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Necessity fuels creativity in “I Care!” mask design contest

Necessity fuels creativity in “I Care!” mask design contest

May 3, 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Necessity is the mother of invention. And there’s no bigger necessity than social distancing during a pandemic. Hence the “I Care!” mask design contest, a collaboration involving the graphic design program, Campus Life and student support offices that awarded scholarships to winning student creations. Contestants were able to enter up ...

Romeo and Juliet — theatre for a star-crossed year

Romeo and Juliet — theatre for a star-crossed year

January 15, 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The show must go on. Those words cannot be attributed to Shakespeare. But they encompass the persistence and passion that have combined to bring his tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to the stage at IU Southeast, in this most star-crossed of years. In this production, Daniel Hill has re-crafted Shakespeare’s ...

Amie Villiger Harris ’13 conjures Appalachian magic in Whitesburg mural

Amie Villiger Harris ’13 conjures Appalachian magic in Whitesburg mural

October 20, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Cumberland dragon has been spotted in the Eastern Kentucky town of Whitesburg! Over fifty feet long, with purple scales and syrupy yellow eyes, it has been seen moving among the wild mushrooms and mountain laurel, while in the woods beyond, a flying saucer has been seen abducting a pickup ...

Matt Street ’19 selected to join Actors Theatre Professional Training Company

Matt Street ’19 selected to join Actors Theatre Professional Training Company

August 17, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Matt Street ’19 has been selected to join the Professional Training Company (PTC) at Actors Theatre in Louisville. The apprenticeship program gives 39 members in all areas of performance, production and management the opportunity to produce a full season of shows focused on new works and emerging artists. Street is ...

D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson receive American Advertising Federation scholarships

D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson receive American Advertising Federation scholarships

July 14, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson have been awarded American Advertising Federation (AAF) Louisville Education Foundation scholarships. Cunningham, a senior from Louisville majoring in strategic communication, has received the Louisville Advertising Federation’s annual Diversity Scholarship, a $2500 gift dedicated to minority students. Henderson, a senior majoring in strategic communication, received the ...

Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic

Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic

June 30, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Kentuckiana, Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts for printmaking, and her partner, artist and educator Rudy Salgado, were forced to close their Louisville printmaking studio, Calliope Arts. “We found ourselves alone with a fully-equipped studio for the first time,” Crum said. It didn’t ...

Nate Wheatley ’07: Bringing opera into the 21st century

Nate Wheatley ’07: Bringing opera into the 21st century

June 19, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In the 12-minute opera Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens, Paula Deen makes her signature Lady’s Brunch Burger in her stage kitchen, takes a bite, chokes, dies, and is transported to the gates of heaven, where she is greeted by two angels who implore her to repent of her overuse of ...

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