The Northerner

‘It’s all about trying to adapt’: professors prepare for the unknown this semester

Assistant Professor Brian Carlson goes over a mock pipette demonstration with the class.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 21, 2020

While NKU has mostly transitioned to an online format this semester, some knowledge can’t be learned through a computer screen. As some students return for in-person classes, professors are preparing for the unknown with tiny printing presses, tidy pipettors and tenacious persistence.  According to ...

SOTA Senior Exhibition brings mummy, marketplace to campus

SOTA Senior Exhibition brings mummy, marketplace to campus

Alyssa Weber, Reporter

December 13, 2019

One of the only places where you could view a mummy and a marketplace under the same roof resided in SOTA this week. 

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Students painting

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 21, 2019

The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.

McCombs fills SOTA Visual Arts Chair

Mackenzie Manley, Contributor

September 8, 2015

  The landscape of NKU’s art programs has shifted since the new School of the Arts was introduced, many of those changes coming with the administration.  The new school includes the formerly independent departments of visual arts, music and theater and dance. One of the positio...

NKU weighs in on the 2015 Oscar nominees

NKU weighs in on the 2015 Oscar nominees

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2015

Beloved actors, long time favorites, a current British phenomenon and even a battle between the two men who’ve portrayed the Incredible Hulk on the big screen. These are just a few of the plethora of talents nominated for Oscars this year. As awards season winds down, the biggest honor of the year is...

Ken Jones named director of new School of the Arts

Ken Jones accepting the School of the Arts director position. Jones has worked for Disney and has directed multiple musicals on the NKU mainstage. - See more at:

Mac Payton, Reporter

February 12, 2015

Ken Jones, who has been the chair of the theater and dance department at NKU for 11 years, has recently been named the director of the new School of the Arts, approved by the Board of Regents on last month. The new school will combine the three departments of visual art, theater and dance, and music...

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

The African Elephant  is one of the species documented in Joel Sartore's Photo Ark that is on display in one of NKU's FotoFocus galleries.

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

“50 percent of all species by 2100 will be headed towards extinction,” said National Geographic photographer of 22 years, Joel Sartore. Thus sparked the motivation behind the Photo Ark, a collection of over 3,700 photographed species captured over nine years and the number continues to grow. Th...

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

Creator of Boogie Bones, Barb Piatt and her dog Boogie show off her homemade dog treats. She bakes many different flavors of dog treats and has begun working on new recipes for cat treats as well. Some of the flavors she offers are Liverlicious Treats, Peanut Butter Bones and Cheesy Paws.

Ally Jasper, Contributer

October 1, 2014

The Clifton Fest completed its third annual gathering this past weekend in Clifton on Ludlow Ave. Vendors displayed their products, artists covered sidewalks with drawings, and musicians performed throughout each day’s festivities. To kick off Friday evening, Ludlow Wine sponsored wine tastings that were...

Former NKU student shares his insight about giving and legacy through short film

Gautraud sits at the work station where he edited together the footage that would become 'My Mom's Motorcycle'. Sitting on his desk are several of the sentimental items featured in the short film.

Kiana Berry, Contributor

September 10, 2014

In five minutes Douglas Gautraud, 24, directs viewers through an exploration of his grandfather’s lives, his new perspective on success and his beliefs on giving. "My Mom’s Motorcycle", Gautraud’s short film, beat out over 1,120 entries across 76 countries to win the People’s Choice prize for...

Sneak a peek into this spring’s art exhibits

Two students view faculty member's photographs as part of the current art exhibition.

Carrie Crotzer, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2014

Modern artistic expression using technology, bronze work and even mini waffle trucks are all a part of the eccentric range of pieces which can be found in the current Full and Part-time Visual Arts Faculty exhibition gallery. This diverse range of pieces are a part of the first of five shows displayed...

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