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April Ryan speaks at Black History Month Keynote Presentation

Braden White, Arts & Life Editor February 25, 2022

Thursday evening, NKU’s faculty and students heard from April Ryan as a part of the Black History Month Keynote Presentation. This event was moderated by assistant professor and doctor of education program...

NKU Director of Training and Development for Human Resources, Dr. Marquita Barron.

The meaning of Black History Month, identity and community, according to NKU’s students and staff

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor February 24, 2022

Two African American students and a staff member share what Black History Month means for them, how their identity shapes their worldview and interaction with others, and what they are doing to support...

Bonita Brown (top left) and Carlous Yates (top right) introduce Dr. Angela Davis.

Activist Dr. Angela Davis spoke with the NKU community for Black History Month

Alyssa Weber, Arts and Life Editor February 18, 2021

Tuesday evening, over 500 students, faculty, staff and members of the community tuned in virtually to hear educator and activist Dr. Angela Davis share her experiences and advice as this year’s Black...

Poster with Angela Davis photo and a description of the upcoming event.

Political activist, professor Angela Davis is NKU’s Black History Month keynote speaker

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2021

Angela Davis—an American political activist, professor and author—is the keynote speaker for NKU’s 2021 Black History Month.  The virtual Zoom event will take place on Feb. 16 at 6:00 p.m. Those...

Students and faculty discuss importance of Black History Month

Students and faculty discuss importance of Black History Month

Haley Millay, Staff Reporter February 28, 2020
NKU R.O.C.K.S. and the Diversity Committee in the History and Geography Department held an event on Thursday to discuss the importance of Black History Month on NKU’s campus, which is predominantly white.
Deshauna Barber listens to an audience question.

Former Miss USA speaks at BHM celebration

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor February 5, 2020
Deshauna Barber, the 2016 Miss USA, took the stage in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday night as part of NKU’s ongoing Black History Month celebration.
Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 11, 2019

BriAuna Keys is a sprinter for NKU women’s track and field team. The senior accounting and business information systems double major aspires to be a certified public accountant for a public accounting...

Abdul Kooistra, redshirt senior defender for NKU mens soccer, transferred form University of Wisconsin in 2017.

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 6, 2019

Abdul Kooistra is a redshirt senior defender on NKU’s men’s soccer team, who hails from Madison, Wisconsin. Kooistra studies communications and is seeking a minor in marketing. Kooistra has played...

Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926.

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Natalie Hamren, News Editor February 6, 2019

In 1925, historian, journalist and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson created the idea for the first Negro History Week—a celebration of experiences and accomplishments of African-Americans, said Dr. Eric...

Onyinye Uwolloh, a junior psychology major, uses haiku written in Pidgin English to draw parallels between her Nigerian roots and Herman Melvilles Moby Dick.

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

Noël Waltz, Reporter February 6, 2019

From deciding to attend a university over 5,000 miles away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria, to the interdisciplinary challenges she took head on, Onyinye Uwolloh is no stranger to taking risks. The...

Carlous Yates serves as NKUs African American Student Initiatives Director.

New initiatives director aims to spark engagement

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 6, 2019

Carlous Yates, NKU’s new director of African American Student Initiatives (AASI) office, is fiercely passionate about helping students—perhaps because he’s still a student himself. During...

Dance major Lavette Patterson has practiced ballet since she was 3 years old.

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor February 6, 2019

NKU dance major Lavette Patterson found herself playing the role of Margaret Garner, a slave that lived on a Boone County plantation in the mid-1800s, last semester during Dr. Joan Ferrante’s documentary...

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