Interested in nursing?

The School of Nursing and Health Professions is holding two information sessions from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 in Albright Health Center Room 318 to discuss admission requirements and prerequisites. A panel of nursing students will discuss the grading scale and commitment required to complete the major.

Book connection author to speak on “Lost Mountain”

Northern Kentucky University will be presenting a Mining and Reclamation Forum from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Otto M. Budig Theatre. The forum is being given in conjunction with this year’s freshmen Book Connection selection “Lost Mountain” by Erik Reece.

Bill Caylor, president of the Kentucky Coal Association; Susan Bush, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources; and Steve Gardner, president/CEO of Engineering Consulting Services, Inc. will be presenting both sides of the mountaintop removal debate while NKU professor Dr. Dale Elifrits moderates.

Mountaintop removal is a method of mining that removes the top of a mountain to mine the coal underneath.

Meet a carpetbagger

Don Fairbanks, tail gunner and assistant flight engineer during World War II, will be speaking about his experience flying 30 combat missions with the Carpetbaggers from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio.

The Carpetbaggers dropped vital supplies to the European resistance during the war. Fairbanks served with them from December 1943 to July 1944. He reported on the quality and accuracy of the drops made.

Professors present book

Shirley and Wayne Wiegand will be presenting their new book “Books on trial: Red Scare in the Heartland” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Law Library in Nunn Hall.

The book discusses the arrests and convictions of customers and owners of a Communist Party bookstore in Oklahoma City in 1940 and how state power was abused to gain convictions, according to a flyer about the book release.

Shirley Wiegand is a professor of law at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Wayne Wiegand is the F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies and Professor of American Studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.