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Northern Kentucky University hosts 1968 film festival in conjunction with 50th anniversary celebration

Continuing its 50th anniversary celebrations, Northern Kentucky University is hosting a film festival dedicated to 1968 cinema. Presented by the Department of English and Cinema Studies, “NKU’s Gold Anniversary on the Silver Screen: A Look Back at 1968 Film” takes a deeper look at a compelling time in America’s cultural history and the history of film. Eight signature films will be playing...

Boone County Schools innovation — a video look at Personalizing Learning at Cooper High School

Boone County Schools strive for excellence and as a distinguished district of innovation works to continuously improve and grow alongside the students. Leadership and staff believe that personalizing learning for every student is essential for allowing them to be the most successful they can be. Although all share the same goals for the end of that course or grade level, providing students opportunities...

NaviGo Scholars opens applications for the new school year; students can get connected

NaviGo Prep, a division of Children, Inc., is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. NaviGo Scholars works to connect local business sponsors with high school students, providing experiential learning opportunities within various career industries to guide and coach students preparing for college and careers. NaviGo Scholars The business sponsors have the unique opportunity to hand-select...

Duke Energy volunteers build wi-fi shelter so Kelly Elementary students stay connected for homework

By Steve Oldfield Children, Inc. Kelly Elementary School in Burlington is getting an internet hotspot shelter on their playground for kids who don’t have wi-fi at home. Teachers saw kids huddled up against the school building after school so they could access the internet to do their homework, they enlisted some help to solve the problem. Getting started (Photos provided) Enter Duke Energy workers...

An important reminder as school starts: Drivers, please slow down around schools, mind the buses

As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe. The first thing is to note the reduced speed in and around schools. School zones are designed to slow drivers down when children are likely to be present and drivers should heed posted speed limits. The next thing drivers should be aware of is the laws that exist when approaching a school...

New scholarship allows KCTCS students to earn $1,500 – $2,000 on the way to an associate degree

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is offering a new scholarship to help students complete their associate degrees in two years or less. The 15 to Finish scholarship will pay $500 to students who successfully complete 15 credit hours in a semester and enroll for an additional 15 hours the next semester. Research shows students who take at least 15 hours a semester are more...

Voices from the Classroom: Walton-Verona Middle School tackles social-emotional learning with QRT

By Amy Clancy Special to NKyTribune Walton-Verona Middle School is a somewhat rural public school, grades 5-12 with about 1500 students in the building(s) overall. In middle school, we typically have over 500 students and at times our classes have been very large – over 30 students per classroom. Walton has always maintained a family atmosphere – the way teachers and students interact...

NKU’s latest stream restoration project in Carlisle accomplishes more than environmental stewardship

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Environmental Restoration (CER) is leveraging its latest stream restoration project to help people recovering from addiction and to revitalize a community in central Kentucky. As part of its work with the Northern Kentucky Stream Restoration Program, the CER is undertaking a stream and forest rehabilitation project at the 1,000-acre Kingsolver Wildlife Management...

Campbell County Public Library offers events and activities for adults, children at all branches in August

The Campbell County Public Library operates four branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport, phone 859-572-5035. The Alexandria Branch is located at 8830 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria,...

New NKU President Vaidya looks forward to the return of students, embraces challenges ahead

Second of two-parts By Mark Hansel NKYTribune managing editor Northern Kentucky University’s sixth president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya, officially kicked off his presidency July 2. Northern Kentucky University’s sixth president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya (file photo) Prior to serving as St. Cloud State’s interim president, Dr. Vaidya served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Cloud State...

The Vaidya era begins at NKU; new president shares his initial impressions, vision for the university

First of two parts By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Northern Kentucky University’s sixth president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya, officially kicked off his presidency July 2. Prior to serving as St. Cloud State’s interim president, Dr. Vaidya served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Cloud State University from 2015 to 2016. From 2010 to 2014 he served California State University,...

State Board of Education hears proposal on high school graduation requirements, proficiency testing

High school students would have to demonstrate foundational skills in reading and mathematics and achieve academic or career readiness to graduate, among other requirements, under a proposal before the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) at its meeting in Frankfort Aug. 2. If approved in October, the new graduation requirements would take effect with the freshman class entering high school in fall 2019. “What...

NKU School of the Arts announces several promotions to leadership team

Northern Kentucky University has appointed several new directors and program heads for its School of the Arts. Matthew Albritton has been appointed as the next director of the School of the Arts, a position previously held by Ken Jones. Albritton served as the Visual Arts Program head for the past two years and brings 17 years of experience at NKU to his new position. He began his teaching career at...

Boone County Public Library August calendar of event for kids, teens includes storytime in the park

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of August. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A separate list of events for adults is published separately. Teen Cafe (M/H) Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Drop in for gaming, snacks & more! Library Play Date...