The Northerner

Professor memorializes the dead through ‘Dogma’

Kelsey Bungenstock, Contributor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

With his recent sabbatical exhibition, Associate Sculpting Professor Stephen Finke gives the phrase ‘bringing art to life’ a whole new meaning. As part of a yearly showcasing of artwork created by staff members, Finke’s exhibit, titled “Dogma,” has been on display in the third floor galle...

Mentalist visits campus

Mentalist visits campus

Gavin Colton, Contributor

January 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Mentalist from Chicago, Mark Toland, left NKU students feeling amazed, stunned and astounded after a series of tricks and mind reading. The event was the first of series of events planned and sponsored by the Activities Programming Board’s (APB), available to all NKU students for free. Tanner Coleman from the...

Password security is still a big deal

Dyaln Tierney, Reporter

January 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

With Sony’s private emails becoming public information and attacks made to both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Christmas Day, it’s more important than ever to manage online passwords. Everything from laptops to Facebook pages to bank accounts could potentially be in danger, but there are ma...

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

December 28, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Multimedia, News

  Northern Kentucky University is in the midst of an environmental evolution. The university is hiring a Director for Energy Management with plans to also hire a sustainability manager in order to have multiple designated full-time positions responsible for the planning, reporting and controlling ...

“How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?” author due to visit campus

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

Moustafa Bayoumi, author of this year’s first year’s first year programs book connection selection, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?”, will be visiting NKU on Nov. 20th. The author will have two free events on campus at 1:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., with a book signing after the first event. In “How Does It F...

Dr. Lori Hart tells students “everything they always wanted to know about the opposite sex”

Dr. Lori Hart tells students “everything they always wanted to know about the opposite sex”

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events

Students shifted in their seats murmuring excitedly as they waited for CAMPUSPEAK’s Dr. Lori Hart to give her talk on opposite sex relationships in the SU ballroom on Nov. 11. Hart began by asking everyone what they found most mind boggling about the opposite sex. Several women’s hands shot up im...

Mayors accompany campus safety walk, identify issues

Mayors accompany campus safety walk, identify issues

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

Senators from the university improvements committee presented issues ranging from potholes to lighting problems found during the 2014 Fall Campus Safety Walk at Monday’s SGA meeting. The walk, which took place Oct. 20, identified potential safety problems in the areas of Callahan Hall, residential vi...

VIDEO: Hundreds of children flock to Callahan for Norse-O-Ween

VIDEO: Hundreds of children flock to Callahan for Norse-O-Ween

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

The Eighth Annual Norse-O-Ween was held in Callahan Hall on Oct.30. Running from 6 to 8 p.m. kids participated in Halloween festivities that included much more than trick-or-treating. “Lots of candy and decorations to go around,” said Woodcrest Hall director Christina Chambers said. “There’s easily over $1,1...

“Orange is the New Black” star opens up about life as a transgender actress to sold-out NKU audience

“Orange is the New Black” star opens up about life as a transgender actress to sold-out NKU audience

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

An hour before the event doors open, students fill the first floor of the Student Union.  Lines snake their way across the tile floor and out the doors almost stretching the distance to Griffin Hall. The students chatter and laugh, anxiously awaiting to find their seat in the Student Union Ballroom to...

Interview with a Vampire: a closer look into USS Nightmare

Brittany Smart, Reporter

October 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

NKU student Julia Brockman has found a family that scares together and stays together. “On the boat, we consider ourselves a family,” Brockman said. “Last year I was new so it was kind of awkward but this year I’ve made so many more friends. It’s kind of solidified that whole family feel....

Drag show pushes NKU closer to “Common Ground”

Drag show pushes NKU closer to “Common Ground”

Kiana Berry, Reporter

October 28, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The runway stage protrudes into the audience, its backdrop adorning the rainbow ribbon wrapped triangular emblem of Common Ground. The lights dim and the spotlight takes center stage as people take their seats among the 400 chairs positioned in the Student Union Ballroom. “This is my first show,” ...

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

“50 percent of all species by 2100 will be headed towards extinction,” said National Geographic photographer of 22 years, Joel Sartore. Thus sparked the motivation behind the Photo Ark, a collection of over 3,700 photographed species captured over nine years and the number continues to grow. Th...

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