The Northerner

Cinderella coming to life at NKU

Derick Bischoff

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is a musical slightly different than the Disney version the younger generation is used to seeing. Disney has the blond-and-blue-dress Cinderella, whereas Rodgers and Hammerstein’s has the brunette-and-white-dress Cinderella. NKU’s theatre department wil...

Packed crowds bring energy to homecoming

Claire Higgins

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

As homecoming week’s events came to a close Saturday evening at the basketball game, the committee’s goal of more student involvement and transforming the events seemed to have been met. Homecoming Chairman Chris Ruth found the changes to the event schedule to be very successful, “a few eve...

Art society offers community

Derick Bischoff

January 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

There is a small world on Northern Kentucky University’s campus where wood, metal and clay are king. Here students can carve wood, mold metal and spin the pottery wheel. Ever wanted to get behind a pottery wheel like in the movie “Ghost,” or learn how to throw clay and mold it into pottery? The...

Art professors practice what they preach

Shawn Buckenmeyer

January 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Just because you become a professor doesn’t mean you hang up your proverbial paintbrush for life. As an artist you have to keep expanding your artistic repertoire in order to stay in the creative loop. Northern Kentucky University opened its spring semester with an art show focusing on professors in...

Art show explores women in domestic American life

Shawn Buckenmeyer

January 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Being a woman means something different to each woman. Julie Mader-Meersman, an associate professor of graphic design at Northern Kentucky University, explores that concept and many others in her show entitled “Personal Effects: Reflections on Domestic American Life”. Through the use of artists’...

NKU’s homecoming to focus more on future than past

Claire Higgins

January 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, News

Northern Kentucky University and the Homecoming Committee are bringing in the new year by inspiring students to visualize the future of the campus while participating in weeklong events during Homecoming 2011: The Future is Now! The Future is Now! is about celebrating and creating the future that stu...

Alumni night reunites grads

Matt Brewer

January 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, News, Sports

Despite all the empty seats in the Bank of Kentucky Center, the Northern Kentucky University Pep Band added an element of excitement and school pride to the men’s and women’s basketball games. To add to that excitement, not necessarily for the fans gathered in the arena, but for the members of the...

“To Kill a Mockingbird” to debut at NKU

Claire Higgins

December 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

It’s a story most people have read in the classroom or watched in black and white on television — a timeless classic that sails through generation after generation, challenging the battle between good and evil, inequality and innocence. It’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it’s the upcoming...

Tears flow for Native American History Month at NKU

Derick Bischoff

November 24, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Tears flowed like a river at the First Nations Student Organization (FNSO) celebration of Native America. FNSO co-president Dayna Schambach couldn’t hold back tears as she addressed the crowd and thanked them for their suppport after an emotional slide show presentation. The slide show played a v...

Congressman impressed with NKU’s treatment of veterans

Claire Higgins

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

The sun was shining and the air was cool as the American flag waved over Northern Kentucky University on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. NKU V.E.T.S. presented the on-campus Veterans Day activities with a flag-raising and Veterans Recognition Luncheon. The flag-raising outside of Steely Library was a short, sim...

Victim says giving birth after rape was right decision

Tabitha Peyton

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Crime, News

Liz Carl, a senior at the University of Louisville, was raped at the age of 17. As a result, Carl became pregnant and decided to give birth to her child instead of choosing to end the pregnancy. Now, she is spreading her story to audiences like the one gathered at Northern Kentucky University on Nov....

Prove you’re a citizen! Immigration debate hits NKU

John Minor

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Anytime a law is made dealing with a controversial subject, discussion is going to continue to swarm for months after. “Everyone is for legal immigration,” said Thomas Wurtz, owner of a consulting business in Cincinnati and member of the Kenton County Tea Party movement. “We love when they com...

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