Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Department Reception to Honor Students

Join us Tuesday, December 3 from 4:00-5:30 on second floor Landrum as the department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy honors the achievements it students and fall graduates.

Most of the time will be spent mingling with food, friends, faculty and all our students who are majoring or minoring in our programs. Please stop by if only for a few minutes to grab some food and say hi.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Congratulations Anthropology Honor Thesis Presenters!

Stephanie Zach (left) presented her honor's thesis, “Changing the Afterlife: The Transition of Mortuary Ritual in 19th Century Belize“ and Rosa Christophel (right) presented her honor's thesis, “Rock Climbers Relationship with the Environment” at the fall 2013 Conference of Honors at NKU! Dr. Douglas Hume (Associate Professor of Anthropology) was both students' honor's thesis mentor.

More photos of Todd Young's demonstrations of fire making and atlatl

Todd Young and spears he made by hand.

Todd doing a demo with spear and atlatl.

NKU student tries his hand at the atlatl.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fire Making and Spear Throwing

Demonstrations on Prehistoric Native American Fire Making and Spear Throwing by Todd Young, Naturalist at Big Bone Lick State Park.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dr. Barbara Thiel Memorial Service

Dr. Barbara Thiel
Dr. Barbara Thiel Memorial Service

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 
4:30 p.m. 
University Center Ballroom 
Light Refreshments will be Served. All are Welcome

Philosophers' Cafe: Wikileaks, Hacktivism and the Ethics of Whistle-blowing

Philosophers' Cafe
The Philosophers' Cafe will convene this Friday at 3:00 in GH 316 to discuss Wikileaks, Hacktivism and the Ethics of Whistle-blowing. Stop by and bring your friends.

NKU Philosophy: Philosophers' Cafe: Wikileaks, Hacktivism and the Ethics of Whistle-blowing

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 NKU Ethics Bowl Team

2013 Ethics Bowl Team
On November 9 the NKU Ethics Bowl team traveled to Marion, IN to participate in the 2013 Regional Ethics Bowl Competition. Teams from different schools debate real-life ethical issues in front of a panel of judges who rank the performances and the arguments. NKU won their debate against Xavier but lost by only a few points to Butler and to Taylor. The NKU team included Cory Clark, Dustin Courtney, Laurence Gerlach, Leighann Goins, Theodore Hays, Arthur Littlefield, John Petrie, Ashley Poe and Robbie Tieman (Ashley and John were not able to travel with the team for this contest). The team practiced for weeks prior to the competition, preparing responses to case studies available in advance. Dr. Yaw served as faculty advisor and coach. Congratulations on a great contest!

2013 Ethics Bowl Team

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall 2013 Ethics Bowl Team

Ethics Bowl '13

Ethics Bowl '13

Ethics Bowl '13
Good luck to the NKU Ethics Bowl team as they compete this weekend (Nov. 9) in Marion, IN.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

NKU Philosophy: Film and Philosophy: High Noon

High Noon
NKU Philosophy: Film and Philosophy: High Noon: Join us Friday, November 8 from 3:00-6:00 in GH 316 when we screen and discuss the classic western film High Noon. What's the right thing to do? Should one act from a sense of duty? Does religion provide moral answers? What can we expect form our community? Gary Cooper portrays the retired sheriff who takes the Kantian point of view.

Native American Lecture Series

Among the Navajo
The NKU Annual Native American Lecture Series presents Charlotte C. Schaengold, Ph.D., NKU Anthropology Professor, who will talk about


Thursday, November 21, 2013, NKU's Highland Heights Campus, 4:30 pm, 304 MP. Refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public as part of the celebration of Native American Heritage Month in Kentucky.

Dress for Success

Greek Philosophers
Nancy Hancock's PHI 280 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy students dressed the part this week.