The Northerner

10.10.11 is the date to remember

Claire Higgins

October 11, 2011

And it’s official. On Oct. 10, Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba, state and local legislators, students and faculty, and community members celebrated the grand opening of Griffin Hall, the university’s newest state-of-the-art building. After public remarks from state and local...

D-I: Directors explain both sides of move

Stephen Wilder, Stephen Wilder, and Stephen Wilder

October 5, 2011

As Northern Kentucky University prepares to make the switch to Division I, athletic directors from other current D-I schools say that NKU may face challenges while reaping the rewards of being a premiere institution. The University of South Dakota Coyotes made the transition to D-I in 2008 by joining...

American folk-metal band debuts album

Brandon Barb

October 5, 2011

A solid mix of traditional European folk music, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper and Kiss has hit Northern Kentucky University’s campus. Folk-metal band Winterhymn is made up of four NKU students, one Xavier University student and a Cincinnati State graduate. And since the group’s formation in 2010, the...

SCAR Project is more than Art

Rachel Martin

October 5, 2011

The message: Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. The speakers: Young women in their 20s and 30s sharing the same story. The story: Breast cancer came and they’re still here. Large, powerful photographs hung on the walls of the Art Design Consultants Gallery downtown Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Rebuilding...

Belly dancing, hookers and fudgie-wudgie ice cream bars

Aly Durrett

October 5, 2011

Students have written and produced their own play and are directing and performing it at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6 in the Fine Arts Center in Studio 307. “Shivaree” is about a hemophiliac named Chandler who lives with his mother. After trying to hire a prostitute with the help of his friend Scagg, he meets...

Famous composer celebrated

Kyle Sebree

October 5, 2011

Composer Philip Glass gave a lecture at Northern Kentucky University in Greaves Hall on Sept. 29 as part of a two-day event celebrating his musical works. Glass came to Cincinnati to perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Glass, age 74, is a Grammy and Golden...

Sorority sisters ‘rock’

Caitlin Centner

October 5, 2011

On somewhat of a chilly day under gray skies, the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma dressed for the occasion -- donning jackets and blankets -- and rocked in rocking chairs to support their philanthropic cause, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Phi Sigma Sigma chapter held its...

Minors face potential major changes

Karli Wood

September 28, 2011

A proposed idea in Northern Kentucky University’s history and geography department has upset some professors and students as they view it to be a threat to two minor programs that study minority groups. Debra Meyers, assistant chair to the history and geography department, announced via email Sep...

Statute of Secrecy exposed! Muggles playing Quidditch!

Brandon Barb

September 28, 2011

In the world of witchcraft and wizardry, there is a fast paced, pulse pounding game known as Quidditch. How to play: To score, a player must throw a quaffle through one of the three upright hoops. Players must watch out for bludgers while keeping an eye out for the golden snitch. See, simple. Even 11-year-old...

‘Little Women’ promises big sound

Anna Kathman

September 28, 2011

Northern Kentucky University’s 2011-2012 theatre season will begin next week with “Little Women,” a family-friendly musical that is guaranteed to entertain. The production, which is suitable for all ages according to musical director Jamey Strawn, is centered around four sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth...

American diet unhealthy for exchange students

Kyung mi Shim

September 28, 2011

When Min-ji Seo arrived to Northern Kentucky University from South Korea last December, she expected to experience some culture shock. But the lack of dining options on campus put her in, what she felt to be, a non-negotiable situation. “I canceled my meal plan as fall semester began because it ...

Midpoint musicians visit WNKU

Roxanna Blevins

September 28, 2011

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...

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