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‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

Anna Kathman, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011

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

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...

Transfer makes immediate impact

Transfer makes immediate impact

Nick Jones, Staff writer

November 30, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team once again enters the season with the hope of making a deep run into the Division II NCAA basketball tournament. The Norse will expect to have a strong performance from the 3-point line this season, led by returning senior guard Tony Rack and...

International students remedy homesickness

International students remedy homesickness

Kyung mi Shim, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011

Owen Austin, a freshman from Iran, arrived at Northern Kentucky University this January. Austin has adapted to American life well, but is now dealing with the effects of homesickness. “I miss people, the culture, the costume, their respect and the food every day,” Austin said. There are many factors that cause him to become homesick, such as looking at photos of his ...

Students occupy

Students occupy

Kyle Sebree and Brandon Barb

November 18, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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