ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will say goodbye to Lindberg Hall by celebrating J.C. Lindberg Day on April 30.
J.C. Lindberg Day, hosted by the Lindberg Hall Council, will be held 1-3 p.m. at the hall and will include yard games, brick painting and walking tacos. The event is free and open to the public.
Construction began on Lindberg Hall in November 1952, according to the NSU history book “Northern State University: The First Century.” In summer 1953, 68 students filled the first two floors of the building. In 1956, additional funding was obtained to construct the third floor, and the dorm was completed by spring 1957.
Lindberg Hall was named for Dr. J. C. Lindberg, a faculty member at Northern who was recognized as an outstanding scholar, poet, philosopher, teacher and founder of the South Dakota Poetry Society.
The building will be taken down in May in preparation for a new residence hall in that location. NSU will also construct another residence hall south of the Mewaldt-Jensen Building. Both of those halls will be completed by July 2018.
These two buildings as well as Wolves Memorial Suites, which will open in fall 2017, will offer a total of almost 450 new beds on campus. That means by fall 2018, it’s anticipated that over half of NSU’s residence hall occupants will live in new facilities.
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