NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of Oct. 1, 2018

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NSU NEWS UPDATE – Oct. 1, 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. 

Noon Forum: Open Access Materials and other Library Sources

At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, the NSU Noon Forum will be "Open Access Materials and other Library Sources," presented by Williams Library staff. Noon Forums take place in the Williams Library Rotunda and are open to all who are interested – students, staff and the public. For more information, contact Dr. Art Marmorstein at 605-626-2608 or marmorsa@northern.edu.

NSU Wolf Talks Continue Oct. 3

The themes for the fall Wolf Talks series are: community, courage, responsibility and creating change. The schedule appears below:

Oct. 3: Dr. Anton Treuer; “Creating Change/Cultural Equity;” 6:30 p.m.; JFAC Blue Room (Sponsored by Residence Hall Association, Native American Student Association, Multicultural Student Affairs, University College and TRIO Student Support Services)

Nov. 7: Dr. Amber Mathern; “Dueling Identities;” 6:30 p.m.; JFAC Blue Room

Wolf Talks, which are free and open to the public, are held in conjunction with the NSU Common Read and are sponsored by TRIO Student Support Services.

Environmental Club Meeting

The next Environmental Club meeting is on Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in MJ201.There will be FREE PIZZA. Please email John.Bortnem@wolves.northern.edu to let them know if you're attending.

Senior Recital

Lindsey Friedrichsen will hold a senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Krikac Auditorium. Friedrichsen, a music education major with an emphasis in voice, is a mezzo soprano. She will perform “Le Violette” by Alessandro Scarlatti; “Tanto Sospirero” by Pietro Paolo Bencini; “Il Mio Bel Foco” by Benedetto Marcello; “Auf Flügeln des Gesanges,” “Scheidend,” and “Frühlingslied” by Felix Mendelssohn; “Ribbon Bow,” “The Lass from the Low Countree,” and “The Wild Rider” by John Jacob Niles. She will be accompanied by Missy Nguyen.

Primrose Arts and Lecture Series

The 2018-19 NSU-Primrose Arts and Lecture Series will take place throughout the academic school year at Aberdeen's Primrose Retirement Community, located at 1701 Third Avenue S.E.

Presenters and topics are as follows:

Oct. 9: "From Russia to Aberdeen with Love"; presented by Dr. Elvira Sanatullova-Allison, Dean of Millicent Atkins School of Education.

Nov. 13: "James King, Indian Scout"; presented by Dr. David Grettler, professor of history.

Feb. 12: "Hub City History: Preserving and Presenting the Past in the NSU Archives"; presented by Mr. Robert Russell, director of Beulah Williams Library.

March 12: "Ceramic Form and Fragment: Artwork of Gratia Brown"; presented by Ms. Gratia Brown, Assistant Professor of Art.

April 9: "NSU:  At Home in the World - An Overview of NSU's International Programs"; presented by Dr. Leigh Neys, director of International Programs.

Study Abroad Fair

The NSU Study Abroad Fair is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Student Center Mall. The purpose of the free event is for students to learn more about the more than 100 study abroad programs at Northern. The fair will include study abroad advisors, professors, previous study abroad students and NSU study abroad partners. For more information, contact NSU Study Abroad and CEIB Advisor Dominika Blum at Dominika.Blum@northern.edu.

SDSBVI Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for the new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The public is welcome at the ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the corner of South State Street and 14th Avenue Southeast. A reception will follow across the street in the lobby of the NSU Barnett Center.

SDMTA Competition Preparation Performance

NSU is hosting the local performance of students preparing for South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) competitions taking place early November in Brookings, S.D. Four student-pianists from the Aberdeen area are planning to compete, and will perform a portion of their competition repertoire on Oct. 13 in Berggren Recital Hall on the NSU campus, starting at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Biology and Chemistry Senior Seminar Presentations

Fall 2018 Biology and Chemistry Senior Seminar Presentations kick off Oct. 16 at 10-10:50 a.m. with Angela Eliason and Joshua Gold presenting “History and Future Outlook of Prosthetics.”

These presentations will continue on Tuesdays in MJ 201 with the following topics:

Oct. 23: Michael Cooper, Karli Harney, Tyler Engen, and Anika Frederick; “Using GIS in Sustainability and Conservation”

Oct. 30:  Makyl Ziegler, Bethany Greiner, Jessica Leyva; “Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States”

Nov. 13: Emma Friesel, Lauren Aman, Kylee Pospisil; “Red Tides”:  Environmental and Biological Effects”

Nov. 20: Riley Frantzen, Josh Coyle, Kyle Yeargain; “Overuse of Antibiotics”

Nov. 27: Tanner Peltier, Hanneke Oosterwegel, Alexis Opitz; “The Importance of Yeast to Regional Brewing”

Dec. 4: Meganne Engebretson, Marissa Clark, McCamey Kimbler; “Crispr:  The New Tomorrow”

Super Bowl Winner to Visit Campus

Join the Residence Hall Association to welcome NFL Super Bowl winner Jonathan Goff on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Berggren Recital Hall in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Goff will tell his story about the road to the Super Bowl, as well as have memorabilia from his time in the NFL and as a stand-out college football player at Vanderbilt University for attendees to view. Following Goff’s speech, he will answer questions from the audience.

Library Media Literacy Forum

NSU’s Beulah Williams Library will host a forum to discuss how individuals in smaller communities consume news – and how they protect themselves from misinformation. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Williams Library Round Room. The event includes a panel of local communications professionals:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Haller, NSU associate professor of English/department chair
  • Megan Rosendahl and Scott Waltman, Aberdeen American News
  • Heidi Marttila-Losure, Dakotafire Media

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the NSU library at 605-626-3018.

2018 NSU Undergraduate Competitive Research Grants

Eligible undergraduate students are welcome to submit a proposal for a grant of up to $2,500 in support of an independent research project. Proposals for Calendar Year 2019 (Cycle 2) are due Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Research Project Advisor approval is required for grant-funded research conducted during the summer. Instructions are available on myNSU. Learn more about NSU Undergraduate Research on the website.

Chinese Brush Painting Workshops

Chinese brush painting workshops will be held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Student Center from Sept. 11 to Oct 30. The workshops are free to NSU students, faculty and staff.  All levels are welcome.

NSU Culturefest is Nov. 1

Organizers of Culturefest are seeking entertainment and community groups to participate in the event this fall on the Northern campus. Culturefest, a celebration of cultures from around the nation and the world, will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Barnett Center. Culturefest is free and open to the public. Individuals or groups interested in participating are encouraged to contact the NSU Office of International Programs at 605-626-7802 or international@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.

Name Tag Orders

NSU Communications and Marketing orders name tags for employees once a month. To request a name tag for the next campus-wide order, fill out this online form.

New myNSU Login Page

Check out the new look to the myNSU login page! The page now offers news and announcements, events, and links to helpful campus resources. Take a look, bookmark the page or set it as your homepage!

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.

Wolves Helping the Community

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

Upcoming Wolves Athletics Events

Friday, Oct. 12

Soccer vs. Augustana, 8 p.m., Athletic and Rec Fields

Volleyball vs. Wayne State, 6 p.m., Wachs Arena

Saturday, Oct. 13

Football vs. Augustana (Blackout Cancer), 1 p.m., Swisher Field

Volleyball vs. Augustana, 5 p.m., Wachs Arena

Sunday, Oct. 14

Soccer vs. Wayne State, 1 p.m., Athletic and Rec Fields

Saturday, Oct. 20

Women’s cross country NSIC Preview Meet, 11 a.m.

Men’s cross country NSIC Preview Meet, 12:15 p.m.