Campus Closeup

NKU announces lease for corporate training center
The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee approved today a $700,000 per year lease that will result in the development of a corporate training and development facility for Northern Kentucky University’s Metropolitan Education and Training Services (METS) unit.
The 43,600 square foot facility, proposed by Corporex Companies, Inc., will be constructed at a CirclePort location, near the Mineola Pike interchange on I-275 and in close proximity to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The facility will feature administrative offices for METS, a 150-seat smart auditorium, eight classrooms, eight small group case/learning rooms, an executive board room, a conference room, banquet facilities for 400, a business center, and retailing space.

Stalling’s book in NKU bookstores
One giant, black dust storm in April of 1935 became the signature event of a devastating period in the history of the South Plains of the United States. Frank L. Stallings, Jr., emeritus professor at NKU gathered interviews with over 100 people who experienced the storm.
His book, ‘Black Sunday’ contains oral histories of the Great Dust Storm of April 14, 1935. The book is now available in the NKU bookstore, and is available by calling 1-800-880-8642 or by visiting on the world wide web.

CINSAM recieves science, math grant
The Center for Integrative Science and Mathematics recieved $750,000 in state funding this month to collaborate with the University of Louisville in a program designed to improve math and science programs in Kentucky.
There is a shortage of math and science teachers at the high school level, said Phillip Schmidt, director of CINSAM.
Schmidt said the partnership will supply Kentucky high schools with updated science equipment and encourage students to take an interest in math and science.
“There aren’t as many students studying math and science, and perhaps that is because they aren’t being turned on to math and science early on,” Schmidt said.