Northern Kentucky University

Despite initially saying otherwise, Northern Kentucky University now says former Athletic Director Scott Eaton did improperly divert university funds for personal reasons.

Eaton was fired in March for having inappropriate relationships with four university employees and a student. 

Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

One sure way to get a job these days is to be a "Big Data" specialist. These are the people who can interpret massive amounts of information and tell businesses how to use it to make money. It's a very specialized set of skills involving computer science, business and statistics. The Harvard Business Review says the dominant trait among data scientists is an intense curiosity.   

Northern Kentucky University says fired athletic director Scott Eaton had inappropriate, intimate relationships with four university employees, including two women he supervised, and one student in a class he taught.

Click here to read a letter from University President Geoffrey Mearns to Board of Regents Chair Terry Mann.

NKU picks interim AD

Apr 1, 2013
Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University has named an interim athletic director as it continues its search for a replacement for Scott Eaton, who was fired last month.  Former Wright State University athletic director Michael Cusack will serve as the interim AD, starting April 15. 

Cusack retired in 2008, but since then has been teaching in the WSU Student Affairs in Higher Education Program and building the university's Sports Management Graduate Certificate Program. 

NKU let Eaton go, saying he had failed to comply with the university's ethical principles and code of conduct.

Northern Kentucky University has fired athletic director Scott Eaton.  University President Geoffrey Mearns said in a letter to the Board of Regents Monday that Eaton was terminated for failure to comply with NKU's ethical principles and code of conduct.  Mearns said the information he received required a swift and decisive response.  

Mearns laid out this timeline in his letter:

Forensic Entomologist Dr. Greg Dahlem from NKU

Feb 1, 2013

Dr. Greg Dahlem from Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Biological Sciences joins Thane Maynard to discuss his unique field of study, Forensic Entomology, and his current research trying to unravel the evolutionary relationship of flesh flies and blow flies using DNA.


***Update***

The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted unanimously Wednesday to direct the adoption of a tobacco-free campus policy. The board’s action authorizes NKU President Geoffrey Mearns to develop the details of the policy and to appoint a Tobacco-Free Campus Task Force to develop recommendations for the transition and the policy’s implementation. The transition process will include students, faculty, staff and could take up to 18 months

***

Northern Kentucky University will host the second in a series of forums featuring candidates for state and congressional offices in northern Kentucky.

The forum will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom.

Tonight's schedule includes:

5:30 p.m. - Brian Linder, Republican candidate for the 61st Kentucky House District.

6 p.m. - Adam Haas, Republican candidate for the 67 Kentucky House District.

6:30 p.m. - William (Bill) Adkins, Democratic candidate for the 4th District U.S. House seat.

NKU Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit

Oct 19, 2012

To wrap up her series on the start of women’s college basketball practices in the area, Northern Kentucky University’s new head coach, Dawn Plitzuweit, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about starting her first year with the Norse and preview this year’s squad and schedule.

Classes begin Monday for students at Northern Kentucky University. Today the president had a message for the people who will teach them.

Nearly four months to the minute after being named president, Geoffrey Mearns stood before faculty and administrators at today's convocation and looked forward. His mission is not without challenges.

State funding is down and Mearns says for-profit online institutions, with increasingly aggressive recruiting tactics, are posing a major threat.

Pages