Across the University January 25

NKU nonprofit director honored
The Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center director was recently accepted into the Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s 2011 Million Dollar Loan Club. Carol Cornell was inducted because she secured at least $1 million in loans for the center’s clients, the club’s main requirement. The Small Business Development Center provides free or low-cost professional consulting and services to small businesses in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.

Innovative app available for Chase students
The Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University can now add a mobile application to the features available to students. Created by Information Technology, Chase@NKU “allows students at the law school to consult their handheld devices to stay informed about upcoming events; explore the Chase Law Library catalog; or gain secured access to job postings, exam numbers and other information,” according to NKU. The app was made exclusively for Chase students, alumni and faculty while keeping the navigation user-friendly. There is also a restricted link that includes lectures and tutorials. Chase@NKU is free and can be downloaded from iTunes.

New College of Informatics dean named
The College of Informatics recently announced the naming of Kevin Kirby as the new dean of the college. Kirby, who also served as the interim dean in fall 2011, has been with Northern Kentucky University since 1994 when he began as an associate professor. He was the chair of the department of computer science in 2008 before stepping in as interim informatics dean. The department of computer science experienced an enrollment growth of 52 percent. Provost Gail Well said Kirby “has a deep passion for the field of informatics and the college – its students, faculty and programs, and can envision virtually limitless possibilities for the future. His enthusiasm is contagious.”

Alum inducted into GLVC Hall of Fame
Former Northern Kentucky University softball player Krystal Lewellan was recently inducted into the Great Lakes Valley Conference Hall of Fame. In her time on the team at NKU, “she posted a 31-5 record and led the team to its first appearance in the NCAA Division II World Series,” according to the Courier-Journal.