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The Northern State University Choirs will offer their spring concert, titled “a Celestial Celebration,” at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in the Johnson Fine Art Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. ‘A Celestial Celebration’ will feature the NSU Concert Choir, Early Music Ensemble, Chamber Singers and special guests, the Aberdeen Central High School A Cappella under the direction of Susan Appl. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for NSU faculty/staff, and free for school-aged children or NSU students with ID.

The Retired Faculty and Staff reception, set for 5-7 p.m. May 10 in the Student Center Centennial Rooms, is the NSU Foundation's way of saying thank you to all retired faculty and staff members who support Northern State University. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550 or email nsualumni@northern.edu.

An internationally known violin/piano duo will visit Northern State University on Thursday, April 12. The Kobayashi/Gray Duo will present a master class at 4-5 p.m. and perform a recital at 7:30 p.m.

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 Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Northern State University Alumni Association. This prestigious award recognizes graduates who’ve attained extraordinary distinction in his or her professional field or life and serves to honor alumni who’ve made significant contributions to society, the university and their community.

Awardees are honored annually in the presence of the alumni, students, families and community members to celebrate this important tradition.

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