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NKU’s healthy food policy unique among Kentucky universities

NKU’s healthy food policy unique among Kentucky universities

Peter Enzweiler, Contributer

February 6, 2015


Filed under News

During an average lunch period, 900 students, faculty and staff buy a meal at the food court in NKU’s Student Union.  That’s not to mention the 2,000 or more meals served in the residential dining halls every day.  These are just some of the people that benefit from NKU’s healthy food policy, th...

Nationally branded food concept funds go to Callahan Hall renovations

Nationally branded food concept funds go to Callahan Hall renovations

Tori Lentz, News Editor

January 14, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

After the idea of a nationally-branded food concept coming to the Student Union was hotly debated last spring in a town hall forum, the NKU administration has elected to use the $700,000-800,000 set aside for a new roof over Callahan Hall and a complete renovation of the Callahan Bistro. Dean of Studen...

“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...

“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...

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,” ...

Wii U hits the Game Room

Wii U hits the Game Room

Dylan Tierney, Contributer

October 8, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

With the arrival of Nintendo’s Wii U, NKU’s game room has its first next-gen console. In a room bustling with XBOX 360s and PlayStation 3s, it’s a breath of fresh air. “Nintendo has always been big on-couch co-op,” said student Josh Lawson. “This is something the other two console [manufact...

LGBTQ director calls for students to be “allies”

Brittany Smart, Reporter

October 3, 2014


Filed under News

Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement’s Democracy Square Live open forum event hosted by LGBTQ director Bonnie Meyer Tuesday afternoon in the Student Union revolved around many topics including sexual assault, racial discrimination and LGBTQ issues. She began the discussion by informing the circl...

All that glitters is not gold

All that glitters is not gold

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

Last week the Kappa Delta sorority discovered that glitter is prohibited in the Student Union and is punishable via hefty fine after an incident on Bid Day. The Northerner decided to take a look at this little-known policy at NKU and other area universities.   Bid Day Screaming, excited girls crowded into roo...

Student Union shrinks drinks, raises prices to match inflation

Student Union shrinks drinks, raises prices to match inflation

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

Some students may have noticed that the cups in the Student Union that come with a standard meal are now nearly half the size they used to be, but are sold at the same price. Starting this semester 16 oz. Pepsi cups accompany the meal, whereas before 24 oz. cups did. Melissa Pompa, the resident dis...

Student Union’s gameroom begins transition to next gen with Wii U console

Student Union’s gameroom begins transition to next gen with Wii U console

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

September 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

New video game consoles are in full force, however adding these new pieces of technology to NKU’s Game Room is not as simple as it may seem. The Game Room currently has multiple Playstation 3’s, XBOX 360’s, and Wiis already in its library. “The Wii U will be our first experiment [with new conso...

Victor Fest service day benefits the community

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Students gathered in the bottom floor of the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union at 11:30 AM on Saturday for the Victor Fest Day of Service event. 200 students signed up to help out and meet other students, according to Alex Collins, Americorp Vista volunteer coordinator. “Freshmen dominate the eve...

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