The Northerner

Singer brings mission to BOKC

Roxanna Blevins

March 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Christian recording artist Chris Tomlin is coming to the Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University, and he is bringing a worship service with him. Tomlin, who will be at BOKC March 19, is touring with Rend Collective to promote his seventh studio album “And If Our God is For Us...

Student group to present “Vagina Monologues”

Shawn Buckenmeyer

March 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

A Northern Kentucky University organization is bringing “The Vagina Monologues” to campus to try and remove the stigma attached to the word vagina. Leaders of Students for Choice say people treat a vagina as something to be ashamed of and something to ridicule. “What’s so sad is when people hea...

Do you know Bob Durstock?

Zachary Rogers

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

You may have seen the apparel—shirts with a bearded, bespectacled silhouette of a man with the letters “IKBD” boldly written across them. You may have wondered what the reasoning behind the shirt was, or why people were even wearing it. The man with all the answers is a Northern Kentucky Uni...

NKU’s “Cinderella” shines

Chuck Heffner

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Northern Kentucky University's magical production of "Cinderella" swept the audience off its feet. Ken Jones’ adaptation of the 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical wowed a sold-out audience Friday at NKU’s Corbett Theatre. Jones’ two-act production alternated wildly between beauty, comedy and...

A lesson from a bird’s-eye view

Shawn Buckenmeyer

February 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

They soar high above telephone lines, the traffic on the road, and the streams of people walking beneath them. With wings of majestic feathers, they are birds. Northern Kentucky University opens a new exhibit, “For The Birds: an Invitational Exhibition that Explores and Celebrates the Birds.” For man...

Chamber music spreads warmth from Greaves to Louisville

Claire Higgins

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Greaves Hall came alive with the sounds of chamber music and a warm feeling among guests because they were supporting a worthy cause. Northern Kentucky University adjunct professor Joanne Wojtowicz and her friends from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performed “Chamber Music Among Friends” to benefit...

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


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“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...

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