NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of Feb. 26, 2018

NSU NEWS UPDATE – Feb. 26, 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. 

PBL Blood Drive

The Business Club/PBL will be sponsoring a blood drive in the Student Center Centennial Rooms on Monday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If anyone would like to donate, please contact Dr. Amber Mathern at Amber.Mathern@northern.edu or Dr. Kristi Bockorny at Kristi.Bockorny@northern.edu.

A Writer Reads presents Steven Wingate

This spring at Northern State University, “A Writer Reads” will feature readings by three visiting writers. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, Steven Wingate, a professor of English at South Dakota State University, will present on digital storytelling. The event will take place in the Williams Library Round Room from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wingate’s books will be available for sale at his reading, and he will be happy to sign them. “A Writer Reads” events are sponsored by funding from the South Dakota Humanities Council. For more information, contact NSU English Professor Dr. Pen Pearson at Pen.Pearson@northern.edu.

Wolf Shoppe Sale

The NSU Wolf Shoppe will feature 30 percent off T-shirts on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

2018 NSU Undergraduate Competitive Research Grants

Eligible undergraduate students are welcome to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 in support of an independent research project. Applications for Academic Year 18/19 (Cycle 1) are due Monday, April 2, 2018.  Applications for Calendar Year 2019 (Cycle 2) will be due Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.  Research Project Advisor approval is required for grant-funded research conducted during the summer. Information for applicants is available on myNSU. Learn more about grants and funding opportunities through the NSU Grants Office.

Noon Forum on Wednesday

This week’s NSU Noon Forum, “Five Essential Composers” with Drs. Marcela Faflak and Marla Fogderud, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 28, at noon in the Williams Library Rotunda. Noon Forums, which are free and open to all, will continue each Wednesday at noon in the library.

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. Attendees who did not pre-register will be required to pay $10 at-the-door for entrance. 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

Read Across America

Preschool through third-grade students are invited to NSU’s Read Across America Literacy Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Aberdeen Mall (formerly Lakewood Mall) center stage. Come meet the Cat in the Hat – and Thunder! NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read. For more information, please contact Dr. Cheryl Wold, NSU assistant professor of special education, at Cheryl.Wold@northern.edu.

Sweet Jazz is Thursday

Three NSU jazz ensembles will offer an evening of “Sweet Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Free dessert, coffee and hot cider will be offered in the JFAC lobby following the performance. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for NSU faculty/staff, and free for school-aged children or NSU students with ID. For ticket information, please call 605-626-2900. Tickets can be purchased at the Johnson Fine Arts Center Box Office or online via the School of Fine Arts Page (northern.edu/artsnsu). Box office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m. The box office opens two hours before the show begins on performance nights. For more information, please contact van Gent at Wendy.vanGent@northern.edu.

NSU Summer in Jinan Program

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.

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.

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.

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.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The School of Fine Arts’ Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on display in the NSU Student Center Gallery Feb. 26-March 16. This year’s exhibition features 23 pieces of art from 17 different NSU student artists. A closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, March 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the NSU Student Center Gallery. Guest juror, Ryan Stander, will be present to announce the awards of the exhibition. This reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Greg Blair, NSU associate professor of art/Northern Galleries director, at Greg.Blair@northern.edu.

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.

'A Hand of Bridge' and 'Gallantry'

The Northern State University School of Fine Arts Opera Workshop will present “A Hand of Bridge” by Samuel Barber and “Gallantry” by Douglas Moore, March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Krikac Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 24 and are $18 for adults, $9 for NSU faculty/staff and high school students, and free for NSU students with student ID. Tickets will be available in the NSU box office during normal hours of operation and will be available at the door in Krikac Auditorium prior to the shows. Box office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m. The JFAC box office phone number is 605-626-2900. For more information about “A Hand of Bridge” or “Gallantry,” please click here!

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.

Fourth Annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series

The fourth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series presents Eric Snodgrass, director of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. A breakfast buffet will take place at 7:30 a.m., with the presentation at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20/person or $125/group of eight. To RSVP, contact the NSU Foundation at nsualumni@northern.edu or 605-626-2550. Register online by clicking here, or click here to read more about the event.

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.

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.

Upcoming Wolves Events:

Cheer on the men’s basketball team at the NSIC Basketball Tournament today at noon vs the Mavericks: