The Northerner

Job fair provides chance for success

Tiffany Lewis

January 8, 2002

The Career Development Center recently hosted its first social services and government job fair at Northern Kentucky University in early December. After social work students told Charlie Lowe, NKU social work professor, and Jim Decker, chair of NKU social work program, they wanted a job fair strictly ...

Campus Closeup

January 8, 2002

NKU student wins $100,000 On Dec. 18 when Northern Kentucky University student Jamie Rose, 21, decided to buy a Kentucky Powerball lottery ticket, she ended up $100,000 richer. Of the six numbers, Rose got all except the powerball. "I just had a hunch," she said. "I play whenever I feel lucky, and fo...

Strategic plan gives NKU new direction

Susan Bartels

January 4, 2002

After months of gathering information from area businesses, government personnel, faculty, students and administrators of Northern Kentucky University, an Academic Strategic Plan was rolled out to the NKU Board of Regents, where it was met with unanimous approval. The plan aligns future programming at the un...

New arena will allow for numerous events

Scott Wartman

January 4, 2002

For some administrators and students at Northern Kentucky University, the 2005 tentative completion date for the long anticipated Regional Special Events Center isn't soon enough. Regents Hall, the current sports arena and event facility, was built in 1972 and is fast becoming outdated, according to the NK...

State budget cuts put arena in question

Scott Wartman

January 4, 2002

Architect\'s renderingWhile Northern Kentucky University announced this fall a tentative completion date of 2005 for the much-anticipated NKU Arena, dubbed the Regional Special Events Center, the slow economy may delay the project. Because of the slowing economy, the state of Kentucky was forced to cut its...

State budget cuts jeopardize NKU’s financial future

Susan Bartels

December 19, 2001

Higher education has been spared the ax so far as Kentucky legislators cut the state budget to account for revenue shortfalls, but how much longer education can survive is still in question. In a visit to Northern Kentucky University last week, James Ramsey, senior policy advisor to Gov. Paul E. Patton...

Student groups, others eye former Delta space

Scott Wartman

December 19, 2001

What to do with the 3,200 square feet of office space vacated by Delta in October will be the focus of a sub-committee of Northern Kentucky University's Space Committee. Suggestions brought up by students and administrators for the space located at the bottom level of the University Center include: ...

LaDuke speaks of reforming public health

Jenny Plemen

December 19, 2001

From the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, Winona LaDuke, Ojibwe community organizer, ran for vice president of the United States in 2000 on Ralph Nader's Green Party ticket. Using analogies such as the challenges of mothers teaching children right from wrong, LaDuke spoke here last...

Student groups celebrate Kwanzaa

Sarah Black

December 19, 2001

On Dec. 6, the African American Student Affairs and Ethnic Services, along with the Black Men's Organization, the African Student Union and Black Students United will host a Kwanzaa celebration on campus. Kwanzaa, generally celebrated from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, is the African-American celebration of family...

Project uncovers student perspectives on war

Sarah Black

December 19, 2001

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, 88.9 percent of the full-time Northern Kentucky University students have paid more attention to the news media. This was just one of the many results NKU students in a journalism advanced reporting course found when they surveyed 270 full-time students concerning their rea...

RAs work to involve students

Elaine Koenig

December 19, 2001

Scott WartmanResident Assistants have to balance being a student, leader, policy enforcer and friend with residents in the dorms, and it doesn't always turn out to be the relationship they want. Joe Zeinner, an RA in Norse Hall, said his residents should realize he's not there just to get them in tr...

8C8’s first album gets local airtime

Cheryl Ritchie

December 19, 2001

8C8 members, from left, Shane Alford, Joe Daniels, Jeremy Smith and Joe Beck.Original sound and creative lyrics characterize the first album of local heavy alternative band, 8C8, which released its first album, "Melbourne," on Nov. 23. The Northern Kentucky band has been together for a year and a ha...

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