Friends of the Arts/NSU

Support and enhance the arts at NSU and enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges by becoming a Donor, Friend, Patron or Benefactor.

Kenneth BoultonAs we enter the 2019-20 academic year, I am thrilled to be a part of this university and community as we continue cultivating a true center for the arts. This is an extraordinary time for the arts at Northern, with renovated state-of-the-art facilities, passionate faculty commitment, and a dynamic collaborative mission.

Northern's School of Fine Arts enjoys a much-deserved reputation as the premier arts destination in the upper Midwest. This is reflected in the community's deep sense of pride in our accomplishments, as well as a rich tradition of ambitious achievement from our faculty and students. This special tradition will be on full display this season as we celebrate two incredible milestones: the 50th anniversary of the South Dakota Jazz Festival and the 100th anniversary of the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony. You will not want to miss what we have planned!

I am proud of Northern's commitment to providing a superior education in the visual and performing arts, where students develop their talents, refine their passions and ultimately become leaders in their chosen fields. We also succeed in creating an academic environment that encourages students to explore a multitude of artistic opportunities, wherever their talents lead them. Truly, our students do it all!

With this brochure, I hope you enjoy the chance to look back on the past year, preview the exciting 2019-20 season and consider contributing to the School of Fine Arts' growing base of support. As always, I look forward to sharing and celebrating our bright future with you.


Warm regards,

Dr. Kenneth O. Boulton

Dean, School of Fine Arts

Friends of the Arts/NSU Members

We are grateful for the following supporters of the Friends of the Arts/NSU membership group.  Their generosity benefits the educational and programmatic resources available to the entire NSU School of Fine Arts.

Benefactor Level

Aberdeen American News

Aberdeen Jazz Society

James and Donna Boekelheide

Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry

Skip and Betty Clay

Timothy and Mary Downs

Jean and Paul Dutt

Wayne and Donna Fischer

Rodney and Glenna Fouberg

Justin and Megan Fraase

Kelli and Dylan Fritz

Erin and David Giovannini

Charles and Wendy Gugel

Joshua and Rachel Hagen

Robert and Erin Fouberg

Howard Memorial Fund

Charlie and Shawnee Jakober

Ronald Jarrett

Harvey and Cynthia Jewett

Alan LaFave

Brenda and Alan Lanphere

Joelle Lien and Dan Rieck

Dan and Peggy Lister

Bernice and Herschel Premack

Gail Pickus

Carlyle and Sheila Richards

Rolf Olson and Anne Waltner

Michael and Martha Wanous

Curt and Susan Wischmeier

Roy Wise

Timothy and Amy Woods

Roger and Karen Youngman


Patron Level

Linda and Harvey Aman

Wesley and Arlene Elliott

Kent Knudson

Vicki and Jim Lust

Jon and Betsy Olson

James Seeber

Robert and Lorene Webb

Friend Level

Annalee Boulton

Kathryn W. and Terrence Cormier

Mark and Holly Engelhart

Jim and Kay Fischer

Kevin and Rita Gildner

Jon and Carla Hoffman

Richard and Wende Lewis

Gregg and Barbara Magera

Michael and Karen Opp

Cheryl and Neil Schaar

Mary and Don Sieck

Christopher and Kris Stanichar

Leon and Virginia Tobin

Thomas Tonner

James and Eileen Zimmerman 

Donor Level

Carole and David Blaede

Dennis and Catherine Bresee

William and Rosemary Des Camps

Brent and Shannan Dodds

Terry Grote

Emily Guhin

Phyllis Haselhorst

Marion Hayes

Corinne Jameson

Barbara Johnson

Lawrence Kampa

Susan and Jason Karels

Kymberly and Larry Lebeda

William and Gayla Martens

Cheryl and Michael McIntyre

Carmen Miller

Charlene and Pete Miller

Marla and Rodney Mosiman

Joan Norquist

Roger and Nila Novotny

Janis Pearson

Stephen and Cec Peters

Ronald Prasek

Eldon and Donna Reich

Kenneth and Clara Roerig

Jadon Rohrbach

Sheena and Jonathan Rohrbach

Betty Taylor

Roger and Joyce Torgerson

William and Mary Ann Wieland

Biruta Zvejnieks

Friends of the Arts/NSU
Become a member of the Friends of the Arts/NSU!
Join us in our commitment to the dedicated faculty and students of Northern State University's School of Fine Arts by becoming a member of the Friends of the Arts/NSU group. Through your membership, you help strengthen your love of the arts with exclusive benefits and privileges, while also enhancing the quality of the Northern State University School of Fine Arts.
  • Exclusive season preview and "select your seat" event
  • Wine and hors d'oeuvres pre-performance socials for selected season events
  • Art gallery exhibits, receptions and lectures
  • Recognition in performance programs and on NSU School of Fine Arts website
We hope you'll consider joining today!
  • Donor ($50 individual; $100 couple)
    • Recognition in performance programs and on website
  • Friend ($150 individual; $300 couple)
    • ​Membership benefits included
    • Plus: complimentary tickets to your choice of five selected season events
    • Plus: the ability to select and reserve your individual seats for those events
  • Patron ($200 individual; $400 couple)
    • ​Membership benefits included
    • Plus: complimentary tickets to your choice of seven selected season events
    • Plus: the ability to select and reserve your individual seats for those events
  • Benefactor ($250 individual; $500 couple)
    • ​Membership benefits included
    • ​Plus: complimentary tickets to all designated Friends season events
    • ​Plus: the ability to select and reserve your individual seats for those events
    • ​Plus: exclusive invitation to Dick Termes Termispheres reception/lecture event, jointly planned with South Dakota Public Broadcasting
    • ​Plus: exclusive invitation to a "behind-the-scenes" progressive reception highlighting NSU School of Fine Arts students and faculty in action
Please call 605-626-2497 for more information.