The Northerner

The Cirque is in town

The Cirque is in town

Tara Derington

April 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

For the second year in a row, Cirque du Soleil entranced locals with unbelievable acrobatic acts at Northern Kentucky University’s Bank of Kentucky Center over the weekend. As a “harmonious blend of Eastern and Western acrobatic prowess,” according to the Website, “Dralion” created a work...

NKU graduate makes an impact

NKU graduate makes an impact

Andrew Despotes, Staff writer

April 4, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

As fans enjoy sporting events and coaches and players participate, the sports information staff keeps up with the performance and statistics of the athletes. If someone wants to go back to the record books to see how well an athlete performed at a specific game or during a specific season, there is someone...

Tolerance is key in Upcoming Lecture

Tolerance is key in Upcoming Lecture

Hana Kim, Contributing writer

April 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

You suddenly blurt out inappropriate words in public, make noises randomly or bark like a dog at people, even if it isn’t what you want to do. To make things worse, these random occurrences happen regularly, no matter where you are. It’s a strange situation for other people to experience. It’s...

Students round robin with potential candidates

Students round robin with potential candidates

Claire Higgins, News editor

April 4, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

The first two candidates in the running for Northern Kentucky University’s next president recently visited the campus to meet with students, faculty and staff and community members about what they would bring to the table. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Frostburg State University in Maryland,...

Student body elects Erik Pederson as SGA president

Student body elects Erik Pederson as SGA president

Tara Derington & Karli Wood, Staff writer & Editor-in-chief

March 29, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Weeks of intense campaigning paid off tonight for Erik Pederson and Allen Hornung, who took away the titles of president and vice president for the Student Government Association at Northern Kentucky University. "It was a heck of a race to say the absolute least. Stress was its max for Chuck, myself,...

Western Washington wins title

Western Washington wins title

John Minor and Stephen Wilder, Sports news writer and sports features editor

March 28, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight was played at The Bank of Kentucky Center March 21-24 and was an event that took a collective effort to host. “We’ve got a great team: our staff, the Bank of Kentucky staff, the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau,” Athletic Director...

Student voices discontent with professor

Claire Higgins, News editor

March 28, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

The Northern Kentucky University Communication Department chair, who also teaches an upper-level electronic media and broadcasting course, is being questioned in her ability to teach a class effectively by one of her students. An unnamed student in Communication Department Chair Rachel Lyon’s media...

Students throw surprise party for pres.

Students throw surprise party for pres.

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff writer

March 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Throughout the year, students of Northern Kentucky University have found several ways to thank departing President James Votruba for the contributions he has made to the school during his 15-year tenure. That sign of gratitude came in the form of a surprise birthday party on Tuesday, March 27. Votruba’s...

Blood from brothers for a brother

Blood from brothers for a brother

Caitlin Centner, Staff writer

March 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

On a sunny afternoon while many enjoyed the weather outdoors, others stayed cool in the air conditioning and gave blood that will benefit treatments for Travis French, a former Northern Kentucky University student and past president of Tau Kappa Epsilon. French is currently fighting acute myeloid leukemia. The...

NKU grad handles Reds finances

NKU grad handles Reds finances

Andrew Despotes and Stephen Wilder, Staff writer and sports features editor

March 21, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

A Northern Kentucky University sports business graduate is playing a key role in a new program for the Cincinnati Reds. Matthew Wagner, 2006 NKU graduate, is the finance coordinator for the Reds Community Fund and is in charge of handling the finances for the authentics program. Authentics is a new...

The BOKC gears up for Elite Eight action

The BOKC gears up for Elite Eight action

John Minor, Sports news editor

March 21, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University basketball teams are finished playing this season, but The Bank of Kentucky Center has a few games left to host. NKU will be hosting the 2012 Men’s Basketball Elite Eight. “A lot of people have been working very hard to get the building ready,” Athletic Director...

Exhibit showcases student visual art

Exhibit showcases student visual art

Darren Jones, Contributing writer

March 21, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

In the heart of Northern Kentucky University’s Fine Arts building is a dual room exhibiting student artwork. Each section of the room is brightly lit, illuminating the hardwood floors and plain white walls decorated with the artwork of contributing students. The Annual Juried Student Exhibit kicked...

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