NKU's Press release:
“This is a historic moment in the life of Northern Kentucky,” said NKU President Dr. James Votruba. “The Bank of Kentucky has stepped forward and taken a leadership role in the growth of our region. We are extremely proud and honored to partner with an institution that shares the university’s commitment to Northern Kentucky’s future.”Speaking of new centers, etc. the Kansas City Star is late on reporting something.
Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher highlighted the public announcement that The Bank of Kentucky has committed to funding 10 percent of the estimated total cost of the proposed center, up to $6 million, in return for a 20-year naming rights agreement. The facility will be named The Bank of Kentucky Center.
"Since its inception in 1990, The Bank of Kentucky has continually supported higher education," said The Bank of Kentucky President and CEO, Robert Zapp. "When complete, The Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University will be the flagship facility in Northern Kentucky to view a concert or sporting event."
An institute at Washington University aimed at encouraging involvement in public service will be named after longtime House majority and minority leader Dick Gephardt, the university said Tuesday.Additional news on Jon Stewart:
The Richard A. Gephardt Institute for Public Service will recruit and train volunteers ranging from students to senior citizens as well as career public service professionals, the university said. It will host conferences and lectures, coordinate community service programs and develop internship programs in Washington and elsewhere.
Gephardt, 64, is a Democrat from St. Louis, but university officials said the institute will be nonpartisan. Gephardt will serve as the unpaid chairman of the institute's advisory board. He won't have day-to-day duties but will help set policy and attract lecturers, Washington University spokesman Gerry Everding said.
Stewart wrote and was executive producer for a comedy for NBC in 2002, but the network did not put that show on its prime time schedule.