NSU NEWS UPDATE: Week of Dec. 27, 2021

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.


COVID-19 News

Northern encourages all members of the campus community to get vaccinated if they are able. COVID-19 vaccines can be scheduled at the following links:

For additional COVID-19 information, visit northern.edu/coronavirus, covid.sd.gov or cdc.gov.


Northern Lights Submissions

Northern Lights is now taking submissions for the 2022 issue of Northern Lights. Students can submit their stories, poetry, art, creative nonfiction, photography, original essays and songs to northernlights@northern.edu or message us on Facebook! Accepted submissions will be included in our literary magazine that is released in March 2022. Please submit all written works as a Word document (.docx) or a PDF (.pdf), and any artworks as a JPEG (.jpeg) or JPG (.jpg) file. Submissions are open until Dec. 31, 2021. If you have any questions, including how to submit, contact Lead President Madi Filber, madi.filber@wolves.northern.edu.


Aberdeen Area Pride Meeting

Aberdeen Area Pride is holding a monthly get-together of the LGBTQ+ members of the community (allies, family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend as well). The get-together, sponsored by NSU Multicultural Student Affairs, will take place 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Aberdeen’s Red Rooster Coffee House, 218 S Main St. It will be a time and place for people of all ages to hang out together with other LGBTQ+ members of the community in a space where they can feel safe, seen and loved. There is no agenda to these meetings. Let's all just get to know each other!


Rep. Dusty Johnson at NSU

United States Representative Dusty Johnson will speak on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Rooms of the NSU Student Center. He will discuss the importance of civic engagement and current affairs in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the Center for Public History and Civic Engagement. Light refreshments will be served.


Cracker Barrels

Legislative Cracker Barrel sessions for 2022 will be held in the Kessler’s Champions Club in the NSU Barnett Center. Cracker barrels, which are open to the public, will take place 10 a.m.-noon on the following Saturday mornings:

  • Jan. 29, 2022
  • Feb. 12, 2022
  • March 5, 2022


JFAC Gallery Exhibition

Artist Aaron C. Packard will have an exhibition, “Hyper-Photomontage,” on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery through Feb. 4, 2022. A closing reception, free and open to the public, will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Packard is an experienced commercial and editorial photographer, working in southeast South Dakota since 2002. “Hyper-Photomontage” features vibrant and abstract, almost kaleidoscope-like photographs that encourage the viewer to linger in observation. For more information, visit aaronpackard.com.