Lectures & Seminars

The themes for the fall Wolf Talks Series are “Self-identity,” “Humanity” and “Hidden History.” Wolf Talks, which are free and open to the public, are held in conjunction with the NSU Common Read and sponsored by TRIO Student Support Services and Student Involvement and Leadership. On Sept. 13, Sarah Meade will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the JFAC Blue Room.  

Create ‘N’: A Festival Celebrating Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Workforce will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center. The event is sponsored by NSU, Aberdeen Development Corporation, Dacotah Bank, The Workshop and The Training Place. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The first keynote speaker, Dr. Felicia C. Guity, speaks at 9:15 a.m. After morning breakout sessions, Darrell D. Dorrell speaks at 11 a.m.

The 2017 Northern State University back-to-school workshop will be held 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 16 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The workshop, titled “Using High-Leverage Practices to Support Ambitious Learning for All Students,” will be led by Francesca Forzani and Nicole Garcia of TeachingWorks.

Northern State University has chosen the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Salt to the Sea” as its 2017 common read. Author Ruta Sepetys will deliver NSU’s annual Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Read more about the 2017 Common Read Lecture.

Northern State University will host "Cancer and Chronic Disease: How to Take Control," sponsored by Avera Health. This free, educational event is open to all and will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Brian Leyland-Jones, who specializes in genomic medicine at the Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology. Also speaking at the event will be Dr.

The 2017 Northern State University Undergraduate Creativity, Scholarship and Research Forum will take place 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Beulah Williams Library.

The schedule is as follows:

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Student oral presentations

12:45-1:30 p.m.: Keynote address by Dennis Skadsen, a project coordinator with Day County Conservation District. Topic: “General Conservation Programs and Their History.”

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Student poster presentations with reception

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.

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.

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