A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Inaugural Regional Black Student Symposium to be held Oct. 28-20 at NKU

African American Programs and Services and The Black Student Union at Northern Kentucky University are holding an inaugural Regional Black Student Symposium (RBSS). The public is invited. It is free. The mission of Regional Black Student Symposium (RBSS) is to create a place to gather/ exchange ideas and share experiences that will enhance the quality of life for undergraduate students and the community/region...

Gateway’s Manufacturing Expo: Students explore range of opportunities for careers in manufacturing

Over 100 high school students and instructors attended the 2017 Manufacturing Expo at Gateway’s Boone Campus. Gateway Community & Technical College, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, Northern Kentucky Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (NKY FAME), and the Advanced Manufacturers Workforce Development Coalition provided an opportunity for students to explore career options in manufacturing. “Gateway...

Native American Heritage Celebration returns to Boone County Public Library main branch

November is Native American Heritage Month – a time to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people and to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. Kentucky has a rich Native American history and was home to several tribes: Shawnee, Chickasaw, Yuchi, and Cherokee. Back by popular demand, is the Boone County Public Library Native American Heritage Celebration at the Main...

Thomas More College is part of strategic regional resource alliance for the Ohio River Basin

The Ohio River Basin Alliance (ORBA) has entered into a strategic agreement with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), the Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE) and Thomas More College that will provide leverage, influence, and funding opportunities for regional initiatives designed to address resource issues throughout the Ohio River Basin.   ORBA is a regional collaborative...

NKU’s College of Education holding Seventh Annual Young Women Lead conference for high school girls

Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education and Human Services is proud to host the Seventh Annual Young Women LEAD (YWL) Conference, presented by Toyota, on October 19 and October 20, 2017.   The YWL conference is for Greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky high school girls and focuses on Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD). The all-day conference features interactive breakout...

Newport Christian Academy provides after-school program to help children with more than homework

In partnership with Newport First Church of the Nazarene and Renewanation, Newport Christian Academy (NCA) enriches the lives of children in a poverty-stricken community. They provide an after-school program to help each child become a world changer. Because they rely solely on donations, NCA has created an online fundraiser through RedBasket.org to provide more materials and meals for the students....

Patrick Fenton: Bullying starts early with children; prevention measures should as well

From playgrounds and classrooms, to school buses and online, it seems there are no safe spaces for our children when it comes to bullying. In fact, one out of every five students reports being a bullying victim. Bullying can lead to childhood depression and low self-esteem, and those negative feelings can have lasting impacts, following targets into adulthood. A recent Stop Bullying Foundation study...

NKU’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies offers Saturday Camp Innovation Oct. 21

Northern Kentucky University kicks off its Fall Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. NKU’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is accepting applications for the Saturday program that takes place from October 21 through November 4.   “We are excited to once again offer this one-of-a-kind experience to gifted and high potential...

Dr. Dale Stephenson named dean of NKU’s College of Health Professions; will assume position in January

Northern Kentucky University is pleased to announce Dr. Dale Stephenson as the new Dean of the College of Health Professions. He will assume the role on January 15, 2018.    Stephenson currently serves as professor and inaugural director of the School of Allied Health Sciences at Boise State University. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic goals and...

Squash your fear of critters; Boone County Public Library has several family programs coming up

By Micha O’Connor Special to the NKyTribune Snakes, spiders, and scorpions, oh my!  October is the time for all things creepy, crawly, and gross.  We’re getting in the spirit at Boone County Public Library with several family programs for ghouls and boils to enjoy. On October 15, the kids are out of school, but that doesn’t mean that learning takes a break!  Slither on over to Creepy Critters...

Ron Clark, known as ‘America’s Educator’ to speak to students at Newport Independent Schools next week

Ron Clark – a teacher, best-selling author and the subject of an uplifting film about his unique and acclaimed approach to education – will visit Northern Kentucky Monday to make a presentation to administrators, teachers and staff of the Newport Independent School District. Clark “I’m in my 30th year in education, and I’m hard to impress,” said Newport Superintendent...

Covington Latin School’s senior Sean Longbrake, 15, scores perfect 36 composite score on ACT

Sean Longbrake, a 15 year old Senior at Covington Latin School, scored a 36 composite score on the ACT, attaining the examination’s highest possible score.  When asked about his score Longbrake said, “I had been working very hard to get my math score up and I am so happy that the hard work paid off.” Along with this distinction, Longbrake was also recently named as a National Merit Semi-Finalist....

October 15-21 is Safe Schools Week in Kentucky — ‘Get Involved’ and commit to stop bullying

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has signed a proclamation declaring that Oct. 15-21 is Safe Schools Week in Kentucky. “Excellence in education is dependent on safe, secure and peaceful school settings,” Pruitt said. “Yet, too often we hear about students whose education is jeopardized by crime or violence, such as substance abuse, gangs, bullying, poor discipline, vandalism and absenteeism....

Art Academy of Cincinnati awards scholarships, including to five Northern Kentucky students

The Art Academy of Cincinnati announces two new transformational scholarships: the Carson E. Smith Scholarship and the William E. Villa Scholarship. Smith and Villa were both graduates of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and remembered the school in their end-of-life plans. William E. Villa enrolled at the Art Academy in 1963 and studied drawing and painting, sculpture, visual techniques, graphic design,...

Educators, business leaders, meet at future site of Ignite Institute to discuss utilization strategy

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor When Toyota announced in March that it was donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center, stakeholders said to achieve its goals the project had to be a collaborative endeavor. Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe (center) participates in a breakout session with educators and...