Friday, April 29, 2016

Two SAP Faculty Win Teaching and Outreach Awards

Big news and congratulations to Dr. Eric Bates and Dr. Nicole Grant!  

Yesterday it was announced that NKU anthropology professor Dr. Thomas Eric Bates has won this year’s prestigious NKU Part-time Faculty Excellence in Instruction Award.  The award recognizes and rewards outstanding classroom instruction and contributions to the learning environment by an NKU part-time faculty member.  There were four criteria:  1) classroom teaching; 2) contributions to the learning environment; 3) contributions to the program or department; and 4) strength of the nominating letters and personal statement.
Dr. Nicole Grant was awarded the Faculty Excellence in Outreach and Engagement prize. This award recognized Dr. Grant's amazing level of continual work, for 11 years and running, in a program that connects students with Native Americans at the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservation. NKU students who participate in this program experience hands-on service learning and gain an understanding of real world problems through meaningful interactions the Pine Ridge community. Dr. Grant is also the faculty advisor for the Kiksuya, a student organization dedicated to service and outreach to Native American communities. During Dr. Grant's summer program students live and work with the residents and participate in a variety of tasks including, cleaning and repairing homes, new construction projects, organic gardening, and working in youth centers.  

Friday, April 22, 2016

Outstanding Advisor Award goes to Kristie Vise of Sociology!

Kristie Vise of the NKU Sociology program has been awarded the Carol Beirne Outstanding Advisor Award! 

Kristie Vise was awarded the Carol Berine Outstanding Advisor Award by the Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute. This award is given to an advisor who leads, inspires, and dedicates their time to a student organization above and beyond the expectation.

The Award was given on April 20th at the annual White and Gold award banquet for her work with the NKU student organization Common Ground. NKU's Common Ground primarily exists for the purpose of supporting and promoting the welfare of LGBTQ+ students as well as our allies at Northern Kentucky University.

The NKU Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy department is incredibly proud of Kristie Vise's work with Common Ground, the Sociology program itself, and the NKU and Northern Kentucky community as a whole. 

Congratulations Kristie!

NKU Students Team up with the Campbell County Library to Create an Exhibit

Common Threads: Scenes from Vietnam

 Each year the museum methods class in Anthropology works with the Fort Thomas Branch of the Campbell County Library in designing and implementing a display using objects from the NKU Anthropology Museum. This year's exhibit is "Common Threads: Scenes from Vietnam" and highlights silk embroidery paintings which depict scenes of daily life in Vietnam. 

  Check it out, the exhibit is up for the entire month of April! 

  This year two EMB students made a short video of the class designing the display. Link:

The Campbell County Library was also able to do a small feature on the project. Link: