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“As our fifth school President, Geoffrey Mearns is heading towards his first full year as president of NKU. Mearns and his wife, Jennifer, are already making plans to make a difference for students. As announced at his installation as president in August 2012, Mearns and his family have started an endowment called the Mearns/Proud Family Endowed Scholarship, which will provide scholarships and grants to first generation college students. Both President Mearns and Jennifer Mearns see as their responsibility to raise the money for deserving first generation students. Inspiration for the idea behind giving money to first generation students comes from his family as a way of honoring and as in tribute to his and Jennifer’s parents. According to President Mearns the idea was prompted by the fact that Jennifer’s parents, while successful, did not get a chance to go to college because of work and life. Another factor was his own parents. “My father was first gener”
“Anthony Morgan, or as he prefers to be called I$e, has been working hard on promoting and growing NKU’s first on-campus record label Climb Time Ent since he founded it last fall. As president of the organization he has been busy recruiting students and helping them “keep climbing” in their musical aspirations. In between all this he still managed to find time to write and record his own solo album, “4 Lovers Only,” being released today. I$e described the creation process as “spontaneous,” he wrote and recorded the album in just one week over winter break. “I did it in probably like a week; the songs were just coming to me… It’s actually a great story when you look at it; everyone was gone and I was just here creating this for everyone when they got back, and now I get to give it them. ” Although I$e explained the focus of Climb Time is on the students, this album was a completely solo effort. When asked if he was involved in the production, Vice President”
“Shelby Burton, Contributing writer October 4, 2012 Filed under Arts & Life Northern Kentucky University has a brand new addition to their variety of student organizations: Climb Time Entertainment, an on-campus record label. Whether you are a dedicated artist or someone interested in getting started in the music industry, Climb Time Entertainment is open to everyone.”