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Students and faculty discuss importance of Black History Month

Students and faculty discuss importance of Black History Month
A panel discussed the celebration of BHM on a predominantly white campus
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.

Former Miss USA speaks at BHM celebration

Deshauna Barber listens to an audience question.
Deshauna Barber spoke to students and faculty in the Student Union
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
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...

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

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

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

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

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

Onyinye Uwolloh, a junior psychology major, uses haiku written in Pidgin English to draw parallels between her Nigerian roots and Herman Melville's
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...

New initiatives director aims to spark engagement

Carlous Yates serves as NKU's African American Student Initiatives Director.
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...

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

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

Guest Column: Race, personified

Guest Column: Race, personified
February 6, 2019

We were 13 and he had a childlike curiosity about my Blackness. He’d trace my skin and was certain it felt different, not wrong, just different. Yet, I had a cowardly liking for his Whiteness, a liking...

My Brown Skin I’m In

My Brown Skin I'm In
Freshman Micah Petway tells readers the worth of his brown skin
February 6, 2019

My brown skin I’m in Ain’t it nice So many shades of beauty So smooth and so much melanin My brown skin ain’t just something for your eyes to fancy See There’s so much behind this pretty...

Dean of students wins influential faculty award

Arnie Slaughter is the reciepient of the Most Influential Faculty/Staff member by Alumni Programs & Services.
February 6, 2019

Arnie Slaughter was recently named the recipient of the Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Award by NKU alumni, and he’s worked hard to achieve it. While winning the award was certainly not his goal...

I Am Not

I Am Not
Freshman Raven McNeal writes what it means to her to be a Black woman in todays society.
February 6, 2019

I Am not A trend I am not the music you listen to the clothes you buy the hair you wear the food you eat the language you speak I am not the elephant in the room the butt of the joke the...

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