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Taylor Musgroves self portrait for the @nkusocial Instagram account.

SOTA artist discusses recent projects

Kiley Steiner , Contributor April 18, 2021

Noelle Stevenson. Mel Springer. These names may not be familiar to some, but for Senior Visual Communication Design (VCD) Major Taylor Musgrove they serve as inspiration for her own artwork.  Musgrove...

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NKU student dies in car crash

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor July 6, 2020

Senior musical theatre student Allyson Davis died in a car crash Monday morning. Davis was traveling northbound on I-75 and lost control of the vehicle after driving through water in the high-speed...

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Tickets can be exchanged by contacting SOTA's box office
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor March 19, 2020
NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 
Some cast members rehearsing a scene in 26 Pebbles.

Henry play ’26 Pebbles’ reflects on Sandy Hook

Andrea Rinck, Contributor February 19, 2020

“26 Pebbles,” a play about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, will run in the Henry Konstantinow Theater from Feb. 24 - 26. On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook...

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

The Pulitzer Prize winning play heads to the Stauss Theatre
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor February 19, 2020

“Buried Child,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play that reflects on the death of the American dream, is the oddest play of the season, according to junior BFA acting major Trevor Browning. “It’s...

Dance ‘20: Looking at the world differently

Dance ‘20: Looking at the world differently

SOTA’s Dance ‘20 aims to provoke thought in audiences
Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 18, 2020

Racism, sexism and abuse are just a few topics students will be bringing to the stage in Dance ‘20. The School of the Arts’ (SOTA) annual dance concert will be held on March 6-7 in the Corbett...

Two SOTA professors nominated for Grammys

Two SOTA professors nominated for Grammys

Kurt Sander and Jason Vest will be a part of the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor January 24, 2020
Two faculty members of NKU’s School of the Arts will have their names read aloud on music’s biggest night. Kurt Sander and Jason Vest both received Grammy nominations for their work on two different projects.
SOTA first-year show shows students potential

SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

The show, which stars exclusively first-year theatre students, is performed in the Stauss Theatre
Emily Broyles, Reporter December 8, 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.
SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

The Ten Minute Play Festival took place in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre
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.
New media art major Zack Hargrove cuts away at a piece of metal for use in Light Streams.

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

The light-based art festival will feature several pieces from NKU students and faculty, past and present
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.
Cabaret opens Feb. 14

SOTA’s ‘Cabaret’ opens Thursday

'Cabaret' runs in Corbett Theatre Feb. 14-24
Corinne Byrne, Reporter February 14, 2019

To an outsider, watching students dance across a stage in their underwear may seem odd. Fishnet tights, sparkly bras and high heels demand attention. But the costume pieces are only a glimpse into...

Olivia Sketch, Brianna Mullins and Lexie Callaham are all three dancing majors.

Dancers at NKU break the mold

Natalie Hamren, News Editor November 26, 2018

On the second floor of the Fine Arts Center is a small dance studio with a neon green sign on the door that reads “department of theatre and dance.” The floors are all black, with mirrors and bars...

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