iPads in class, “Instructor of the Year” and induction of honors students

College of Education and Human Services

Evaluation of education
The education, school counseling and instructional leadership programs will be evaluated by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE) during the 2011 spring semester to make sure that they meet the accreditation standards. Comments, questions and concerns can be e-mailed to callforcomments@ncate.org no later than January 2011.

College newsletter returns
The College of Education and Human Services will bring back its newsletter in web form. If you have a new or interesting item that you would like to have put in the newsletter, email Jason Ellis at ellisja@nku.edu or visit his office in room 206 in the BEP building.

College of Informatics

NKU Computer Science Team receives tournament bid
A science team from the College of Informatics will compete at the Association for Computing Machinery, computing the hardest math problems of the year. The international tournament will be held at the University of Kentucky Nov. 6-7.

College of Health Professions

Nursing instructor named Teacher of the Year
Louise Niemer has been named the Kentucky Innovative Teacher of the year by the Kentucky Nurses Association. Niemer received the award at a KNA meeting in Louisville on Oct. 22 after being nominated by fellow faculty members.

Nursing Honor Society Induction Ceremony
NKU’s chapter of the International Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Theta will be holding its annual induction ceremony on Nov. 19. The ceremony will take place in the Student Union, from 5:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The evening will begin with refreshments, which will be followed by a buffet dinner and an awards and induction ceremony.

Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Small business, non-profit clinic open
Chase College of Law has a new Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic in Nunn Hall. Law students are given the opportunity to provide legal advice on business-law issues under the supervision of a full-time clinic director and licensed attorney. The clinic is the first of its kind in Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area. Clinic Director is Sherry Porter, 859-572-5384; porters1@nku.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences

‘Awfully Sexy’ exhibit nearing close
“Awfully Mighty Sexy: A Retrospective of Donald Henry” at the Fine Arts Center Main Gallery remains open until Oct. 29.
The exhibition, which has been open since Sept. 30, focuses on the large number of works that Henry completed during his artistic career. He drew portraits that took on the appearance of robots, representing the people who were closest to him. He is also famous for an iconic image of a building that could represent a house or a restaurant that he liked to frequent. The exhibition at NKU is the first time that many of Henry’s artworks can be viewed by the general public since his death in September 2009. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Actor offers workshop, performance
The World Languages and Literatures Department will be hosting an acting workshop with actor Tim Mooney on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Otto Budig Theater. Mooney will then perform at 7 p.m. the one-man acting show, Molière Than Thou, winner of a “Best of” award from the San Francisco Fringe Festival.

Haile/US Bank College of Business

Marketing major wins writing award
Senior marketing major Tony Bloemer will accept the 2010 ABC Student Writing Contest award at the 75th Annual Convention Awards Luncheon in Chicago on Oct. 29.
Bloemer placed first out of 18 student competitors. The contest was open to undergraduate business students who worked independently to write a response to this year’s case. Entrants responded to the case with a one-page memo detailing a strategy for developing a working relationship with the community and a memo to the writer’s instructor describing the rationale for the response.

Masters students test iPads in coursework
Students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change program have been using Apple iPads for use in the classroom for the first time this semester. Each iPad is preloaded with program materials including resources created by the NKU Office of Information Technology.