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  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.

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University on October 16-19 for six performances of its arena show, Varekai. Paul Bannerman, one of Varekai’s current and original musicians, is on the phone with Lee Hay to provide a preview for this musical-acrobatic-aerobatic-theatrical showcase.

A preview of the NKU Theater season

Aug 22, 2014

NKU’s Theater Department has a full calendar of productions this school year, and sharing all those details with Jim Stump is the department’s assistant chair, Mike Hatton.

  It'’s an exciting time of year, here in town and all across the country as students are heading off to college. For many, this will be their first time being on their own. But mixed in with the excitement are some fears and concerns, for both students and parents. According to American College Testing (ACT), more than one out of four freshmen don'’t return to the same college for their sophomore year. Some transfer, some take a break, and many never return to school.

  Greater Cincinnati is home to many outstanding colleges and universities. They not only provide educational and cultural benefits, they also have a tremendous impact on our economy.

  You'’ve probably heard the saying, “"Nobody likes a lawyer, until they need one.”" Joke writers and comics like to say there are too many lawyers, and in some cities in the United States, that is now the case. But in many parts of the country, people in need of a lawyer can'’t find one. This imbalance is causing legal system delays in some areas, while making it difficult for lawyers to find work in others.

D-Day: 70 Years Later

Jun 6, 2014

  

“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.”

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Former Northern Kentucky University Athletic Director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in Campbell County Circuit Court to stealing more than $311,000 from the school.  He's been ordered to repay the university and has agreed to serve the maximum sentence of ten years in prison.

Eaton was charged with theft by unlawful taking for diverting  university funds for his own use.  He was fired in March 2013 for having inappropriate relations with four university employees and a student. 

The Northern Kentucky University Music Preparatory Department is one of the newest members of the prestigious National String Project consortium, a nationally recognized coalition of sites offering affordable, quality stringed instrument instruction at colleges and universities across the United States. Frank Johnson welcomes Dr. Holly Attar and Dr. Amy Gillingham from NKU to talk about this program and how students and the community can join in.

Northern Kentucky University is now tobacco free.

The university approved the policy a year ago and it took effect January 1.

Spokesman Chris Cole says the policy is more than just a smoking ban.

"It includes e-cigs, smokeless tobacco, chew, dip, any tobacco or tobacco-simulating product," says Cole. "It's a pretty comprehensive tobacco free campus policy."

Cole says the university has been preparing for the change for a year. Signs have been posted around campus. Previously designated smoking areas have been removed.

A poem from Kentucky’s current poet laureate, Frank X. Walker, who will be a featured speaker on November 6 at Northern Kentucky University’s Viva Humanities continuing celebration of the arts.

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Gateway Community College and Northern Kentucky University are partnering to make it easier for Gateway students to pursue four-year degrees at NKU.

Students can choose from 25 career paths and take up to four NKU classes at Gateway prices. All of their credits will transfer as well.

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns says the partnership will offer  better service to all students, more efficient and effective use of resources and enhance opportunities for students to pursue their goals.

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Investigators now have a better idea of how much money a former NKU Athletic Director allegedly stole.

Scott Eaton was fired in March for having inappropriate relationships with four university employees and a student. The university suspected he diverted school funds for personal reasons and had an accounting firm investigate.

NKY Professor Emeritus Martin Giesbrecht's new memoir

Jun 28, 2013

Martin Giesbrecht is a retired professor of economics, having taught at Wilmington College and Northern Kentucky University. He has been a frequent contributor to WVXU over the years, doing commentary and guest spots discussing today’s economy. He has written a memoir, Before I Forget: stories and thoughts of a clarinet playing academic, and he joins Frank Johnson to talk about his love of music, economics and writing this book.

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