Friday, February 28, 2014


March is Celtic Studies month, and in honor of this, Celtic Studies at Northern Kentucky University will be hosting an event :


With RAY CARR, a native of Drogheda, Co Louth Ireland, President of the EuroCeltic Institute and creator of the Celtipedia portal on Wikipedia,


MAI HERNON from Co Sligo, Ireland, an internationally known singer and performer with the Celtic musical group, Beeswing.

Please join us for history, stories, and music on


3:30-5:30 PM


Admission is free.

Greek Philosophy & International Education - NKU

Philosophy major Marc Kennedy has created a video about the Study Abroad opportunities provided by the philosophy program.

"A reflection on the importance of learning outside the classroom, and outside the country. Presented by Dr. Rudy Garns and Dr. Nancy Hancock of the Northern Kentucky Univ. philosophy program."

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Anthropology Careers Day

Anthropology faculty and alumni sponsor Anthropology Careers Day each April to inform students about job possibilities after attaining a degree in the program.  The day features speakers on anthropology and archeology along with an online video presentation and handouts about careers in those fields.  And, of course, lots of free food.

The annual event is free and open to the public and happens in less than two months. The date for the 2014 Careers Day is Friday, April 25, from 3-5 pm, in 110 Landrum.

So, to get you in the mood, here are some more famous people who were anthropology majors:

Did you know that celebrity chefs Rick Bayless and Giada de Laurentis were anthropology majors?  In the area of crime fighting, New York City police officer Frank Serpico, immortalized in the Al Pacino film Serpico, was an anthropology major.  Even McGruff, the Crime Dog (as played by NKU anthropology alumnus Carl Agner of the nearby Florence, Kentucky Police Force), is an anthropologist.  But the real popularity of anthropology can be demonstrated by the fact that on the preschool educational cartoon show, Dora, the Explorer, Dora's mother is an archaeologist.

So, is there anything you cannot do with an anthropology major?

For more information go to:

Want a summer course that’s out of this world?

This Summer 2014: 1st 5 Weeks: Online!

ANT 394-001: Anthropology Through Sci Fi Film & Lit

Instructor: Dr. Sharlotte Neely; 3 credit hours; Prerequisites: 3 semester hours of anthropology or permission of instructor; Taught: Summer only; Viewing, reading, and writing science fiction to explore major themes in anthropology (concept of culture, fieldwork and culture shock, nature of gender, culture relativism, social justice, etc.). An online course. Does not count toward the anthropology major or minor. Does count toward the cinema studies minor, the popular culture minor, and as a general upper-division elective.

Where on Campus is Satchel Paige? Contest sponsored by the NKU Museum of Anthropology

Get N-volved with the Negro Baseball League Exhibit by participating in the “Where is Satchel Paige?” photo contest, sponsored by the NKU Anthropology Museum. Today through March 4th, one life-size cutout of the famous pitcher, Satchel Paige, will be on the move around campus every day. Taking a photo with him will enter you in for a chance to win a $50 gift card to either the Campus Bookstore OR the Student Union food court. To qualify for multiple contest entries, you can take a photo with Satchel in more than one of his official locations. Visit the Anthropology Museum at 200 Landrum Academic Center or "LIKE" us on Facebook at “NKU Museum of Anthropology” for daily clues about Satchel’s location and to learn more about Negro Baseball.

To submit your photos, please e-mail them using your NKU e-mail address to The subject of your e-mail should be labelled: “Where is Satchel Paige Contest”. Please attach your files to your e-mail and label them with your last name, then first name, followed by the location of Satchel Paige. For example: Smith, John – Student Union.

The contest runs until March 4th. Winner will be chosen on March 6th and will be notified via their NKU e-mail.

  1. Only current NKU students are eligible.
  2. Up to 5 entries per person.
  3. Each submitted photo must be in focus and include both the student and Satchel Paige clearly. Inappropriate photos will not be counted.
  4. Only 1 student per picture per entry. Pictures with more than one student with Satchel will not be counted.
  5. Multiple pictures must be unique, meaning 1 photograph per official location of Satchel Paige totaling no more than 5 locations. Any duplicates will not be counted.
  6. The e-mail subject heading should be “Where is Satchel Paige Contest”. Make sure to attach your pictures to the e-mail before sending.
  7. Pictures must be appropriately labeled as LAST NAME, FIRST – LOCATION. Those pictures not labeled correctly will not be counted.
  8. Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on March 4th. A drawing will take place on March 6th and the winner will be notified via their NKU e-mail by March 7th also announced in N3 and on the Museum’s Facebook page.
  9. Entrants cannot move the cutout of Satchel Paige from his official location.

Screening of Movie 42: The Jackie Robinson Story on Monday, March 3rd

On March 3 at noon in LA 506, the movie 42: The Jackie Robinson Story will be shown.

This event is cosponsored by the NKU Black Studies Program; Dr. Eric Jackson will facilitate a discussion after the film.

Light refreshments will be served.

Event is free.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Philosophers' Cafe: Net Neutrality

Join us this Friday, Feb. 28, from 3:00-4:30 in GH 316 as we meet in the Philosophers' Cafe to discuss Net Neutrality. Should Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally? Do providers have a right to charge more for premium content and high-demand services? Do you have a right to access what you want and how you want it on the Internet?

Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 Department Essay Contest

SAP Writing Contest
All students of Sociology, Anthropology, or Philosophy (majors, minors, and focus) are invited to submit a paper for the 2014 Departmental Essay Contest. The authors of the selected papers will each be awarded a $200 prize (up to 10 papers may be selected); the winning authors will be expected to submit their papers to one of the Kentucky professional societies for the discipline (e.g., KPA, KAS, or ASK, see descriptions below). Students who attend professional meetings may receive up to an additional $100 to support conference attendance and fees for the 2014-2015 meetings.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Film and Philosophy: Memento

Join us Feb. 14 as the Film and Philosophy series presents Christopher Nolan's Memento. We will screen and discuss this most interesting film: lot's of great philosophical questions to explore. 3:00-6:00 in NKU's GH 316.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Just 15 of the Famous People Who Majored in Anthropology

  1. Akbar S. Ahmed, former Ambassador from Pakistan to Great Britain
  2. Prince Charles of England
  3. Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park and other best-selling novels
  4. Jane Goodall, primatologist
  5. Kimber Griffin Fender, Director of the Public Library system of Cincinnati, the largest library system in the nation, and NKU alum
  6. Zora Neale Hurston, Harlem Renaissance author
  7. Jomo Kenyatta, first President of Kenya
  8. Eugene Mangalaza, former Prime Minister of Madagascar
  9. Octavio Paz, Noble Prize winning poet
  10. Janine Pease, former President of Little Big Horn Tribal College
  11. Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio
  12. Douglas J. Preston, best-selling horror novelist
  13. Kathy Reichs, best-selling mystery novelist
  14. Steve Riggio, founder of the Barnes and Noble mega bookstore chain
  15. Ann Dunham Soetoro, President Barack Obama's mother
Internationally famous classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been quoted as saying, "[As a young man,] I knew nothing about the world.  I knew I needed to learn stuff, and I needed time. So I thought, 'Wow--a university, what a great thing to do, what a great opportunity.' So I came here [Harvard], and I was a music major, but my great passion was anthropology."

For more famous anthropology majors:

Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of the Negro Baseball League

Feb. 3 through March 4, 2014
at the NKU Anthropology Museum

Since 1993, this exhibit has traveled nationally to help bring the rich history of black baseball to hundreds of people outside of Kansas City. Discover Greatness features close to 90 framed photographs showcasing the history of African-American Baseball from the late 1800s-1960s.
This event is free.

Exhibit Hours

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Group Tours

Available evenings and weekends by appointment
Call (859) 572-1569

Celebration Reception

  • Thursday, Feb. 20
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Anthropology Museum (Landrum Academic Center 200)
  • Refreshments provided

See Also

African American Programs
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Philosophy
NKU Campus Recreation