The Northerner

‘Great Debate’ challenges ideas

Chuck Heffner

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Nearly three hundred people braved the ice and cold Friday to watch debate teams argue hot topic issues from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X’s perspectives as part of NKU’s celebration of Black History Month. The “Great Debate,” an intellectual and cultural competition dealing with current...

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,...

Black History Month features full sleight of free events

Chuck Heffner

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

The Northern Kentucky University Office of African-American Student Affairs has organized a full sleight of free events to entertain and educate the campus about African-Americans for Black History Month in February. According to the schedule put out by coordinator Deborah Strahorn, lead organizer...

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...

Packed crowds bring energy to homecoming

Claire Higgins

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

As homecoming week’s events came to a close Saturday evening at the basketball game, the committee’s goal of more student involvement and transforming the events seemed to have been met. Homecoming Chairman Chris Ruth found the changes to the event schedule to be very successful, “a few eve...

New thriller questions roommate safety

Claire Higgins

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

The transition into your freshman year of college can be stressful, even scary. Moving away from home, being separated from your parents for the first time and meeting the stranger randomly assigned to be your roommate can all be areas of concern. The new movie “The Roommate,” set to release Feb...

Graduate’s illustrations on display in Cincinnati

Roxanna Blevins

February 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

PAC Gallery in Cincinnati is currently featuring Dream Logic, an exhibit with art from comic book artist David Mack’s series of art books, of the same name. In addition to art originals from the Dream Logic series, art from Mack’s work on the comic book series Daredevil, and his own series, Kabuki,...

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...

Visit Picasso for free in Cincinnati

Claire Higgins

January 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

For students who live on campus, it might feel like you’re stuck in Highland Heights, especially when you’re looking for things to do on the weekend or during a rare free weekday moment. Options are limited when money, location, transportation and entertainment value are taken into account. The Cincinnati...

Indie horror film offers a novel source of fear

Derick Bischoff

January 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

“The Haunting of Amelia” (The Other Side of the Tracks) is a movie that tricks the mind into believing one thing and then offers a unique twist at the end. The film is billed as a supernatural thriller but easily could be described as a psychological melodrama. The indie film is the debut for...

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’...

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