NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of July 9, 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. 

Wolves Golf Classic                                           

The NSU Wolves Golf Classic will take place on July 13 at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen. To RSVP or for more information, please contact the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550.

Art Education Institute

The annual Art Education Institute, which offers professional development and learning for South Dakota teachers and administrators, runs July 16-19 on the NSU campus.

NSU Jazz, Voice Camps

NSU Jazz Camp and NSU Voice Camp will be held July 18-21 and are open to students in grades 7-12. At jazz camp, students will have the opportunity to play in various jazz groups, take lessons, learn about improvisation, enjoy social and recreational activities, and participate in nightly jam sessions. At voice camp, students can take voice lessons and classes exploring many vocal styles – classical, opera, jazz and musical theater – in a fun and creative way.                                

JFAC Gallery Exhibition

The Sharon Kagan exhibition in the JFAC Gallery will run until Aug. 15. Kagan is a multimedia artist who utilizes knitting, photography and drawing as the foundation of her personal lexicon. Kagan has a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and a Master of Arts in Sculpture from Otis Art Institute, where she trained with Betye Saar and Germano Celant. This exhibition was been coordinated through a partnership with Katharine T. Carter & Associates. Click here to learn more about the exhibit and the artist.

COLLEGEpalooza is Aug. 28

This back-to-school celebration for NSU and Presentation College students is scheduled for Aug. 28 in downtown Aberdeen.

Gypsy Day Parade Registration Open

Online registration for the 103rd annual NSU Gypsy Day Parade is now open. Individuals and groups interested in entering the parade will be able to access the online form. Registration will include a $25 participation fee. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, with a start time of 9 a.m. This year’s parade theme is “Wolves at the Movies.” For information, click here to read more, or contact the NSU Student Affairs office at 605-626-3007 or gypsydays@northern.edu.

2018 Common Read Lecture is Nov. 14

Angie Thomas, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book “The Hate U Give,” will deliver NSU’s 2018 Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The event—Northern’s eighth annual Common Read Lecture—is free and open to the public. The award-winning “The Hate U Give” has received starred reviews from eight literary journals and has been optioned by Fox 2000 and Temple Hill Production. It is available for purchase at the NSU Wolf Shoppe. Click here to learn more.

Great Russian Nutcracker will return to NSU on Nov. 26

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to the Northern State University Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to read more. For ticket information, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.nutcracker.com.

Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition

The Northern State University School of Fine Arts has announced that it will launch the first annual Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The music performance competition will be open to juniors and seniors from high schools throughout South Dakota and surrounding states. Generous prizes will be offered for first, second and third place winners in four categories including piano, strings, voice and wind/percussion. Click here to read more information about the competition.

Community Fundraisers

Aberdeen’s Primrose Retirement Communities is holding a fundraiser to benefit the South Dakota Alzheimer’s Association. “Hungry for a Cure” includes a sack lunch for a free will offering (suggested minimum donation of $10 each). To order yours, contact Jessica Rehder TODAY (Monday, July 9) at 605-225-7626 or jrehder@primroseretirement.com. Lunches may be picked up (or delivered, if ordering five or more) on Wednesday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Primrose Gym, 815 N. Second. St.

Pierson Ford and Avera are working together to help raise money for the Avera St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation during the first annual Foundation Block Party. For every person who test-drives a new Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20, up to a maximum of $6,000, to Avera. The Foundation Block Party is planned for Wednesday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Health Care Plaza, 120 First Ave. S.E. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Foundation at 605-622-5758.

Don’t forget: If you’re volunteering this summer in the community or elsewhere, click here to submit your volunteer hours!

Wolves Helping the Community                                                              

NSU’s Carlee Miller recently volunteered with the United States Geological Survey, assisting with the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) on the route near Turton and Conde.

Are you volunteering in the community? Click here to submit your volunteer hours!

Campus Construction Update

Campus construction continues throughout the summer – stay informed with NSU Facilities Manager Monte Mehlhoff’s campus construction update, published each Friday in the myNSU homepage announcements!

Personnel Changes on myNSU

Did you know that you can also find personnel changes on myNSU? Log in and check out the monthly personnel updates in the announcements section!

NSU Athletic Camps

The following athletic camps are scheduled at NSU:

NSU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Camps: Positionless Player Camp, July 9-12; Boys Team Camp, July 13-14.