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Student discusses restoration of felon voting rights

Student discusses restoration of felon voting rights

Matt Sexton, Political Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Celebration, Celebration 2016, Featured Story, News

With the Kentucky primary election less than a month away, there is a group of citizens that do not have the right to vote.The state of Kentucky is one of four states that permanently remove the right to vote from people with felony convictions. Kevin Lykins, a senior political science major, researche...

Spring Vocal Jazz Concert

Cole Grecco, Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under Celebration 2016

Two semesters of work were capped off Tuesday night in front of a crowd of about 50 students, parents and jazz fans, at the York Street Cafe in Newport, Kentucky for NKU’s Spring Vocal Jazz Concert. The concert featured the Valhalla Voices, a group of nine NKU student singers who began working wit...

Navigating the PR Cultural Terrains

Navigating the PR Cultural Terrains

Molly Patrick, Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under Celebration 2016

Nathan Garbig interned in Germany this past summer at a PR firm. While he was there he conducted research on how business in Germany is very structured and much more hierarchical.  Garbig said Germany is a more strict environment compared to the laid-back environment in the U.S.“I wanted to comp...

The 27 Club

Ally Jasper, Contributor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Celebration 2016

The 27 Club refers to a group of famous musicians who lived a very short life, ending at age 27. Ellen Yates, senior business major became very interested in the subject after her Humanity and the Imagination class discussed the Pioneers of American Music. The class studied musical trends, decades and the history of ...

Students analyze PCB-treated mice

Cole Grecco, Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under Celebration 2016

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pollutants that are found in the human food supply, have been known to cause health concerns in humans, such as cancer and learning deficits.   Two NKU students have been studying the effects PCBs have on mice and presented their findings at NKU’s Celebration of St...

Do celebrities effect what you buy?

Chris Decker, Assistant Sports Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Celebration 2016

A study on the effects of celebrity endorsements on consumers was on display in the student union for the Celebration of Student Creativity and Research.The study done by students Doug Carson, Taylor Weaver, and Justin Wolstenholme surveyed 256 NKU students and asked what they thought about celebrity endorsemen...

GALLERY: Dance Troupe takes over Strauss Theatre

GALLERY: Dance Troupe takes over Strauss Theatre

Matt Gahris, Contributor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Celebration 2016

The Dance Tour Troupe blended a variety of dance styles in a performance in the Fine Arts Center’s Stauss Theater on April 12 as part of NKU’s Celebration of Research and Creativity. “We do everything from jazz to modern to contemporary,” troupe member Emanuel Picazo said. “We’re workin...

Finding satisfaction and belonging through social media engagement

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Celebration 2016

As state funding for public colleges continues to decline not only locally, but across the United States, tuition costs continue to rise colleges can struggle to connect with students. The research of Melissa Powell, Brent Donaldson and Kelsey Sphar target the use of social media in relation to ...

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