Many have loved reading the book, others painfully slogged their way through it, and some of us just saw the movie. It’'s been called “the American Bible,” Herman Mellville'’s Moby-Dick, and it comes alive this weekend with the Moby-Dick Art Fest. The four days of events kick-off this evening, and include a symposium, panel discussion, a marathon reading of the novel, and an exhibition of artworks inspired by Moby-Dick, created by Northern Kentucky University students over the past two decades.

  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.


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.

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.