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Simon Kenton High School Students and Victor at NKU Day 2017

November 13, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s Office of Admissions and School-Based Scholars Program (SBS) will host the second annual “NKU Day” at three local high schools on November 16, 2018.

NKU faculty and staff will visit Grant County High School, Highlands High School and Lloyd Memorial High School to share information on admissions, scholarships and financial aid at NKU. The SBS Program enables students to earn college credit before graduating from high school and is designed to make taking courses convenient. In an effort to showcase NKU’s diverse programs, a faculty member will present at each high school:

·   Grant County H.S.| 9 a.m.| Jeff Fox | Informatics: the crossroads of computation, information, and communication

Jeff Fox, lecturer in Communication Studies and program coordinator for CMST 101, Public Speaking, highlights various opportunities the College of Informatics has to offer at NKU, including his interests in organizational communication with an emphasis on the airline industry.

·   Highlands H.S.| 1:54 p.m.| Dr. Joe Cobbs | What sparks rivalry?

Dr. Joe Cobbs and his students surveyed over 10,000 fans of collegiate and profession sports. Uncover the 11 elements that contribute to rivalries between teams. Their research on the topic has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and several other national and international media outlets.

·   Lloyd Memorial H.S.| 8:30 a.m.| Jill Shelley | Crime scene investigation comes to life

Hear about how NKU students uncover the art of modern forensic science by learning to process crime scenes. Discover the hands-on crime scene processing activities at NKU such as lifting latent prints, casting impressions and much more. 

The current cost for a SBS Program course is $56 per credit hour. Courses can be taken at the high schools, NKU’s main campus, NKU’s Grant County location or online. In the fall 2018 semester, more than 1,500 students were enrolled in NKU courses. Visit the School-Based Scholars Program website for more information. To apply for undergraduate admission to NKU, visit here.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit