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Joe Moffett named Dean of Arts & Sciences at Gateway Community & Technical College

Joe Moffett has been named Dean of Arts & Sciences at Gateway Community & Technical College joining the Academic Affairs department. Joe Moffett Moffett is a Pennsylvania State Behrend College graduate and has a M.A. and Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Most recently, he was the Dean of Arts, English, and Humanities at Oklahoma City Community College. During his time there, he was...

CPE announces new collaborative to address Kentucky’s healthcare workforce shortage

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education on Friday announced its Healthcare Workforce Collaborative, a new partnership with colleges and universities, state agencies, the healthcare industry and the K-12 education system to address Kentucky’s critical healthcare workforce shortage. The healthcare workforce crisis, exacerbated by COVID-19, has captured headlines in Kentucky and throughout...

Two NKY students among those recognized during Technology Student Association National Conference

More than 60 middle and high school students and teachers from 16 schools represented Kentucky during the 2022 Technology Student Association (TSA) National Conference held in Grapevine, Tex., and several brought home awards. “The TSA National Conference is held in various locations around the United States each year and we are thrilled to announce the 2023 TSA National Conference will be held in...

KDE uses ARP ESSER funds to award $2,500 scholarships to 87 students with disabilities

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) is using federal funding to award scholarships to 87 Kentucky high school students with disabilities. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act – which included more than $2 billion for Kentucky public schools – authorized a third round of funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief...

NCC to hold 28th Family Fireworks Festival Sept. 4 during Western Southern/WEBN Labor Day Fireworks

Newport Central Catholic High School will hold its annual 28th Family Firewoks Festival Sunday, September 4, during the Western and Southern/WEBN Labor Day Fireworks. Food, drinks, and games will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue until the Big Blast. No cans, bottles or coolers will be permitted. Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased online. Children ages six and under are free. (Photo from...

Boone County Schools to hold Career Fair at Ignite Institute, hiring for all positions

Boone County Schools will host a career fair at the Ignite Institute on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. and iss hiring for all positions. On-site interviews will be offered.

Kentucky juniors, seniors now eligible for more scholarship awards for dual-credit courses

Over the next two school years, Kentucky high school juniors and seniors who want to take dual credit courses before they graduate will have access to more scholarship money, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). “Kentucky students can now receive scholarship awards for up to 12 college-level dual credit courses during the 2022–2023 and 2023–2024 school years,”...

New OneGoal partnership aims to eliminate equity gaps, improve postsecondary outcomes for students

Leading postsecondary success organization OneGoal, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced a new partnership that will work to eliminate equity gaps and improve postsecondary education outcomes for students. Participating districts will complete a two-year program with OneGoal, a national organization working to ensure more students...

Brad Zapp and Nathan Smith have been appointed to the NKU Board of Regents by Gov. Andy Beshear

Nathan Smith (’94), of Fort Mitchell, and Brad Zapp, of Covington, have been appointed by Gov. Andy Beshear to the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents. Smith’s and Zapp’s terms run through the 2027-28 academic year. Smith and Zapp replace Gregory Shumate and Normand Desmarais, respectively, whose terms have expired. “NKU is pleased to welcome two outstanding stewards of community...

NKy kids in need of school supplies have until July 31 to apply for NKY Harvest Backpack program

If your children need supplies for the coming school year, Northern Kentucky Harvest can help you out. The non-profit has 1,032 backpacks containing paper, pens, and pencils, and other grade-appropriate school supplies to give out to K-12 students – it just needs to know who to give them to. The organization is asking parents and guardians to sign up by July 31 via email to be eligible to receive...

Thomas More University receives grant funding to create new professional learning community

Thomas More University has received grant funding through the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), which allows the University to create a professional learning community comprised of eight faculty and staff, and a team of four leaders. The work of this group will have a major impact on Thomas More students as they explore how vocation, community, and student success can be defined...

Financial aid tip for students: A good admissions essay may mean more financial aid for college

Some colleges require high school seniors to submit an essay as part of the admissions process. That essay may also help when it comes to paying for college, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). “The quality and thoughtfulness of a college admissions essay can play an important part in a student’s acceptance to their preferred school,” Gov. Andy Beshear said....

Kyians interested in becoming optometrists invited to apply for KHEAA optometry scholarships

Kentuckians interested in becoming optometrists may apply starting July 1 for the state’s Optometry Scholarship program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). “This scholarship will help future optometrists fulfill their dreams of being able to help those in need,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “By making these funds available, our hope is the recipients will...

SmartAsset’s 8th annual study on best-value colleges puts Northern Kentucky University tops again in KY

SmartAsset released its eighth annual study on colleges that give students the best return on their educational investment — and Northern Kentucky University tops the list again. To determine the best value colleges in each state, SmartAsset measured the following categories: scholarships and grants, starting salary, tuition, living costs and retention rate. Here’s how the top schools...