Across the University 2/29/2012

Fraternity brother named “Tau 2 Watch” by national chapter
Northern Kentucky University student and Alpha Tau Omega member Jeff Weckbach was recently named a Tau 2 Watch by the national ATO fraternity chapter. Weckbach is a senior political science, economics, criminal justice and philosophy major. He also is minoring in public administration and geography. According to the feature video on the chapter’s website, Weckbach maintains a 3.80 GPA and is slated to graduate in May 2012. Weckbach uses the word “gumption” to describe himself in one word.

Inaugural law symposium to be held at NKU
The Northern Kentucky Law Review is hosting the Law and Informatics Symposium March 1-2. The conference will “gather academics, lawyers and industry leaders from throughout the United States, Europe and Asia to focus on cutting-edge issues, according to a Northern Kentucky University announcement. The event is free for NKU students. For more information or to RSVP to the symposium, contact

Griffin Hall roofing contractor wins first place
Northern Kentucky University’s Griffin Hall was recently named a 2011 Roofing Contractor of the Year award by Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes. Griffin Hall came out with first place in the waterproofing category. The contractor, Tecta America Zero, faced harsh weather and an aggressive schedule to complete the building. The “green roof” is protected by Sika Sarnafil’s G746 waterproofing membrane.

Norse basketball player earns top honor
Northern Kentucky University basketball player Casse Mogan was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year Feb. 28. Mogan, a senior guard for the Norse women’s basketball team, has led NKU to a 21-5 record this season by averaging 17.4 points per game, according to an NKU press release. In addition to player of the year, Mogan was also named to the GLVC All-Defensive team. Mogan is the sixth NKU player to be named GLVC player of the year.

NKU fraternity presents Lifetime Achievement Award
The Eta Rho Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Northern Kentucky University presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dick Murgatroyd, who was initiated into the fraternity over 50 years ago at the Ohio State University. Currently, Murgatroyd is the director of operations and marketing for Visiting Angels, an elder care services and senior homecare service provider. Matt Bodner, the Eto Rho chapter president, said in an NKU press release that “Dick exemplifies what it means to be a true Pike and has been a great influence on all of our members, both in terms of our personal lives and professional careers.”