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VIDEO: John Herndon’s impact on SOTA and the NKU community

Rachael Williams, Contributor December 4, 2023

Learn more about John Herndon's experience as a non-traditional student inside SOTA studying technical theatre.

The show featured tons of theatrical movement.

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ opens Friday in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2023

Explore the extraordinary mind of 15-year-old Christopher Boone and the mystery of his neighbor’s murdered dog, Wellington, through captivating themes that explore mystery, family conflict and neurodivergence...

All of the show offerings for the 2023-2024 tour season.

SOTA Theatre and Dance goes on tour for the 2023-24 season

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2023

NKU SOTA’s Theatre and Dance department is going on tour throughout different places both on and off campus for their 2023-24 show season.  The decision to go on tour came after long-term structural...

Interim President Bonita Brown and Wesley Brown in a photography studio located in SOTA.

Interim President Bonita Brown’s husband graduates from NKU

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2023

Wesley Brown graduated and received his diploma handed by his wife, Interim President Bonita Brown, this Sunday as he finished his four-year photography degree. This accomplishment comes after Wesley...

Twelfth Night is set in Europe in the 1950s.

Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is coming to the Stauss Theatre

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

Sounds of live music, sights of European architecture and costume pieces from the 1950s are just a few things audience members will see when the lights go up in the Stauss Theatre for Shakespeare’s...

Surrounded by many other talented dancers, Viars has made her own mark at the amusement park.

Kings Island Dancer Embraces her Passion

Emily Sisk, News Editor July 22, 2022

Dance has been a driving force for sophomore Connie Viars from the age of three. If she could envision her life now, though, her three year-old self would likely be beaming with pride. Viars’...

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...

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