Campus briefs

NKU loses Bio professor Dr. Raymond Richmond, professor of biological sciences, died on Dec. 10. Richmond had taught at Northern Kentucky University for 23 years. He was a mentor and adviser to his fellow faculty and helped strengthen the department.

CRC installs lift in pool The Campus Recreation Center installed a portable aquatic lift into the pool in the Albright Health Center in December. The lift allows disabled persons to access the pool more safely and easily than in the past. It was funded by a grant from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. APB to hold annual talent show The Activities Programming Board will hold its annual “Homegrown Talent Show” on Jan. 26 to begin Homecoming Week. Students may audition to perform in the talent show by auditioning on Jan. 15, 16 and 20. Visit the Office of Student Life in University Center 10 to register for auditions.

Speaker to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day Juanita Nelson, noted peace and civil rights activist, will visit campus on Thursday, Jan. 15 in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19. She will discuss the topic “A Way of Life: Non-Violence, Peace and Justice” at Northern Kentucky University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture. The lecture will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Otto Budig Theater and is open to the public.

Forum to discuss police conduct The Chase Public Interest Group will hold a forum Jan. 20 at Northern Kentucky University to discuss the alleged misconduct of Cincinnati police and whether the situation has improved. Civil rights attorney Alphonse A. Gerhardstein will be the keynote speaker. “Police Misconduct in Cincinnati – Has the Collaborative Agreement Made a Difference?” will be held at 7 p.m. in Otto Budig Theater. It is free of charge and open to the public.

SGA offers free shuttle The Student Government Association now offers a free shuttle for dorm students. SGA Express runs from the Residential Village on Monday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all 16 weeks of the semester. It drives students to Kroger, Walgreens and Meijer so that students who live on campus but may not keep a car on campus can purchase school supplies and other necessities.