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August 2, 2019: Dr. Watkins Honored by NKU's ISRCA

August 2, 2019: Dr. Watkins Honored by NKU's ISRCA

Andrea Watkins, Associate Professor of History, is this month's Faculty Friday spotlight! Read more to learn why the Institute for Student Research and Creative Activity has selected Dr. Watkins for this recognition!

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July 29, 2019: NKU History Alum Pens Response to Trump for WaPo

July 29, 2019: NKU History Alum Pens Response to Trump for WaPo

Decades of racist policies — not absentee congressmen — explain cities' biggest struggles, according to Sara Patenaude (NKU BA History, 2009).

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July 3, 2019: Dr. LeRoy Featured in NYT Article on Global Education

July 3, 2019: Dr. LeRoy Featured in NYT Article on Global Education

Saudi Arabia has quietly directed tens of millions of dollars a year to American universities from M.I.T. to Northern Kentucky. What are the nation’s rulers getting out of it?

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June 10, 2019: Our Rich History

June 10, 2019: Our Rich History

Public history grad Steve Preston, now Education Director and History Curator at Heritage Village, explores the history of the passenger pigeon in 19th century Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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June 7, 2019: Former NKU History Professor Honored for Service

June 7, 2019: Former NKU History Professor Honored for Service

Kenton County recognized one of the 2019 Pioneer Award honorees, Jim Claypool, who was presented a proclamation at a recent Fiscal Court meeting for his outstanding community service and involvement. Ranked among the university's founders, Dr. Claypool served NKU in a variety of roles for 34 years before retiring in 2002.

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June 3, 2019: Our Rich History

June 3, 2019: Our Rich History

Dr. Tenkotte, Professor of History, shares his research into suffragette Lucy Stone's visit to Cincinnati where she gave a public lecture entitled "Women's Rights."

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May 28, 2019: NKU's new VP is a history major!

May 28, 2019: NKU's new VP is a history major!

What can you do with a history major? Just ask new VP and Chief Strategy Officer Bonita Brown, who joins NKU's administration to help implement the new Success by Design strategic framework.

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May 27, 2019: Our Rich History

May 27, 2019: Our Rich History

Prof. Tenkotte recounts the service and experiences of D-Day veterans from the Tristate region.

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May 14, 2019: Dr. Jackson Lectures on the Underground Railroad

May 14, 2019: Dr. Jackson Lectures on the Underground Railroad

Using digital, primary and secondary sources, learn how the Underground Railroad was the first multi-racial, multi-class, multi-ethnic human rights movement in the United Stated. Dr. Jackson will demonstrate this claim from a local and regional perspective.

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May 2, 2019: Public History Graduate Student Previews New Exhibit

May 2, 2019: Public History Graduate Student Previews New Exhibit

Butler County Historical Society members are invited to attend a preview of the society’s upcoming exhibit focusing on the men, women and industries that were involved in America ’s effort to win World War II. Grad student Liza Vance will describe her work in developing the society’s “Butler County World War II Soldier’s Stories” exhibit that will open to the public on June 6, the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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May 2, 2019: Emeritus Professor to Deliver Lecture

May 2, 2019: Emeritus Professor to Deliver Lecture

The May meeting of the Hoosier Blue and Gray Civil War Round Table will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Huddleston Farmhouse red barn basement in Mt. Auburn. The program will be delivered by Dr. James Ramage. Members of the round table invite all area students of the Civil War and of Grant to attend. Prior to the meeting, members and visitors may gather at 5:30 p.m. in the No. 9 Grill Restaurant in downtown Cambridge City for the group’s customary pre-meeting Dutch-treat dinner.

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April 29, 2019: Our Rich History

April 29, 2019: Our Rich History

Professor Tenkotte takes readers on a tour of the Odd Fellows Temple in downtown Cincinnati. Completed in 1894, the Odd Fellows Temple supported working men (and women!) with benefits should they suffer an accident, become disabled, or die, forcing their families into economic uncertainties and hardships.

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April 18, 2019: Hatred, Heartbreak, and Survival during the Holocaust

April 18, 2019: Hatred, Heartbreak, and Survival during the Holocaust

Join us for a visit from Joel Nahari, son of Holocaust survivors, who will share his parents' story with the NKU community on April 18th at 6:00pm in the Griffin Hall Digitorium.

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April 16, 2019: MAPH Student Liza Vance Wins Award

April 16, 2019: MAPH Student Liza Vance Wins Award

Congratulations to the Award winners for the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity! Public history graduate student Liza Vance won the 2019 Outstanding Oral Presentation for “Unearthing Resistance through Educational Equality: A Brief Look into Daily Life at the Parker Academy from Personal Correspondence and Material Culture.”

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April 16, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte on Covington's Basilica of the Assumption

April 16, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte on Covington's Basilica of the Assumption

A Northern Kentucky Catholic cathedral was inspired by the now fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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April 16, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture with Dr. Reynolds

April 16, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture with Dr. Reynolds

Dr. Jonathan Reynolds, Regents Professor of History, presents "Big Tall White Guy In West Africa" in which he will share tales of living, working and traveling in West Africa. He will regale you with journeys far off the tourist path in an Africa that you will rarely see on TV.

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April 15, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte Recalls Famous Church Fires

April 15, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte Recalls Famous Church Fires

People across Greater Cincinnati were shocked to see flames and smoke shooting from Notre Dame Cathedral. Some said it brought back memories of fires at churches in our area.

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April 9, 2019: Students Present at Annual Celebration of Student Research & Creativity

April 9, 2019: Students Present at Annual Celebration of Student Research & Creativity

Graduate student Liza Vance (public history) and undergraduate James Harrington (history) are all smiles after presenting their research at the 2019 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity.

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April 8, 2019: Our Rich History

April 8, 2019: Our Rich History

Steve Preston (MAPH) writes about the Clermont County Witch Trial of the early 19th century, involving the Hildebrand daughters who claimed they were possessed by evil spirits and would scream and be fearful of objects and beings only they could see.

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April 1, 2018: Our Rich History

April 1, 2018: Our Rich History

Dr. Tenkotte reviews a new book entitled "Lost Amusement Parks of Kentuckiana," which offers a nostalgic glimpse of small amusement parks in the Louisville, Kentucky/Southern Indiana region named “Kentuckiana.”

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March 19, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture with Dr. Hackett

March 19, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture with Dr. Hackett

What should you look for when studying antique furniture from early American history? Dr. Hackett will offer tips and tricks on how to solve the mysteries of family heirlooms that may be hiding in your home.

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March 14, 2019: MAPH Student Named Executive Director

March 14, 2019: MAPH Student Named Executive Director

The Clinton County Historical Society introduced its newest Executive Director, Shelby Boatman, to the public on Tuesday, March 12th. Shelby is pursuing her graduate degree in public history at NKU.

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March 8, 2019: Dr. Jackson Reflects on Cincinnati's Regal Theater

March 8, 2019: Dr. Jackson Reflects on Cincinnati's Regal Theater

Over the years, there were a number of theaters sprinkled in and around the West End. But there's one many current and former West End residents remember best: The Regal Theater.

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March 4, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte on Politics and Racism 150 Years Ago

March 4, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte on Politics and Racism 150 Years Ago

In last week’s column, we learned how racism in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio made the passage of the 15th Amendment—granting the right to vote to all males regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”—an uphill battle.

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February 22, 2019: History Alum Finds His Niche in Harbor Service

February 22, 2019: History Alum Finds His Niche in Harbor Service

Capt. Ron Harrison (B.A. History & Social Studies '89) has been working on and around the rivers his whole life; he now is part of a family team at Bellaire Harbor Service on the Ohio River where he implements Coast Guard regulations for harbor safety and compliance.

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February 18, 2019: Our Rich History

February 18, 2019: Our Rich History

Steve Preston (MAPH '14), Education Director and a Curator of History at Heritage Village Museum, recalls a brigade of African-Americans who helped defend Cincinnati during a siege in 1862.

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February 19, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture

February 19, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture

Dr. Landon will speak on "Niccolo Machiavelli: What would he think of politics today?" When Machiavelli authored “The Prince,” he was faced with a political landscape that was, perhaps, even more fractured than our own. This lecture will ask: What might Machiavelli think of our current predicament, and what advice would he provide to our leaders?

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February 6, 2019: Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

February 6, 2019: Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Black History Month is a time for education and reflection on the accomplishments of African-Americans. Dr. Jackson and Dr. Hackett dig into the history of this celebratory month.

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February 4, 2019: Our Rich History

February 4, 2019: Our Rich History

Public history alum Steve Preston investigates the buffalo highways of the Tri-State area.

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January 22, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte Reflects on Recent Instances of Racism

January 22, 2019: Dr. Tenkotte Reflects on Recent Instances of Racism

"As an historian, I am convinced more and more with each passing year that human beings bring many, if not most, of their sorrows upon themselves. We make mistakes and refuse to learn from them. We don’t examine alternative perspectives that question our own biases. We reject change because we can’t predict the future. We oppose others because we think that they are our enemies. We hate others because we misunderstand them."

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January 22, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture

January 22, 2019: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture

Dr. Miller engages the public on "Coping with Depression: How Americans Survived the 1930s" at the Cold Spring Branch of Campbell County Public Library. Did you ever happen across your grandparents’ stash of aluminum foil scraps, rubber bands or newspapers and wonder why they never threw things away? Come learn how people made it through one of the worst times in history.

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January 17, 2019: Public History & Respiratory Care Programs Combine Forces to Scan Mummy

January 17, 2019: Public History & Respiratory Care Programs Combine Forces to Scan Mummy

Dr. Hackett (MAPH) and Dr. Baxter (Respiratory Care) will use the state-of-the-art equipment of NKU's Health Innovation Center to help the Cincinnati Museum Center produce new scans, images, and replications of Umi, its Egyptian child mummy.

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January 11, 2019: Dr. Washington on Faith, Love, Hope, and Action

January 11, 2019: Dr. Washington on Faith, Love, Hope, and Action

In this public affairs presentation, Dr. Washington (Black Studies) interviews Isaias Gamboa, the founder of the We Shall Overcome Foundation. We Shall Overcome Foundation is dedicated to the spiritual, physical, social, educational and economic survival, empowerment and development of poor, ignorant, abused, oppressed and marginalized people throughout the world.

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January 11, 2019: Dr. Metz Serves as Co-Editor of Regional Farming Publication

January 11, 2019: Dr. Metz Serves as Co-Editor of Regional Farming Publication

Geography professor Dr. John Metz has been serving as co-editor and author for the Cincinnati Food and Farming History. The interactive and hyperlinked timeline documents some of the major food, farming, and business-related histories of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Tri-State region.

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January 7, 2019: Our Rich History

January 7, 2019: Our Rich History

Dr. Tenkotte investigates the Wong family, one of the earliest Chinese immigrant families to settle in the Cincinnati area.

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December 10, 2018: MAPH Alum Coordinates Family History for the Holidays

December 10, 2018: MAPH Alum Coordinates Family History for the Holidays

Public History alum Cierra Earl of the Kenton County Library helps with the gift of a lifetime: genealogy.

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December 5, 2018: History Alum Featured on Radio Interview

December 5, 2018: History Alum Featured on Radio Interview

Dr. Kristopher Teters, alum of the Department of History and Geography, was interviewed by a fellow Civil War scholar on The Civil War Talk Radio Companion.

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November 19, 2018: Dr. Jackson Appears on "Kentucky Life"

November 19, 2018: Dr. Jackson Appears on "Kentucky Life"

One of the segments on this week's "Kentucky Life" (airing on PBS stations in Northern Kentucky like KET) features Dr. Eric Jackson, who shares details of African-American Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Goff, who was recently commemorated in Boone County, KY, with a new historical marker.

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October 29, 2018: Our Rich History

October 29, 2018: Our Rich History

MAPH alum Steve Preston tackles an early Covington scandal in this edition of the local history column "Our Rich History."

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October 8, 2018: Our Rich History

October 8, 2018: Our Rich History

MAPH alum Steve Preston (who is also Education Director at Heritage Village) examines the history of an early European burial in what would later become the Cincinnati area.

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October 12, 2018: Dr. Metz Attends Annual Conference on South Asia

October 12, 2018: Dr. Metz Attends Annual Conference on South Asia

Dr. Metz presented his paper, "Himalayan Environmental Crises: THED vs. Climate Change," at the 47th Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, WI. His paper was part of a panel group focused on human-environment relationships in Nepal and India.

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October 10, 2018: History, Art, and Music Festival in Newport

October 10, 2018: History, Art, and Music Festival in Newport

History, the arts, and music will take over Southgate Street in Newport this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. MAPH students from NKU will be on hand to conduct oral history interviews with residents who attended the Southgate School, now the Newport History Museum. So stop on by!

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October 1, 2018: Dr. Jackson Helps Celebrate Dedication of Monument

October 1, 2018: Dr. Jackson Helps Celebrate Dedication of Monument

On a clear, sunny Saturday afternoon in rural Boone County, Daniel Goff, an African-American soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War, finally got the recognition he deserved for his military service.

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September 28, 2018: Phi Alpha Theta Student Activities

September 28, 2018: Phi Alpha Theta Student Activities

Check out what our history honor society students are up to this month!

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September 17, 2018: Our Rich History

September 17, 2018: Our Rich History

Alum Steve Preston (MAPH) investigates the earliest buildings constructed by immigrants from Kentucky on the site of what would become Cincinnati.

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September 10, 2018: Our Rich History

September 10, 2018: Our Rich History

Alum Steve Preston (MAPH) reports on the impact of early 19th century earthquakes on Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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September 4, 2018: Student-athlete Alec Sandusky Scores for the Norse

September 4, 2018: Student-athlete Alec Sandusky Scores for the Norse

The Queen City Invitational brought 14 teams for the men’s cross-country race with 178 runners on the course, and the women’s race had 12 teams with 149. Alec Sandusky was the top finisher for the NKU men's team, placing 12th. Alec is a Social Studies Education major.

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September 3, 2018: Our Rich History

September 3, 2018: Our Rich History

Alum Steve Preston (MAPH) shares the history of Benjamin Van Cleve, son of a Cincinnati businessman who became an early founder of Dayton, Kentucky.

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August 27, 2018: Our Rich History

August 27, 2018: Our Rich History

This week's edition of local history penned by alum Steve Preston (MAPH) focuses on the story of one of Northern Kentucky's wealthiest women, Keturah Moss Leitch Taylor.

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August 20, 2018: Our Rich History

August 20, 2018: Our Rich History

Steve Preston (MAPH) writes about the earliest settlement in Campbell County, Leitch’s Station, founded circa 1789-91 by a Revolutionary War veteran.

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August 17, 2018: Social Studies Professor David Childs Mentors Local Student

August 17, 2018: Social Studies Professor David Childs Mentors Local Student

Malcom Getter gave up on himself in high school. But two new mentors have helped him see his potential.

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August 15, 2018: Dr. Jackson Appears on Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods"

August 15, 2018: Dr. Jackson Appears on Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods"

If you missed the original airing of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman," Season 12, Episode 7 that aired this past week, be sure to set your DVRs for upcoming repeats to catch Dr. Jackson talking about the Underground Railroad in the Northern Kentucky Region!

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August 14, 2018: MAPH Program Helps Local Railway Museum

August 14, 2018: MAPH Program Helps Local Railway Museum

Volunteers are racing against time to save the four-decade old collection of 70 vintage passenger and freight cars known as the Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati.

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August 13, 2018: Dr. Reynolds Named Regents Professor

August 13, 2018: Dr. Reynolds Named Regents Professor

During the annual fall convocation, history professor Jonathan Reynolds, was honored for his appointment as an NKU Regents Professor by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. Congratulations, Doc Reynolds!

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August 11, 2018: History Alum Publishes Limericks

August 11, 2018: History Alum Publishes Limericks

An avid traveler and dreamer, author James B. Anstead of Wilder, Kentucky, brings to us this fun and silly collection of one of the most unique styles of writing, the result of years of fascination with the limerick and its special wordplay.

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August 8, 2018: History Alum Named VP of Education & Facilities at NC Museum

August 8, 2018: History Alum Named VP of Education & Facilities at NC Museum

History alum Marcus Harshaw ('13) was named the Vice President of Education and Facilities at the Kaleideum Museum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Harshaw will oversee educational initiatives at Kaleideum Downtown & North.

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August 6, 2018: Our Rich History

August 6, 2018: Our Rich History

MAPH grad explores the life and Native American connections of Mary Means, wife of an officer garrisoned at Fort Washington in Cincinnati.

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July 30, 2018: Our Rich History

July 30, 2018: Our Rich History

MAPH alum Steve Preston delves into the history of the first large tavern built along the Cincinnati riverfront.

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July 24, 2018: Dr. Tenkotte Featured on PBS Program

July 24, 2018: Dr. Tenkotte Featured on PBS Program

Be sure to check out the PBS program, "10 That Changed America," to see Dr. Tenkotte speak about the modern marvel we in Northern Kentucky know as the Roebling Suspension Bridge!

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July 17, 2018: Social Studies Alum Named Principal

July 17, 2018: Social Studies Alum Named Principal

Alumnus Andy Wyckoff (Social Studies '95) takes on a new challenge as principal of Connor High School in Boone County, Kentucky.

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July 16, 2018: Our Rich History

July 16, 2018: Our Rich History

NKU Public History alum Steve Preston delves into the life and times of Revolutionary War officer James Wilkinson, who launched his political career in Kentucky.

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July 9, 2018: Our Rich History

July 9, 2018: Our Rich History

Dr. Tenkotte kicks off a two-part examination of prominent Kentuckians and Ohioans who helped spur development in Florida.

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July 3, 2018: Department Majors Named to Dean's List

July 3, 2018: Department Majors Named to Dean's List

The Dean's List recognizes undergraduate students attempting at least 8 credit hours during the semester and earning a grade-point average of 3.60 to 3.99. Congratulations to everyone!

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July 3, 2018: Thirteen HIS-GEO Majors Named to President's List

July 3, 2018: Thirteen HIS-GEO Majors Named to President's List

The President's List honors full-time undergraduate students earning a 4.00 grade-point average. Congratulations!

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July 2, 2018: Our Rich History

July 2, 2018: Our Rich History

Dr. Tenkotte looks into local incidents of ethnic tension during World War I.

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June 29, 2018: An Interview with Alumnus Dr. Kris Teters

June 29, 2018: An Interview with Alumnus Dr. Kris Teters

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Kristopher A. Teters about his new book, Practical Liberators, a look at the attitudes and convictions of Union Army officers about Emancipation as the Civil War progressed.

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June 27, 2018: MAPH Graduate Heads Arts Council Initiative

June 27, 2018: MAPH Graduate Heads Arts Council Initiative

The Arts Council of Mercer County is holding an Open House on Saturday, July 7, an event the group, headed by Sarah Tolbert (NKU MAPH), hopes will become a regular event.

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June 25, 2018: Reversed Perspective

June 25, 2018: Reversed Perspective

Several of Prof. Quinn's contributions to the recent Twitter thread #reversenotobsverse are featured in this article about changing our perspective on ancient art.

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June 22, 2018: Poverty on the Radio

June 22, 2018: Poverty on the Radio

Did you miss Dr. Tenkotte's presentation to the NKY Forum? If so, you can hear a short discussion with the presenters on this clip from WVXU radio.

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June 18, 2018: Our Rich History

June 18, 2018: Our Rich History

NKU Public History alum Steve Preston introduces us to John Filson, an early Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky personality.

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June 12, 2018: Poverty in Our Region

June 12, 2018: Poverty in Our Region

NKU history professor and author Dr. Paul Tenkotte will discuss the history of poverty in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

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June 11, 2018: Social Studies Student Wins Research Award

June 11, 2018: Social Studies Student Wins Research Award

An NKU Social Studies Education major was one of two winners of Steely Library's annual Celebration Research Award for his project on ancient Carthage.

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June 11, 2018: Civil War Roundtable

June 11, 2018: Civil War Roundtable

NKU History Professor Emeritus, Dr. James Ramage, speaks on the role General Grant played in the Vicksburg Campaign at the annual Hoosier Blue and Gray Civil War Roundtable.

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June 4, 2018: Our Rich History

June 4, 2018: Our Rich History

Heritage Village Museum Director and NKU Public History alum Steve Preston explores the historical importance of the Ohio Valley.

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May 29, 2018: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture

May 29, 2018: City BBQ Food for Thought Lecture

Join us for the final City Barbeque Food for Thought series event with the return of Professor Kathleen Quinn from the NKU History and Geography Department.

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May 16, 2018: Dr. Tenkotte Named to Kentucky Heritage Council

May 16, 2018: Dr. Tenkotte Named to Kentucky Heritage Council

A review of Kentuckians recently named to organizational leadership roles, including NKU's Dr. Paul Tenkotte.

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May 20, 2018: Third Year of Excavations

May 20, 2018: Third Year of Excavations

Students and faculty from several departments and programs at NKU--including History and Geography--have spent much of the May term excavating at the Parker Academy site in New Richmond, Ohio.

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May 14, 2018: Our Rich History

May 14, 2018: Our Rich History

Dr. Tenkotte recalls Tuesday, April 23, 1968, when a devastating tornado hit Falmouth, Kentucky. Were you there? Were your parents or grandparents?

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May 7, 2018: Farming History

May 7, 2018: Farming History

Departmental alum (and now faculty member) Dr. William Landon, alongside Dr. Sharyn Jones, uses historical research into Mulefoot pigs to grow a new family farm in Campbell County!

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