ABERDEEN, S.D. - Northern State University is thrilled to unveil the inaugural "NSU-Con," a vibrant showcase highlighting the university's rich tapestry of research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. Scheduled for April 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., this event promises to captivate audiences with the diverse and innovative work of NSU's students, faculty, and staff.

NSU-Con offers attendees a dynamic and interactive experience, featuring an array of activities ranging from engaging talks and compelling poster presentations to captivating performances and stimulating round-table discussions. Hosted across two prominent venues – the Johnson Fine Arts Center (JFAC) and the Regional Science Center – the event guarantees an enriching and enlightening day for all.

Event Highlights:

  • Diverse Presentations: Immerse yourself in enlightening talks from experts across various disciplines, sharing their cutting-edge research and insights.
  • Interactive Poster Sessions: Delve into a multitude of topics through meticulously crafted poster presentations, offering a deeper understanding of current research endeavors.
  • Artistic Exhibits and Performances: Experience the vibrant creative spirit of NSU through captivating art exhibits and live performances, showcasing the university's artistic prowess.
  • Round-Table Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking conversations on a myriad of scholarly topics, fostering intellectual exchange and collaboration.

This year’s NSU-Con is a new approach to sharing Northern’s scholarly research and creative activities. Originally hosted by the Beulah Williams Library, our symposium has expanded to showcase the diverse facets of Northern’s campus and the Aberdeen community. The Student Research Committee is excited to showcase what Northern has to offer. The detailed agenda and more details for NSU-Con will be published soon, offering a flexible experience where attendees can join for individual sessions or stay for the entire event.

A detailed agenda and further information for NSU-Con will be forthcoming, providing attendees with a flexible experience where they can partake in individual sessions or immerse themselves in the entire event.

Open to All:

NSU-Con extends a warm invitation not only to the NSU community but also to the residents of Aberdeen and surrounding areas. This serves as a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the thriving academic and creative environment at NSU. Admission to NSU-Con is completely free, and we eagerly welcome everyone to join us in this momentous celebration.

Lunch Options:

Lunch will be on your own, and light refreshments will be provided at both locations. For those seeking additional dining options, the following eateries on campus will be available: Wolves Den, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and POD Market in Great Plains East.

For more information, please visit https://northern.edu/student-research/nsu-con.

We eagerly anticipate your presence at NSU-Con, as we come together to celebrate a day filled with learning, discovery, and community engagement.

For further information, please contact Dr. Susan Citrak, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Student Research Coordinator, at susan.citrak@northern.edu.