ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is presenting Wolf Talks in conjunction with the 2019 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture.
The next Wolf Talk, “Overcoming Barriers to Productivity” with Petr Ludwig, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NSU Honors Program and held in partnership with trio Student Support Services.
The following Wolf Talks are also scheduled:
Nov. 6: Managing Distractions with Dr. Erin Haugen, 6:30 p.m., Krikac Auditorium (sponsored by NSU Athletics)
The 2019 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Author Manoush Zomorodi will discuss “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.” The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Zomorodi will speak for about 50 minutes, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of her book. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
“Bored and Brilliant” explores the connection between boredom and original thinking and considers how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. The book is available at the NSU Wolf Shoppe.
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.