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SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

Emily Broyles, Reporter

December 7, 2019

The School of the Arts’ annual first-year show is here again, where new theatre students come together to dazzle attendees with a show only they perform in.

Student club celebrates Japanese tradition of KFC on Christmas

Student club celebrates Japanese tradition of KFC on Christmas

Bee Klapper, Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Thursday night, the members of the Japanese Language and Culture Club gathered in MEP 300 for one last meeting to celebrate Christmas in the true Japanese style—with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Everybody wins this Giving Tuesday

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

December 3, 2019

Students stepped into the box—goggled and ready—to grab as much “cash” as they could in under 30 seconds. The cash, colored yellow and green, would give students the opportunity to donate money to an organization of their choice or win a gift card for themselves. Derek Darwish, member of the student alumni ...

Emerging Choreographers Showcase supports the artistic growth of women

Emerging Choreographers Showcase supports the artistic growth of women

Alyssa Weber, Reporter

November 19, 2019

NKU’s dance program holds an Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase every year to spotlight student talent. This year the ECS will be entirely produced and choreographed by female students.  When BFA dance coordinator and assistant professor of dance Tracey Bonner began teaching at the School of the A...

U.S. women’s soccer champion inspires students and community members

U.S. women’s soccer champion inspires students and community members

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 15, 2019

On Thursday night, the Activities Programming Board hosted U.S. women’s national soccer team champion Rose Lavelle. A Cincinnati native, Lavelle returned to the area to share her story and inspire the students and community members who sat in their seats fixated on the local hero who sat in front of them. 

SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

Gabriel Barnett, Contributor

November 13, 2019

A lot can happen in ten minutes—you could get a chore done, have a nice conversation with a friend, or even finish that assignment you’ve been putting off right before class. But what about putting on a whole show? Sixteen talented students from this year’s Directing I class did just that in the 11th annual Ten Minute Play Festival, organized by Lecturer of Performance Brian Robertson.

VIDEO: OINK Film Festival

VIDEO: OINK Film Festival

Alyssa Nickles, Tyler Vandervort, Daniel Jones, and Jack Reynolds

November 13, 2019

OINK is a brand new event on NKU's campus, all about bringing in high school film makers in to encourage their future within the field. Northerner reporters caught up with a few key people that made this event possible.

VIDEO: Stefan Roloff at NKU

VIDEO: Stefan Roloff at NKU

Brennen Alm, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall brought artist Stefan Roloff to NKU's campus, sharing his experiences that brought him to where he is today.

Keyboard Plus Festival draws in musicians young and old

Keyboard Plus Festival draws in musicians young and old

Megan Bechtold, Reporter

November 3, 2019

NKU’s Keyboard Plus Festival brought pianists from ages five to 50 to the stage in Greaves Concert Hall on Saturday.

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2019

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became a part of United States history when President Barack Obama hired her as Outreach and Recruitment Director, making her the first openly transgender White House staffer in history.

VIDEO: Anne Gray on Recycling

VIDEO: Anne Gray on Recycling

Jake Funk, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Northerner reporter Jake Funk gets the story on recyclable materials from Rumpke Education Specialist Anne Gray, during one of the last events for NKU’s Campus Sustainability Month.

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 21, 2019

The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.

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