NSU to kick off spring 2018 Noon Forums throughout the month of February

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will kick off its spring 2018 series of Noon Forums on Feb. 7 with “Careers, Computers and Creativity,” presented by Travis Kiefer in the NSU Beulah Williams Library Rotunda Room.

Kiefer will explore the impact of computers, algorithms and robots on our community, society at large and the challenges and opportunities they present for our future. In exploring the topic, Kiefer will discuss potential implications of the insights of computer science – primarily computational thinking – and its impacts for our education system in the 21st century.

Other Noon Forums planned throughout February include:

Feb. 14: “American Visions,” presented by Dr. Robert Vodnoy, NSU professor of strings and music history and director of the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, alongside the Ellis Island cast.

Feb. 21: “Decline and Fall of the American Empire,” presented by Dr. Steven Usitalo, NSU professor of history/department chair, and Dr. Ken Blanchard, NSU professor of political science.

Feb 28: “Five Essential Composers,” presented by Dr. Marcela Faflak, NSU professor of music, and Dr. Marla Fogderud, NSU assistant professor of voice.

Noon Forums will continue throughout the semester each Wednesday at noon in the library. They are free and open to all who are interested – students, staff and the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Art Marmorstein at 605-626-2608 or Art.Marmorstein@northern.edu.

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.