Across the University, Feb 1, 2012

Professor opens vintage print shop in OTR
Northern Kentucky University silkscreen print making professor Brian Stuparyk recently opened his own vintage letterpress printing shop in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati. The shop, Steam Whistle Letterpress and Design, will offer custom-printed paper goods such as invitations, business cards, posters and art prints all in runs fewer than 500 pieces. Stuparyk told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he wanted his shop to be “a showcase for this type of printing.” “This is how printing was done or hundreds of years, starting with Gutenberg,” he said. For more information about Stuparyk’s shop, visit

Law students fight for convicts’ rights
Students from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law work in the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at the college to represent prisoners who have been convicted of a crime. Unlike many law school clinics, which work to exonerate prisoners who have been wrongfully accused of a crime, the students and attorneys in the NKU clinic take the rightfully convicted prisoners and make sure they receive their rights just like everyone else. For one participant and law student, representing the already convicted is about “remembering to keep the human in it at all times.”

Kentucky’s history recounted in recently published book by NKU professors
Two NKU professors recently released a book, “Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War.” According to, “Kentucky Rising” “reconstructs a picture of our state as an early leader in politics, science and education.” Ramage spoke about the book in Louisville on Jan. 30 at The Filson Historical Society. Both Ramage and Watkins teach history at NKU.

Alumni programs awarded for outstanding work
Northern Kentucky University’s Alumni Programs office recently won awards for its publication, Northern Magazine. At the state level, the magazine received the Grand Champion. Regionally, the magazine also won the special merit award and beat out competition, which included Duke University, Clemson University, Auburn University and Vanderbilt University. The office also won the Grand Champion award for their presentation of the Alumni Lecture Series.

NKU participating in recycling contest for fourth year, with added competition
RecycleMania 2012 will begin at Northern Kentucky University on Feb. 5 and continue for eight weeks. According to the site, RecycleMania is a “friendly competition” among college and university recycling programs to see which school can “reduce the most waste, increase the most recycling and raise awareness of conservation issues across its campus.” To add to the competition and to increase student participation, NKU is also hosting a competition to see which student organization is the “greenest” on campus. For more information and a timeline for RecycleMania, visit http://