CANCELED: ​Sixth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture set for March 31 at NSU

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This event was canceled.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The sixth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will be held in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 31.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social, and the lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s speaker is Damian Mason, a businessman, agriculturist, speaker, podcaster, writer and consultant. 

Mason speaks on the two subjects he knows best: business and agriculture. Since 1994, he has spoken to nearly 2,000 audiences in all 50 states, five provinces and seven foreign countries. A graduate of Purdue University, Mason also studied comedy writing and improvisation at The Second City - Chicago.

The Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series is sponsored by the NSU School of Business and Dacotah Bank, and hosted by the NSU Foundation. It is made possible thanks to contributions from descendants of longtime Aberdeen residents Ernest and Louise Rhodes, William and Frances (Peg) Lamont, and Robert and Ruth Lamont—families that have a long history of providing financial services to South Dakota farms, ranches and small business.

The series also promotes NSU’s banking and financial services program, which was created in response to the region's growing demand for financial services professionals. The program prepares Northern students for careers in all facets of the financial services industry, including the development of skills needed by community banks.

Tickets for the March 31 event are $20 per person or $125 for a group of eight. Register online or RSVP to the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550 or

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions