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College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal justice majors can now pursue a bachelor of arts or associate of arts degree in criminal justice online. The new online programs will provide a conceptual understanding of criminal justice institutions and processes, theories of crime and punishment, criminal law and social science research methods. Online classes will be conducted by on-campus faculty members. Students will engage in the same critical examination of criminal justice issues and solutions as they do in the traditional classroom.

College of Informatics

The NKU “Dreamers Welcome” commercial won the American Pixel Academy’s 2011 EMPixx Platinum Award, the organization’s top honor. Produced by Director of Communications and Special Projects James Pickering in partnership with WSTR Channel 64 in Cincinnati, the commercial featured photographs taken by award-winning NKU photographer Tim Sofranko.

Salmon P. Chase College of Law

The associate dean for law library services and information technology Michael Whiteman received the 2011 Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award. Presented by the Kentucky Library Association, the award recognizes librarians who have provided outstanding service to the future of the library profession. Whiteman is in charge of the overall planning and operations of the Law Library and Information Technology, coordinates the research component of the basic legal skills course and teaches both basic and advanced legal research classes.

Haile/US Bank College of Business

Sports Business program graduate Chris Ryan (‘06) was featured as a “Rising Star” by Partnership Activation, a leading sports industry trade publication. Ryan moved into a full-time position at the Kentucky Speedway after interning as an NKU student. He manages major sponsorship accounts for the speedway.

College of Education and Health Services

NKU alum Lisa Lokesak was recently named runner-up for a national award sponsored by Toyota and the Louisville-based National Center for Family Literacy. Lokesak created the Book Blazer, a traveling library, out of her Chevrolet Blazer. With the help of her colleagues at New Haven Elementary School, Lokesak outfitted the Blazer with shelves and stocked them with books she acquired from Scholastic’s Book Fair using $1,500 she raised from the school PTA and Sam’s Club.

College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions is a partner in the Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved at NKU, which is working to improve the health of the underserved in the Northern Kentucky region by reducing health disparities.

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