Upward Bound Summer Program kicks off busy summer on NSU campus

ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 24, 2017) – This summer, about 50 area high school students are staying on the Northern State University campus as part of the annual NSU Upward Bound Summer Program.

The program kicked off on Sunday, May 21, and runs through Thursday, June 30.

The visiting students are from Aberdeen, Britton-Hecla, Doland, Frederick, Langford, Sisseton, Waubay, Webster and Wilmot.

“Students will be engaged in classroom instruction and learn study skills during the day, while learning from various speakers and participating in cultural and social activities in the evening,” said NSU TRIO Upward Bound Director Peni Mounga.

The students will also visit Presentation College, University of Sioux Falls and Augustana, as well as schools in Colorado such as the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Later this summer, NSU Upward Bound will host SDSU’s Upward Bound program for “A Day with the Wolves.” 

“The two TRIO programs will participate in various activities and share what Aberdeen and NSU has to offer potential college students,” said Upward Bound Assistant Director Hillary Robinson.

Others on campus involved with the Upward Bound Summer Program include University College Executive Director Steve Rasmussen; and students Pe Pet Hlaing (Washington), Kellrhema Hinton (North Dakota), Seth Keeble (Waubay), Megan Conn (Frederick), Trevez Bridgewater (Bahamas), Elijah Spann (Las Vegas), Vitoria Heier (Aberdeen) and Kelsey Iverson (Groton).

Also on campus this summer, NSU will host the following events:

Digital Media Camp: The 2017 NSU Digital Media Camp will be held May 23-25 in the Lincoln Hall basement. The grade range for this year is 3-5.

South Dakota American Legion Boys State: NSU welcomes the 2017 session of Boys State – the 75th to be held on the campus of NSU – from May 29 to June 2. Up to 350 delegates are expected to attend the session.

2017 NSU Piano DuetFest: This inaugural event, set for June 5-9, will run 9 a.m.-noon and include private lessons, coaching sessions and a masterclass each day. The week will conclude with a final recital. NSU School of Fine Arts Dean Dr. Kenneth Boulton and his wife, JoAnne Barry, will be the clinicians. 

NSU Men’s Basketball Camps: Boys and Girls Skill Development Day Camp, 8:30 a.m.-noon June 5-8; Boys and Girls Shooting and Scoring Day Camp, 1-4:30 p.m. June 5-8; Boys Shooting and Scoring Day/Boarding Camp, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., July 9-11; Boys Perimeter and Post Position Day/Boarding Camp, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. July 11-13; Boys Team Camp, July 14-15.

HOWL NSU Registration Days: HOWL NSU Registration Days will be held noon-5 p.m. June 9 and noon-5 p.m. June 16. All first-time freshmen are expected to attend a HOWL day, where they will meet with an academic advisor, learn about academic expectations, and become more familiar with campus. There will also be a program for parents.

South Dakota 4-H Performing Arts Troupe Preparation Camp: The Performing Arts Troupe is a theater arts educational experience for ages 13-18. The camp at NSU, set for June 11-17, includes performances in the Johnson Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. June 16 and 10 a.m. June 17.

NSU Volleyball Camps: Individual Skills Camp, June 12-13; Hitter/Setter/Libero Camp, June 14; Little Wolves Camp, June 21-22.

NSU Wrestling Camps: Youth Camp, June 12-15; High School Team Camp, June 26-29.

NSU Football Camps: Wolves Football Camp, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. June 14, Swisher Field; 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, July 26, 8:30 a.m. check-in, games start at 9:15 a.m., Swisher Field.

NSU Women’s Basketball Camps: Girls Team Camps, June 19-20 and July 17-18-9.

GIML at NSU: The Gordon Institute for Music Learning and NSU present GIML at NSU Early Childhood Music: Level I certification June 19-30.

Arts Education Institute: This annual institute, which offers professional development and learning for South Dakota teachers and administrators, runs July 17-20 on the NSU campus.

NSU Voice Camp: This annual camp for students in grades 7-12 will be held July 19-22 at NSU. Students can take voice lessons and classes exploring many vocal styles – classical, opera, jazz and musical theater – in a fun and creative way.

NSU Jazz Camp: At this camp, also held July 19-22, students in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to play in various jazz groups, take lessons, learn about improvisation, enjoy social and recreational activities and participate in nightly jam sessions.

Rushmore National Music Camp: Junior High Week: NSU welcomes Rushmore Junior High Music Camp, open to band students in grades 6-9, July 30-Aug 4.

South Dakota High School Honors Choir: Honors Choir, which brings 150 auditioned high school students together for a week of intensive singing at a choral camp, will be held July 30-Aug. 4 at NSU.

Confucius Institute Chinese Camp: This new program for K-5 students will feature Chinese language education, activities and games. The camp will take place 8-11:30 a.m. July 31-Aug 4. Cost is $25 per student. To register, contact the Confucius Institute at 605-626-3293 or confucius@northern.edu by July 21.

COLLEGEpalooza: This back-to-school celebration for NSU and Presentation College students is Aug. 31 in downtown Aberdeen. This year’s schedule will include: 4-6 p.m.: business walk; 5:30 p.m. Guns ’n Hoses Tug of War; 5:45 p.m.: scholarship drawings.

For information on all fine arts camps at NSU, visit www.northern.edu/academics/school-fine-arts/fine-arts-clinics-camps-and-workshops. For information on all NSU Wolves camps, visit http://nsuwolves.com/sports/2017/5/17/northern-state-summer-camps.aspx?id=365

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