Election-Related Noon Forums at NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The NSU Faculty Senate and the Office of Instructional Services will be hosting three election-related forums this October.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, some of the Democratic candidates from Legislative Districts 1, 2, and 3 will be the featured speakers. Their topic will be The Democrats and Education.  They will be talking about issues in both K-12 and higher education, discussing what they see as the main challenges our schools and universities face, and what they see as the legislature's role in education.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, some of the Republican candidates from Districts 1, 2, and 3 will be the featured speakers. They also will be talking about issues in K-12 and higher education, giving us their views on the challenges facing our schools and the role the legislature might play in helping address those challenges. The session title: The Republicans and Education.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, NSU professors Steven Usitalo, Jon Schaff, and Ken Blanchard will be the featured speakers. Their topic: Tricks and Treats: What I Predict for Next Tuesday, and Why I'm Probably Wrong. Each professor will offer their predictions on the November election. Will there be a "blue wave" at the national level, or is there a chance we might see a red wave? What about our South Dakota races? Who will win the gubernatorial contest, and by how great a margin? What surprises might be in store on Tuesday?

All three forums will be held in the Rotunda of the Beulah Williams Library, and run from noon until approximately 12:50 p.m. NSU Noon Forums are free, and open to the public.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.