The Northerner


Roxanna Blevins

October 12, 2011

Northern Kentucky University Director of Jazz Studies William Hogg has a vision to empower at-risk youths. While Hogg’s vision is clear, it is proving to be a challenge to keep it alive. EMPOWER is a non-profit program focused on “return[ing] the roots of jazz and blues to urban areas,” according...

‘Songs for the Slain’ diverse and compelling

Roxanna Blevins

October 12, 2011

For anyone still wondering what folk-metal sounds like, Winterhymn’s debut album “Songs for the Slain” is now available. Winterhymn, a local band with four members who are students at Northern Kentucky University, held a release party for the album Oct. 8 at Radiodown, in Covington. “Songs for the S...

Belly dancing, hookers and fudgie-wudgie ice cream bars

Aly Durrett

October 5, 2011

Students have written and produced their own play and are directing and performing it at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6 in the Fine Arts Center in Studio 307. “Shivaree” is about a hemophiliac named Chandler who lives with his mother. After trying to hire a prostitute with the help of his friend Scagg, he meets...

‘Women’ open theater season

Georgina Alamilla

October 4, 2011

Northern Kentucky University theater season launched Sept. 29 with a premiere of the musical “Little Women,” based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel. The story focuses on the lives of the four March sisters and occurs against the backdrop of the American Civil War. “I read the book when...

Personal experience inspires art

Roxanna Blevins

August 24, 2011

Two new wood-inspired bodies of work are on display in the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University. “New Work” is a collection of paintings on birch plywood by Patricia Bellan-Gillen. The paintings, which Bellan-Gillen said took about two months each to complete, are all works she has...

‘Midsummer Night’ keeps students in stitches

Shawn Buckenmeyer

April 27, 2011

William Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” That’s the case with Northern Kentucky University’s recent Shakespearean visitors. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company visited NKU’s campus on Thursday, April 21 at the Eva G. Farris Amphitheater wit...

Magazine expresses NKU’s artistic side

Chuck Heffner

April 27, 2011

If you’re looking for talent on campus, look no further than "NKU Expressed." Published since the early 1990s, “NKU Expressed” is the only annual on-campus literary magazine run entirely by NKU undergraduate students that “features undergraduate writers of both poetry and prose as well as ...

NKU announcer talks broadcasting in new book

Nick Jones

April 20, 2011

Listening to Norse basketball on the radio has provided the opportunity to hear a Hall of Fame broadcaster who has been in broadcasting for over 50 years—Mike Tussey. Tussey has recently chronicled his career in a book titled “You’re on the Air!” His book not only talks about his experiences wit...

NKU is coming out to the movies

Rachel Manning

April 19, 2011

Editor’s Note: LGBT is the common term to refer to the community of people. Queer is a term to include all people who do not follow mainstream heterosexual norms. Newspapers have recently featured many headlines concerning the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Three incide...

Last art show of semester opens

Shawn Buckenmeyer

April 19, 2011

The last gallery show of the academic year offers a quick study break to explore natural beauty and the ways artists have manipulated it. As the academic year comes to an end, the Northern Kentucky University Department of Visual Arts rolls out the carpet for the last show of the semester with the...

NKU community taste flavors of the world at international potluck celebration

Claire Higgins

April 12, 2011

Northern Kentucky University students, families and friends took a trip out of the United States and into the home countries of the university’s international students April 9. The International Student Union presented the 20th Annual International Potluck Dinner and Talent Show to celebrate the...

One stage. Three plays. Ten days.: Y.E.S. Festival showcases student talent

Chuck Heffner

April 6, 2011

Three new plays will have their world premier in the 15th Biennial Y.E.S. Festival. Held every two years by the Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance, the Year End Series Festival will be held at the Corbett Theater from April 7-17. “Monstrous Beauty” by Karla Jennings, “...

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