Thursday, November 17, 2016

Philosophers' Cafe: Consumerism Friday November 18, 3-4 pm

Consumerism peaks at this time of year. What is it? Is it confined to the economic realm? How does it manifest itself individually, socially, and globally? How pervasive is it and what are its implications? How driven are we as individuals by this cultural ideology and who is to say? If individuals try to transcend it and increase their satisfaction in life, they would need something to supplant it. What might a “balance between consumption and other human pursuits look like” (Amitai Etzioni)?

When: Friday, November 18
•Where: Starbuck’s Cafe
• Time: 3-4 pm

Congratulations 2016 NKU Ethics Bowl Team!

Please join us in congratulate our 2016 Ethics Bowl team for their great performance in this year’s 17th Annual Central States Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition, held last weekend at Marian University, Indianapolis, IN.  

Our team was ranked #15 out of the 32 teams. We tied in first match; won the second match, and lost (narrowly by 5 points) in last march. We are very proud of all the members of the team; the many hours of meetings and hard-work that you all invested in the training and preparation did pay-off.

The team includes: Christian Willett, Brendan Sullivan, Weston Rainer, Chinedu Asinugo, Freddie Cobb, Chad Dunbar, Shane Sullivan, Reshawna Bell, and James Gill.

Special thanks to our two assistant coaches, professors Michael Steinman and Robert Brice and to the head coach Dr. Frimpong-Mansoh. You all make NKU proud!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Congratulations to Winners at the Kentucky Academy of Science!

From left to right: Sage Boyers, Ellie Kremer, Ian Takaoka, Peggy Brunache, Kendra Hein, and Liza Vance. Photo by Sharyn Jones.

Students and faculty from Anthropology participated and won awards at the annual Kentucky Academy of Science ( ) meetings in Louisville last weekend.

The winners from the division of Anthropology and Sociology included:
1st place undergraduate paper: Lindsey Meador
1st place graduate paper: Kendra Hein
2nd place undergraduate poster: Eleanor Kremer
3rd place undergraduate poster: Sage Boyers and Liza Vance

Ellie Kremer and her poster on women and gender in Fiji.

Ian Takaoka (left) with his poster on the archaeology of ceramic assemblages from Vanua Levu Fiji and Lindsey Meador (rigth). Lindsey won first place for her work on paternal care in free-ranging male Coquerel's sifaka. 

Please join us for the annual NKU Native American Studies Lecture!

This event is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required.
Brian Miller
Mni Wakan Sacred Waters:
the Impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Native Communities.
 Thursday, November 10
6:15-8:15 pm
110 Landrum, NKU
Brian Miller is of Cherokee and Quaw Paw heritage and adopted into the Oglala Lakota Nation.  He is a sacred fire chief (Oceti Wakan Itacan), flute player, ceremonial singer, and traditional powwow dancer. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Philosophy Film Series--Fall, 2016

A film series of true stories of people facing ethical conundrums
Coming up....

Friday, November 18
3 pm--Landrum 209
The Killing Fields (141 minutes)

Friday, December 9
Schindler's List (196 minutes)