NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of Feb. 12, 2018

NSU NEWS UPDATE – Feb. 12, 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. 

Order a Singing Valentine

Valentine's Day is upon us! Show someone how much you care by sending them a Singing Valentine from Sigma Alpha Iota! Choose from "You Are My Sunshine," "I Can't Help Falling In Love," or "L-O-V-E" and send it Tuesday, Feb. 13, or Wednesday, Feb. 14! Cost is $5 for on-campus valentines and $10 for off-campus. Click this link to order!

Valentine’s Day Sale at the NSU Wolf Shoppe

Pick a card and scratch it off to reveal your discount of 15, 20, 25 or 30 percent off clothing and giftware on Feb. 12-14. Get a Valentine’s Day balloon and chocolate kisses for $2.95.

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.

Lines of Love                                                                       

The English Club will be selling “Lines of Love” – Valentines with personalized poems and candy – during lunch at the Student Center on Monday, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, Feb. 13. Valentines can be delivered to the mailboxes of on-campus students, and off-campus orders can be picked up in TC 261. Support the English Club for the low price of $1!

NSU Summer in Jinan Program

The final information session for the 2018 NSU Summer in Jinan program will be held in the Student Center Gold Room at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. The NSU Confucius Institute is accepting applications for this five-week study abroad opportunity in China. 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. 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.

International Student Club Valentines

The International Student Club will be in the Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. customizing wrapped carnations with a handwritten card that reads, “I love you!” in a different language. Cost is $2 each, with a limited quantity available.

Northern’s AAUW Presents Vagina Monologues

Northern State University’s student chapter of the American Association of University Women will present “The Vagina Monologues” – featuring NSU students, faculty, staff members and administrators – at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Student Center Centennial Rooms. The public is welcome. Admission is free, though voluntary donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Sills, assistant professor of communication studies, at Elizabeth.Sills@northern.edu.

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.

Valentine's Day Party - InterVarsity

InterVarsity is having a Valentine’s Day party on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 8 to 9 p.m. in the NSU Student Center by Einsteins Bros. Bagels. Enjoy fun Valentine games and card making! Come join us for a fun night to learn more about God's love and join us for our worship music. All students are welcome!

International Studies Abroad Representative

JoEllen Mueller from International Studies Abroad will be on campus on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon in Lincoln 123 to meet with students who are interested in studying abroad.

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.

Complete the NSSE for a Chance to Win

Seniors and freshmen: Check your NSU email on Wednesday, Feb. 14, for an email invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement. Participation is voluntary, but your responses will help make Northern an even greater place to live and learn. Plus, if you fill out the survey by April 1, you will be entered to win one of two $25 gift cards to the NSU Wolf Shoppe! If you have questions, email the NSU Office of Assessment and Institutional Research at nsuassessment@northern.edu.

Noon Forum on Wednesday

This week’s NSU Noon Forum, “American Visions,” with Dr. Robert Vodnoy and the Ellis Island cast, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon in Williams Library Rotunda. Noon Forums, which are free and open to all, will continue each Wednesday at noon in the library.

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.

Business Club Professional Clothing Drive

The NSU Business Club has collected new or gently used professional/business attire. On Feb. 15, members of 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.

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.

Boulton, Barry Recital in Krikac Auditorium

Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present a recital of music for piano four-hands at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in NSU’s Krikac Auditorium. Joining them for one of the selections will be NSU faculty members Dr. Darci Bultema, associate professor of voice, and Mr. Michael Skyles, instructor of voice. Featured on the program will be music by Georges Auric, John Corigliano and Lowell Liebermann. The concert is free and open to the public.

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.

Event Posters for Snapchat

If you have a poster for an upcoming campus event, email it to the NSU Communications and Marketing Department at communications@northern.edu, and we might feature your event on NSU Snapchat! Please send the file as a JPEG or PDF.

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:

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; Live United Night), 4 p.m., Wachs Arena

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