NSU spring 2019 Noon Forums kick off Feb. 13 at Williams Library

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s spring 2019 Noon Forums will kick off at noon Wednesday, Feb. 13, with “Found in Translation.”

The session, which will take place in the NSU Williams Library Round Room, will be led by Drs. Juan Gonzalez, Ginny Lewis and Peter Ramey of the NSU College of Arts and Sciences.

Gonzalez will talk about the wide variety of Spanish translation projects he has worked on since arriving at Northern in 2009—projects involving subjects ranging from criminal records to state health care reports to Spanish voice-overs for training films.

Lewis will discuss Germans-from-Russia documents that have crossed her translation desk over the years, many of which have deeply personal and historically valuable stories attached to them.

Ramey will present on his current project, “The Wordhoard Beowulf,” which is a translation of and commentary on the poem. By looking at the specialized terminology for the weapons, warriors, kings and monsters, Ramey hopes to provide a clearer on the mysterious Anglo-Saxon world.

Noon forums will continue throughout the semester at noon most Wednesdays in the library. Remaining topics are as follows:

  • Feb. 27: “The Internet of Things—BYOD,” NSU Instructional Design team
  • March 13: “Five Essential Stand-Up Comics,” Dr. Liz Sills
  • March 20: “Five Hidden but Essential Women,” Drs. Kristi Brownfield and Marla Fogderud
  • March 27: “Get them Talking: Class Discussion Strategies,” Drs. Andria Moon and Cheryl Wold
  • April 3: “Ye Shall Be As Gods,” Drs. Grant Manhart and Ken Blanchard
  • April 10: “Business Students and General Education: An Assessment of Perceived Relevance,” Drs. Kristi Bockorny and Hannah Walters
  • April 17: “Understanding the (de-)motivation of Language Students,” Changsheng Jiang and the NSU Confucius Institute
  • April 24: “That Was the Year That Was: Classroom and NSU Highs and Lows”
  • May 1: “The Last Lecture I’d Ever Give,” retiring NSU Director of Theater Dan Yurgaitis

Noon forums are 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 $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.