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Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box announces retirement

Jay K. Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), announced his retirement today during the KCTCS Board of Regents meeting. Box will leave the system at the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30, 2020. Box Box was named the second president of KCTCS on November 19, 2014. He is a community college graduate and has more than 30 years of experience in community college...

Northern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education hosts Danny Dollar Academy for Literacy

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) invites elementary students across the region to participate in the Danny Dollar Academy on Dec. 10, 2019. Jackson with students (provided photos). The Danny Dollar Academy teaches financial literacy through the story of an 11-year-old aspiring millionaire and his successful lemonade stand venture. The four-week program begins with...

State’s third Kentucky Advanced Technical College launched for NKY students in healthcare services

In an effort to meet the heightening demand for healthcare workers across the Commonwealth, the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) announced the launch of the state’s third Kentucky Advanced Technical College High (K-TECH) for students in Northern Kentucky. Through a collaborative effort with the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, Northern Kentucky Chamber of...

Kentucky Department of Education Year in Review focused on revising standards, honoring students

Kentucky Teacher Wayne D. Lewis Jr. was named interim commissioner by the Kentucky Board of Education on April 17, 2018. The past year has been a whirlwind of action aimed at raising the bar for student learning and achievement and closing longstanding and even widening gaps between groups of Kentucky students. This is the final installment of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of...

The Boone Innovation Lab, the makerspace at the BCPL Hebron branch is ready and waiting to be used

By Chelsea Swinford-Johantges Special to the NKyTribune Maybe you’re the creative type, crafty with an artistic flair. Maybe you’re handy at home and looking for the most practical way to complete your projects. Maybe you scroll wistfully through Pinterest boards, knowing you’re more inclined to “fail it” than “nail it.” No matter your need or your skill level, the Boone Innovation Lab...

NKU joins in carbon neutrality effort, becomes first KY organization to join Cincinnati 2030 District

Northern Kentucky University underscores its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by joining the Cincinnati 2030 District, which is part of an international network of cities developing a new model for urban sustainability. NKU is the first organization in Kentucky to join this collective.   The 2030 District cities collaborate on common goals to reduce building energy use, water consumption,...

Kentucky Libraries Unbound joins others across the country to boycott ebooks from Macmillan Publishers

Kentucky Libraries Unbound (KLU) has joined with the American Library Association and library systems across the country in boycotting Macmillan Publishers’ digital materials.  The boycott is in protest of Macmillan’s change in their eBook licensing model to include limits on library eBook purchases. On November 1, 2019, Macmillan instituted a change to their eBook licensing. Under the new model,...

Berea becomes 85th educational institution in nation certified as affiliate of Bee Campus USA program

Berea College is now certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program. Long known as a leader in sustainability and stewardship of natural resources, Berea is the 85th educational institution in the nation to achieve certification of its efforts in creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. “College students, faculty, administrators and staff are...

NKU Foundation names Michele Hargis to board, confers emeritus status to longtime members

The Northern Kentucky University Foundation welcomed Michele Hargis to its Board of Directors and bestowed emeritus status to two longtime members, Barry Kienzle and Tom Saelinger. With more than two decades working in the financial services industry, Hargis currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Total Quality Logistics. Captions: NKU Foundation Members (Left to Right): Jason Jackman,...

New Council on Postsecondary Education data report assesses college outcomes by county

The newest addition to the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Data Center is an interactive tool that evaluates the success of college and university students by county of origin. Thompson Kentucky leaders and policy makers can use this information to assess education attainment levels, along with state and county progress on key postsecondary education metrics. These include enrollment, degrees...

FUEL NKU to host annual Thanksgiving Celebration for students who are staying at NKU during holiday

Northern Kentucky University’s FUEL NKU will be hosting its second annual Thanksgiving Celebration. The on-campus food pantry invites students who are staying at NKU during the holiday for a community dinner on Nov. 27. Since 2013, FUEL NKU has provided food and essentials to students in a compassionate, confidential and safe environment, and this remains true even when the university is closed for...

Legislative task force recommends increased funding for career and technical education system

By Mike Marsee Kentucky Teacher A legislative task force charged with examining Kentucky’s career and technical education system recommended increased funding to address inequities in the system. The legislators who headed the Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force presented a report to the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Education on Nov. 20. They said there...

Boone County Schools to be recognized Monday for new tobacco-free campus policy

Boone County Schools will be recognized as one of the first Northern Kentucky school districts to adopt a tobacco-free policy, in compliance with a new state law, at an event on Monday morning at Boone County High School. Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler and Kentucky Medical Association President Dr. Brent Wright will formally present Superintendent Randy Poe, as well as other school...

NKU’s Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved wins NKY Funders Grant to establish a Senior Clinic

Northern Kentucky University’s Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) has unveiled the Spotlight on Seniors program designed to bring healthcare to seniors living in Covington’s Golden Towers. As the winner of the Northern Kentucky Funders’ Grant Competition 2019, NACU Director Jennifer Hunter received $7,500 to bring her idea, Spotlight on Seniors, to fruition. Golden Tower Seniors...