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Mariam Shaban reading her speech at the artist talk during the Juried Student Exhibition opening ceremony.

NKU’s BFA Senior Exhibition exhibits work reflecting cultural identity and perseverance Visuals:

Andrea Turner, Reporter May 4, 2022

   A tearful goodbye was in order for graduating senior Mariam Shaban as she took the floor during this semester’s BFA Senior Exhibition artist talk at Northern Kentucky University. Her exhibit...

Graphic of the event designed by Prof. Natalie Tyree.

Luis Fitch Talks At Interconnected Design Lecture Series Event

Autumn A. Howard, Reporter February 25, 2022

On Thursday, NKU hosted the 4th Interconnected Design Lecture Series online through Zoom. The speaker of the event was Luis Fitch, the founder of UNO Branding. He is also an artist, designer and entrepreneur....

Students shopping around the many racks of costumes outside Corbett Theatre at SOTA.

SOTA hosts Costume Extravaganza Sale

Braden White, Arts & Life Editor October 26, 2021

Tuesday afternoon, NKU’s SOTA hosted their Costume Sale Extravaganza, where items from the costume shop were sold to help raise money for Norse Offstage, a student organization that sets out to provide...

Jayvon Shack plays Arnold in NKU SOTAs mainstage play Torch Song.

‘I’ve never seen ‘Torch Song’ be done with a Black man as the lead,’ SOTA student describes his experience in mainstage play

Braden White, Arts & Life Editor October 3, 2021

Jayvon Shack, senior Bachelor of Fine Arts acting major, is excited to be on stage for his first-ever mainstage SOTA theatre show “Torch Song.”  “Torch Song,” a Tony Award-winning play, is...

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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