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NKU’s School of the Arts offering inaugural Winter Dance Intensive, an institute for Artists in the Making

Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts has launch the inaugural Winter Dance Intensive, a three-day pre-professional Dance Institute for Artists in the Making. The Dance Institute – Winter Intensive will take place Jan. 15-17, 2022, in the new dance studio on the NKU campus. Registration is limited to 30 spots and the deadline is January 1. Register at nku.edu/wdi. Participants will experience...

Brighton Center, NKU, Highland Heights celebrate Opportunity House, breaking down barriers

Brighton Center, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Brighton Properties, in partnership with Northern Kentucky University and the City of Highland Heights are breaking ground today on Opportunity House. Opportunity House will provide a supportive environment to young adults to help them reach their educational and career goals that lead to success for those who experience barriers to completing education...

BCPL transporting vistors to prehistoric times with ‘Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice’ through January 9

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is on display at Boone County Public Library through January 9. (Photo from BCPL) Boone County Public Library is taking visitors back to prehistoric times. Long before the Midwest was populated by cornfields and cows, dinosaurs roamed the land. BCPL is hosting an exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum through January 9 at the library’s main branch, located...

SmartAsset’s annual study of “Best Value Colleges” ranks NKU #1 of the state’s public universities

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Northern Kentucky University has been named the #1 public university in Kentucky on the list of colleges in the state that give students the best return on their educational investment. The seventh annual study was released by SmartAsset, an online destination for financial information and advice. SmartAsset measured several categories, including scholarships provided,...

Thomas More University, Covington Rotary celebrate 100 years-plus with collaborative in-service day

It began with a back porch pandemic conversation. Brenda Kelly Fauber, service chair of the Covington Rotary, shared with Judith A. Marlowe ’69, Ph.D., chairperson of the Thomas More University Board of Trustees, her disappointment that COVID prevented the Rotary from celebrating their 2020 centennial with Thomas More, which was approaching their centennial celebration in 2021. The longest standing...

Villa Madonna Academy’s KY Youth Assembly participants earn honors, named to leadership roles

Villa Madonna Academy students traveled to Louisville for Kentucky YMCA Youth Association’s Kentucky Youth Assembly. The annual model government program teaches students how Kentucky’s laws are drafted, debated, and argued in state court.   Villa Madonna Academy’s delegation to Kentucky Youth Assembly In the High School KYA session, Villa senior Abby Johnson served as President of the Bluegrass...

Legislature’s school funding task force has finished its work, sending recommendations to leadership

Ahead of the Kentucky General Assembly’s upcoming January regular session, the Legislative Research Commission’s (LRC) School Funding Task Force met to review and approve education-related legislative recommendations. The task force has spent the past six months working to put together the list of recommendations, said Rep. James Tipton, a list that includes fully funding kindergarten and district...

Kentucky college students encouraged to apply for KDA 2022 summer internship program

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is encouraging Kentucky college students seeking a career in agriculture or government to apply for positions in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) internship program for the 2022 summer. “Our KDA interns gain the unique opportunity to work alongside department employees and serve the citizens of the Commonwealth,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Our...

NKU partners with Electrada for electric vehicle charging stations on campus to meet growing need

Northern Kentucky University has partnered with Electrada, a Cincinnati-based EV charging solution company, to install electric vehicle charging stations across campus and meet a growing need for more charging capacity. The expanded charging station infrastructure contributes toward NKU’s campus sustainability goals and commitment to the Cincinnati 2030 District, which is part of an international...

GO!vember campaign offers resources to Kentucky students, parents on applying to college, financial aid

The Council on Postsecondary Education, GEAR UP Kentucky and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, are partnering to host GO!vember, a campaign designed to inform Kentucky high school students and their families about the college and financial aid application process and encourage enrollment in postsecondary education. During the week of Nov. 8-12, the campaign will share information...

Thomas More becomes second Kentucky university to join United Nations Academic Impact program

Thomas More University has become one of only two Kentucky universities holding membership to the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) program. The UNAI program aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations to support human rights, access to education, sustainability, and conflict resolution. UNAI membership connects Thomas More with institutions in over 147 countries, reaching...

Gateway Community & Technical College names winners of its ‘Importance of Humanities’ competition

Gateway Community & Technical College joined thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities in October. Ella Goodman and Mark Young As part of the celebration, Gateway students and community stakeholders were invited to create a film or video that best communicates “The Importance of Humanities in 2021.” “The Arts and Humanities...

NKU again ranked among best colleges for veterans; Nov. 11 Veterans Day event schedule announced

Northern Kentucky University is once again rated as one of the best universities for veterans, according to the 2021 Best for Vets: Colleges ratings. The Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 Ranking evaluated hundreds of institutions across the country on university culture, student support, academic policies, academic outcomes, cost and financial aid. This is NKU’s eighth straight year being nationally...

Notre Dame Academy hosting open house Sunday for potential students to tour campus, get in-depth look

Notre Dame Academy (NDA), the only all-girls school in Northern Kentucky, is hosting an in-person open house on Sunday from 1–3 p.m. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls are invited to the open house to tour campus and get an in-depth look at life at NDA. Potential Pandas will also have the opportunity to take a tour of NDA, learn about the curriculum, co-curricular activities, financial aid and...