Thursday, June 8, 2017

FUEL NKU needs your help!

This summer students are working to raise funds and resources for FUEL NKU--our campus food pantry. They are trying to stock the shelves for the Fall semester and we need your help. 

Mackenzie Davis is directing this effort and you can email her to pick up any items that are donated:

Here is the gofundme page she set up to help with the $250 goal if anyone is interested in helping this way:

Any non-perishable food items and toiletries are welcome, but this page includes a list of commonly needed items:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Philosophy on Tap

Please join us for Philosophy on Tap on the first Tuesday of every month. June 6 we will meet at Braxton Brewery in Covington for a philosophical discussion of Micheal Sandel's "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets". By putting some things on the market, by giving them a monetary value, do we in some sense corrupt their moral value? You might want to read Sandel's book in advance, take a look at a lecture at, or watch a YouTube discussion

We'll meet and greet at 5:00, then order pizza and begin our discussion around 5:30. Everyone is welcome to join us in this open philosophical conversation. Bring your friends.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Joan Ferrante!

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Joan Ferrante has been awarded the prestigious NKU Excellence in University Service Award for 2017. Joan has spent her career serving others and her record of service, leadership, and innovative transdisciplinary contributions to university initiatives and goals is remarkable and unmatched. Joan's passion for making the world a better place has shaped NKU's reputation and directly and positively impacted her colleagues, and the thousands of students she has taught. Congratulations Joan!

Check out Joan's video on Sociology ( ) and some of her many accomplishments here:

Sunday, April 16, 2017

May Philosophy on Tap

Our next Philosophy on Tap will be May 1 at 5:00PM at the Wooden Cask Brewery in Newport. Everyone is welcome. Join faculty and students from NKU, Thomas More and Gateway as we discuss the very philosophical question: What does it take to lead the good life?

Good beer. Good discussion. We can order pizza from down the street.

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Directors for Native American Studies

Photo by Edward S. Curtis, see:
We are happy to announce that Dr.s Thaddeus Bissett and T. Eric Bates will become the new co-Directors of the Native American Studies Program in SAP. Congratulations Eric and Thad!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SAP Alums are Awesome!

We recently received an update from NKU alumna Kathy Lou Peace. She is applying her Sociology training and course work in Native American Studies in work with Native Americans in Alaska.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Kathy graduated in 2015 with a BSW and minor in Psychology. She had a concentration in Sociology. After she graduated Kathy received an MSW at University of Southern California in the Advance Standing Social Work Program. She recently moved to Alaska and has been working for a Native American health corporation in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. She works as a clinical intake coordinator for outpatient behavioral health. The courses Kathy took in Sociology and Anthropology enriched her education and gave her valuable insights into Native American populations.
The Yukon Delta of Alaska As Seen From The Air.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Philosophy Film Series, April 13, 3pm

The Responsibilities Charismatic and Manipulative Leaders Have and the Responsibility of Those Who Create and Sustain These Leaders  

Thursday, April 13
3 pm
Landrum 209

Elmer Gantry
[Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons]

What Happens When Religion and a Con Man Meet?