The Northerner

New campus rec center could bring parking woes to a head

Mac Payton, News Editor

November 13, 2013

Updated plans for the new Campus Recreation Center were released at the Student Government Association meeting Monday, Nov. 11. Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation, spoke to the organization, saying that the university is attempting to transform what he called “the world’s largest concrete...

Kentucky poet laureate visits campus

Author Frank X. Walker presented poetry about continuing celebration of the arts on Nov. 6.

Theresa Wiehoff, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2013

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker performed an excerpt from his poem “Sorority Meeting” from his sixth collection of poetry, “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers” to a crowd of NKU students and staff in the University Center’s Otto Budig Center Nov. 6. Walker’s latest collection of poetry a...

Athletic trainers discuss working with injured athletes

Athletic trainers discuss working with injured athletes

Olivia Shawmeker, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2013

Athletes from the NKU athletic department encounter injuries, but with the careful preparation and help of NKU athletic trainers they are able to stay in the game. The athletic training staff of NKU develops and prepares for every season and every athlete to come. The athletic training staff also conn...

Women’s team not only aspires to be in tournament, but to win

Women’s team not only aspires to be in tournament, but to win

Jessica Kopena, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

After losing 72-70 against the College of Charleston in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational last spring, the NKU Norse women hope to make their second appearance in the tournament this season. Dawn Plitzuweit, women’s basketball head coach, said the team has changed because of the new ...

Chase symposium to help artists

Ricky Cracchiolo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

To help artists, filmmakers, musicians and writers with the business and legal aspects of their work, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law is holding a symposium entitled “Success Strategies for the Professional Artists in the Digital Age.” “It’s going to help the artist know which agreements...

Anti-abortion signs removed from campus display

Anti-abortion signs removed from campus display

Derek White, Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 9, a part of the anti-abortion display located in the center of campus disappeared. The display, hosted by the organization Northern Right to Life, originally had included multiple signs and a collection of white crosses, which represent the lives lost due to abortion, a...

Victim of human trafficking tells NKU students her tale and how she’s helping victims now. “Spoiler alert: I survive.”

Victim of human trafficking tells NKU students her tale and how she’s helping victims now.

October 9, 2013

Imagine dropping out of school at age 13. Imagine being swept into a world of nude modeling, prostitution, and shoplifting. Then imagine surviving the experience and becoming one of the most prominent worldwide advocates for human trafficking.  “Spoiler alert: I survive,” said human trafficking advoca...

TANK to hold information tables for innovations

Mac Payton, News Editor

September 16, 2013

NKU students can expect several changes to the TANK bus system sometime over the next five years, including a new bus route that will travel along I-275 and will make a direct connection between NKU and Florence. After gathering data since December 2012, TANK has drafted several recommendations to improve ri...

Early morning emergency ends in false alarm

Ricky Cracchiolo, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013

A pulled fire alarm evacuated all of Founders Hall for about twenty minutes on Thursday after people smelled smoke. Heather Schaffner, administrative secretary of Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement in Founder’s Hall room 536, said after smelling smoke she called nonemergency campus police wh...

Past acting provost passes away

August 27, 2013

Sandra “Sandy” Easton passed away on Monday, August 26, after fighting cancer for several months. Originally from Frankfort, Easton spent many years as a leader at NKU and the Northern Kentucky region. While working at NKU, Easton served as the Dean of the College of Business, the Assistant Prov...

Director of new LGBTQ center hired

Bonnie Meyer, the new director of the Office of LGBTQ Programs and Services.

Mac Payton, News Editor

August 22, 2013

Bonnie Meyer has been hired as the first director of the Office for LGBTQ Programs and Services. Meyer said that she plans on bringing speakers to campus and setting up resources for LGBTQ students, but that she wants to meet with students and faculty and staff members first, to see what they want....

Student triggers fire sprinkler, floods entire wing of Callahan Hall

Outside of Callahan, where water was pouring from the building.

Mac Payton, News Editor

August 20, 2013

At 7 o’clock in the morning on August 20, Rick Seal didn’t want to wake up his roommates living with him in A302 in Callahan Hall. Unfortunately, he wasn’t successful in his mission. “I had the earliest class,” Seal said. “[My roommates] were asleep…. I was almost all ready, but I had t...

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