The Northerner

Faculty talent tops spring music lineup

Claire Higgins

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Looking for music that’s easy on the ears and easy on your wallet? This semester the faculty and students from Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Music are looking to fill that need on campus with a series of music concerts that are offering the best selections from classical to contemporary. The spr...

The White Whale fuels artistic expression

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

“Moby-Dick” has been interpreted in many ways over the years. Depending on the reader, the story can be about adventure, obsession, revenge or a commentary on humanity. For Claire Illouz it was a meditation on the symbolism of the color white. Illouz, a French print maker and book artist, was inspired...

Professor’s art sparks controversy

Cassie Stone

February 3, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, News

Burning crosses. A hangman’s noose. Hate. Fear. Images of white robes with pointed hoods evoke a myriad of images and emotions. An art display featuring an image of a Ku Klux Klan member is raising concern for some W. Frank Steely Library visitors. Created with two rubber stamps and black ink,...

Cinderella coming to life at NKU

Derick Bischoff

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is a musical slightly different than the Disney version the younger generation is used to seeing. Disney has the blond-and-blue-dress Cinderella, whereas Rodgers and Hammerstein’s has the brunette-and-white-dress Cinderella. NKU’s theatre department wil...

Art society offers community

Derick Bischoff

January 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

There is a small world on Northern Kentucky University’s campus where wood, metal and clay are king. Here students can carve wood, mold metal and spin the pottery wheel. Ever wanted to get behind a pottery wheel like in the movie “Ghost,” or learn how to throw clay and mold it into pottery? The...

Art professors practice what they preach

Shawn Buckenmeyer

January 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Just because you become a professor doesn’t mean you hang up your proverbial paintbrush for life. As an artist you have to keep expanding your artistic repertoire in order to stay in the creative loop. Northern Kentucky University opened its spring semester with an art show focusing on professors in...

Art show explores women in domestic American life

Shawn Buckenmeyer

January 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Being a woman means something different to each woman. Julie Mader-Meersman, an associate professor of graphic design at Northern Kentucky University, explores that concept and many others in her show entitled “Personal Effects: Reflections on Domestic American Life”. Through the use of artists’...

“To Kill a Mockingbird” to debut at NKU

Claire Higgins

December 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

It’s a story most people have read in the classroom or watched in black and white on television — a timeless classic that sails through generation after generation, challenging the battle between good and evil, inequality and innocence. It’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it’s the upcoming...

Changing India: Women helping women one image at a time

Shawn Buckenmeyer

November 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

A baby is born in a village in India. She is promised marriage. When she reaches a certain age, she is sent to live with the betrothed’s family as a servant in that household. At the marrying age, she is then married to the family’s son. When the husband dies, many wives are thrown out of the house...

World culture converges on NKU

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, News

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a filmmaker, and representatives from the American Red Cross will converge on the campus of Northern Kentucky University to join in a celebration featuring authentic international cuisine, music, art and martial arts. Important international issues will also be addressed...

Transsexual Transylvania arrives at NKU

Brandon Barb

October 31, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Opinions, Viewpoints

If you can only see one play at NKU this year, make it “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Director Michael Hatton has put together a terrific cast and has done an amazing job bringing the cult classic back to the stage. And for someone who doesn’t attend plays often, I was floored by everyone...

Revisiting Lakeside Place

Claire Higgins

October 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Residential Housing Association transformed the Callahan Hall basement into a creepy, spine-chilling nursing home for the third annual Callahan Hall Haunted House Thursday Oct. 21. Before Callahan Hall was a part of Northern Kentucky University, it was Lakeside Place, a nursing home. Lakeside Place...

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