Northern to hold community forum on master plan

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a community forum 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, to discuss its campus master plan, including projects of the Educational Impact Campaign.

The forum, which is open to the public, will be held in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms.

Leaders from Northern, the SDSBVI and CO-OP Architecture will present updates and field questions. Community residents are encouraged to submit questions beforehand via this online form.

This $45 million Educational Impact Campaign is a collaborative effort between Northern and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The campaign involves three projects: a new SDSBVI, which will be constructed on the site of the newly demolished Jerde Hall; the Athletic and Recreation Fields, which recently opened east of the former Jerde site; and an on-campus regional sports complex, which is planned at the current SDSBVI location.

Other projects ongoing at Northern include two new residence halls, Great Plains West and Great Plains East, which will open this fall. The Regional Science Education Center is also under construction on campus and will open for fall 2019.

For more information on campus improvement projects, visit the NSU Master Plan webpage.

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 $45 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