Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer http://weku.fm en NKU Aims to Ban Tobacco on Campus http://weku.fm/post/nku-aims-ban-tobacco-campus <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20130108/NEWS0102/301080073/NKU-aims-ban-tobacco-campus" target="_blank">University campuses </a>appear to be the newest battlegrounds over tobacco use. As Northern Kentucky University prepares to take its first steps toward becoming a tobacco-free campus, the University of Cincinnati has backed off because of the lack of widespread support. NKU’s governing Board of Regents is expected to vote today on banning tobacco from the Highland Heights campus. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:54:37 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer & Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer & Cliff Peale 38143 at http://weku.fm Community College Receives Million-Dollar Gift http://weku.fm/post/community-college-receives-million-dollar-gift <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20121213/NEWS0103/312130043/Gateway-gets-first-million-dollar-gift" target="_blank">The Bank of Kentucky</a> has committed the first-ever million-dollar donation to Gateway Community &amp; Technical College. The $1 million donation to Gateway’s affiliated foundation will go to help develop Gateway’s Urban Campus in Covington. The college and the foundation already are spending up to $17 million on the campus, which eventually will spread over about six square blocks in Covington. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:56:55 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer & Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer & Cliff P 37117 at http://weku.fm NKU Reaching Out to High-School Students http://weku.fm/post/nku-reaching-out-high-school-students <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120912/NEWS/309120091/NKU-reaching-out-more-high-school-students?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE">If you’re in high school, chances are Northern Kentucky University will be contacting you. NKU is spending $600,000 over two years to hire an outside company to reach out to sophomores, juniors and high schools throughout its primary recruitment markets, through e-mail, mobile applications and traditional direct mail. The program comes as NKU lost a bit of enrollment this year, with the freshman class down about 185 students and overall enrollment at 15,723, down from 15,816 in fall 2011.</a> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:43:47 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer 32867 at http://weku.fm NKU Names New President http://weku.fm/post/nku-names-new-president <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120416/NEWS/304160026">Geoffrey Mearns says there are several things</a> he won&rsquo;t do as Northern Kentucky University president. He&rsquo;ll balk at sitting in a dunk tank during student celebrations, as some colleagues at Cleveland State University have done. And he wouldn&rsquo;t be too excited about taking a quiz, as NKU President Jim Votruba did this year when he was replaced by a student as &ldquo;president for a day.&rdquo; Mearns, 52, will have his chance, starting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. when NKU&rsquo;s governing regents are expected to elect him as NKU&rsquo;s fifth president. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:18:16 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer 25031 at http://weku.fm NKU Names New President State Rejects Northern Kentucky NICU Request http://weku.fm/post/state-rejects-northern-kentucky-nicu-request <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120202/NEWS0103/302020143">Kentucky officials have rejected </a>St. Elizabeth Healthcare&rsquo;s application to open a top-level neonatal intensive care unit in Edgewood. St. Elizabeth has been fighting for more than a year to open the unit, which would provide ventilation and other services to babies born between 28 and 32 weeks of gestation. But the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services ruled late Wednesday that while St. Elizabeth demonstrated the NICU would benefit Northern Kentucky, it did not prove that families needing the service could not get medical care at Cincinnati hospitals or elsewhere in Kentucky.</p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:23:47 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer 20741 at http://weku.fm NKU Joins Atlantic Sun Conference http://weku.fm/post/nku-joins-atlantic-sun-conference <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111207/NEWS0103/312070129/NKU-join-D-conference?odyssey=tab|topnews|text| "><strong>Northern Kentucky University</strong></a> will accept an invitation Thursday to join the Atlantic Sun Conference, putting NKU in Division I collegiate sports. NKU has scheduled a special Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss intercollegiate athletics.&nbsp;Spokesman Chris Cole would not confirm that the university would join the Atlantic Sun, but representatives from that league have been on the Highland Heights campus and have expressed interest in NKU before. Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:53:42 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer 17638 at http://weku.fm Ohio Valley Conference Rejects NKU http://weku.fm/post/ohio-valley-conference-rejects-nku <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111117/NEWS0102/311170035/NKU-s-Division-dreams-stall?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">A fear that Northern Kentucky University</a> would be too powerful for other Ohio Valley Conference members will keep NKU out of that Division I conference, NKU said Thursday. NKU still says it should receive an invitation by the end of the year and be playing Division I sports by fall of 2012. After a four-year probation, that would make it eligible for the &ldquo;March Madness&rdquo; men&rsquo;s basketball championship and other national tournaments. But the expansion to Division I won&rsquo;t be in the OVC, leaving the Georgia-based Atlantic Sun and the Illinois-based Summit League as the top possibilities. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:55:36 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer 16506 at http://weku.fm Ohio Valley Conference Rejects NKU No. KY. Manufacturers Want More Grads http://weku.fm/post/no-ky-manufacturers-want-more-grads <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111002/NEWS0102/110030325 "><strong>Manufacturers in Northern Kentucky say</strong></a> they need more graduates from the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Gateway Community &amp; Technical College. Slightly more than a year after Gateway opened the $28.5 million building on its campus off Mount Zion Road, it&#39;s producing about 115 manufacturing technology graduates a year, but even Gateway officials acknowledge that local manufacturers probably need 300 or more every year. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:36:59 +0000 Cliff Peale, The Kentucky Enquirer 13565 at http://weku.fm