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Criminal justice Ph.D. writes paranormal romance book series

Criminal justice Ph.D. writes paranormal romance book series

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 24, 2013


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Jennifer Webster is a woman with two sides—one is an assistant director of integrative studies at Northern Kentucky University with a Ph.D. in criminal justice, while the other is a creative writer with two published books. Webster studied criminal justice and psychology as an undergraduate at East...

Talent show winners belted popular Young the Giant

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

January 23, 2013


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EDITED: The original article spelled first place winner Brian Murray incorrectly. Tuesday night students gathered to enjoy performances from talented classmates in the Homecoming Talent Show sponsored by the Activities Programming Board. The acts took to the stage to impress the panel of judges...

‘Grease’ premieres tonight, actors and crew weigh in

‘Grease’ premieres tonight, actors and crew weigh in

Kyle Sebree, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


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The stage is brightly lit and the ensemble cast vibrantly dressed in ‘50s garb practices a dance routine to the music of “Summer Nights.” This is one of the last rehearsals before the show opens and the cast and crew are staying focused and dedicated to ironing out any rough edges left from months...

Secrets come out at Wednesday night event

Brooke Ginn, Staff writer

November 16, 2012


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Seven years ago, one man from Maryland set out on a mission to collect secrets, and has since gathered over half a million from around the world. Frank Warren, the genius behind the PostSecret universe, began this project in January 2005 by walking around the streets of Washington, D.C. asking whomever...

Tasty tidbits: History professor makes connection between human movement and food

Matt Popovich, Contributing writer

November 16, 2012


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Did you know a slice of pizza or a box of Chinese take-out can act as a road map depicting the flow of human movement and technological advancements throughout history? NKU’s own Dr. Jonathan Reynolds certainly thinks so. For NKU’s International Education Week Reynolds gave a speech titled “Every...

The dead, the living and the in between at NKU for Halloween

Andrew Zeiser, Staff writer

November 4, 2012


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Retirement home patients die while mummies jam on stage and students are asking for more, at Northern Kentucky University on Halloween night Oct. 31. NKU’s campus was full of Halloween activity from a haunted Callahan Hall to a Halloween concert at Greaves Hall, and students in costume at th...

Local band hits the NKU ballroom stage, a hit with the crowd

Local band hits the NKU ballroom stage, a hit with the crowd

Brooke Ginn, Staff writer

November 4, 2012


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Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Belle Histoire didn’t have to travel far to put on a great concert for Northern Kentucky University students on Thursday evening. The Activities Programming Board welcomed the four-piece indie alternative band made up of Jane Smith, Austin Livingood, Mitch Winsett,...

Design guru talks to students, faculty about future of logos

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

October 26, 2012


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Thursday at the Otto M. Budig Theater, faculty and students, mostly design majors, gathered to listen to renowned designer Andy Keene speak about logo and design, his true expertise. Andy Keene is a known leader in the branding and design world. He’s worked for major companies and designed for major...

Thinking outside the box: Foundations Exhibition showcases freshmen art

Thinking outside the box: Foundations Exhibition showcases freshmen art

Marina Schneider, Contributing wirter

September 11, 2012


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The next time you see an empty cardboard box lying around, try to resist the urge to kick it. Don’t think about it only as a disposable object. A cardboard box is an environmentally friendly material. Artists can cut, glue, paint, reshape and transform cardboard into three-dimensional works of art. The...

Unique art turns heads in Fine Arts Gallery

Unique art turns heads in Fine Arts Gallery

Stephen Marck, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012


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The Northern Kentucky University art galleries in the Fine Arts Building kicked off their yearly art exhibition on Aug. 21 with a showcase of contemporary artwork created by artists hailing from India. The exhibit, titled “The Art of Story Telling: Traditional and Contemporary Works from India,”...

Theater season ends with a lighter note

Ryan Cahill, Contributing writer

March 28, 2012


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In a year that has had a fairly serious theme in performances, the Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance will end its season on a lighter note. The NKU Department of Theater and Dance will perform the musical comedy “My Favorite Year” at Corbett Theatre to end its 2011-2012...

Student creates show about racism

Student creates show about racism

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 29, 2012


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Mandy McDonough has some confessions to make, and she will be sharing them with the public March 15. McDonough, a graduate communication student at Northern Kentucky University, will present her Capstone project, “Secrets of a White Girl” in Griffin Hall Digitorium March 15. “Secrets of a White...

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