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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Members of the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony (AUCS) string section will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium.

The program will feature students from the studio of Dr. Robert Vodnoy, as well as community members of the orchestra. The program will feature the music of Beethoven, Handel, Eccles, Gebauer, Telemann and an original composition by freshman music major Isaac Seaton. 

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Krikac Auditorium is located on the second floor of the Krikac Administration building. Due to construction on the new NSU Regional Science Center, parking is encouraged in the Barnett Center parking lot on State Street, conveniently located near the Administration building.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, conducted by Dr. Robert Vodnoy, will perform the closing concert of its 98th Season on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater in the Johnson Fine Arts Center at NSU. The theme of the program is “War and Peace” and includes music by Handel, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky as well as music from films in the Star Wars series, “Dunkirk”, and the video game World of Warcraft. The Symphony will be joined by the NSU Concert Choir, the Aberdeen Community Chorus, and members of the brass section of the NSU Symphonic Band. Tickets for the concert are $18 for adults. All students are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available online, or at the JFAC box office, which is open from noon-4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and two hours before concert time. Call the box office at 605-626-2900 or email for ticket information. For general concert information, call the School of Fine Arts Office at 605-606-2497, email, or go to

As projects progress on campus, individuals attending NSU fine arts events are encouraged to arrive early, as parking will be limited in front of the Johnson Fine Arts Center.


Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Northern State University Choirs will offer their spring concert, titled “a Celestial Celebration,” at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in the Johnson Fine Art Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. ‘A Celestial Celebration’ will feature the NSU Concert Choir, Early Music Ensemble, Chamber Singers and special guests, the Aberdeen Central High School A Cappella under the direction of Susan Appl. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for NSU faculty/staff, and free for school-aged children or NSU students with ID. Read more about the concert here, or click here to purchase tickets!

As projects progress on campus, individuals attending NSU fine arts events are encouraged to arrive early, as parking will be limited in front of the Johnson Fine Arts Center.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Northern State University Jazz Ensembles will host a Spring Swing Dance at the Aberdeen Eagles on Friday, April 27.

Tickets are $10 for all who attend and will be available at the door, beginning at 6 p.m.

The Aberdeen Eagles is located at 316 S. 2nd St., Aberdeen. 

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Northern State University Alumni Association. This prestigious award recognizes graduates who’ve attained extraordinary distinction in his or her professional field or life and serves to honor alumni who’ve made significant contributions to society, the university and their community.

Awardees are honored annually in the presence of the alumni, students, families and community members to celebrate this important tradition.

The 2018 Distinguished Alumni winners are:

-School of Business Award Winner and NSU Commencement speaker: Carolyn (Stevens) Thompson, J.D., Class of 1991

-Millicent M. Atkins School of Education Award Winner: Bryan DeBates, Class of 1993

-School of Fine Arts Award Winner: Christopher Maunu, Class of 2003

-College of Arts and Sciences Award Winner: Rochelle Nolte, M.D., Class of 1992

The event is open to the public. Please RSVP to the NSU Foundation Office by April 25, 2018, at 605-626-2550 or email Banquet tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children.


6:30 p.m. - Social Hour at Ramkota

7:30 p.m. - Plated Dinner

8 p.m. - Program and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:30am

NSU Spring Commencement will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, in the Barnett Center. For more information, visit the NSU Commencement page.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Retired Faculty and Staff reception, set for 5-7 p.m. May 10 in the Student Center Centennial Rooms, is the NSU Foundation's way of saying thank you to all retired faculty and staff members who support Northern State University. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550 or email

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:30pm

Wolves on the Water

June 1-2, 2018

New Evarts Lodge - Walth Bay

Hosted by New Evarts Resort, Glenham, S.D., the Wolves on the Water (WOW) Walleye Tournament is the Wolves Club's largest athletic special event. Started in the mid 1980s to help raise funds for athletic scholarships, the WOW has grown to become one of the largest fishing tournaments on the Missouri River. The three-person tournament is limited to the first 140 teams and is held annually. Entry includes a rib-eye steak feed, 30 gun raffle, table raffles, calcutta and payouts to the top 25 places. The Wolves on the Water is open to all competitors. 

Registration and social hour begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday, with dinner at 4:30 p.m. Fishing begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. Click here for tournament information and registration

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:30am

The NSU Foundation will host the 50 Year Club Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms. For more information, contact