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Gateway to offer medical assisting classes — and students may qualify for free tuition

To remove barriers to higher education and to increase the number of skilled workers in the high demand sectors of the region, Gateway Community & Technical College will begin offering evening medical assisting courses during the 2019-2020 academic year. Qualified candidates may be able to take the courses free. Medical assisting courses for the fall 2019 semester will be on Tuesday and Wednesday...

NKU receives two grants from Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to support student success

Northern Kentucky University got a boost to support student success, with $75,000 in grants from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). The campus of Northern Kentucky University NKU has been awarded two grants in CPE’s strategic initiative to help more students succeed in college. The $50,000 Stronger by Degrees Student Success grants are designed to support students as they progress...

GROW NKY and partners offer STEM Day Out on June 18, free to students; sign up here

On Tuesday, June 18, the 2019 STEM Day Out will take place as a collaborative effort from organizations connected to the GROW NKY initiative at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber). Select GROW NKY partners including, the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, and Northern Kentucky University have teamed up to host the free experiential learning...

‘Gear Up with Information Literacy’: NKU’s Steely Library will present a free workshop on July 9

Critical thinking is part of determining when news or information is true or false. A recent study from Stanford University revealed that many middle-school through college students are confused on how to find credible resources for their research needs. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions even offers an appealing visual guide on How to Spot Fake News to help sort...

Briefs: Boone County principal to attend executive leadership training; CovCath hosts STEM day out

NKyTribune staff A Boone County principal is set to begin a year-long executive level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs. Patrick Jennifer Patrick of Goodridge Elementary School was selected in March to participate in the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals by an advisory board made up of business leaders and school superintendents. Patrick,...

School is out, plenty of activities for children, teens at Boone County Public Library in June

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of June. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A separate list of events for adults is published separately. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Gaming (middle and high School) Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Stop by the Teen...

NKU Center for Economic Education students compete in second annual Econ Games

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) and the University of Kentucky’s Economics Department competed in the second annual Econ Games. Students who competed in the Econ Games with 84.51° The data analytics and research event designed to introduce students to a real-world economic problem using a dataset provided by a corporate partner, 84.51°. Students kicked off...

Have you registered yet for #KYGoDigital? Program inspires educators to create, connect, share

By Amelia Brown Special to the NKytribune This year, as a Professional Learning Coach for the region, I’ve had the opportunity to be in many different schools and learn with many different educators. These opportunities have only amplified my understanding of just how much educators give of themselves in order to positively impact students. So many are consistently seeking out ways to understand...

Northern Kentucky University tops in Kentucky for awarding computer science degrees to women

Northern Kentucky University has been recently ranked as the top university in Kentucky for awarding the most Computer Science degrees to women. Computer Science Major Hannah Creech works on programming in NKU’s College of Informatics Provided photos The “Chronicle of Higher Education,” an independent news and information organization dedicated to covering higher education, reviewed the...

Education First: Breaking down the Big Picture of Education — taking a look at Early Childhood

The following is the first in a series of articles on the importance of education in Northern Kentucky. The series is produced by the Advancing the Big Picture Coalition of the Northern Kentucky Education Council. Education is vital to the success of our region, our residents and our workforce. Each article will focus on a particular aspect of education, will provide data and information from the community...

Heads up, high school students: NKU is offering Journalism & Digitial Media Academy July 22-26

Northern Kentucky University combines the art of storytelling, the skills of technology – and a taste of college life – in its Journalism & Digital Media Academy for high school students July 22-26. High school students have the opportunity to sample almost every aspect of media creation during the weeklong academy. “We pack a lot of learning into the academy and it happens through going...

Georgetown Middle School language arts teacher named KY Teacher of the Year; 24 teachers honored

Erin Elizabeth Ball, a language arts teacher at Georgetown Middle School in Scott County, is the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Ball has four years of teaching experience in Scott County Schools. Valvoline Inc™ and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) made the announcement May 20 at a ceremony at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort. Secretary of Education and Workforce Development Derrick...

Dunbar senior Rachel Seevers wins Grand Award in 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering fair

LEXINGTON – Rachel Seevers, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, is one of four Grand Award Winners in the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public. She is Kentucky’s first-ever top winner in this prestigious competition. Rachel received one of the two Intel Foundation $50,000 scholarships and Young Scientist...

Thomas More University welcomes its 15th president, Joseph L. Chillo, with celebratory ceremony

Thomas More University faculty, staff, students, and members of the northern Kentucky community welcomed President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. to campus this morning with a celebratory ceremony and reception in the University’s Benedictine Library. Joseph Chillo, new TMU president, effective July 1 (Photo provided) “Being here today inside the Benedictine Library, we are reminded of the importance...

Covington Catholic’s Chamber Choir releases new album, ‘I Lived,’ featuring six songs; now on sale

The highly-acclaimed Covington Catholic High School Chamber Choir has released a new album. “I Lived,” which features six songs: To Where You Are, Kiss from a Rose, Homeward Bound, I Lived, Bless the Broken Road and For Good. Songs are available via iTunes and through the school ($10 per CD). Members of the Chamber Choir include graduating seniors Doug (Anthony) Armbruster, Tony Billot, Harrison...