NSU to host events celebrating Black History Month throughout February

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host several events throughout the month of February celebrating Black History Month.

The month’s festivities will kick off on Feb. 13 with “soul food” being offered in the Wolves Den dining hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in addition to the cuisine normally offered to NSU students, faculty and staff.

On Feb.15, there will be a showing of the film “Remember the Titans” at 8 p.m. in Jerde Hall, which will be followed by an open discussion. This event is open to NSU students, faculty and staff.

The month’s festivities will culminate on Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms with “NSU Celebrates Black History Month,” featuring a keynote speech by Lawrence Diggs. Southern-style cuisine tasting will be offered and the NSU Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Timothy Woods, will perform musical selections. This event is free and open to the public.

“We are very excited to be offering these events in recognition of Black History Month for all who participate in order to celebrate diversity and cultural awareness here at Northern State University,” mentioned Layton Cooper, NSU assistant director of admissions/diversity coordinator.

“NSU Celebrates Black History Month” is sponsored by NSU Multicultural Affairs.

For more information about the Black History Month events planned at NSU, please contact Cooper at Layton.cooper@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.