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Music department gains new voices

Music department gains new voices

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Two professors have arrived at NKU this year bringing new and exciting ideas such as operas and exhibitions. If you haven't met them yet, here is some information about who they are and where they come from.   Jason Vest Jason Vest is one of the new additions to the music department. Vest come...

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 24, 2014


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

Thursday night, Sept. 25, on Christian Moerlein’s indoor stage, Brad Gibson and his band Saturn Batteries will make their fourth Midpoint Music Festival appearance. Gibson, the band’s singer and guitar player, is currently a teaching assistant for ENG 101 while studying English in graduate school he...

University Suites hall director expresses enjoyment with her new position

University Suites hall director expresses enjoyment with her new position

Andrea Carter, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

This semester residents of University Suites will welcome Lisa Koenig as their new hall director. She is one of three new hall directors on campus this year. Koenig is a graduate from Clemson University in South Carolina as well as the University of Wisconsin where she obtained her undergraduate degree in...

Q & A with Northern Terrace’s new hall director

Q & A with Northern Terrace’s new hall director

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

August 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU’s newest dorm Northern Terrace provided additional housing for residents and a new friendly face will be there to welcome all the new residents. The newest member of the University Housing staff, Lauren Mountain, will be serving as the hall director of Northern Terrace. The Boston native earned he...

Sneak a peek into this spring’s art exhibits

Sneak a peek into this spring’s art exhibits

Carrie Crotzer, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Modern artistic expression using technology, bronze work and even mini waffle trucks are all a part of the eccentric range of pieces which can be found in the current Full and Part-time Visual Arts Faculty exhibition gallery. This diverse range of pieces are a part of the first of five shows displayed...

Administrative turnover sweeps campus

Administrative turnover sweeps campus

Maggie Pund and Kevin Schultz

August 22, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

Are you unable to recognize some of the top administrative figures as you settle into your schedule this fall semester?   If not, it’s probably not just because of your fuzzy memory or those long summer nights.   NKU has experienced significant administrative turnover over this pas...

Informatics faculty, staff show off in art show

Informatics faculty, staff show off in art show

Mac Payton, Staff writer

April 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

Last Friday, faculty and staff from the College of Informatics gathered in the advising center in Griffin Hall for the opening of a gallery featuring the works of seven faculty and staff members. J. Michael Skaggs, a professor in the college, helped set the gallery up. He already has years of experience...

Provost plans for transition into faculty

Kevin Schultz, News editor

February 14, 2013


Filed under News

After nine years of service to Northern Kentucky University as vice president for academic affairs and provost, Gail Wells’ 34-year journey at the university will come full circle. NKU President Geoffrey Mearns announced via email on Jan. 31 that Wells will be resigning from her position at the...

Employee denies defaming colleague

Karli Wood, Editor-in-chief

February 29, 2012


Filed under News

A human resources complaint filed by a Northern Kentucky University employee alleging defamation of character and the creation of a hostile work environment has been determined to be unfounded, according to the employee that is the subject of the complaint. Michael Washington, to whom the complaint is dire...

Allied-Zone

Allied-Zone

Brittany Granville, Cartoonist

February 1, 2012


Filed under Cartoons, Viewpoints

University follows nationwide trend of decreasing full-time/part-time numbers

University follows nationwide trend of decreasing full-time/part-time numbers

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Nationwide, colleges across the country are lowering their numbers of full-time faculty, while the number of part-time faculty continues to increase. Not only is the number of full-time faculty decreasing, but the number of tenured faculty is also on the decline. To compensate, many schools are increasing...

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Brandon Barb, A&L Editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The annual faculty art exhibition opened in the Fine Arts Center Jan. 12 and will remain open until Feb. 3. The small gallery showcases Tobias Brauer’s work in graphic design, and the large gallery is reserved for the faculty members that wished to contribute. “It’s not representative of everyone...

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