NSU NEWS UPDATE – Feb. 5, 2018

NSU NEWS UPDATE – Feb. 5, 2018

Welcome to the NSU News Update - providing information on events happening on campus or involving NSU students, staff and faculty. 

To submit a news item, send it via email to NSUNews@northern.edu by 5 p.m. Thursday of the week before the announcement should run. 

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Week

The NSU Business Club/PBL will be hosting a few events in conjunction with Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Week:

  • Feb. 5-Feb. 9: The Business Club will be collecting new or gently used Professional/Business Attire. Collection boxes will be set up in Lincoln 101 and Spafford 204. On Feb. 15, members in the Aberdeen community and NSU campus are invited to stop by Lincoln Art Gallery from 2 to 7 p.m. and pick out clothes that they need for a job interview or for a job.
  • Feb. 6:  Dress for Success Day
  • Feb. 9:  Bake Sale on Campus. All items will be $1.

‘Alive’ Winter Tour Home Concert

The Symphonic Band, 2 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble and Dominant 7 brass ensemble will embark on a winter recruitment tour Feb. 5 to 8, throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, which will come to an end with a home concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for NSU faculty/staff, and free for school-aged children or NSU students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the JFAC Box Office or the School of Fine Arts Page.


Noon Forum Series Begins Wednesday

The NSU Noon Forum series kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at noon in Williams Library Rotunda. Travis Kiefer will present “Careers, Computers and Creativity.” He will explore the impact of computers, algorithms and robots on our community, society at large, and the challenges and opportunities they present for our future. In exploring the topic, Kiefer will discuss potential implications of the insights of computer science – primarily computational thinking – and its impacts for our education system in the 21st century. Noon Forums, which are free and open to all, will continue each Wednesday at noon in the library.

NSU Pre-Med Club Meeting

The Pre-Med Club will be meeting Feb. 7 in MJ 204 at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Spring Festival 2018

In honor of Chinese New Year, the 2018 Spring Festival will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Student Center Centennial Rooms. There will be free Chinese food, dance and music, and a traditional costumes show. All are welcome to this free event, sponsored by the NSU Confucius Institute and ISO Student Insurance.

Environmental Club Meeting

The next Environmental Club meeting will be held Thursday, Feb 8, at 6 p.m. in MJ 201. All are welcome!

Dating Gameshow Night

The Honors Club will be hosting a Dating Gameshow Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Red Rooster Coffee House. All are welcome to attend – you do not need to be an honors student! The first 30 students will get a free beverage (with NSU student ID). Watch the Dating Gameshow, or volunteer to be a contestant. Enjoy some coffee and entertainment!

Olympic Opening Watch Party

The Office of Residence Life is hosting a watch party of the Olympic Opening Torch Ceremony. Please join us in the McWelsh Hall lobby this Friday night at 6 p.m. Cheer for your country when it is announced! Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Katie.Cochran@northern.edu

NSU Summer in Jinan Program

The NSU Confucius Institute is now accepting applications for the 2018 NSU Summer in Jinan program—a five-week study abroad opportunity in China. This year the program will run from May 6 to June 10, and students will be accompanied by NSU professor Ken Blanchard. The program includes two courses plus weekend travel excursions.

Morning class: Environment and Social Evolution in Prehistoric Asia—taught by Kenneth Blanchard

Afternoon class: Chinese language and culture--including calligraphy, martial arts, musical instruments, and more

Information sessions will be held in the Student Center Gold Room:

Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m.

Further information is available at the Confucius Institute/NSU in the third floor of Lincoln Hall or by contacting the CI director Gregory.depies@northern.edu. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Valentine’s Day Plant Sale

Buy a plant for your sweetie or yourself! Please visit the Valentine’s Day Plant Sale at the NSU Greenhouse on Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the NSU Environmental Club.

Pre-Med Club Bake Sale

The NSU Pre-Med Club will be having a Bake Sale on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center. Contact George Nora at George.nora@northern.edu if you would like to donate any baked goods.

Black History Month at NSU

NSU will host events throughout the month celebrating Black History Month. On Feb. 13, “soul food” will be offered in the Wolves Den 11 a.m.-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, followed by an open discussion. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. The month’s festivities will culminate at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the 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. This event is free and open to the public.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Workshop

The Office of International Programs is hosting a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1:30-3 p.m. in the Lincoln Hall Gallery. All faculty interested in leading a study abroad program are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will learn more about the faculty-led process and hear from experienced leaders and a study abroad affiliate representative with significant experience in faculty-led program coordination. Refreshments will be served.

Primrose Arts and Lecture Series: ‘Music for Piano Four-Hands’

The next NSU Primrose Arts and Lecture Series, “Music for Piano Four-Hands” with Dr. Kenneth Boulton and Ms. JoAnne Barry, will take place 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Aberdeen’s Primrose Retirement Community, 1701 Third Ave. S.E. For more information about the arts and lecture series, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts (northern.edu/artsnsu) at 605-626-2497.

NSU Theater presents ‘Edward Tulane’

Tickets are now on sale for the NSU Theater production of “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” The show will be performed in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets for the production are $18 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. NSU students are admitted free with ID (only available at the box office). Tickets can be purchased at the JFAC Box Office or online via the School of Fine Arts Page.

Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony concert: ‘American Visions’

The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The featured work on the program will be “Ellis Island: Dream of America, for Seven Actors, Orchestra and Visual Projections” by the Grammy-nominated American composer Peter Boyer. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Berggren Recital Hall and a post-concert reception for the entire audience. Tickets for the concert are $18 for adults. All students are free with student I.D. (box office, only). Tickets are available online at www.northern.edu/artsnsu or at the JFAC box office.

NSU Teacher Job Fair

The second annual NSU Teacher Job Fair will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Student Center Centennial Rooms. The event will begin with round-table discussions led by school administrators, followed by a job fair and candidate interviews. Candidates should check Wolf Work regularly for participating schools and openings. Professional dress and résumés are required. The NSU Teacher Job Fair is co-sponsored by the Millicent Atkins School of Education and Career Services.  For additional information, please contact the Field Experiences Office or Career Services.

Newman Club Barn Dance

Newman Club will host its first barn dance of the spring semester on Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Newman Center. Country swing dancing and line dancing lessons will begin at 7:30. Bring your partner, or find one at the dance! Admission is $5. 

B.I.G. and South Dakota Teacher Job Fairs

The annual B.I.G. (Business – Industry – Government) and South Dakota Teacher Job Fairs will take place on Thursday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Entrance to both fairs is free for students who pre-register online. Pre-registration also includes a professional free, digital portrait. NSU Career Services will print registrants’ nametags, which will be available for pick up at the fair and will serve as students’ ticket for admission. All other attendees will be required to pay $10 at-the-door for entrance. The deadline to pre-register is Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Professional dress and résumés are required.  For additional information, please contact Career Services, Student Center No. 208. To learn more: B.I.G. and SD Teacher Job Fair information

The Day of Distinction 2018

The Day of Distinction 2018 will be held on March 7, 2018, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The Day of Distinction was developed by the 2017 Leadership Aberdeen Class to provide an opportunity for people in the Aberdeen area to gather with locally and nationally recognized speakers. Our goal is to bring motivational and inspirational speakers to the Aberdeen area to provide tools and resources necessary to create tangible personal and professional growth. We want to provide a forum for all individuals to learn to be a better version of themselves. For more information on speakers and tickets, please visit www.dayofdistinction.com or contact Garrett Brunmaier at 605-786-3930.

NSU Partner Announces New Scholarship

NSU partner the University of Jinan announces a new graduate studies scholarship for an M.S. in Computer Science. School of Information Science & Engineering, University of Jinan (UJN), China, is seeking highly motivated M.S. students for a three-year program in Computer Science on a full scholarship. The entire program is in English, including ALL courses, supervision, papers, thesis and other such activities.

Scholarship Coverage:

1) A waiver of fee for registration and tuition;

2) Free on-campus accommodation;

3) Medical insurance;

4) Monthly living allowance (depending on qualifications and experience).

Contact the NSU CI director for eligibility and application information at Gregory.depies@northern.edu. The application (via email) Deadline is March 20, 2018.

Women’s Business Conference

The Northeastern South Dakota Women's Business Conference will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 9. The event, hosted by the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity, will take place in Aberdeen’s Ramkota Hotel, 1400 Eighth Ave. N.W.

NSU Pre-Med Club Meeting

The Pre-Med Club will be meeting March 15 in MJ 204 at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

JFAC Gallery Exhibit

Artist Molly Wicks will showcase her ‘New Works’ exhibition in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery through March 9. Wicks’ artwork explores subtractive form and the ghosts of color, working from sedimentary layers, fungus and mold forms, then applying paint to the cuts in wooden panels, which provides an organic grid whose holes refract into shadow harmonies.

Confucius Institute Music Lesson Series Continues

Join the Confucius Institute for free introductory group lessons in traditional Chinese performing arts. This semester we feature the erhu, a Chinese two-stringed fiddle, which will be taught by Chinese exchange student Yaxuan Ji. No experience is necessary! Lessons run weekly on Mondays at 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. until April 9 in the Student Center by the ping pong table. The program is open to all NSU students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served!

ZUMBA with Lara and Marilin

Zumba will be taught from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the studio room in Dacotah Gym. Classes will run through Feb. 28.

Taekwondo Club Meeting Tuesday

The NSU Taekwondo Club will be meeting every Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. upstairs in the Dacotah Hall Gym. Anyone is free to attend. Workout clothes are recommended. No prior experience is necessary. 

Residence Hall Association Meetings

Do you live on campus and want to make a difference in the residence halls? Join RHA (Residence Hall Association) today! We meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Maroon Room. Email Club President Dana Duvall at Dana.Duvall@wolves.northern.edu or Advisor Katie Cochran at Katie.Cochran@northern.edu. We hope to see you there!

Cru Bible Study held every Tuesday

Cru will be having Bible study every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in MJ101. Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, is a student group passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. All are welcome to join – people who aren't sure what they believe, people who are curious about their faith, people who are new believers, and people who are strong in their faith. The group will be answering questions such as, "Is there more to life than this?"; "Why did Jesus die?"; "How and why should I read the Bible?"; and many others.

YOGA Classes

Yoga classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the upper studio room in Dacotah gym. The classes, sponsored by wellness, are open to all NSU students, faculty and staff.

Upcoming Wolves Home Events:

Thursday, Feb. 8

Wrestling vs. Minnesota State, 7 p.m., Wachs Arena

Friday, Feb. 9

Wrestling vs. Dickinson State, 7 p.m., Wachs Arena

Friday, Feb. 16

Women’s basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth, 6 p.m., Wachs Arena

Men’s basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth, 8 p.m., Wachs Arena

Saturday, Feb. 17

Women’s basketball vs. St. Cloud State (Senior Night), 4 p.m., Wachs Arena

Men’s basketball vs. St. Cloud State (Senior Night), 6 p.m., Wachs Arena