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Beechwood grad Brandt Coleman awarded major international scholarship for study in Germany

Fort Mitchell resident and a 2103 Beechwood alumnus Brandt Coleman has been awarded a major international scholarship. Out of over 400 applicants, Coleman was selected for a Graduate Study Scholarship in the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) program. The award consists of a monthly stipend, air travel subsidy to Germany, funds to cover study-related travel and attendance in international...

A learning Fest: Here’s a way to prevent hearing ‘I’m bored’ or from seeing kids on devices all summer

NKY Camps and Activities Fest is joining forces with the World Maker & Inventor Expo to provide the opportunity to get STEM-y AND learn more about summer camps, activities, and opportunities at the same time. Click to enlarge Both events will be held at Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike in Florence from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Tickets may be purchased in advance for...

As NKU celebrates Earth Week, it earns Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation

With Earth Week activities underway, Northern Kentucky University celebrates its 10th-straight year being named a Tree Campus USA®. The Arbor Day Foundation recognized NKU for promoting healthy trees on campus and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. “If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources,...

Highlands High School junior Zoe Poff earns perfect score of 36 on ACT test; she ‘challenges herself’

Highlands High School junior Zoe Poff earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT test. Nationally, only about one-tenth of 1% of all students who take the ACT earn a score of 36.   Zoe took the ACT in March, as is required for all high school juniors as part of the annual state assessment. She prepared by doing lots of practice using test prep in Naviance and taking TorchPrep, as well as using practice...

KET to host ‘Early Learning’ forum, child’s school success; NKY’s Mike Hammons participating

Research has shown that a child’s brain develops more from birth to age five than at any other time in their life. Brain development during those critical years has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and in life. Children without access to quality child care and early learning experiences may enter Kindergarten unprepared. To discuss what’s being done in Kentucky...

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurship selects 72 high school students for summer program at NKU

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has announced 72 high school students have been selected to participate in the 2019 GSE program at Northern Kentucky University from June 23 – July 13. GSE brings together high school students from across Kentucky, immersing them in a creative space during a three-week residential program...

Enzweiller Building Institute holds graduation, honors Sam Hoppius as Student of the Year

Sam Hoppius of Burlington was named Student of the Year by the Enzweiler Building Institute. The award was presented as part of the annual graduation ceremony. Twenty-six skilled tradespeople graduated from the institute: 15 electricians, seven carpenters and three heating and air conditioning technicians. Hoppius, a third-year student at Enzweiler, was chosen based on his leadership in the classroom...

TMU theater, Villa Players to present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ starting April 25

Thomas More University Theater and The Villa Players present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” beginning next week on April 25 in the Thomas More Theater. Tickets are on sale now. The performance entails an eclectic group of sixth graders arriving at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Through hilarious, touching, and catchy songs,...

NKU Center for Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank held Danny Dollar Academy

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland welcomed area students for the Danny Dollar Academy presentations this week. The Danny Dollar Academy teaches financial literacy through the story of an 11-year-old aspiring millionaire and his successful lemonade stand venture. Fourth and fifth graders from Cincinnati’s Rothenberg Preparatory...

NKU students ‘give back’ over spring break, rebuilding and improving homes in Appalachia

Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute (NKLI) invited students to spend their spring break giving back to the community. Thirty NKU students traveled to the Appalachian community of Auxier to rebuild homes and complete other home improvement projects.   NKU students totaled 360 service hours during spring break in March. As part of the renovations, students replaced drywall and insulation, built sidewalks...

Educators, businesses, partners to be honored at NKEC annual Excellence in Education celebration

By Peggy Casey Special to NKyTribune The Northern Kentucky region has a long history of supporting education and celebrating the vital role that educators, businesses and community partners play in ensuring our students are ready for college, career, and life. Continuing this tradition, the Northern Kentucky Education Council and NKY Chamber of Commerce will join forces later this month for the 2019...

New TMU Choir Director Daniel Parsley and three choirs present ‘Cathedral Classics’ spring concert

Thomas More University Choral Activities will present “Cathedral Classics,” their spring concert, on Sunday, May 5 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Fort Mitchell. “We are very excited to present this program of sacred music with the TMU Concert Choir, TMU Chamber Choir, and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Choir in the wonderful sanctuary of Blessed Sacrament...

NKU to hold public programs with two distinguished journalists, Pamela Colloff and Jonathan Fahey

Northern Kentucky University welcomes two national journalists to campus — Pamela Colloff, a reporter for ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, and Associated Press Journalist Jonathan Fahey. The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and NKU’s Journalism Department partnered to host the premier journalists on April 18. Pamela Colloff Pamela Colloff will focus on the storytelling approach...

Six NKyians are Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards finalists to compete for KY Teacher of Year

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2020 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in May. “Valvoline is pleased to once again honor and recognize 24 of Kentucky’s most outstanding teachers....

NKU presents a Celebration of Student Research and Creativity so students can present their projects

Northern Kentucky University hosted its annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity this week for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research with demonstrations, oral presentations and live performances. The students present their research, artistic or creative projects through posters and oral presentations, or through interactive demonstrations, performances, or exhibits.   Celebration’s...