Across the University 4/4/2012

NKU grad becomes VP at Fifth Third

A Northern Kentucky University graduate was recently promoted to one of five vice president positions at Fifth Third Bancorp in Downtown Cincinnati. Stephanie Mason, currently a fair lending and responsible banking officer, joined Fifth Third in 2001. She graduated from NKU with a degree in psychology and a concentration in sociology.

Senior Challenge in full swing, asking for donations

As part of a send off to Northern Kentucky University’s senior class, the university gives the students a chance to “give back” through the Senior Challenge. The challenge, which is also open to underclassmen, is the opportunity to donate to the Annual Fund for Excellence. The fund provides student scholarships and helps improve NKU. If a senior gives $20.12, the student will be able to write a personal message in the commencement program. If a student gives $75, a personalized brick paver will be placed outside of Steely Library. For more information about the Senior Challenge, call (859) 572-7531.

Informatics team brings home trophies from competition

A team of students from Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics recently won two awards at the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. NKU won the Best in Business award, which is presented to the team that finishes the most business tasks while being attacked by hackers, and placed third out of nine teams overall. The three-day event put the students’, who competed against Clemson University, the University of Louisville, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Auburn University at Montgomery, Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University, skills at defending computer and network systems.

Chase students winning big nationally

Students from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law competed in a mock trial challenge and transactional lawyering meet, both of which made high marks. Danielle Reesor, Peter Tripp, Alexis Lonneman and William Gorman were the runners-up at the inaugural South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. In Philadelphia at the National Transactional Lawyering meet, Joseph Gillis and Annette Redmon placed first on the executive’s side.

Construction may slow students going in and out of campus

Northern Kentucky University and the surrounding areas are experiencing road construction, both on campus and off. Kenton Drive between Parking Lot S and Johns Hill Road will be closed beginning April 3 for 4-6 weeks. All Kenton Drive traffic will be routed through Parking Lot G, past the tennis courts into the rear part of Lot G, and then down the hill to a newly paved temporary road connecting to Johns Hill Road. I-471 Northbound and I-275 Westbound are both in the process of re-paving, which will slow traffic to and from campus.