‘Epidemic’ exhibit on display at Jewett Regional Science Education Center

Historical display of past epidemics set up in the science center

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new exhibit on display in Northern State University’s Jewett Regional Science Education Center gives a look at epidemics throughout history.

“Epidemic!” contains information and artifacts related to pandemics/epidemics that affected the Aberdeen area from the 1830s through the 1950s, including diphtheria, typhoid fever, small pox, the flu of 1918 and polio. Items were provided by the Dacotah Prairie Museum, in coordination with NSU Assistant Professor of Biology and STEM Outreach Coordinator Dr. Amy Dolan and graduate assistant Emily Wheeler.

The exhibit is set up in the first floor lobby of the science center. All of campus is welcome to view the display, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The public is also welcome to stop by, though masks are required, as mandated by the S.D. Board of Regents.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions