and his wife Jennifer. Mearns On Saturday, April 22, students will beautify the campus by spreading mulch, painting, planting and cleaning. The Student Government Association and Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute partnered to hold the inaugural day of service event. In...

NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business launches new Master of Business Administration program

The Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business is launching a new Master of Business Administration (MBA) program beginning in fall 2017. The improved program is designed for working professionals to enhance their careers by utilizing new business topics in a fast-paced, customizable way. “Our goal for the reformed program is to meet the needs of business professional where their...

Thomas More College ‘President for a Day’ finds keeping up with president’s schedule a challenge

Keeping pace with the energy of Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, J.D., is no easy task, but elementary education major Kelsee Aker ’20 is up to the challenge. Thomas More College “President for a Day” Kelsee Aker (left) had a tough time keeping up with the schedule of TMC President David A. Armstrong Tuesday (provided photo). Her day as President of TMC began at 7:30...

Society for Human Resource Management recognizes Sullivan University HR Leadership Program

Sullivan University’s Human Resource Leadership Program has been granted a major distinction that will provide students with the opportunity to more quickly launch their careers. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has announced that Sullivan University’s Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs in Human Resource Management “align with the recommended requirements...

UK School of Journalism and Media awards inaugural ‘distinguished alumni’ honors to six graduates

The faculty of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media in the College of Communication and Information has voted to annually recognize graduates of the school who have had outstanding careers and made significant contributions to their communities and professions. “I am not sure many people realize the impact our graduates have had on our state and our country,” Lars Willnat,...

NaviGo names inaugural community Ambassadors; eight leaders to help advance coaching services

NaviGo College and Career Prep Services, Inc. is proud to announce an inaugural initiative naming eight Northern Kentucky community, business and educational leaders who have agreed to serve as NaviGo Ambassadors. NaviGo Ambassadors support, promote and educate others about the mission of NaviGo College and Career Prep Services. The Ambassadors will assist in the implementation of the mission of NaviGo...

Beechwood kicks off new alumni association with red & white alumni gala; ‘Mr. Jim’ Procaccino to emcee

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter When the newly formed Beechwood Alumni Association holds its celebratory kick-off gala on Friday, April 21, from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park in Covington, one of the school’s most beloved teachers, Jim Procaccino — aka Mr. Jim — will hold court as master of ceremonies. A photo of Jim Procaccino, aka Mr. Jim, from his teaching days. Procaccino...

Alexandria’s Ava Herms receives KEA scholarship, studying special education at Eastern KY University

Eastern Kentucky University junior Ava Herms, of Alexandria, Kentucky, is one of four Kentucky college students who received the Kentucky Education Association’s Marvin Dodson-Carl Perkins Scholarship at the association’s annual Delegate Assembly in Louisville. The scholarships are given to members of the KEA Student Program who are juniors, seniors, MAT candidates or post-baccalaureate students...

Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge gives two teams from Kenton County ‘golden tickets’ to finals

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton attended the region four competition of the Lt. Gov.’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) at Berea to welcome teams from across Kentucky and present awards to the winners. Both teams came from the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology. They school swept the Regionals of the LGEC and was the only school to have two teams in the state finals. The first team announced...

St. Henry student chosen for City of Erlanger scholarship; senior to attend Bellarmine University

The City of Erlanger has announced the winner of its annual scholarship. Beechem Olivia Beechem, a senior at St. Henry High School and a resident of Erlanger, was chosen among the 16 applicants the city received for the $1,500.00 scholarship to attend an accredited two or four-year college or technical school. “I am very honored to receive this scholarship,” said Beechem. “I greatly appreciate...