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This spring at Northern State University, “A Writer Reads” will feature readings by three visiting writers, as well as a capstone reading by students taking fiction writing. On Tuesday, April 10, Elissa Dickey will give a public reading of her work in the Williams Library Round Room from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Dickey, a writer for the NSU Communications and Marketing Department, is an author of upmarket suspense represented by Sharon Pelletier of Dystel, Goderich and Bourret in New York City.

The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, conducted by Dr. Robert Vodnoy, will perform the closing concert of its 98th Season on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater in the Johnson Fine Arts Center at NSU. The theme of the program is “War and Peace” and includes music by Handel, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky as well as music from films in the Star Wars series, “Dunkirk”, and the video game World of Warcraft.

The Northern State University Theater production of “Sondheim on Sondheim” will be performed in the NSU Johnson Fine Art Center’s Black Box Theater nightly April 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the production are $18 for the general public. Tickets are $9 for NSU faculty and staff. NSU students are admitted free with ID (only available at the box office).

The Northern State University Chamber Singers will celebrate the 333rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with the eighth annual “Bach’s Lunch” on Wednesday, March 21. The concert will begin at noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. S.E. After the program, the church will provide a light lunch for performers and audience members. Admission is a freewill donation to NSU music scholarships at the door. NSU students are admitted for free.

This spring at Northern State University, “A Writer Reads” will feature readings by three visiting writers, as well as a capstone reading by students taking fiction writing. On Tuesday, March 13, Brenda Donelan will give a public reading of her work in the Williams Library Round Room from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Donelan is a former NSU professor of criminology and author of a cozy mystery series featuring a criminology professor.

Three Northern State University jazz ensembles will offer an evening of “Sweet Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

Free dessert, coffee and hot cider will be offered in the JFAC lobby following the performance.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for NSU faculty/staff, and free for school-aged children or NSU students with ID. For ticket information, please call 605-626-2900.

The Northern State University School of Fine Arts Opera Workshop will present “A Hand of Bridge” by Samuel Barber and “Gallantry” by Douglas Moore, March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Krikac Auditorium.

Tickets will go on sale Feb. 24 and are $18 for adults, $9 for NSU faculty/staff and high school students, and free for NSU students with student ID. Tickets will be available in the NSU box office during normal hours of operation and will be available at the door in Krikac Auditorium prior to the shows. 

This spring at Northern State University, “A Writer Reads” will feature readings by three visiting writers. The reading by Steven Wingate, a professor of English at South Dakota State University, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17. Wingate will present on digital storytelling in the Williams Library Round Room from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wingate’s books will be available for sale at his reading, and he will be happy to sign them. "A Writer Reads” events are sponsored by funding from the South Dakota Humanities Council.

Northern State University’s student chapter of the American Association of University Women will present “The Vagina Monologues” – featuring NSU students, faculty, staff members and administrators – at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Student Center Centennial Rooms. The public is welcome. Admission is free, though voluntary donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Dr.

The Primrose Arts and Lecture Series, a community arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances, presents “It’s never too late to exercise” with Dr. Greg Cantrell, assistant professor of human performance. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1701 Third Ave.

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