Arts & Entertainment

AUCS to Hold Spring Concert ‘It’s-A-Me!’ April 27 in JFAC

Poster for AUCS concert

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony (AUCS) will take you on a tour of Italy in their spring concert entitled “It’s-A-Me!” directed by Christopher Stanichar.

The concert will take you on a voyage through Italian culture and places, beginning with Gioachino Rossini’s overture to “La Gazza Ladra,” which translates to “The Thieving Magpie.” Most don’t recognize the name of this work, but have heard it in commercials and movies, including “A Clockwork Orange.”

NSU Jazz Ensembles to hold Spring Swing Dance at Yelduz Shrine Temple on April 26

Woman plays jazz trombone

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Jazz Ensembles will host a Spring Swing Dance at the Aberdeen Yelduz Shrine Temple on Friday, April 26.

Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. The Spring Swing Dance will feature the talent of NSU Jazz Combo 1 and 2, the NSU 2 O’Clock Big Band and the student-led band “Quip.”

NSU’s literary magazine ‘Northern Lights’ to hold launch party for new issue April 24

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A launch party to celebrate the release of the 2019 publication of Northern State University’s literary magazine “Northern Lights” will be held in the NSU Lincoln Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.

The event will feature free food, a reading, as well as an awards ceremony for the best poem, short story and art piece. The new edition of “Northern Lights” will be available to purchase at the event.

For more information, please contact Pen Pearson, NSU professor of English, at

Northern campus to close 5 p.m. Wednesday-10 a.m. Friday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Due to severe weather, the Northern State University campus will close at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 10), and reopen at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12.

There will be no classes and no campus activities, and all offices will be closed during this time.

NSU Theater’s performances of “Fun Home” will be canceled on Wednesday and Thursday. Patrons who have purchased tickets for those nights will have their tickets honored at their choice of the Friday or Saturday performance. Refunds will also be available if necessary.

Renowned saxophonist to present multimedia musical performance at NSU

Concert poster

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A world-renowned saxophonist will provide a multimedia musical performance on Monday at Northern State University.

Dr. John Sampen will present “In Two Worlds: Exploring the Duality of Music and Society” at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in NSU’s Krikac Auditorium. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will also feature composer/engineer Mark Bunce.

Oguejiofor senior art exhibition to be displayed in NSU Student Center

ABERDEEN, S.D.– Northern State University senior Chukwualuka “Sammy” Oguejiofor will hold his senior art exhibition reception at 5:30 p.m on April 11 in the Student Center.

Sammy, son of Mrs. Ndidi Eucharia Oguejiofor, is a graphic design major originally from Nigeria, and graduated from Augusta International School. His senior art exhibition will be open from April 8 to April 19, and will showcase his many beauty and fashion related photography works. 


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