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, It’s dreamers who change the world, who cure diseases who invent the next must-have technology.

Dreams matter. Dreams elevate. They motivate and inspire. They allow you to achieve remark able things.

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5 minutes to downtown cincinnati NKU is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky VISIT Kings Island, only 30 miles away

– home of the world’s largest wooden roller coaster

apply for numerous co-op and internship opportunities Join friends at Newport on the Levee Catch a Reds or Bengals game Enjoy a vibrant fine arts scene

“NKU has provided me with a plethora of unique opportunities,” Jena’ says. What kind of opportunities? “A semester abroad in Romania, conducting research in the political science department and presenting at national conferences, interning in Frankfort with the Kentucky state legislature, and holding a position in the Office of Government and Community Relations at NKU.” Each one of Jena’s stops gave her “the opportunity to meet a number of influential community leaders.” Internships and co-ops are also helpful ways to discover interests; Jena’ was no different. “It’s through this work that I discovered my passion for politics.” Jena’ learned to manage all of these responsibilities through her involvement outside the classroom. “The best advice I have is to join at least one organization on campus,” she says. “All in all, getting involved on campus not only provides students with social networks, but it also helps students feel connected to NKU.” What message does Jena’ want to tell new students? Just three little words: “I love NKU!” 4

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You’ll love NKU Meet One Of NKU’s Favorite Professors. Dr. Mark Bardgett

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Student-toProfessor ratio Analyzing the impact of fear tactics on the downloading of music in Italy and the United States; studying potent ial anti-cancer agents ; investigating the microbiology of caves – these are just a few of the research topics NKU students are currently pursuing. At NKU, research is offered as part of the underg raduate experience. When Dr. Mark Bardgett was growing up, he watched his grandmother suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Today, the psychological science professor at Northern Kentucky University focuses his research on understanding how the brain affects behavior. Bardgett and his students study the effects of exercise and its impact on individuals who have sustained damage to the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for short-term memor y. “I am extremely grateful to be able to continue my research and also extend opport unities to underg raduate students and graduate students to get hands-on experience with these projects,” Bardgett says. “My goal is to give students the same opport unities I had as a student – transformative opport unities that gave me the confidence to pursue a career in research.” Recent research led to a discovery that proved exercise helps the brain retain information. 6

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generated at BeQRious.com COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Associate Degree Programs  Criminal Justice  Integrative Studies

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COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS Associate Degree Programs  Radiologic Technology  Respiratory Care

Bachelor’s Degree Programs  Nursing 

You’re not alone. Sometimes dreams need just a little more time to take shape. As an NKU student, you will have resources to help you in choosing a major:

• Work with an academic advisor to help you choose general education classes that allow for exploration of your interests. • Take a career assessment survey to clarify interests, personality characteristics, values, goals and aptitudes. • Choose a program of study that allows you to create a degree focused on your own academic interests and goals. Nam ed #1 theatre prog ram in the state by the Ken tuc ky Art s Cou ncil.

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Since he enrolled at Northern Kentucky University, Gavin has dedicated his time on campus to “making the most out of myself.” In addition to studying for both majors, Gavin has joined several student organizations and registered more than 200 hours of community service and volunteer work. “My campus involvement,” he says, “has provided me with a unique set of leadership skills and so much more that I could probably talk about it all day.” Gavin is president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter and a resident assistant for campus housing. He served as vice president for Leadership Mentors and was recruitment chair for Colleges Against Cancer when Relay for Life came to NKU. He’s also a member of Norse Force, a student organization that cheers at NKU athletic events. “I am obsessed with being a Norse, and I wouldn’t trade any of my time spent here for anything in the world,” Gavin says. “Campus involvement not only has improved my GPA; it’s also given me another place to call home. The friends I’ve made on campus will always be a part of my life, and the mentors who have guided me to where I am have forever shaped my view upon the world.” 8

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College of arts & sciences Like to dream big? That’s okay – we do too. IN THIS COLLEGE YOU CAN DO IT ALL from studying the complexities of the human genome to working on a stage production.

INSIDE THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES • Reaching for the stars? You can see them in the world’s only educational projection planetarium. All introductory astronomy classes are taught in the Haile Digital Planetarium. • Jam with other musicians. There are music ensembles for music majors and non-music majors. • NKU’s Anthropology Museum features displays on local and regional history, including displays of Huichol, Haitian and northwest coast culture. • Collaborate with professors to do undergraduate research. Are you interested in exploring effective treatments for Alzheimer’s, gender stereotypes or first impressions? These are just some of the research interests of faculty in the psychology department. • Get hands-on experience investigating crime scenes as a summer CSI student. • Separate mixtures using the latest Waters chromatographic instruments. Science majors have access to a wide variety of technologies used for instruction and undergraduate research. • Participate as a delegate in our award-winning Model United Nations team.

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“If you are a high school student and want a career in an information discipline, you should be submitting your application to Northern Kentucky University and packing your bags for Highland Heights.”

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Nick of Florence, Ky., has been building a pretty impressive résumé while he’s working toward his degree in the NKU College of Informatics. As a member of the Center for Applied Informatics staff, Nick has participated in several projects that have expanded the knowledge and skills he acquired in computer technology courses. The CAI projects that Nick has worked on include a family genealogy website, an interactive video board, a corporate website for E.W. Scripps Company and a mobile app that allows NKU students to “Norsify” a photo of themselves by adding a Norse helmet, mustache and other elements. “I feel like I’ve taken advantage of a really great opportunity that would have otherwise been very unlikely for an undergraduate to find.”

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College of INFORMATICS Be at the center of the information revolution - expand your horizons and explore your dreams. WHAT IS INFORMATICS? The point where human creativity meets communication and technology. Learn everything from protecting businesses from computer hackers to producing a highly advanced digital newscast. NKU’s College of Informatics – where YOUR future meets THE future.

INSIDE THE COLLEGE OF INFORMATICS • NKU is one of three universities in the nation with a College of Informatics. • Fortune magazine says nine of the 20 fastest-growing professional jobs in the next decade will be found in the field of informatics. • The Center for Applied Informatics at NKU gives informatics students the opportunity to expand their portfolios with work on projects that include web development, public relations and healthcare informatics while delivering value to local businesses. • Compete in “cyber defense” competitions as a computer science or computer information technology major.

and personal government, business In an age when our w cyber attack, ne of t rea th constant websites are under the NK U’s College front line of defense. NK U is teaching the trophies at the o nts recently won tw of Informatics stude etition. The team mp Co Cyber Defense Southeast Collegiate arded to the team siness, which was aw was named Best in Bu ke of constant siness tasks in the wa bu st mo the ed ish that fin attacks by hackers.

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CompleteSet is th e exclusive, invi tation-only community that connects collect or s to each other and the br ands they love. Co lle ctors from around the world use CompleteSet to build a personalized di gital catalog of th eir pr ized possessions and in the process au tomate the search for the ite ms they need to complete their collections . The star t-up co mpany was part of the Haile /U.S. Bank Colle ge of Business INKUBATOR prog ram in 2012.

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The company w as named a w in ner of the 2012 Cincinnati Inno vates contest an d awarded a $10,00 0 Imag inin g Grant from Cinc yTech. “The biggest thin g I got out of the INKUBATOR was real-world ex perience,” says Ja ime. “Prior to the prog ram, m y only prog ramm ing experience was in class, an d I thought that I was pretty good because I go t good grades. W hen I star ted working on Com pleteSet, I realiz ed that the real world is an orde r of mag nitude m ore complex and difficult than classwork. But it’ s also more satisfy ing.”

“NKU has given me many of the building blocks and skills I’ll need in my career, and it has provided me with the connections to exercise those skills and to market them to, which is exactly what it is supposed to do.”

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INSIDE THE HAILE/U.S. BANK COLLEGE OF BUSINESS • Earn an internationally recognized business degree. Nationally, fewer than 5 percent of all business programs meet the rigorous academic standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. • Obtain first-hand, practical experience with co-op or intern opportunities at a variety of major corporations. • Study sports business: NKU is one of a few schools to offer this program as an undergraduate degree. • Participate in the INKUBATOR and pitch your business ideas to our region’s firms and investors. For more information: cob.nku.edu

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COLLEGe OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS Maria wants to become a nurse so she can “travel the world helping people in the most basic way.” The Cincinnati resident is already getting an opportunity to do that through the nursing program at NKU.

INSIDE THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS • Practice high-pressure procedures in a 12,000-square-foot simulation lab, staged to work like a hospital. • Apply what you’re learning on human patient simulators that talk and breathe. • Graduate with a 99 percent employment rate as a respiratory care student. • Earn an advanced nursing degree in nursing informatics or as a nurse practitioner, or get an Ed.D. for nurse educators. For more information: healthprofessions.nku.edu

This summer, Maria was in Mexico providing healthcare in hospitals and community clinics. Later this year, she plans to travel to India and work with widows, who are considered secondclass citizens in that culture.

“NKU has a bachelor’s program that better prepares you as a well-rounded nurse, gives you more clinical experience and makes you a more marketable applicant for jobs,” she says.

“Without health, all aspects of a person’s life suffer,” she says. “I am hoping to promote wellness and along the way help people reach their full potential.”

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES INSIDE THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES • NKU graduates have one of Kentucky’s highest pass rates on the National Teachers’ Exam. • Athletic training majors work with teams like the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Cyclones and Charlotte Hornets. • Social worker employment is expected to increase much faster than all other occupations through 2016. • You can continue your education with master’s degrees in education and social work. For more information: coehs.nku.edu

Gaby has always been a fan of sports but was admittedly never really good at any of them. After spending time in high school as an athletic trainer’s assistant, she discovered what an athletic trainer is

and that she loves working with the different athletes and helping them prepare for practices and rehabilitate injuries. Gaby wanted to be an athletic trainer. That brought her to NKU where she received an educational diversity scholarship. “I love NKU!” Gaby exclaims. “I am challenged academically but not overwhelmed. I’ve had great professors who really care about

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Explore • Athletic Training • Counseling & Human Ser vices • Exercise Scienc e • Social Work • Teacher Education

me and want to see me succeed academically.” Gaby was never alone in making her choice to major in athletic training. “While taking a University 101 class my first semester at NKU, I had the opportunity to meet with the athletic training program director before I declared my major.” Contact with caring professors was just one aspect that appealed to Gaby. “When I visited NKU I loved the size of the school,” Gaby says. “Not too big, not too small.”


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HONORS PROGRAM

Engage in experiential learning , pursue independent research and travel abroad.

NKU’s honors program offers you the opportunity to stretch your imagination in interdisciplinary honors seminars, challenging you to go farther than you could ever dream.

Honors admission is selective. We look for:

range of subjects. • Demonstrated curiosity about a wide (AP, IB or honors • Successful secondar y school preparat ion courses). d reading-math• An ACT composite of 26+ or SAT combine writ ing score of 1760 +. to apply to the If you meet these criteria, you are invited ku.edu. honors prog ram. Apply online at honors.n (Applications due March 15)

Enjoy the many perks offered to honors students: • Participate in course-related travel. • Graduate as a University Honors Scholar, a distinction that will appear on your transcripts and diploma. • Work one on one with an NKU professor on your capstone project. • Present your research at national conferences. • Live with other honors students in the honors wing of Callahan Hall.

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SERVICE LEARNING Expand your knowledge while helping your community. Do you want to make a difference? The people at NKU do. There are multiple ways to engage in helping everyone from the surrounding community to people around the world.

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Volunteer! NKU organizes special outings to help you volunteer. Make a difference – go with your friends to a soup kitchen or help build a home through Habitat for Humanity.

in biolog y Julia, a double major Spanish and Spanish, took a quired re at th cinema class nonprofit ch ar se students to re dress social ad at th organizations nit y. needs in the commu p’s As a result of the grou ncinnati Ci DS AI research, STOP $1,000 was chosen to receive ent ud St n rso from the Maye U. NK at ct oje Pr Philantrophy ed in the “I enjoy being involv cipat ing rti pa t communit y, bu ct helped oje Pr n in the Mayerso comfor t me to step out of my a t ou ab rn zone and lea ich I wh of ed communit y ne d.” ate uc ed un was for merly

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Cuts for a Cure NKU’s Greek organizations are always thinking of creative ways to help others. NKU’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity thought of a great way to help the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute of the National Alzheimer’s Association. Members auctioned off their hair as part of an event called TKE Cuts for a Cure. At the hands of their friends, they ended up with some not-so-great clips – but they made a difference.


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Alternative Spring Breaks NKU’s Baptist Campus Ministry as well as some departments and Greek organizations travel to locales both near and far to help those in need. For the past few years, dozens of NKU students from the BCM have spent their spring breaks helping those in need in both urban and rural sites throughout Kentucky.

KAJSA Larson Professor

Professor Kajsa Larson wants students in her Spanish classes at NKU to learn more than how to speak the language. She offers service-learning projects where students actually work within the Hispanic community. “I think it is vitally important that students see the practical use of their language study,” Kajsa says “Not all of the service activities allow students to practice their Spanish, but all of them offer cultural exposure.” Students in Spanish composition and conversation classes are asked to take part in two or three volunteer activities each semester. They can work with NKU Latino Student Affairs or in the surrounding community. “Service learning is mutually beneficial,” Kajsa says. “Both the community and my students thrive and learn from this work.”

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Nick interned with a Fortune 500 company, analyzing and documenting software problems. The Crittenden native, who majors in computer information technology at NKU, spent the summer with Cincinnati’s Fidelity Investments. “I was familiar with (NKU) and it was close to home,” Nick says. “Through NKU’s Center for Applied Informatics I gained experience. They’ve opened doors to companies I never would’ve imagined working for.” He’s excited about his future. “Several companies are interested in me,” he says. “I do hope to keep up with NKU. It gave me one of the best times of my life.”

If Erin has her way, the junior from Louisville will be a doctor someday. And she’ll always be able to say that her undergraduate research helped students in how they learn. “Basically, I look at how students interpret a picture of a structure such as sodium chloride or hydrogen peroxide,” says Erin, a pre-med biochemistry major who also serves as the vice president of the Black Women’s Organization. Erin researches if students can learn science better visually, that is, looking at pictures of structures. The opportunity to learn and conduct undergraduate research was one of the reasons Erin chose NKU. “Now I understand what it takes to do research.”

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Apply knowledge outside the classroom Demonstrate you can work and think independently Prepare yourself for your future NKU undergraduate students obtain first-hand, research projects and co-op or intern experiences.

David M. Graphic Design

David chose to pursue design at NKU because art has always been an inspiration in his life and he was already familiar with campus. “My brother pursued design at NKU, and that gave me insight,” David says. “Seeing what he was doing and the work he was creating was incredibly inspiring to me, and it pushed me into the direction of graphic design at NKU.” The inspiration just kept coming for David. “Everybody I have interacted with at NKU has an incredible story,” David adds. “Just by talking with them, I have learned and grown so much over the past four years. I don’t think I would be where I am if it was not for me working closely with my classmates.”

As a middle grades education major, Janol Vinson wants to be a language arts teacher. And while he’s learned a lot in the classroom, he’s also been doing a lot as part of an internship with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program. “I am currently a servant leader intern,” Vinson says. “Servant leader interns are required to facilitate a reading curriculum Psychology, Philosophy with children ranging from grades K-12. Reading such Internships are basedison the a vital part of a child’s education. premise that experience is often America is suffering fromcan many the best teacher. Claudio educational adversities because attest to that. He’s a recent NKU many of our graduate whostudents came toaren’t NKU from reading at the appropriate grade Brazil and focused his research level. I learned how to make on the anatomical effects a reading and sedativefun drug canreach havekids on in different ways.” And it’s human behavior. “Being able to reaffirmed what he wants do translate the curiosity thatto arises for a career. “My internship is from class lectures into a selfexactly I plan do with directedwhat project hasto helped me my career,” he says. “It has of have a better understanding prepared me tofrom deal books,” with he what I learned children from a number of to says. “It feels great to be able different backgrounds.” voice one’s ideas and have a

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professor take them seriously, adding them to how the research is developed,” Claudio says. “This university has provided me with every tool necessary to make me feel at home.”

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Communication Studies Cassee, a junior communication major, came to NKU from Orange County, Calif., looking for adventure, and she knows getting an internship in the corporate world is extremely important. “I want the experience,” says Cassee. “Having an internship is important to getting a job.” Cassee interviewed with companies in the fall of her junior year – she especially wanted to work in California. After attending the Career Services’ Job Expo, she landed an internship with Target Corp. in California, where she will develop and implement ideas to better the company. “I know I’ll be able to do it,” she says.

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STUDY ABROAD

Have you always dreamt of studying abroad? Do you value the importance of having a global perspective? The answer is NKU. “Our goal is to produce graduates who have a global perspective and to create a campus that reflects international breadth,” says NKU President Geoffrey Mearns.

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No one had to sell David on the idea of taking classes in other countries when he came to NKU.

The first-hand knowledge David garners from study-abroad trips enhances what he learns in the classroom at NKU.

“Ever since my first study-abroad experience in high school, I have constantly desired to tour foreign soil and learn about the world from another society’s point of view,” he says.

“While I can open a textbook and learn all about Zeus and Athena and the many gods of the early Greek ages,” he says, “I would never know how the culture formed around their beliefs, how democracy was made or how to properly cook real Mediterranean food if I did not physically visit Greece.”

David, a theatre major from Louisville, studied art in Paris and Amsterdam during the spring of 2013. Before that, he spent two weeks studying Greek theatre in Athens and Santorini. “Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I take it,’’ he says. “There is nothing quite like studying in another country. The food, culture, relics and friendships that are explored and captured within every destination are life changing.”

“I believe my favorite part is the relationships I have made with the professors outside of the classroom," he says. “By studying what I love, it shows them I truly care about the subject and what they have to teach, which makes the experience extra rewarding.”

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.. N KU has org anizations lik e. tion • Black Men’s Organiza urs • Collegiate Entreprene on ati niz rga O • Comedy Improv • Hockey Club • Interfait h Council • Lat ino Student Union • Norse Film Society

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• Norse Force Society • Norse Leadership of the • Student Af filiates l Society ica em Ch n America nt • Student Governme Association atics • Women in Inform

Yell Lik e Hell

Student organizations compete with chants ir and cheers to show the the is Norse pride. This loudest event of Homecoming.

student organizations Chase your dream. Don’t lose yourself.

With more than 200 student organizations, it’s easy to be involved.

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Express your faith through per formance.

SORORITIES & FRATERNITIES

FRE SHMAN SERVICE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Join this premier freshman organization and develop your leadership style through serv ice.

G reek life

• Kappa Alpha Psi • Kappa Delta • Phi Sigma Sigma • Pi Kappa Alpha • Sigma Gamma Rho

• Alpha Omicron Pi • Alpha Phi Alpha • Alpha Tau Omega • Delta Gamma • Delta Zeta

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• Sigma Phi Epsilon • Tau Kappa Epsilon • Theta Chi • Theta Phi Alpha

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You’ll have the opportunity to get information and sign up for student organizations at orientation and dur ing Welcome Week.

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Go to a show d head to a Grab your friends an U’s campus at performance on NK ky Center. The Bank of Kentuc

: RECENT PERFORMERS Trace Adkins

Martina McBr ide

Jason Aldean

Papa Roach

Avenged Sevenfold

Blake Shelton

Breaking Benjamin

Chris Tomblin

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Carrie Underwood

Dane Cook Daughtry Jeff Dunham Bob Dylan Alan Jackson Jay-Z

What do the Norse do with their free time on campus? Everything! We swim. We play basketball, volleyball and flag football. We work out, and we take classes from the best instructors in the area. And we do it all with NKU’s Campus Recreation.

You want it? We have it! “The best advice I have is to join at least one organization on campus,” Arturo says. “All in all, getting involved on campus not only provides students with social networks, but it also helps students to feel connected to NKU.” Arturo learned early on at NKU that “there was so much more than just learning in the classroom. There was a life full of opportunities and adventures that I see carrying on well into my career after graduation.” Through engaging in NKU student life, “Artie” has discovered what passions he has and that he can contribute to whichever cause he is a part of. And it was easy to get started. “Even though NKU’s Office of Student Life didn’t know who I was, they did not hesitate to give me the chance,” Arturo says. “It started with simply getting involved with some campus/student life events, ignited by the desire to find myself amidst the crowds of people. NKU and I began to discover the potential I had together.” 24

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“Was it all a dream? Tell me – was it all a dream? I gotta know,” Jay-Z asks in his song A Dream.

Well, we can confirm it was definitely not a dream – Brooklyn’s Finest became the first act to sell out The Bank of Kentucky Center at NKU.

Life is busy for Abby – and that’s just the way she likes it. The 21-year-old senior from Taylor Mill, Ky., has a double major – respiratory care and health science – with a minor in organizational leadership. She’s also the 2013 VP of membership for NKU’s Panhellenic Council and a member of the Student Government Association. She spends hours of her week volunteering in the community, and she works as a certified nursing assistant on the oncology unit at a local hospital. She says getting involved and staying busy made all the difference in college. “My involvement in the Student Government Association led to countless friendships and networks,” she says. “After that initial organization, I found myself getting more and more involved and thoroughly enjoying my time at NKU. Now, four years later, I can honestly say that NKU is my home, and it exceeded all of the expectations I ever had for my college experience.” She says the faculty knew her by name, and they cared about her future. And once she got involved on campus she started networking, which will help her continue on her career path.

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GO NORSE! NKU sponsors 15 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletics programs, which compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Norse completed their first season at the D-I level in 2012-13, and it was a year of unprecedented success. The women’s volleyball team finished 25-7, winning more matches than any volleyball program in NCAA history competing in their first year after reclassification from Division II to Division I. The women’s basketball team posted an impressive 12-6 mark in the A-Sun and earned the right to host a Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament game. The men’s basketball team led the league in home attendance while compiling an A-Sun record of 9-9. In August 2013, Ken Bothof took over as director of NKU athletics. Bothof had previously served as the athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for more than a decade. As NKU continues through the NCAA reclassification process, Bothof ushers in a new era for Norse athletics that will feature enhanced fundraising and increased national exposure.

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Norse Force was the first organization Sara joined after she enrolled at NKU. “Norse Force is the perfect organization for everyone,” Sara says. “The only requirement is to come out to athletic events. It’s a great way to make friends right away.” Sara served as president of Norse Force for the last two years. Membership has grown to more than 600 members, and Norse Force received the 2012 Award of Distinction, the highest award given to an NKU student organization. Her most memorable experience was the NKU vs. Bellarmine home basketball game that had the highest student attendance in school history.

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“I worked day and night to promote the game, hoping students would come out to support the Norse when we played our biggest rival at the time, and they did.”

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“You never know what introducing yourself to someone could lead to! “Keep an open mind and have FUN! Your time at NKU is what you make of it! You're going to experience so much while living in housing at NKU. You'll be exposed to new experiences, new people, new responsibilities and so much more.

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New students who live outside a reasonable commuting distance of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area are required to live on campus.

2013-14 annual room rates (fall and spring)* Kentucky & Commonwealth halls...................................................$3,900 University Suites (single room)......................................................... $6,160 University Suites (double room)....................................................... $5,350 Norse Hall .......................................................................................... $4,570 Callahan Hall (quad w/full bath).....................................................$5,040 Residential meal plan annual rates (fall and spring)*.........$3,000-3,280 *All rates are subject to change. Most residents are required to have a meal plan.

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The Last Word Victor E. Viking

Hi. I’m Victor. If you don’t already know me, you will. And I want you to know how happy I am that you’re thinking about coming to school here. It’s an amazing place – but a lot of people don’t know why I decided on NKU. Like you, I’m an explorer. I wanted to be on my own, to go out and try new things, to meet new people and discover new lands. I wanted an adventure. How did I know NKU was the right place for me? I visited campus to check it out. At NKU we offer all kinds of visitation programs, but these three are our most popular: Daily visits – Called Norse Day s. Host ed from Sept emb er-May. You’ ll hear from the Office of Adm issions, tour campus, and have the opportun ity to visit with a repr esentative from a major of your choice.

Open houses – Called Blac k & Gold Days. This event give s students an opportun ity to attend a brow sing fair of depa rtments, majors and student serv ices. You’ll also hear from the Office of Adm issions and go on a campus tour with a student guide.

Summer visits – Called Welcome Wed nesdays. This event is gear ed towa rd rising seniors as they kick off thei r colle ge search process. You’ ll have the chance to explore the adm issions process, get a campus tour, hear from facu lty and attend a student serv ices brow sing fair.

There’s always something going on – At NKU I can learn in a big-time environment that still feels like a small school. The only way to know is to come see it for yourself! It’s always been my dream to be a professional mascot. And hey – no one has a cooler on-campus job than I do. Are you an explorer? An adventurer? A dreamer? Join me at NKU. And tell ’em Victor sent you.

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ACADEMIC, ADMINISTRATIVE & MULTIPURPOSE BUILDINGS Albright Health Center (HC) The Bank of Kentucky Center (BOK) Baptist Student Union (BSU) Business Academic Center (BC, formerly ST) (Haile/US Bank College of Business) Campbell Hall (CA) Central Receiving Ceramics & Sculpture (CS) Fine Arts Center (FA) -Corbett Theatre -Greaves Concert Hall -Main Art Gallery -Stauss Theatre Founders Hall (FH) Griffin Hall (College of Informatics) -Rieveschl Digitorium Herrmann Natural Science Center (SC) Landrum Academic Center (LA) Lucas Administrative Center (AC) Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center (MP, formerly BP) -Eva G. Farris Auditorium (MP 200) Nunn Hall (NH) -Salmon P. Chase College of Law Power Plant Regents Hall (RH)

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The popularity of the move, which entails placing your thumbs to your temples (fists forward) and extending your pinky fingers upward (simulating a horned Norse helmet), is undeniable. Students have been seen doing it at NKU games, at the state capitol building and just about everywhere in between. Proud members of Norse Nation submit photos of themselves “Norsing up” at vacation spots around the globe. The move seems to have been created in 2006 when the NKU cheerleading squad, celebrating its first small coed national championship, posed for a photo at Disney’s Epcot in front of a Viking ship. Most of the members wore helmets, but those who didn’t put up “Norse shocker fingers” on their heads. In 2008, the move was added to a cheer routine. Soon, orientation leaders were working it into their freshman orientation programming, and thousands of students were voting for the best “Throw Your Norse Up” photos as part of a Norse Force Facebook competition. The rest, as they say, is history.

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To be considered for undergraduate admission, you must: 4. 18595721400  Apply for admission online and pay a $40 application fee. 2. 8595721400 (recommended)  Submit ACT/SAT scores (ACT code 1566; SAT code 1574). do you want to dial do you want to dial  Submit high-school transcripts or GED scores. NKU wants to keep you  Ask your guidance counselor to complete a pre-college curriculum form connected. In doing so, we (page 32). want you to be a part of our  Must apply by January 15 to be considered for scholarships. social networks:

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