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Spotlight on Scholarship Returns to Highlight Faculty Research


Oct. 20, 2021 —  Northern Kentucky University is continuing its “Spotlight on Scholarship” symposium which will celebrate faculty research, scholarship and creative activity. Spotlight on Scholarship, which began in 2018, was suspended briefly in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Spotlight on Scholarship allows the brightest and dynamic minds at NKU to share their ideas,” said Dr. Brian Hackett, a member of the University Research Council. “It’s an amazing day that focuses on learning and networking. We encourage everyone to stop by if they can.”

The event will be hosted in the Budig Theater at University Center beginning at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at about 4:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed include works of literature, music and election security issues.

What: Spotlight on Scholarship
When: Oct. 21, 2021, at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Budig Theater at University Center

Over 25 professors will compete for the university’s SOL Award, named after the goddess of the sun in Norse mythology. There will also be a community building award for the presenter with the largest in-person audience.

Hackett added the presentations are geared to a broad audience, free of jargon and designed to be understood by all.

The event is free to the public. For a complete schedule, visit Spotlight on Scholarship website.  

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit