ABERDEEN, S.D. – A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Northern State University’s Krikac Administration Building.
The ceremony will be 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the newly remodeled Krikac Auditorium. The NSU Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Woods, will provide a special performance.
Built in 1907, the Krikac Administration Building is named after the late William K. Krikac, a Northern graduate and former vice president for Finance and Administration. Members of the Krikac family have been invited to the event.
The building was updated at a cost of $1.5 million from the Higher Education Finance Fund. Work included window replacement and the addition of central air conditioning in Krikac and adjoining Spafford Hall. In the auditorium, flooring and chairs were replaced and stained-glass windows were restored. The historic auditorium, which also got a wireless sound system and new stage lighting system, will provide an ideal space for classes and performances.
Krikac Auditorium renovation by the numbers:
• Total seating capacity: 378
• Main floor seating: 297
• Seats in balcony: 75
• Chairs equipped with power, data connection and tablet arms: 57
• Chairs equipped with tablet arms only: 57
• Wheelchair locations: six