Campus Briefs

Students will ‘Take Back The Night’ “Take Back The Night,” a candlelight ceremony to draw attention to domestic violence, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Plaza level in front of the University Center. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies department, and candles will be provided. For more information, call 572-5550.

Mack returns to NKU The Northern Kentucky University Art Department hosted a reception Oct. 2 for David Mack, a 1995 graduate of NKU. Mack writes and illustrates his comic “Kabuki,” as well as Marvel Comics’ “Daredevil.” Some of Mack’s stories were used in last summer’s feature film version of “Daredevil.” Mack’s work will be on display until Oct. 31 in the main gallery of the Fine Arts Building.

Essay contest announced The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and The Kentucky Post will sponsor as part of NKU’s Democracy Day an essay contest open to NKU students. The topic of the essays is “Why Vote?” and three winning essays will be selected. Each winner will receive $100. Only one entry per student is permitted, and essays must be submitted both as a hard copy to OS 536 and electronically to The deadline is Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Dr. Laurie DiPadova-Stacks at 572-1448.

Seminar offers lessons The NKU Small Business Center, with co-sponsor Huntington Bank, offered a free seminar Oct. 2 for small business owners. Attendees received information on setting up an accounting system and analyzing business trends. The seminar is offered each spring and fall semester. For more information contact Janice Hankla at 572-6524 or at

WNKU wins awards WNKU recently won three awards from the Ohio chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. News reporters Maryanne Zeleznik and Jay Hanselman won two first place awards for “Best Investigative Reporting” for their coverage of eminent domain, and “Best Coverage of Minority Issues” for coverage of racial tensions in Greater Cincinnati. Hanselman also won second place for “Best Government Coverage” for his coverage of the Cincinnati City Council.

Students enjoy arts The second annual Enjoy The Arts/START 20/20 II Festival was held Oct. 6, sponsored by the music department as part of an initiative by Enjoy The Arts to involve more students in local creative and performing arts.