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Students occupy

Students occupy

Kyle Sebree and Brandon Barb

November 18, 2011


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Editor's note: This story originally said Jona Kessans served with the U.S. Army Rangers and that she is a Salmon P. Chase College of Law student. That is incorrect. She served in the Army, and previously attended Chase. She is not currently enrolled in the law school. The story has been updated to refl...

NKU misses OVC conference bid

NKU misses OVC conference bid

Stephen Wilder

November 17, 2011


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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect additional information. Northern Kentucky University’s bid to join Division I has been delayed. President James Votruba announced Nov. 17 that the Ohio Valley Conference voted against inviting NKU to become a member because it was concerned ab...

Mother reflects on son’s decision

Mother reflects on son’s decision

Brandon Barb

November 16, 2011


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A mother instinctively protects her child. But what happens when that child joins the military and is sent to Iraq? For Terri Thomas all she can do is be supportive of her son. Terri’s son, Erik Thomas, was a sophomore at Northern Kentucky University when he was deployed to Iraq with the Kentucky...

Artists ‘Surge’ through gallery

Artists ‘Surge’ through gallery

Roxanna Blevins

November 16, 2011


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Step right up! The annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions are in town. “Surge,” the first of two exhibitions, which focuses on the art of graphic design, opened Nov. 10. The exhibition features the capstone projects of 12 senior graphic design majors, two in one Third Floor Gallery of the Fine...

Men sprout manly facial hair

Men sprout manly facial hair

Brandon Barb

November 16, 2011


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Every November, men grow facial hair to raise awareness and money for men’s health. This practice has led to the month being called Movember. On Nov. 1, every man who decides to accept the challenge must start out clean-shaven. Throughout the 30 days of November, men, also referred to as “Mo Bros,”...

MLB Hall of Famers visit NKU

Matt Schlagheck

November 16, 2011


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Friends, family members, political supporters and some lucky baseball fans welcomed Baseball Hall-of-Famers Jim Bunning and Tommy Lasorda to Northern Kentucky University on Thursday. The event, “Baseball & Beyond,” allowed the two former players to relive their Major League Baseball days, and...

English opera breaks barriers

Roxanna Blevins

November 16, 2011


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One Northern Kentucky University professor is challenging common perceptions of opera. Grant Knox, an assistant professor of voice and opera, wove the show “An Evening of Opera in English” together by combining musical selections from eight different operas. The show has one set that takes...

Department reconsiders eliminating Black and Women’s and Gender Studies Minors

Karli Wood

November 9, 2011


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At 9:31 a.m. on Oct. 31, the Northern Kentucky University history listserv received an email of great significance. The email, sent on behalf of Debra Meyers, briefly explained that the former pre-proposals to combine the Black Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies minors into a major - Gender and...

NKU student finds her father after 20 years of his absence

Brandon Barb

November 9, 2011


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Go to Italy and Hawaii, change someone’s life, finish grad school, get married, own a house, and meet her biological father. Those are all goals one Northern Kentucky University student wishes to accomplish — her bucket list. She’s getting closer to knocking off the last item on the list, meeting...

Panhellenic Council ready to expand

Caitlin Centner

November 9, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University’s Greek community will grow in the spring of 2012. According to Kim Vance, assistant director of Student Life, the NKU Panhellenic Council began to discuss opening campus for additional sororities a few years ago. That discussion continued from Oct. 25 through 27, when...

Students march for LGBTQ rights

Tara Derington

November 9, 2011


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On the corner of Fifth and Vine at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, over 350 people, including Northern Kentucky University students, gathered to participate in the Marriage Equality Protest Nov. 5. Adam Hoover, a 17-year-old Harrison High School student, originally posted the event via Facebook. “Everyone...

Veterans Day events to honor fighting and fallen

Roxanna Blevins

November 9, 2011


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This year’s Veterans Day events hold special importance for Americans, and especially military veterans, as the day marks the 10th Veterans Day after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Northern Kentucky University’s Veterans Advocacy Committee and NKU V.E.T.S. will feature several events Friday...

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