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NKU Hosts Spotlight on Scholarship


October 22, 2019— Northern Kentucky University will host the second annual Spotlight on Scholarship on Oct. 24, 2019 in the Griffin Hall Digitorium.

Spotlight on Scholarship celebrates faculty research, scholarship and creative activity. Topics range from Frederick Douglass’ Cincinnati connections to how parents of children with disabilities navigate educational and support services. 

“Each presentation speaks to the depth, and breadth, of scholarship and creative activity at NKU,” said Dr. Brian Hackett, director of the Public History Program. “This work ultimately makes our professors stronger in the classroom, which in turn contributes directly to our primary mission of preparing graduates to meet the region’s needs.”

  • What: Spotlight on Scholarship
  • When: Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium, Griffin Hall

Twenty-five professors will compete for the SOL Award, named after Sol, the goddess of the sun in Norse mythology. Dr. Kirsten Schwarz from Environmental Science received the SOL Award last year for her research on strategic depaving in Newport’s urban core.

The event is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit Spotlight on Scholarship website.  

About NKU: 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, visit