NSU NEWS UPDATE – June 11, 2018
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2018 SD 4-H Performing Arts Troupe Camp
The Performing Arts Troupe is a theater arts educational experience for ages 13-18. The camp at NSU, set for June 10-16, includes performances in the Johnson Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. June 15 and 10 a.m. June 16.
Wolf Shoppe Closed June 29
The NSU Wolf Shoppe will be closed for inventory on Friday, June 29.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.