NSU plans community forums on campus master plan

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold community forums to discuss the university’s campus master plan.

The forums, which are open to the public, will be held on the following dates:

▪ 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms

▪ 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018,  at the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a collaborative project involving NSU and the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Regents approved a preliminary facility statement and facility program plan for construction of a new School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; a facility program plan for NSU’s athletic and recreation fields project; and a preliminary facility statement for an on-campus regional sports complex.

Each part of this multi-tiered campaign relies on the others, and none of it is expected to require legislative funding. The proposed site of the new SDSBVI is the current site of NSU’s Jerde Hall, which is scheduled for demolition in 2018. NSU’s athletic and recreation fields project, which provides a new competition field for the women’s soccer team and a new practice field for the football team, will be east of Jerde Hall. The proposed site of a sports complex, which will feature a football stadium and softball field, is the current SDSBVI site.

Community forums are being held to keep the public informed of the project plans. Community members are encouraged to submit questions beforehand on NSU’s Campus Master Plan webpage (northern.edu/master-plan), which includes the most up-to-date information on NSU building projects.

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