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  Since it was founded in 2008, The Northern Kentucky Forum has conducted more than 50 public affairs events, exploring a range of political, economic, health, education and social issues.

  According to the Association for College Admission Counseling, the average U.S. school has one guidance counselor for every 500 students. In many poorer school districts, where arguably the need is much greater, the ratio is even worse. Northern Kentucky University recently hosted the annual National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, where experts explored the best methods and practices to positively impact student achievement.

  Will your next new car be smarter than you? With obstacle sensors, fuel-efficiency programs, Bluetooth connectivity, and onboard Wi-Fi, it’'s possible.

PulsePoint

On May 9, 2014 Oregon firefighter Scott Brawner was exercising at a health club when he got an alert on his smartphone. The notification was from PulsePoint, an app originally designed and built by Northern Kentucky University.  It was the idea of former California fire chief Richard Price.

The 9-1-1 connected mobile app is designed to alert CPR-trained citizens of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)  emergencies in their proximity.

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Jon Brennan is a local sound designer, composer and adjunct professor at NKU who talks with our Ron Esposito about writing for films and his recent gig, doing the audio mix for the trailer to Stephen King’s new novel.

Actors & Playwrights Initiative with New Edgecliff Theatre present the world premiere of Phil ParadisSoldier’s Christmas, a stage production of the WWI night known as The Christmas Truce when enemy soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated the holiday together. The show’s director, Bob Allen, previews this production, happening at NKU’s Corbett Theatre, with our Jim Stump.

  Christmas, 1914 on the Western Front during World War I. Soldiers on both sides, barley surviving in amazingly harsh conditions, up to their knees in mud and water, enduring the disease and slaughter that was trench warfare. But spontaneously, in several places along the front lines, soldiers on both sides begin singing Christmas songs, then cautiously climb out of their trenches to meet in no-man'’s land, to exchange good wishes, cigarettes and other small gifts, declaring an unofficial break from the horrors of battle.

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A little known building on Northern Kentucky University's campus is getting a major upgrade... but most people barely know the building exists at all.

Sitting atop a hill across from the school library, next to the honor's building, is a small log cabin. When you talk to students, however, almost no one know what the cabin is or where it came from.

Brian Hackett knows the building's secrets. He's the director of NKU's Public History Program.

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