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Sacabo art showcase in Hammond

Sacabo art showcase in Hammond

Jacob Summerville

May 1, 2018

Sacabo’s work, “Woman Looking at the Moon,” is one of many works that uses her unique style called a wet-collodion process.  Courtesy of Tara Bennett In celebration of the works of artist and Texas native Josephine Sacabo, the Hammond Regional Arts Center will be hosting an...

Wind Symphony ends its concert season

Wind Symphony ends its concert season

Zachary Araki

May 1, 2018

Winner of the 2018 “Kappa Kappa Psi Concerto Competition” Brandon Gordon, top, performs alongside the Southeastern Wind Symphony at the symphony’s last concert of the season. Zachary Araki/The Lion's Roar The Southeastern Wind Symphony played with a few guest conductors fo...

Seeking out witchcraft in Vonnie Borden

Seeking out witchcraft in Vonnie Borden

Jacob Summerville

May 1, 2018

Students and alumni participated in “The Crucible,” which depicted the drama of witch trials in 17th century America. Alumnus Justin Davis, left, played Deputy Governor Danforth, and freshman English major Ally Holloway played Elizabeth Proctor. Larshell Green/The Lion’s Roar ...

High level of musicianship

Nikisun Shrestha

May 1, 2018

The university’s Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, University Chorus and North Shore Choral Society performed music in “A Day of Coronations” in St. Joseph’s Abbey this past week. On Sunday, April 29, Music Education Instructor Amy Prats and Director of Choral Activities...

Original music in Hammond

Jennifer Dettwiller

April 24, 2018

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is bringing “Playing the Staircase” to the community featuring artists from Hammond and Baton Rouge. “Playing the Staircase” is a way to promote original music from local musicians as HRAC does with original art. Opening the doors to original...

Exploring history through a different perspective

Exploring history through a different perspective

Prakriti Adhikari

April 23, 2018

Alpha Psi Omega presented the female centered play “You Go, Goddess!” in the Student Union Theatre. The organization also performed at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa and the Dance Center and School of Performing Arts in Baton Rouge. Prakriti Adhikari/The Lion’s Roar For the past five years, Alp...

Mummenschanz and abstract choreography

Mummenschanz and abstract choreography

Jacob Summerville

April 23, 2018

Abstract Swedish theatre group Mummenschanz performed a variety of skits in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The group’s performance, called “You and Me,” was a combination of short skits that were aimed to entertain people of all ages. Jacob Summerville/The Lion’...

How senior art students are preparing for the future

How senior art students are preparing for the future

Jennifer Dettwiller

April 23, 2018

Attendees at the “Spring 2018 Senior Exhibition” check out the artwork that senior artists put on display. Jennifer Dettwiller/The Lion’s Roar The Contemporary Art Gallery hosted the “Spring 2018 Senior Exhibition” for the department of visual art and design. Senio...

Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a book

Annie Goodman

April 20, 2018

Following the #MeToo movement, women have come out with their stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Among these women was J. K. Stein with her new book “The Director: a memoir.” “‘The Director’ is a collection of raw, unedited journal entries, which I kept whil...

36th annual ‘Foreign Language Festival’

36th annual ‘Foreign Language Festival’

Nikisun Shrestha

April 16, 2018

A Panamanian student performs the “Mirror Devils Dance” in the Student Union Breezeway on the occasion of “Foreign Language Festival.” Nikisun Shrestha/The Lion's Roar The department of languages and communication organized the 36th annual “Foreign Lan...

Theatre department presents last play of the semester

Jacob Summerville

April 16, 2018

The theatre department will finish the spring semester by hosting “The Crucible” later this month. The play will be presented from April 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre.  Instructor of Acting and Directing Chad Winters shared why this play was chosen. “We c...

Festival honors jazz and Evans in Pottle

Festival honors jazz and Evans in Pottle

Zachary Araki

April 16, 2018

Guest artist Mary Fettig performs alongside the university Jazz Ensemble for the 17th annual “Bill Evans Jazz Festival.”  Zachary Araki/The Lion's Roar Jazz swept through the Pottle Music Building with concerts and master classes to honor the 1950 alumnus and seven-time Grammy...