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S.D. Sen. Tim Johnson tours new NSU facilities

SIOUX FALLS - U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) on Oct. 15 toured many of Northern State University’s new renovations including the Barnett Center, the university’s physical education center and event arena. This facility offers a new weight room and fitness area, locker rooms and a new wrestling room.
 
 
“During my tour I was very impressed with all of the renovations being completed at Northern State University, including making the higher education complex more appealing and accessible to students,” said Johnson. “President Smith and staff have done a wonderful job of maintaining the integrity of this fine, old institution, while simultaneously updating the campus to meet today’s modern needs.”
 
 
“It was an extreme honor to have the senator on our campus. During his visit, I believe he was able to sense the excitement that is taking place all around NSU,” said NSU President James Smith.
 
 
“During the past month alone we have successfully completed our capital campaign, raising more than $29 million that will be used for student scholarships and facility expansion" said Smith.
 
"We also celebrated ribbon cuttings for both the $3.2 million Barnett Center addition and the $6 million Student Center expansion. These were just a couple areas that we tried to highlight during his visit.”
 
 
 
Photo: From left: NSU President James Smith, Sen. Tim Johnson and NSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Joshua Moon