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NKU to go green for Earth Week
Earth Week will be held at NKU April 22-26. To kick off the week, a screening of “Thin Ice, the Inside Story of Climate Change” will be held April 22 at 12 p.m. in Student Union 107 B and C. The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement will facilitate a discussion on sustainability around the world and at NKU, after the film. All student participants in Earth Day activities at NKU will receive chances to win one of three iPads. For more information contact Jane at for more details.

Volunteers wanted for annual community service project
Volunteers are welcomed to participate in this year’s Spring into Service project, an annual community service project that brings NKU students, faculty, staff and community members together to work on necessary improvements in Highland Heights, on April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This year’s opportunities for involvement include highway cleanup, home improvements and planting crops. Participants will enjoy free lunch, games and raffles when they return to NKU at noon. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. on the first floor of the Student Union and depart at 9 a.m. for their service assignments. To register for Spring into Service, go to

Norse Tech Bar now open
The Norse Tech Bar in the new Student Success Center is now open. The tech bar is the new student-centered destination for technology on campus. There are technology experts on hand to answer questions and troubleshoot computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. There is also a computer lab on site and collaboration spaces with four areas equipped with LCD screens with hookups for laptops and tablets. Other services that are coming soon include the ability to checkout tablets, computers and cameras; high-end printing services for projects, photos and posters; and onsite hardware repair. The Norse Tech Bar is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Celebration of Student Research and Creativity to kick off April 16
A poster session will be one of the first events for this year’s Celebration of Student Research and Creativity at NKU. On April 16, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the SU Ballroom, there will be a short address by President Mearns and Provost Wells at 2 p.m. accompanied by performances by the small chamber brass, NKU student strings and guitar ensembles as well as a solo marimba by Morgan Minor to start the session. At Celebration, undergraduate and graduate students showcase and present their research, artistic or creative projects through posters and oral presentations or through interactive demonstrations, performances and exhibits. For complete details visit