Campus briefs

Norators win eight trophies at competition

The Northern Kentucky University Norators Scholarly Team won eight trophies at the Berea College John G. Fee Invitational Nov. 14 and 15. The team won third place in the four-year large colleges/universities category. Katie Spiece won second place for novice poetry and third place for novice prose. Laura Teeter won third place for novice poetry and second for novice prose. Jim Herman won first place for novice extemporaneous. Rubin Dastoor won sixth place in impromptu and third place in after-dinner speaking. He will compete in April’s national competition in Rhode Island. The team will compete again the first weekend in December.

Fair offers information on study abroad

The Office of International Programs held its annual Study Abroad Fair Nov. 17. Students had the opportunity to get information on how to earn academic credit while studying and traveling to other nations. Information was also offered on scholarships and financial aid for participants.

Campus climate examined at meeting

The Campus Climate Task Force met Nov. 14 to discuss the state of residential life and race relations at Northern Kentucky University. Lindsay Hunter, RHA and SGA senator, presented her senior honors thesis “NKU Residents: Opinions, Numbers and Stuff,” which discussed research on the attitudes and habits of dorm residents. Michael Mallot presented research on how taking race/gender courses affects students’ attitudes. Segway scooters recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 6,000 Segway scooters Sept. 26 because low batteries caused riders to fall off the machines. Three consumers claimed to be injured due to the faulty battery systm in the motorized vehicle. Segway makers said they would install new software free of charge to warn riders when the battery is low. Newly-built scooters already have the updated software installed.