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Track and field student-athlete BriAuna Keys receives NKU’s prestigious Regents Award

 Northern Kentucky University track and field student-athlete BriAuna Keys has been named the recipient of NKU’s prestigious Regents Award.
  BriAuna Keys 
The Regents Award is given to a senior student who has demonstrated professionalism and leadership within the University Community and who has an emphasis on the continuation of graduate level work. A minimum grade point average of...

Ryle Jazz Bands to host Sweet Jazz Festival at Drees Pavilion on April 25; link to tickets here

Enjoy a night out with live jazz, sweet desserts, and a silent auction at the beautiful Drees Pavilion overlooking the Cincinnati skyline. Ryle High School Jazz Bands will host the annual Sweet Jazz Festival at Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook in Covington on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. The live jazz concert event will benefit the Ryle Band programs. The evening event features the Ryle...

Kentucky Talking Book Library celebrates 50th Anniversary; 773 books have been recorded

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) Talking Book Library (KTBL) in Frankfort is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing Kentuckians with disabilities access to free audio and braille books. The Talking Book Library is the only braille library collection in Kentucky as well as the only library to record digital audio books by Kentucky authors. Currently, there are 773 digital...

Horizon, Connetic partner with NKU to JumpStart social entrepreneurship with high school students

On Monday and Tuesday, 50 high school students from Boone County High School and the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology convened at Northern Kentucky University to learn how the fundamentals of business can make an impact on their community through the lens of social entrepreneurship. The JumpStart workshop offered students a hands-on experience on team building, opportunity validation...

Northern Kentucky University to host statewide Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge on April 12

Northern Kentucky University will host The Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) on Friday, April 12 in the Otto Budig Theatre, start at 9 a.m.   The Haile/US Bank College of Business’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) won the right to host the prestigious event after a competitive bid with other Kentucky post-secondary schools. The LGEC 2018 winners of the Madisonville...

Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults, children at all branches in April

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,...

Covington Catholic High School establishes endowed scholarship in memory of alum Chris Edington

Covington Catholic High School is proud to announce the establishment of an Endowment Scholarship in memory of CCH Alumnus Chris Edington. Edington, Class of 1985, was a past president and board member of CCH Boosters and was the founder and chairman of the Colonel Stag. He also served as a coach for the Colonel Youth Football Program and CCH freshman football team. He passed away in March 2018,...

Ashish Vaidya takes oath as NKU’s sixth president, as faculty, staff, students, community gather

Northern Kentucky University President Dr. Ashish Vaidya (AH-sheesh VIE-dyuh) took the oath to serve as NKU’s sixth president on March 29. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered in BB&T Arena for the Installation Ceremony, which centered on the theme of Empowering the Future.   “I’m humbled by the opportunity to lead this great institution and honored to take the...

Prichard Committee’s ‘The Groundswell Initiative’ aims at engaging families; includes Children, Inc.

A statewide campaign to engage families and communities in effective and sustainable efforts to improve schools and student achievement is being launched by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.   The Groundswell Initiative for engagement in public education will give families and communities the knowledge and training they need to become academic advocates for the benefit of all students...

Northern Kentucky University unveils Rockwell Automation & CBT Company Mechatronics Lab

Northern Kentucky University, in partnership with Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and CBT Company, unveils a new lab designed to meet the needs of industry and give students hand-on learning in mechatronics engineering. The Rockwell Automation & CBT Company Mechatronics Lab, housed in the Business Administrative Center, celebrated its official ribbon cutting on March 26. NKU created the mechatronics...

New Haven 5th grader Landon Spicer of Union is a champion three-point shooter; just ask Shaq

New Haven Elementary 5th grader Landon Spicer of Union won a middle school three-point shootout and this video with Shaq and Charles Barkley and the gang went viral. Spoiler alert: Landon beats Shaq in a showdown.

Covington schools hosting ‘Evening of Kindergarten’ at each elementary school March 27 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Covington Independent Public Schools has set aside a special evening so that parents of incoming kindergarten children can meet principals and teachers, tour schools, ask questions and complete enrollment forms.

 “An Evening of Kindergarten,” will be held at each of the elementary schools in Covington from 4:30-6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 27. “We know that kindergarten is the foundation...

NKU student presents research at National Society of Toxicology annual meeting in Baltimore

Northern Kentucky University student, Yvonne Sene, has been honored with the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) highest award for undergraduate research. Sene, an Environmental Science major, was among 17 students presented with the 2019 Pfizer Undergraduate Student Travel Award to attend the SOT’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD on March 11. Sene The Pfizer Undergraduate Student Travel Award covers...

Boone County Schools presenting second Youth Mental Health Summit March 29-30

Boone County Schools is presenting the second Youth Mental Health Summit on March 29-30 at Florence Baptist Church. The two-day event is Friday, March 29 from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 30, from 8 am.-1 p.m. Both days will include a meal, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health. Session topics will include...

National Archery in the Schools state tournament results; Union’s Gray Middle School wins division

In the state where the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) was born as an in-school pilot program, its growth in popularity is evident each spring. 2019 NASP Tournament Kentucky’s NASP state tournament, hosted March 15-16 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, featured a record 7,039 student archers representing more than 450 schools, solidifying its distinction as the largest NASP state tournament...