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SOTA hosts virtual allyship and equity of LGBTQ+ artist event

Photo of Daryl Harris
November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, the School of the Arts hosted its fourth event as part of a summit series in which social issues of the art industry have been discussed by guest speakers within the field. This event in...

Theatre student welcomed pandemic as opportunity for self discovery

Je'Shaun Jackson wears a yellow shirt with a black romper over it. He's carrying theatre playbills and smiling.
October 27, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, junior musical theatre major Je’Shaun Jackson believed that it was the best thing to happen for him as a performing artist. Despite the circumstances being...

‘They see you as the blueprint’: student on being a teacher, mentor through cello lessons

Gita Srinivasan sits on a park bench in front of a lake with her cello. She's wearing a red sweater with dark dress pants.
October 27, 2020

The best reward a musician can receive is the establishment of a lineage, according to Gita Srinivasan.  Not a lineage in the biological sense, of course. In classical music, lineages describe how...

Journey to starlight: dancer stays busy despite pandemic

October 27, 2020

When senior dance major Bri Mullins was around 3 years old, she was small for her age and very shy around other children and adults. Her mother wanted to help coax her out of her shell, so she enrolled...

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU sign. She's wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.
Students find ways to create, advocate and grow during the global pandemic
October 27, 2020

Now that the semester is in full swing, we wanted to highlight students who are making the most of their classes, organizations or hobbies during a pandemic.  Many students’ summers and semesters...

How NKU’s IT Department transformed campus for the pandemic

Griffin Hall's JRG Cyber Threat Intelligence Laboratory, usually packed with students, can now be found mostly empty.
October 10, 2020

There have been a lot of changes to campus this semester thanks to the IT department here at NKU. The pandemic has changed the way we interact with one another on a daily basis. We have gone from spending...

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.
September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially...

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year
The shows were previously canceled by SOTA faculty
April 3, 2020
The School of the Arts announced Friday that the previously canceled mainstage productions “Buried Child” and “Mamma Mia!” will now be performed next school year.

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure
March 28, 2020

In the midst of social distancing, SOTA faculty and staff began brainstorming ways to encourage others to stay creative. In addition to virtual open mics and virtual coffee hours, SOTA Stream, an ongoing...

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
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. 

Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview
February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to...

Henry play ’26 Pebbles’ reflects on Sandy Hook

Some cast members rehearsing a scene in 26 Pebbles.
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...

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