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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.

Japanese musical troupe performs in Otto Budig Theater

Japanese musical troupe performs in Otto Budig Theater

Emily Broyles, Contributor

October 11, 2019

“The good old chindonya, changing the world from dark to light, people both young and old clap their hands, chinchira dondon chin dondon ….”  This simple line from a chindonya troupe in Kumayama, Japan brings to mind a packed square filled with people crowded around a small group of performers d...

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Reaching for hope: Mother of Columbine shooter shares her story

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of suicide, mental health and mass shootings.  There wasn’t an empty chair in sight as Sue Klebold—mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen responsible for the Columbine shooting—addressed the NKU community at “Reaching for Hope: Missing The ...

QPR event teaches suicide prevention training

QPR event teaches suicide prevention training

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

A dozen students gathered in SU 109 Tuesday afternoon for QPR training as part of mental health week on campus. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, and is an informational program that lays the groundwork for recognizing warning signs and preventing suicide. The program was presented by Christy Wolfram...

NKU faculty brass trio takes the stage in Greaves Concert Hall

NKU faculty brass trio takes the stage in Greaves Concert Hall

Megan Bechtold, Reporter

October 7, 2019

The faculty brass trio took the stage last night in Greaves Concert Hall for their inaugural first performance as a collective. In addition to the trio performances, they took turns at solo performances as well.  The performances included first-year assistant professor and lecturer of low brass and ...

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 2, 2019

BLINK, a free, light-based art festival, is easily the biggest event in Cincinnati. The inaugural BLINK in 2017 drew more than a million people to the Queen City—almost 400,000 more than Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. After the roaring success of the festival’s first year, Brad McCombs, associate professor of art and music program head, knew that NKU’s School of the Arts had to get involved somehow.

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