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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.

Noah Schuler, Contributor

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 our time together in huddled classrooms or large auditoriums and spending lunch with our friends...

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor

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 distant fall semester for its students, faculty, staff and other patrons.  SOTA department h...

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

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

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

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 collection of videos showcasing the deep talent throughout SOTA was launched according to Rick Endr...

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. 

Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff

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 put on different shows each semester, whether the shows are on the main stage or in the completely...

Henry play ’26 Pebbles’ reflects on Sandy Hook

Some cast members rehearsing a scene in 26 Pebbles.

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 Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Lanza shot and killed 20 first graders and six adult staff mem...

“Mamma Mia!” comes to NKU’s Corbett Theatre

“Mamma Mia!” comes to NKU’s Corbett Theatre

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2020

Here we go again—NKU’s School of the Arts is performing the hit musical “Mamma Mia!” this spring. With the rights recently released to the public, it may seem like “Mamma Mia!” is dominating the theatre world, but fans of the musical and movie aren’t complaining.  The show, based on the discography of ‘70s...

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 totally unlike anything they’re doing this semester,” Browning said. “It’s bookended b...

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 Theatre. The concert will feature the works of faculty, guest artists and nationally-renowned choreogra...

‘Eurydice’ puts new spin on old tale

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Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

February 10, 2020

How difficult is it to write music so beautiful that it could open the gates of hell? Ask Matthew Nassida, director of the Henry Konstantinow Theatre’s latest play “Eurydice.”

Women’s choir to perform at Kentucky Music Educators Association

The NKU Women's Choir, led by Katie Barton.

Aaron Magee, Contributor

February 6, 2020

This weekend, the NKU Women’s Choir will perform at the 62nd annual Kentucky Music Education Association (KMEA) conference.

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