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Informational meeting scheduled for NSU Italy trip

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – An informational meeting is scheduled for people interested in Northern State University’s summer 2013 Italy trip and art course.


The meeting will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Room 205 of Northern’s Dacotah Hall. Anyone, including members of the public, can take the trip and enroll in the course.


The one-credit course is titled “Art in Italy: Past to Present.” The trip will be June 5-15, 2013, and is led by Northern professors Greg Blair and Sara Christensen Blair. Travelers will study the Italian Renaissance in Florence and visit several key artworks:


• Michelangelo's David

• Botticelli's The Birth of Venus
• Leonardo da Vinci's The Annunciation


The trip then continues to Venice, where participants will visit the world's most important contemporary art fair, the Venice Biennale.


Estimated cost is $4,000, including airfare, hotel, breakfasts, transportation, admissions and tuition. A $500 deposit is due by Oct. 15; 22 spots are available.


For more information, contact Sara Christensen Blair,; Greg Blair,; or the NSU Office of Online and Continuing Education, 605-626-2568 or