NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of May 14, 2018

NSU NEWS UPDATE – May 14, 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. 

Forums for School of Education Dean candidates

Four candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of dean of the Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education. Each candidate will hold a community forum, which will be open to the public:

Dr. Elvira Sanatullova-Allison: 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, Mewaldt-Jensen 146

Dr. Daniel Wong: 3 p.m. Monday, May 21, MJ 146

Dr. Yuma Tomes: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, MJ 146

Dr. Alan Neville: 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, MJ 146

Click here for more information about the candidates.

Volunteer Crossing Guards Needed

May Overby Elementary School is looking for afternoon crossing guards! Typically, a shift runs from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Mike.Neubert@k12.sd.us if interested. This school is seeing an increase in traffic due to NSU construction projects. President Downs plans to cover another shift before elementary school gets out for the summer.

Registration open for Digital Media Camp

Registration is open for this year’s Digital Media Camp for fourth- through sixth-graders at Northern State University, sponsored by the NSU Millicent Atkins School of Education. The camp will be May 29-31, 2018. The aim of the camp is to teach kids about audio and video production by having them create several media projects. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. More information, including the registration form, can be found online at the Digital Media Camp site.

Chinese Summer Camp

The Confucius Institute’s Second Annual K-5 Chinese Summer Camp will be held 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 4-8 at NSU. The camp is open to ages 6-11, and the cost is $40 for the week. Space is limited. Register by May 21 by emailing confucius@northern.edu or calling 605-626-3293.

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.