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Children Inc. names Matt Behrensmeyer of Beechwood as ‘Service Teacher of the Year’

A Beechwood teacher known for his innovative and hands-on approach to service projects has been named ‘Service Teacher of the Year’ by Children, Inc.’s NKYAB (Northern Kentucky Youth Advisory Board).Matt Behrensmeyer delivers hats, socks and backpacks to the Life Learning Center.Since Matt Behrensmeyer started teaching at Beechwood in 2011, he has mentored students on more than 30 major service...

Gateway ‘pins’ 35 Associate of Applied Science degree graduates; new nurses move into profession

The Health Professions division of Gateway Community & Technical College presented nursing pins to 35 graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in a special pinning ceremony last week at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger. The pinning ceremony is a meaningful tradition among programs of nursing. The nursing pin, which is unique to each individual school of...

Northern Kentucky University sets open registration for Spring classes to be held Thursday, January 9

Northern Kentucky University will host an open registration event on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 for prospective students who still need to complete the admissions and registration process before Spring classes begin on Jan. 13, 2020. Students meet with admissions professionals, address any transfer issues, consult academic advisors, discuss university housing, register for classes and complete financial...

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind is registering school teams for tournaments across the state

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind is registering schools with teams of students for its regional tournaments across Kentucky. Odyssey of the Mind is an international extracurricular educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities and 21st-Century skills development for students from kindergarten through college. Working in small teams, students apply their creativity to solve...

NKU confers 1,300 degrees in December commencement, begin ‘next chapter of their lives’

Northern Kentucky University wrapped up the Fall Semester and honored nearly 1,300 students at its 47th Commencement exercises Saturday at BB&T Arena.   NKU held two ceremonies for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Haile/US Bank College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Informatics.   President Ashish Vaidya congratulated...

NKU’s Outstanding Alumni: Greg Neal, Bob Heil, Jill Meyer, Alyse Bender Hoffer, Jessica Averitt Taylor

Northern Kentucky University announces the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards recipients as Greg Neal, Bob Heil, Jill P. Meyer, Alyse Bender Hoffer and Dr. Jessica Averitt Taylor. They will be honored at the Alumni Awards dinner on Feb. 7, 2020­, kicking off Homecoming weekend.   “Our Alumni Award winners have a deep passion for supporting our students and making a difference in the community....

Northern Kentucky University to honor nearly 1300 students at 47th Commencement exercises today

Northern Kentucky University will honor nearly 1,300 students at its 47th Commencement exercises today. The two ceremonies will take place at BB&T Arena. Commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haile/US Bank College of Business will begin at 9 a.m. Commencement for the College of Education, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Informatics will begin at...

Education Commissioner Lewis resigns as new board meets; interim commissioner appointed

During a special Dec. 12 meeting at which newly appointed members were sworn into office, the Kentucky Board of Education named Robin Kinney as the acting commissioner of education. Kinney, serves as the associate commissioner in the Office of Finance and Operations and will assume the duties of commissioner until Dec. 18, at which time Kevin Brown will become the interim commissioner of education. Kevin...

SQUARE1 high school startup pitch program is in full swing in 5th year; students get experiential learning

SQUARE1 has launched its 5th Startup Scholars program which provides high school students the opportunity to innovate, create, and better prepare for life’s next steps. The program will pull together eight months of work with more than 500 high school students from Boone County to Butler County leading to a series of pitch competitions to award the best ideas in the region. Student pitches include...

Georgetown University report ranks Thomas More No. 1 among Kentucky colleges for long-term gain

A report released from Georgetown University last month unveiled that Thomas More University has the highest long-term gain – at more than $1 million – among four-year institutions in Kentucky that primarily grant bachelor’s degrees. The report, “First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges,” attempted to answer the persistent question among students: Is college worth the cost? The research...

Kenton County librarian Brandstetter among those awarded tuition scholarship for Spring 2020 semester

The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has awarded the Library Science Tuition Scholarship to 10 public library professionals for the Spring 2020 semester. The awards are given in partnership with the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians. Kentucky law requires public libraries be staffed by personnel certified...

NKU’s Construction Management program ranks among the top in nation for best value

Northern Kentucky University continues to be recognized as one of the top schools for developing business talent.   The Haile/US Bank College of Business’ Construction Management program was recently ranked among the top in the nation by Best Value Schools. The free online resource for students looking for the right degree published its 50 Best Value Schools for Construction Management 2019, and...

Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box announces retirement

Jay K. Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), announced his retirement today during the KCTCS Board of Regents meeting. Box will leave the system at the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30, 2020. Box Box was named the second president of KCTCS on November 19, 2014. He is a community college graduate and has more than 30 years of experience in community college...

Northern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education hosts Danny Dollar Academy for Literacy

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) invites elementary students across the region to participate in the Danny Dollar Academy on Dec. 10, 2019. Jackson with students (provided photos). The Danny Dollar Academy teaches financial literacy through the story of an 11-year-old aspiring millionaire and his successful lemonade stand venture. The four-week program begins with...

State’s third Kentucky Advanced Technical College launched for NKY students in healthcare services

In an effort to meet the heightening demand for healthcare workers across the Commonwealth, the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) announced the launch of the state’s third Kentucky Advanced Technical College High (K-TECH) for students in Northern Kentucky. Through a collaborative effort with the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, Northern Kentucky Chamber of...