Student Activities

The Northern State University Theater Department will present the musical "Fun Home" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater.

Performances will run nightly April 9-13 and is recommended for ages 12 and up.

The production is directed by Professor of Theater Daniel Yurgaitis, with musical direction and conducting by Michael Skyles. In addition to design and production work by the Northern State Department of Theater faculty and staff, guest designer Andria Ball is in residence through opening night.

NSU Symphonic Band will be holding their concert entitled “Band Extravaganza III – Band a la Mode” April 14, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

The concert will feature the NSU Symphonic Band, conducted by NSU Professor of Music Dr. Rolf Olson, and NSU Concert Band, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Audrey Miller.

The program will present pieces performed by the NSU Concert, Symphonic and combined bands.

Admission is free and open to the public. Ice cream will be served after the concert.

Northern will be celebrating Women’s History Month with the “Women in Sports” event. The event is free and open to the public and will be held Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Centennial Rooms. 

Keynote speakers, NSU Women's Head Basketball Coach Paula Krueger and Coordinator of Athletic Business Operations Hillary Goff, will be speaking at 11 a.m.

The Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center will be adorned in holiday cheer as the NSU School of Fine Arts hosts its highly anticipated “Holiday Extravaganza” on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

Several additional activities are also planned for the evening, refreshments and music, courtesy of several NSU student chamber groups, will greet the public throughout the beautiful JFAC lobby prior to the main concert.

Northern State University senior Breanna Marzahn will hold her senior art exhibition reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the President’s Gallery in Spafford Hall. 

Her senior art exhibition will be open from Nov 19 to Nov. 30, and showcase her many paintings.​

NSU grad Darryl Tonemah is returning to his alma mater to present a free concert in honor of Native American Heritage Month and to celebrate the release of his brand new album “Red Dirt Remarks.” “The Bridges Concert,” will be an intimate acoustic performance presented in support of the Native American Student Association, Multicultural Student Affairs and The American Indian Circle Program, as a continued effort to uplift, empower and bridge cultures through his music. The Bridge Concert will take place on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Fine Arts Center.

The “Northern Lights: Celebrating Grieg, Vinje and Krerulf” festival of Norwegian music and poetry will be held in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium Nov. 8-9.

Thursday, November 8:

7:30 p.m. Krikac Auditorium—Opening concert “Celebrating Grieg and Vinje.” Performances by guest artist Dr. Paul Hindemith, Dr. Darci Bultem, Dr. Marla Fogderud, and guest artist Mr. Keith Teepen.

Friday, November 9:

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Northern State University’s new Athletic and Recreation Fields. The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the new fields, located east of the former Jerde Hall site. Northern broke ground on the Athletic and Recreation Fields project in April. The project includes a new competition field for the NSU soccer team and new practice field for the NSU football team, with a pavilion between the two.

Several years of effort to gather the history of a substantial South Dakota ethnic group are coming to fruition with the grand opening of the South Dakota Germans from Russia Cultural Center.  The Center can be found in Beulah Williams Library on the campus of Northern State University and is open to the public during regular library hours.

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