The Northerner

Midpoint musicians visit WNKU

Roxanna Blevins

September 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Editors note: The story was updated to reflect drummer Brian Penick. He was not included in the original version. Two up-and-coming bands, The Seedy Seeds and Bella Ruse, paid a visit to Northern Kentucky University on Sept. 21 and 22 to give the campus a free preview before heading up to Cincin...

GenEd program does not meet standards

Cassie Stone

September 21, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, News

For more than a year, two professors have filed complaints and appeals regarding changes to Northern Kentucky University’s new GenEd program. On Sept. 16, the U.S. Education Department agreed with the concerns of the two professors: The new GenEd program did not meet academic requirements and was not...

Campus on high alert

Caitlin Centner and Claire Higgins

September 21, 2011


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With over a dozen car thefts on campus within a two-week span, Northern Kentucky University is experiencing an unusual increase in criminal activity – and a decrease in student responsibility. Since Sept. 1, the NKU Department of Public Safety has responded to 15 car thefts in various lots acr...

Plagued production goes forward

Kyle Sebree

September 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

This time last year, Northern Kentucky University professor and writer/filmmaker John Gibson began preproduction on “Revelation Trail,” a zombie/western film. Gibson, also a multi-media engineer and producer for Norse Media, wrapped principal photography this summer. However, the problem he ...

Restoring more than buildings

Tara Derington

September 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on southern Louisiana. Over a seven-day span over the summer, two Northern Kentucky University students travelled to New Orleans to film a documentary on the city’s recovery and how much work remains to revive the city. Stephanie Mathena, an electronic med...

Women’s track team seeks help

John Minor

September 21, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

With the addition of women’s track and field, the coaches are trying to find athletes to help strengthen the roster. “Right now we need to fill in some events,” said Paul Longano, assistant cross country and track and field coach. “It’s a big campus. There’s got to be a few decent one...

Search committee joins faculty, student, community members

Cassie Stone

September 14, 2011


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The Board of Regents approved the 16-member Presidential Search and Screen Committee, adding two more members from the original 14 it was originally slated to have. One student was appointed to the committee. Regents Chair Terry Mann approved Joseph Fons as the student representative, and addressed que...

Football flagged as a success

John Minor

September 14, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

There is no tackling, no tucking of the ball after a catch, no pushing nor shoving allowed. There are only seven on the field for each team at a time, and twenty yards are needed for a first down. It is not your normal football game, but the abnormality has not stopped intramural flag football fro...

Name changes alter campus face

Karli Wood

September 14, 2011


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“If the sidewalks weren’t enough, we’re renaming all the buildings, so good luck,” quipped Northern Kentucky University president James Votruba at the Fall Convocation. Despite the jovial nature of the comment, Northern Kentucky University did some heavy lifting this summer. With the con...

Events celebrate Latino heritage

Roxanna Blevins

September 14, 2011


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The Office of Latino Student Affairs will celebrate its progress at the reception for its 10th annual National Hispanic Heritage Month. When NKU started participating in National Hispanic Heritage Month 10 years ago, 57 Hispanic students were enrolled, according to administrative assistant of Lat...

Latino students fight for space

Georgina Alamilla

September 14, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, News

Student delegates of the Office of Latino Student Affairs (LSA) met with Dean of Students Jeffrey Waple on Sept. 13 to discuss obtaining a bigger lounge space with more equipment for Hispanic students. In the meeting, sophomore sociology major Mayra Guzman and sophomore electronic media and broadcasting maj...

On-campus housing hits capacity

Caitlin Centner

September 7, 2011


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With not enough space in on-campus living areas, some Northern Kentucky University students were assigned to temporary off-campus housing for the first few weeks of the semester, and some of them are still living in extended occupancy in University Housing. According to Arnie Slaughter, interim dir...

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