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Northern State University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its two new residence halls at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The ceremony will take place at the location of one of the planned residence halls, south of the Mewaldt-Jensen Building on the NSU campus. The groundbreaking is open to the public. Following the ceremony, Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours will be held on campus. That event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms.

Aberdeen’s second annual COLLEGEpalooza is a back-to-school celebration for Northern State University and Presentation College students. Events will begin at 4 p.m. in downtown Aberdeen and will include a business walk, Guns ’n Hoses Tug of War and scholarship drawings.

The 2017 South Dakota National Geographic Bee will take place in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium on March 31.

 Preliminary rounds begin at 10 a.m. and the final round will be held at 1:15 p.m.
 

 Please click here for more information about the National Geographic Bee.

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

Leaders from the Sanford Underground Research Facility will lead a discussion titled "Big Science at Sanford Lab," an exploration of the Lab's impact on education and the economy in South Dakota, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Northern State University. The event will be held in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms, 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, S.D. A reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public. Sanford Lab’s Mike Headley, executive director of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, and Jaret Heise, science director, will give the presentation.

“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.

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.

Northern State University will host the 64th annual Mathematics Contest at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 in the Barnett Center.

The contest will feature four divisions: Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Senior Math. NSU mathematic faculty members Dr. A. S. Elkhader, Dr. Ricardo Rojas, Dr. Margaret Adams and Dr. Stacy Trentham will be responsible for constructing tests for each of the four contest divisions.

More than 150 middle and high school students from northeastern South Dakota will be on the Northern State University campus on March 15 for the National History Day regional competition. A total of 159 students from seven schools will present 105 research projects as part of the competition, which will run from 8 a.m. to noon in the NSU Student Center and Missouri River Room.

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