Campus briefs

Winners of essay contest announced

NKU students Melissa Ann Hayes, Susan Goldberg and Lori Goetz and Walton-Verona high school student Brandon Ray Webster each won a $100 for their essay on why citizens should exercise the right to vote.

Their essays were published in the Kentucky Post and recognized in an Oct. 30 award ceremony.

The essay contest is part of the Get Out The Vote for Democracy initiative sponsored by NKU, the Kentucky Post, and the Center for Civic Engagement .

As part of the initative, President James Votruba has declared Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, “Democracy Day.”

The project is intended to promote civic engagement in Northern Kentucky, especially among young people, by highlighting the importance of voting and community and political involvement.

Theft plagues campus

The theft of over $8,000 worth of equipment from a “smart classroom” prompted Jerry Warner, interim vice president for academic affairs and provost, to urge faculty and staff take measures to ensure the thefts do not continue.

In a memo Oct. 31, Warner suggested that doors to classrooms remain locked when faculty aren’t present and to be on alert to any activity that seems out of the ordinary and to report it to the Department of Public Safety right away.

Equipment lost through theft January 2003 through August 2003 was over $38.000, higher than comparable periods, Warner said in the memo. A total of $112,060 in equipment was stolen January 2001 through August 2003.

Former Cincy mayor

to teach at NKU

Former Cincinnati mayor Roxanne Qualls, 50, will teach a master’s program in public administration at Northern Kentucky University and help design courses to help elected officials. Qualls will be considered a visiting professor at NKU but will be paid the same salary as a full professor.

Chase Law Library to host steamboat display

The Chase Law Library is exhibiting artifacts of the history of steamboats in its “The Steamboats Are Coming” display now through Nov. 15.

The display consists of photographs, personal diaries, log books, posters and prints that chronicle the history of steamboats and paddlewheel riverboats in on Ohio River.

The display will be available on the second floor of Nunn Hall from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays.