The Northerner

NKU student finds her father after 20 years of his absence

Brandon Barb

November 9, 2011

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

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

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

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...

Anything is possible before ‘The Buried Life’

Caitlin Centner

November 9, 2011

“The Buried Life” cast members David Lingwood and Jonnie Penn visited Northern Kentucky University Nov. 2 to send a message to students: Anything is possible. Lingwood and Penn, along with Ben Nemtin and Jonnie’s older brother Duncan, are in the midst of a nationwide college tour. They visited...

Tribute grooves with jazz ensemble

Kyle Sebree

November 9, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University Jazz Ensemble performed a tribute concert for military service veterans Sunday evening at the Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub in Cold Spring, Ky. NKU assistant professor and Director of Jazz Studies Brian Hogg organized and directed the event. The proceeds...

NKU students help lead Cincinnati Marriage Equality Protest

Tara Derington & Karli Wood

November 5, 2011

NKU students helped coordinate the Marriage Equality Protest in Cincinnati on Nov 5. Adam Hoover, a 17-year-old Harrison High School student, originally posted the event via Facebook. "Everyone has their God-given right to marry the one they love," said Hoover. Hoover decided to create the...

New president comes with a price

Claire Higgins

November 2, 2011

Along with the recent naming of Isaacson, Miller as executive search firm to help Northern Kentucky University in their quest for a new president, NKU also confirmed that the firm comes with a $105,000 price tag. The university will pay Isaacson, Miller in three or four installments, said Martin Butler,...

Bouncing Boobapalooza

Allegra Carpenter

November 2, 2011

Boobapalooza bounced through campus last week bringing awareness about breast cancer. Colleges Against Cancer held its first annual awareness event to raise money for Relay For Life, where they also handed out pink ribbons, pamphlets and ways to fight back against the disease. “We are partnering...

Professor examines gender in film

Tara Derington

November 2, 2011

John Alberti, a Northern Kentucky University English professor and the director of film studies, is asking a peculiar question in his new book, “Gender as Genre: The Obsolescence of Masculinity in Contemporary Popular Cinema.” “Are men necessary anymore [in cinema]?” Alberti explained...

Thompson returns to film in ‘The Rum Diary’

Anna Kathman

November 2, 2011

The film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary” was released Friday after being shelved for almost two years. The book, written in the early 1960s but published in 1998, is based on Thompson’s early years as a writer. Thompson, a flamboyant journalist and novelist, changed the face...

‘Trouble in Mind’ falls short at opening

Matt Schlagheck

November 2, 2011

“Trouble in Mind” is a thought-provoking play that has all the right intentions, but it fell short of its potential during its opening performance on Oct. 28 at Northern Kentucky University’s Corbett Theatre. The play focuses on a group of actors rehearsing for a play, called “Chaos in Belleville,”...

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