Northern State University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble (VJE) will offer an evening of sweet jazz, featuring coffee and desserts on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Student Center Centennial Room. For more information about this event, please click here.
The 2017 South Dakota National Geographic Bee will take place in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium on March 31.
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Night of Champions will take place starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the NSU Student Center. The fundraiser event will be hosted by the Deng Foundation and the NSU Office of International Programs. All proceeds raised will be used by the Deng Foundation to build the first ever medical clinic in Aweil East, South Sudan, where a malaria outbreak is killing people daily. The event schedule is as follows:
5-5:30 p.m.: Dinner
5:30-6:15 p.m.: Keynote speech by William Deng, who left his home and family in South Sudan at age 14, walking for nine days through the jungle to escape civil war and to seek an education for himself.
6:15-6:40 p.m.: Silent auction
6:40-7:10 p.m.: Entertainment
Night of Champions is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 for two and are available at the NSU International Office on the second floor of Lincoln Hall. For tickets or more information, contact Deng at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacey Schmidt, NSU international student coordinator, at email@example.com.
A poetry reading by Christine Stewart-Nuñez, associate professor in the English Department at South Dakota State University, will take place in NSU Williams Library Round Room at 4:30 p.m. April 5. Her piece "An Archeology of Secrets" was a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2012.
“A Night of Art and Poetry” will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St. The event will feature artwork by Northern State University students. The event, which is free and open to the public, honors National Poetry Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Proceeds from artwork sold will benefit Safe Harbor, Aberdeen’s domestic violence shelter. Featured guest will be poet Christine Stewart-Nuñez, associate professor in the English Department at South Dakota State University. Her piece "An Archeology of Secrets" was a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2012. NSU English Professor Dr. Lysbeth Benkert and some students will also read poetry at the event, and there will be time for an open mic session. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 605-226-1212.
The third annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will bring an expert in agricultural economics to the campus of Northern State University.
Dr. Michael Boehlje’s speech, presented by the NSU School of Business and Dacotah Bank, will take place on Thursday, April 6. The event begins with a brunch buffet at 7:30 a.m. in Dacotah Hall. Boehlje will speak at 8:30 a.m. in Krikac Auditorium.
Tickets are $20, or $125 per a group of 8.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550.
The Rhodes and Lamont families have a long history of providing financial services to South Dakota farms, ranches and small businesses. In an effort to preserve that history, family descendants made gifts to the NSU Foundation to establish this annual speaker series.