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NKU Philharmonic to bring multimedia to life

NKU Philharmonic to bring multimedia to life

Taylor Leach, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

What’s the most important part of a movie? To the musicians of the NKU Philharmonic, it’s the score, and with their first multimedia excursions show they hope to show their audience why. By holding this concert, NKU Philharmonic director and conductor Dr. Amy Gillingham hopes to create an experienc...

Planetarium’s ‘Dying with the Stars’ shows how spooky space can be

Planetarium’s ‘Dying with the Stars’ shows how spooky space can be

Noelle Horn, Contributor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

From the ceiling of the tomb of the great Senenmut of Egypt to the explosive tombs of stars in space, Haile Digital Planetarium’s Halloween special, "Dying with Stars," takes its viewers on a journey from Earth to the heavens. All, of course, with a spooky twist. Planetarium director Christa Speigh...

‘Big Fish’ lead explores where NKU path takes him

‘Big Fish’ lead explores where NKU path takes him

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

When Collin Newton was a kid, his grandfather told him he caught a leprechaun under a bridge near his house and that the leprechaun had to give him a gold coin to be set free. His grandfather would pull out a gold coin at the end of the story as a token for Newton and his friends. Newton, now much old...

“Erratics” art exhibit explores deconstructed boundaries

“Erratics” art exhibit explores deconstructed boundaries

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Katie St. Clair's exhibition, "Erratics: Neither Here nor There," is currently on display in the SOTA's Main Gallery.

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Sam Rosenstiel and Mackenzie Manley

April 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

As a freshman, she was self-conscious and lonely—qualities she believes were later taken advantage of by Dr. Randy Pennington, NKU’s choral studies director.

Choral director steps down after sexual harassment investigation

Choral director steps down after sexual harassment investigation

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor and Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

SOTA Choral Studies Director Dr. Randy Pennington resigned on Friday after a university investigation found he violated its sexual harassment policy. Four students and a faculty member brought concerns to the university last October, and Pennington was put on administrative leave pending a Title IX investigation on Oct. 23.

Jazz combos give coast-to-coast performance

Jazz combos give coast-to-coast performance

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) hosted a jazz performance on Feb. 8, which included two student bands led by university music professors. The performance, which was attended by more than 50 people, took place in the Band Room of NKU Fine Arts Center.   The show was divided into two sessions ...

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

Jude Noel and Josh Kelly

January 30, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Whisking its audiences from New York City in the heart of the AIDS epidemic to the deck of a sailing ship and, eventually, to the tumultuous personal lives of a cast and crew putting on a Shakespeare production in the late ‘40s, SOTA’s lineup of spring shows promises a diverse range of settings, th...

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Ripples of blue clay form an aqueous mane around the slight form of a face, pushing through the surface of the watery spiral. Raindrops shaped like ghostly humans fall headfirst into a floating sea of clear plastic. With the help of a lighting fixture, a tiny mountain casts the shadow of a body stre...

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

“Surrender” depicts a woman on an old-style bike in a field blocked off by construction cones. The woman longs to ride into the landscape, but the white flag waving on the back of the bike signals that she will cede to the artificial barriers. While the general theme centers on forbidden access, the inspira...

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

‘Color of the Leaves’: Student overcomes adversity through playwriting

Josh Kelly, Contributor

November 7, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

When sophomore Isaiah Reaves first started writing “Color of the Leaves,” he wrote out of hobby; he was completely blind to the impact it would eventually have on his readers. “Color of the Leaves” took Reaves’ writing in a different direction than his past shows: it brought him to a darker...

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Henry series production tackles themes of femininity and identity

Maria Dossett, Contributor

October 12, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU prides itself in being a university that provides students with plenty of experience in their field before they venture out into “the real world” and pursue their career. Tucked away on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center sits The Henry, a theater that allows the students freedom to explore th...

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