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Safe Schools Institute

July 10, 2023 - Protecting our kids is at the forefront for NKU’s College of Education as it hosts the Safe Schools Institute for local educators, in collaboration with Kentucky Center for School Safety, on Thursday, Aug. 3.

  • What: Safe Schools Institute for local educators
  • When: Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Mathematics, Education and Psychology Building 

The Safe Schools Institute will consist of listening sessions featuring topics related to safety such as “School Climate & Culture: The Impact of School Safety” and “Leadership and the Response to Tragedy: Considerations.” There will also be breakout sessions on lectures threat assessment, bullying/cyberbullying, and a review of the School Safety and Resiliency Act. 

Missy Jenkins will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Jenkins was a victim of the 1997 mass shooting at Heath High School in Paducah, Ky. Three people were killed in the incident and five were injured, including Jenkins, who is paralyzed from the chest down as a result. She has since been an advocate of school safety. 

To register for the event, click here.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit