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Paige Wideman, director of galleries and outreach at the School of the Arts. (Provided)

Longstanding art professor impacted by budget cuts becomes new director of galleries and outreach

Andrea Turner, Reporter May 2, 2024

After 25 years of teaching at NKU, Paige Wideman has now been given the position of director of galleries and outreach, following the exit of Sso-Rha Kang. Making it through a couple rounds of budget...

“Waltz of the Measuring Tapes” by Mera Foster

An open conversation about body image in theater: What NKU is doing to support students

Holland Rajewski, Reporter April 29, 2024

Chloe Esmeier, a senior musical theatre student, waits in her room questioning whether or not she should go out with her friends. She worries going out could affect the way her body looks and, in turn,...

Five of the six artists in the senior BFA exhibition. From top to bottom (left to right) Evey Cooper, Grady Gartland, Sydney Decker, Allison Insko, and Ty Holt

Relief and reflection: BFA seniors exhibit final pieces of work, wrapping up their time at NKU

Andrea Turner, Reporter April 16, 2024

The BFA Senior Exhibition features a number of spatial works that depict personal experiences of artists using animals, a video game concept with colorful qualities and a collection of photos reflecting...

Rehearsals of Amélie took place earlier this month. Now, the show is fully underway at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky. The show still runs this weekend until March 23.

All things “Amélie” with SOTA student lead and director

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief March 20, 2024

Explore the mind of Amélie, a shy and quiet young woman whose mind lives loudly.  Learn how an 11-person ensemble tells Amélie’s extraordinary story in the Tony-award winning musical that’s appearing...

The cast of “Amélie” rehearsing at The Carnegie. (Hailey Roden)

The curtain is rising this spring for these upcoming SOTA productions

Holland Rajewski, Reporter March 11, 2024

NKU School of the Arts’ students are preparing for jam packed student-run season, including a Tony-award winning play, musical and a student-written show.  Amélie The Musical The musical is based...

Senior Evey Cooper in the print labs temporary space in the library

Impacts of SOTA Renovations

Wyatt Kain, Arts & Life Editor February 20, 2024

Over the course of the past five months, as the construction in NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) continued into the fall 2023 semester, students conjectured about what the resulting effects may be...

A look at last years Dance 23 concert.

Dance ‘24 arrives at Greaves Concert Hall this weekend

Olivia Whisman, Contributor February 16, 2024

NKU’s annual Dance ’24 opens this weekend featuring a wide range of dance pieces  – from classical ballet to hip hop – choreographed by faculty, guest artists, students and nationally-renowned...

VIDEO: A look into the construction inside SOTA

SOTA's has been under construction since the beginning of this semester. Find out how it is affecting students and faculty members.

Senior Rachel Gardner made her debut as Judy Burnley earlier this month.

Behind the curtain: Playing a lead role in a mainstage SOTA production

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

It all started in elementary school for Rachel Gardner, a fifth-year BFA musical theatre major, who began performing on stage in plays produced by her school. This was just the start of Gardner’s journey...

The fourth floor of the Fine Arts Center will be closed during the spring semester as an overhaul of the buildings HVAC system gets started.

Fine Arts Center fourth floor to be vacated this spring

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor November 14, 2023

An overhaul of the HVAC system in the Fine Arts Center will begin in the spring semester, resulting in the fourth floor of the building being vacated and leaving two of the building’s four floors...

Costumes for  “9 to 5: The Musical” hang in a Fine Arts Center hallway.

Costume designing for ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ is not your average 9 to 5

Holland Rajewski, Contributor November 3, 2023

The School of the Arts’ students and faculty are designing costumes to fight the patriarchy in “9 to 5: The Musical.” The process is long, collaborative and full of hard work. Their work began...

Cast members Annie Jennings, Rachel Gardner and Eleanor Bennett as the three female leads of 9 to 5: The Musical.

Inside the office of ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ at The Carnegie

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2023

It’s time to clock in and find out who the real boss is in SOTA’s first musical of their touring season, “9 to 5: The Musical,” which officially opens at The Carnegie Friday night. Based on the...

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