Tuesday, March 31, 2015

UPDATED: Professor Dr. Dan Shope to Speak at International Conference

Dr. Dan Shope will be a speaker at the American/Romanian International Conference Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting, and Preserving Highland Traditions at Transylvania University in Brasov, Romania, October 6 - 9, 2015.

A Call for Papers is still open for any faculty or student who would like to present their research at this conference.  If interested, please contact. Dr. Shope at: drdanshope@gmail.com for additional details
**All proposals much be emailed prior to Friday, April 3 (previously April 1st) to: Appalachians/Carpathians@gmail.com

Registration fee: $200 ($150 for students, spouses, and NGO participants) -- this fee also covers transportation costs while in Romania

*For questions regarding accommodations for the conference, please contact Don Davis at: donaldedwarddavis@gmail.com or visit the website: http://unitbv.ro/transcult/

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"World's Got Talent" Show and Dinner

The International Student Union is hosting their annual "World's Got Talent" show and dinner on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Come and watch as international students from NKU perform their various cultural talents all the while enjoying a nice dinner during the show.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm (dinner will be served at 5:30)
Where: Student Union Ballroom
Cost: $10/ticket (ages 3 and under are free)
*tickets can be purchased in the Office of International Students and Scholars in UC 305

*VIP tickets (pack of 4) can be purchased through Megan Lindle (lindlem1@nku.edu)
--must RSVP by March 31st

**For more inquiries contact Megan Lindle at 859-572-5223 or lindlem1@nku.edu

** donations are also greatly appreciated **

Friday, March 20, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity with Kiksuya

Kiksuya's Tenth Annual Volunteer Opportunity (Reunion!)

Kiksuya is a NKU student organization dedicated to service and outreach to Native American communities.  Each May, 5 - 20 students participate in this two week service trip to Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations.  This year, new students will be working alongside former volunteers and current members of Kiksuya, leaving for the Reservations on May 13th and travelling home on May 24th.
Students enjoying down-time on the reservation

Kiksuya student volunteers gardening on the reservation

The MAX cost for this two-week trip will be around $950.  For current students, that cost could be reduced to $650, dependent upon Legacy Funds awarded.  This includes lodging on the reservation and in cabins at KOA's, food on the reservation and during travelling, and transportation (may vary depending if you're riding in the caravan or carpooling in someone's vehicle).  

For more detailed information about this trip and for any questions/concerns, please contact Dr. Nicole Grant at:  grantn@nku.edu 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Re-scheduled Event from February: National Anthropology Day-- March 19th

Come Celebrate National Anthropology Day
National Anthropology Day was originally in February, but was cancelled due to the University being closed because of inclement weather.  Thankfully, this event has been re-scheduled for this Thursday, March 19th!
When: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: LA 506
This event, hosted by the Museum of Anthropology and the Anthropology Department, is open to ALL who wish to come celebrate with us.  There will be a public presentation by Anthropology faculty highlighting aspects of the discipline including research projects, fieldwork, career paths, and other opportunities.
*Light refreshments will also be served
*For questions/concerns please contact Dr. Judy Voelker (voelkerj1@nku.edu)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NKU Anthro Students to Speak about Belize at Baker-Hunt: March 16th

You Better Belize It!

NKU Anthropology students, Gabriella Locke and Nicholas Thaxton, to speak about their experience in Belize as part of Professor Doug Hume's Ethnographic Field School.

2014 NKU students in Belize

Listen to Gabriella and Nicholas  tell their tale of exploring the local cultures of northern Belize's sugar cane farming communities through ethnographic interviews. Locke and Thaxton will show the audience the importance of every day sugar we take for granted.

Sugarcane farming in Belize

When: Monday, March 16th, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center (Covington, KY)
Cost: Students are free with valid ID (1 ticket per student)
--General admission: $6 -- follow the link below to purchase tickets and/or reserve your space:


**Questions or concerns please contact Douglas Hume (humed1@nku.edu)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Upcoming Event: Documentary Film Screening Wednesday, March 18th in Griffin Hall

"The Land of Many Palaces"

Director Adam Smith created "The Land of Many Palaces," the world's largest ghost city located in Inner Mongolia, where thousands of rural farmers are currently being relocated to by the Chinese government.  Originally built to accommodate over 1 million people, Ordos, China is now an eerie ghost town housing only around 20,000 people.

Empty streets of Ordos, China

Join us in welcoming this talented director to NKU and be a part of screening his profound film.

When: Wednesday, March 18th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: NKUs Griffin Hall Digitorium
Cost: free admission

*Prior to the screening, a small informal reception in the Griffin Hall lobby will take place from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with light refreshments being served

*Immediately following the screening will be a round of Q&A with director Adam Smith

Hosted by:  World Languages & Literature Department at NKU

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lights, Camera, and Germans?

NKU Professor, J. Robert Lilly's vast knowledge of WWII has contributed to the production of several documentaries, newspaper articles, and radio programs in Germany, France, and England.

Professor J. Robert Lilly

Just this past Sunday (March 1, 2015) he was interviewed by a team of Germans who are creating a public educational TV documentary on WWII which will be seen by millions of people!  Bob has contributed to more than 5 documentaries since 2001, been interviewed by the Associated Press, AND even interviewed by the BBC during his career.  He continues to work as a professor of Sociology and Criminology, and Adjunct Professor of Law, all the while continuing his publications in journals, books, and various media outlets.

*Click on the link below to read a German newspaper article featuring some of Bob's work on WWII:


**Below are some additional works he has contributed to:

BBC Radio-program "Chocolate Soldier from the USA."

Book: "Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe in World War II"

Journals: Journal of Law, Adolescence, Qualitative Sociology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Drug Issues, and so many more.

2015                “Die Verbrechen der Befreier” (The Crimes of the Liberators).
                                    Documentary produced by German public television, Zweities Deutsches
                                    Fernsehen (ZDF).

2014                La face chachee”(The Hidden Face).  Documentary produced by French
                    public television documentary for District 8. 6 Cite de lamenublement. produced by                             Lets-pix-com. Based on Lilly’s (2003). La Face Cachee des GI’s: Les viols commis                             par des soldats Americains. Payot. Paris.

 2006               “The Hidden Face of the Liberators.” Documentary made for French national                                          public educational television. Produced by Program 33. Based on Lilly                                                 (2003) La Face Cachee des GI’s: Les viols commis par des soldats
                         Americains. Payot. Paris.

Monday, March 2, 2015

TODAY: Afghan Speaker - Rangina Hamidi

Speaker and founder of Kandahar Treasure, Rangina Hamidi, will be on NKUs campus to talk about women's business in the heart of Afghanistan this evening.

Rangina Hamidi

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
Time(s): 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Where: NKU -- Student Union Ballroom
Facebook page for this event:  facebook.com/events/848237115233241

Rangina Hamidi was also featured in an on air interview on WNKU Monday morning.  Her story and interview can be found by following the link below:
*Items from her store, Kandahar Treasure, will also be available for purchase.

** There is also an invitation for women's tea below for Wednesday, March 4th (Women Only!)

Women's Tea with Rangina Hamidi and Professor Connie Bruins

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Where: Connie Bruins home - 118 Glenmary Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45220
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact info: Connie Bruins
(p) 513-207-9363 - call or text
(email) bruins@fuse.net

This is a women only event!  Glenmary Avenue is in the gaslight area of Clifton, accessible off Clifton Ave., and Vine Street.  Parking is limited to the north side of Glenmary (westbound) only.  Additional parking is available on Bishop, north bound only.  House is blond brick with steep green tile roof.