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Division I brings changes for NKU

Division I brings changes for NKU

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

January 11, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Now that the anticipation of joining a Division I conference is over, Northern Kentucky University is preparing to move to the next level with plans to keep on growing. First, NKU will go four years without competing in NCAA post-season play, but the teams can collect regular-season awards. “We...

Steely considers cafe for 24-hour lab

Steely considers cafe for 24-hour lab

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

January 11, 2012


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Northern Kentucky University’s Steely Caffe may soon be a 24-hour lab with different food options. To try to better meet the needs of students, the W. Frank Steely Library’s hours were extended to 2 a.m. during the week leading up to final exams for the 2011 fall semester. The library usually closes...

NKU stays perfect with win

NKU stays perfect with win

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff Writer

December 21, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Christmas came early for Northern Kentucky University, as the Norse head into their holiday break with a record of 9-0 after defeating Salem International 98-53 on Sunday. The Norse started fast, jumping out to a 16-2 lead in the first half. Jon Van Hoose led the charge, as he hit five 3-pointers...

It’s official: NKU is going Division I

It’s official: NKU is going Division I

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

December 8, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has voted unanimously in favor of accepting an invitation from the Atlantic Sun Conference and to reclassify as a Division I program. NKU Athletics will begin playing a D-I schedule in fall 2012. The Norse will be joining East Tennessee State, Florida ...

Prof. Stallings memorial set for Dec. 10

Prof. Stallings memorial set for Dec. 10

Staff update

December 7, 2011


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On Nov. 26, retired Northern Kentucky University English professor Frank Stallings passed away from Alzheimer's at age 83. According to an email sent on Dec. 7 to Northern Kentucky University by Gail Wells, vice president of academic affairs, arrangements have been confirmed for Stallings' memorial...

Students fighting to keep federal financial aid

Students fighting to keep federal financial aid

Karli Wood

December 7, 2011


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On Nov. 29, student body president Dustin Robinson sent an email to Northern Kentucky University students requesting solidarity. Robinson championed for students to sign a petition posted on the Student Aid Alliance website. The Student Aid Alliance was formed in 2007 and is composed of 75 higher...

Finding the holiday spirit in a home away from home

Finding the holiday spirit in a home away from home

Kyung mi Shim, Contributing writer

December 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Christmas is right around the corner. Everybody is looking forward to the holiday, because people enjoy spending time with their loved ones and exchanging presents. For international students who are away from home, it could be a lonely time. However, everyone finds their own ways to spend the holidays. Omi...

New book gives a glimpse into the life and career of gay professional wrestler Chris Kanyon

New book gives a glimpse into the life and career of gay professional wrestler Chris Kanyon

Brandon Barb, Features editor

December 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Who better than Kanyon? The question use to blast through sound systems at professional wrestling events in the late 1990s. The question would be asked, a heavy guitar riff would start and then Kanyon would walk to the ring. Nicknamed the “Innovator of Offense” by former WCW commentator Mike Tenay,...

Roller derby takes over BOKC

Roller derby takes over BOKC

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff writer

December 7, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University has added another form of entertainment to The Bank of Kentucky Center, as the Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls have skated their way to the arena. The Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls is a flat track roller derby league, owned by the skaters. The league consists of two teams,...

Foggy windows to blame in collision

Foggy windows to blame in collision

Staff Report

November 30, 2011


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Foggy windows were again to blame in the Nov. 29 collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Kenton Drive, according to the police report. It is the second time pedestrians have been struck this semester, with unclear windows contributing to each instance, according to reports from both accidents....

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

Anna Kathman, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Shakespearean flavor returns to Northern Kentucky University’s Stauss Theatre Dec. 1 with the premiere of “Antony and Cleopatra.” The play follows the tragic love story between two lovers, Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Set in Rome and Egypt around 30 B.C., Cleopatra, played by Robyn Novak, is a...

Group brings culture to campus

Kevin Eveslage, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Drums thumping and people dancing helped create an atmosphere that transported visitors to a different part of the world. This is not the Renaissance Fair, though. The Japanese Culture Festival provided the campus with a glimpse of what its like to visit the island nation. The festival, which occurred Nov. 17 in the Student Union, was hosted by the Parent Teach...

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