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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...

Thomas More students stage early Christmas party for nearby gradeschoolers at Winter Wonderland

By Steve Oldfield Children, Inc. Students at Thomas More University shared their holiday spirit with kids from nearby elementary schools. Students from the Student Government Association turned the Saints Center into a Winter Wonderland, with stations representing Christmas traditions from around the world. Kids decorated goody bags and then filled them with treats and made some crafts with the help...

Tony Magner, Angela Turnick appointed co-interim principals of Holmes High School

Tony Magner and Angela Turnick will begin their new jobs as co-interim principals of Holmes High School on Monday, November 25. They are replacing Scott Hornblower who announced earlier this month that he was leaving Holmes after requesting a change in assignment. 

Magner and Turnick are thrilled about their new roles. “All students at Holmes High School deserve to receive an excellent education...

Boone County Public Library awarded $12,000 Early Childhood grant to assist with school readiness

Boone County Public Library has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Boone County Early Childhood Fund to assist with school readiness in Boone County. The library will use the money to develop and pilot a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story-time program. The STEM-based story-time will be designed around the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards, and will address several big ideas...

Task force completes meetings on improving process for developing quality curriculum for schools

A task force of educators convened by Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis and led by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) completed four days of meetings aimed at improving the process of developing quality curriculum for Kentucky’s public schools that are directly aligned to the state’s academic standards. The task force – comprised of superintendents, district curriculum leads, principals,...

Voices from the Classroom: Dayton Independent Schools on mission — be inspired by these teachers

By Chris Wright Dayton High School This school year Dayton Independent Schools are “On A Mission!” At our staff opening day, Dayton Superintendent Jay Brewer challenged every teacher in the district to articulate their mission, or their “why” they teach, in a personal mission statement of eight words or less. As Assistant Principal of Dayton High School, I have had the opportunity to review...

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs applications now being accepted for NKU’s summer 2020 program

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a residential summer program in which 72 Kentucky teens focus on product innovation and business model design, has opened applications for its summer 2020 program. The 2020 GSE session will take place June 7 through June 27 at Northern Kentucky University. The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs brings students from across the state into a three-week...

TMU’s Institute for Learning Differences to host event on services for prospective students on November 20

Thomas More University’s Institute for Learning Differences will host an event on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., to discuss important differences between accommodations and support services for prospective students. The event will be hosted in the Science Lecture Hall and is free and open to the public, including but not limited to parents with high school students and educators. The discussion,...

Poe announces retirement as superintendent of Boone County Schools, effective June 30

NKyTribune staff Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe has announced his retirement. He has served in the distinguished and innovative district for 37 years and been the superintendent for the last 12 years making him among the longest-serving public school superintendents in the Commonwealth. Boone County Schools Superintendent Randy Poe announces his retirement at Thursday’s regularly...

Silver Grove the latest independent school district to consolidate; ‘Hardest decision I ever had to make’

By Brenna R. Kelly and Matt McCarty KSBA Staff writers From his front window, Paul Hehman can see the red brick building where generations of Silver Grove residents walked to school. That building –Silver Grove Independent School – is now empty. Instead of walking to school, children in the Ohio River town of about 1,200 people now gather at bus stops on the ends of the town’s narrow streets...