Campus briefs

Shields’ bids farewell to Regents Men’s basketball coach Ken Shields will coach his final home game at Regents’ Hall on Sat., Feb. 14. Shields will retire at the end of the season. He has coached at NKU for 16 years and led the Norse to 290 wins and 155 losses. The Norse have won three Great Lakes Valley Conference championships in Shields’ 16 years as head coach. His 40-year coaching career began at St. Thomas and Highlands high schools before he came to NKU. The men will face off against Lewis University at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

Swim meet to benefit handicapped Northern Kentucky University will hold a Special Olympics Swim Meet Sat., Feb. 28. The College of Education and the Campus Recreation department are sponsoring the meet. It will be held in the Albright Health Center. It will benefit handicapped children, and volunteers are needed to help with the event from 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. To volunteer, call 859-572-5152.

NKU lends support to arts The 2004 Fine Arts Fund (FAF) Campaign has begun, with the support of a number of area business and organizations, including Northern Kentucky University. NKU has given its support to the campaign as a host of several performances by FAF arts groups. The annual campaign seeks to raise money for the FAF, an organization that provides “technical and financial support for the arts in order to enhance the region’s quality of life,” according to its Web site. The FAF was founded in 1927 with a substantial financial endowment from Charles and Anna Taft. For more information, visit

‘Superstar’ makes NKU debut The acclaimed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” will premiere on Thurs., Feb. 19 at Northern Kentucky University. It is a rock opera about the last days of Jesus Christ on Earth. The musical, sponsored by the theatre and dance departments, will run from Feb. 19 until Feb. 29 in the Corbett Theatre. Admission is $6 for students and $9 for faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre and Dance Box Office on the second floor of the Fine Arts building.