NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of Jan. 29, 2017

NSU NEWS UPDATE – Jan. 29, 2017

Welcome to the NSU News Update - providing information on events happening on campus or involving NSU students, staff and faculty.

To submit a news item, send it via email to NSUNews@northern.edu by 5 p.m. Thursday of the week before the announcement should run. 

Confucius Institute Music Lesson Series Continues

Join the Confucius Institute for free introductory group lessons in traditional Chinese performing arts. This semester we feature the erhu, a bowed string instrument, which will be taught by Chinese exchange student Yaxuan Ji. No experience necessary! Lessons run weekly on Mondays at 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. from Jan. 29 until April 9 in the Student Center mezzanine (room 124). The program is open to all NSU students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served!

Fall Orientation Leader Info Session

On Monday, Jan. 29, there will be an orientation leader info session in Wolves Memorial Suites at 7:30 p.m. Come with any questions or concerns regarding orientation leading. Applications will be available at this event. Applications can also be picked up in SC 222. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Sarah Botkin (Sarah.Botkin@northern.edu), Amanda Cook (amanda.cook@wolves.northern.edu) or Kyla Schuster (Kyla.Schuster@wolves.northern.edu). 

Tickets for ‘Edward Tulane’ On Sale Monday

Tickets for the NSU Theater production of “The Miraculous Tale of Edward Tulane” will go on sale on Monday, Jan. 29. The show will be performed in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets for the production are $18 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. NSU students are admitted free with ID (only available at the box office). Tickets can be purchased at the JFAC Box Office or online via the School of Fine Arts Page.

Residence Hall Association Meeting

Do you live on campus and want to make a difference in the residence halls? Join RHA (Residence Hall Association) today! We meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Maroon Room. Email Club President Dana Duvall at Dana.Duvall@wolves.northern.edu or Advisor Katie Cochran at Katie.Cochran@northern.edu. We hope to see you there!

NSU Summer in Jinan Program

The NSU Confucius Institute is now accepting applications for the 2018 NSU Summer in Jinan program—a five-week study abroad opportunity in China. This year the program will run from May 6 to June 10, and students will be accompanied by NSU professor Ken Blanchard. The program includes two courses plus weekend travel excursions.

Morning class: Environment and Social Evolution in Prehistoric Asia—taught by Kenneth Blanchard

Afternoon class: Chinese language and culture--including calligraphy, martial arts, musical instruments, and more

Information sessions will be held in the Student Center Gold Room:

Wednesday, Jan 31, at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m.

Further information is available at the Confucius Institute/NSU in the third floor of Lincoln Hall or by contacting the CI director Gregory.depies@northern.edu. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Taekwondo Club Meeting Tuesday

The NSU Taekwondo Club will be meeting every Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. upstairs in the Dacotah Hall Gym. Anyone is free to attend. Workout clothes are recommended. No prior experience is necessary. 

AAUW Meeting is Jan. 30

The American Association of University Women group on the NSU campus is hosting an event and looking for approximately 10 volunteers willing to read a vagina monologue. If interested, please contact Sarah Ward at Sarah.Ward@wolves.northern.edu by Jan. 30, and also plan to attend the Jan. 30 AAUW meeting at 5 p.m. in Johnson Fine Arts Center room 108 to pick up a script. All are welcome to attend and participate.

Presidential Promenade Feb. 3

The Presidential Promenade will be held Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Centennial Rooms. The event is a semi-formal dance to celebrate the NSU president and faculty. There will be mock-tails from AWAREwolves, live music from Jet Lagged and appetizers. All are invited!

Valentine’s Day Plant Sale

Buy a plant for your sweetie or yourself! Please visit the Valentine’s Day Plant Sale at the NSU Greenhouse on Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the NSU Environmental Club.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Workshop

The Office of International Programs is hosting a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1:30-3 p.m. in the Lincoln Hall Gallery. All faculty interested in leading a study abroad program are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will learn more about the faculty-led process and hear from experienced leaders and a study abroad affiliate representative with significant experience in faculty-led program coordination. Refreshments will be served.

Primrose Arts and Lecture Series: ‘Music for Piano Four-Hands’

The next NSU Primrose Arts and Lecture Series, “Music for Piano Four-Hands” with Dr. Kenneth Boulton and Ms. JoAnne Barry, will take place 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Aberdeen’s Primrose Retirement Community, 1701 Third Ave. S.E. For more information about the arts and lecture series, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts (northern.edu/artsnsu) at 605-626-2497.

Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony concert: ‘American Visions’

The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The featured work on the program will be “Ellis Island: Dream of America, for Seven Actors, Orchestra and Visual Projections” by the Grammy-nominated American composer Peter Boyer. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Berggren Recital Hall and a post-concert reception for the entire audience. Tickets for the concert are $18 for adults. All students are free with student I.D. (box office, only). Tickets are available online at www.northern.edu/artsnsu or at the JFAC box office.

Women’s Business Conference

The Northeastern South Dakota Women's Business Conference will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 9. The event, hosted by the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity, will take place in Aberdeen’s Ramkota Hotel, 1400 Eighth Ave. N.W.

JFAC Gallery Exhibit

Artist Molly Wicks will showcase her ‘New Works’ exhibition in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery through March 9. Wicks’ artwork explores subtractive form and the ghosts of color, working from sedimentary layers, fungus and mold forms, then applying paint to the cuts in wooden panels, which provides an organic grid whose holes refract into shadow harmonies.

Cru Bible Study held every Tuesday

Cru will be having Bible study every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in MJ101. Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, is a student group passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. All are welcome to join – people who aren't sure what they believe, people who are curious about their faith, people who are new believers, and people who are strong in their faith. The group will be answering questions such as, "Is there more to life than this?"; "Why did Jesus die?"; "How and why should I read the Bible?"; and many others.

YOGA Classes

Yoga classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the upper studio room in Dacotah gym. The classes, sponsored by wellness, are open to all NSU students, faculty and staff.

ZUMBA with Lara and Marilin

Zumba will be taught from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the studio room in Dacotah Gym. Classes will run through Feb. 28.

Upcoming Wolves Home Events:

Friday, Feb. 2

Wrestling vs. Upper Iowa, 7 p.m., Wachs Arena

Saturday, Feb. 3

Wrestling vs. MSU Moorhead, 7 p.m., Wachs Arena

Thursday, Feb. 8

Wrestling vs. Minnesota State, 7 p.m., Wachs Arena

Friday, Feb. 9

Wrestling vs. Dickinson State, 7 p.m., Wachs Arena