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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

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 For more information, click here.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Three Northern State University 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 ( 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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 2:30pm

The Primrose Arts and Lecture Series, a community arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances, presents “It’s never too late to exercise” with Dr. Greg Cantrell, assistant professor of human performance. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1701 Third Ave. S.E. For more information, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts ( at 605-626-2497.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

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!

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

NSU Bands Spring Concert, “Celebration of Women Composers,” featuring music of Julie Giroux, Anne McGinty, Jody Blackshaw, and Cindy McTee

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30am

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 or 605-626-2550. Register online by clicking here, or click here to read more about the event.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:30pm

NSU’s Primrose Arts and Lecture Series will take place Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Aberdeen’s Primrose Retirement Community, 1701 Third Ave. S.E.

April 10: “Everything you didn’t know about Chinese tea”; Confucius Institute faculty

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the arts and lecture series, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts ( at 605-626-2497.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

NSU Bands Extravaganza, “ A Musical Smorgasbord,” featuring music of Broadway and movies!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Graduating seniors are invited to attend the Senior Tradition Luncheon on April 18, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. in the NSU Student Center.  Seniors will learn about the NSU Alumni Association and are invited to join a long-standing Northern tradition.

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:30am

The NSU Foundation will host the 50 Year Club Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms. For more information, contact