Across the University 9/13/2012

Forum to address obesity issues
The Northern Kentucky Forum is hosting “Weight of the Nation” Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Ky. The forum will view and discuss the HBO documentary “Weight of the Nation.” In addition to the documentary, the panel will discuss impacts and possible policy solutions on obesity today. The forum is also conducting a public survey on obesity issues. Take the survery here:

Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off celebration
To kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino Student Affairs is hosting a reception that will include presentations relating the Latino Culture, Folkloric performances and hors d’oeuvres Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in Student Union room 107. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Diane Maldonado at 859-572-6013.

Registration deadline approaching for Young Women LEAD conference
The Young Women LEAD annual conference is coming to Northern Kentucky University Oct. 16; participants must register by Sept. 14 to attend. Registration and admission are free and open to high school women in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati region. The event will feature Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes and award-winning national speaker, author and role model Julie Marie Carrier as keynote speakers.

Free poetry reading Sept. 25
The Northern Kentucky University Friends of Steely Library and Department of English are presenting a free public lecture by Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Steely Library’s Eva G. Farris Reading Room. Morehead will read and discuss her Civil War poems, which are based on journals kept by women during the war. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a signing and reception.

Surplus Sale today, Friday open to students, faculty/staff and public
Northern Kentucky University is hosting a surplus property sale Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Central Receiving. Items for sale include televisions, electronics, bookcases, desks, office chairs, file cabinets and projectors.
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