News Briefs

Annual communication career fair

The Northern Kentucky University Department of Communication will host the first Communication Career Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. April 24, in the Applied Science and Technology building. Students will be assigned a time to view presentations. Some invited organizations include: WXIX TV, WCPO TV, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Bengals, Wordsworth Communication, Fifth Third Bank, CVG Airport, Kroger, Q102, City Beat newspaper, Convergys Corporation and Fidelity Investments. Contact or with any questions.

Commuting survey

Students in an independent study course are gathering information about how other Northern Kentucky University students commute to campus. The information they gather will be compiled with emissions statistics going back to 1995 and data about energy use on campus.

A report containing the finding of this study is expected to be released in September, said Gordie Bennett, planning coordinator for NKU.

Led by Professor John Metz, a group of graduate students posted an anonymous survey on Survey Monkey, a Web-based survey design application. The survey asks questions such as how long students’ commutes are in minutes and miles, how many days a week they travel to campus, method of transportation and what factors would encourage them to ride a TANK bus.

“With the growth of the university, emissions have most likely increased as well,” Bennett said. “This study will tell us what areas to focus on and improve.”

Students interested in taking the survey can visit It will be available until May 17.

Delta Zeta’s Philanthropy Event

Delta Zeta will be collecting donations for the Redwood Rehabilitation Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 on the University Center Plaza. They will be collecting items such as pre-packaged mixes for cakes, puddings, cookies and muffins; bread mixes; pasta meals; and tuna. They will also be collecting cooking ingredients such as sugar and spices, educational products such as construction paper and crayons and any type of board game or ball. Contact Brittany Finn at with any questions.

Phi Mu Alpha’s Fourth Annual Mystic Ball

The Brothers of Phi Mu Alpha will be holding their annual formal dance, The Mystic Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight April 18 at Elegance Reception Hall in Florence, Ky. Tickets are $25 and include dinner. Contact Adam Thiel at (513) 254-9636 or for tickets. NKU Car Club and Motorcycle Rally Modified Addiction, Northern Kentucky University’s car club, will be hosting a car show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 in Parking Lot E to honor Samantha Spade who was killed by a drunk driver in Fall 2007. Registration will be prior to 10:30 a.m. in Parking Lot E. Contact Kevin Blankenburg at for more information.

Summer Job Sessions

Informational sessions will be held the entire month of April for those needing assistance with finding a summer job and co-op opportunities. Information sessions will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 17, 3:30 p.m. April 22, 9 a.m. April 23, 10 a.m. April 28.

4 on 4 Flag Football Tournament

Flag Football will begin April 19 with a one day tournament. The deadline for registration is April 17. Teams must consist of four people at $10/a team. Contact Jeremy Chipman at (859) 572-6570 with questions.

Volunteers Needed

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is requesting volunteers for their Northern Kentucky Walk Multiple Scleroses event April 19. Volunteers will need to choose whether they will be helping with a rest stop, registration, set-up, clean-up or cheering at the finish line. To volunteer or find out more contact Zoee Seuberling at (513) 769-4400 or