Lectures & Seminars

Angie Thomas, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book “The Hate U Give,” will deliver Northern State University’s 2018 Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The event—Northern’s eighth annual Common Read Lecture—is free and open to the public.  The award-winning “The Hate U Give” has received starred reviews from eight literary journals and has been optioned by Fox 2000 and Temple Hill Production.

At the NSU “A Writer Reads” capstone event, students taking fiction writing will give a reading of their work. This will take place in the Williams Library Round Room from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. “A Writer Reads” events are sponsored by funding from the South Dakota Humanities Council. For more information, contact NSU English Professor Dr.

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.

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.

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.

The fourth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series presents Eric Snodgrass, director of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. A breakfast buffet will take place at 7:30 a.m., with the presentation at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20/person or $125/group of eight. To RSVP, contact the NSU Foundation at nsualumni@northern.edu or 605-626-2550.

“Germany Making Choices: A Celebration of Business Relations Between Germany and South Dakota” will be held at Northern State University from Oct. 23 to 26. The events are being funded primarily by the Federal Republic of Germany.

Events being held during this conference include the South Dakota German Business Summit, Round Table Discussions, Internship/Study Abroad in Germany Info Fair, as well as a student field trip to AKG Northern American Operations in Mitchell.

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A Northern State University Noon Forum, “What’s coming up in Pierre," led by Julie Johnson and local legislators, is set for Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Williams Library Rotunda. Noon forums will continue throughout the semester each Wednesday at noon in the library. They are open to all who are interested – students, staff and the public. For more information, contact Dr.

A Northern State University Noon Forum, “The Last Lecture I’d Ever Give," led by retired/retiring faculty, is set for Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Williams Library Rotunda. Noon forums will continue throughout the semester each Wednesday at noon in the library. They are open to all who are interested – students, staff and the public. For more information, contact Dr.

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