Offices hold first poker run

Northern Kentucky University will host its first ever poker run on Oct. 5 between noon and 2 p.m. to promote the new centralized locations of university offices that moved to Founder’s Hall over the summer.

The offices of Women’s Studies, Academic Advising Resource Center, the Learning , and the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad will team up over poker cards, and have food and prizes to help students get acquainted with the Founder’s Hall locations.

Students will travel to each of the offices where they’ll receive a poker card and one portion of lunch. After they’ve visited each of the five offices they will have a full hand of poker and a complete meal. The best hands will win one of the prizes supplied by the offices which will include gas cards, gift certificates and restaurant vouchers.

“We want the students to know where we’re at primarily,” said David Emery, director of the Academic Advising Resource Center. “It will give them a little better understanding of the university offices and hopefully they’ll have a little fun in the process.”

Kimberly Allen-Kattus, director of the Women’s Studies Program, came up with the idea for the poker run.

“I just thought it would be a fun way to get our new offices known,” Allen-Kattus said. “It was a good idea that would get students comfortable coming in and using our resources. Now that we’re in an accessible location, I want them to know that we’re here if they need anything.”