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Bobbi Owen stands on a staircase surrounded by costumes.

For the Love of Fabric

How does the visual richness of clothes contribute to who we are? After nearly 50 years of designing costumes at UNC, Bobbi Owen is retiring. Her expertise in period-piece costume design has brought countless characters and productions to life at PlayMakers Repertory Company.

Screenshot of Gaby Iori in her cap and gown sitting on a bench with a play button in the center of the photo. (Video DOES NOT play by clicking on this featured image).

Saying goodbye to Carolina

Graduating Tar Heel Gaby Iori, a communication studies major, took one last trip around campus to say goodbye to some of the places she’ll miss the most.

Liz Howard and Aubree Dixon in their graduation caps and gowns, show off their stoles reading Class of 2021.

Shining a spotlight on Black artists

Despite a global pandemic, senior dramatic art majors Aubree Dixon and Liz Howard are leaving their mark on Carolina with a project that’s near and dear to their hearts — the Black Arts Theatre Company.

Three performing arts seniors prepare for their next role

A music performance major, a vocal performance major and a theatre studies major reflect on their time at Carolina.

Tim Sloan

Finding a different path

Tim Sloan developed a passion for writing and honed his skills with the support from faculty members and classmates. He’ll now take his newfound interest to inspire a new generation of students as a middle school English teacher.

Communication chair Pat Parker stands at the podium with a yellow Media Art Space sign beside her.

A prescription for media magic

The department of communication’s new Media Art Space @ 108 East Franklin unites media production and performance studies under one roof. It will be a place for Carolina students to fuel their interdisciplinary creative projects.

Lights on the Hill

Lights on the Hill is a monthly photo feature highlighting College people who are putting service at the forefront as they help to keep the University going during the COVID-19 pandemic … and beyond. This month: Christie Hinson Norris, director of Carolina K-12.