NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of Feb. 11, 2019

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Welcome to the NSU News Update - providing information on events happening on campus or involving NSU students, staff and faculty. 

To submit a news item, send it via email to NSUNews@northern.edu by 5 p.m. Thursday of the week before the announcement should run. 

Campus Snow Removal Notice

After recent significant snowfalls, Northern State University needs to remove snow from parking lots on campus – and we need your help.

Students will be asked to move their vehicles from certain parking lots and Washington Street based on our snow removal schedule. Staff, faculty and visitors will also need to find alternative parking locations. Any vehicle not moved during scheduled times will be towed, at the owner’s expense, to an alternate campus lot.

The snow removal schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 14 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): No parking in McArthur-Welsh, Steele and Kramer Hall parking lots. Please move your vehicles to the following alternative lots: Barnett Center lot, Washington Street lot, Johnson Fine Arts Center lot.

Friday, Feb. 15 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): No parking along Washington Street.

Saturday, Feb. 16 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): No parking in the Washington Street parking lot between 12th and 14th avenues. Please move your vehicles to alternative lots: Washington Street lot between 14th and 15th avenues, Barnett Center lot, Johnson Fine Arts Center lot, along Washington Street.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): No parking in the Washington Street parking lot between 14th and 15th avenues. Please move your vehicles to alternative lots: Washington Street lot between 12th and 14th avenues, Barnett Center lot, Johnson Fine Arts Center lot, along Washington Street.

Again, vehicles that are not moved during the above day/times will be towed to an alternate campus lot – at the owner’s expense. We appreciate your cooperation!

Apply for BOR Student Awards

It is that time of year when clubs and organizations are able to reflect on the work that they have done over the year. We have three award opportunities for our clubs to consider applying for: Award for Community Service, Award for Organizational Leadership, and Award for Academic Excellence. The club that receives the award will be recognized by The Board of Regents and receive a plaque. Any club interested in applying for these awards should contact Janie Borkowski. Applications are due to the Student Affairs Office 222 and are due Feb. 20 by 5 p.m.

B.I.G. (Business – Industry – Government) and South Dakota Teacher Job Fairs

The annual B.I.G. (Business – Industry – Government) and South Dakota Teacher Job Fairs will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Entrance to both fairs is free for students who pre-register online or with Career Services. Pre-registration also includes a professional free, digital portrait. All other attendees will be required to pay $10 at-the-door for entrance. The deadline to pre-register is Feb. 10. Professional dress and résumés are required. A listing of attending employers can be found here:  BIG Job Fair or Teacher Job Fair.  For additional information, please contact Career Services, Student Center 207.

Primrose Arts and Lecture Series

The 2018-19 NSU-Primrose Arts and Lecture Series will take place throughout the academic school year at Aberdeen's Primrose Retirement Community, located at 1701 Third Avenue S.E.

Feb. 12: "Hub City History: Preserving and Presenting the Past in the NSU Archives"; presented by Mr. Robert Russell, director of Beulah Williams Library.

March 12: "Ceramic Form and Fragment: Artwork of Gratia Brown"; presented by Ms. Gratia Brown, Assistant Professor of Art.

April 9: "NSU:  At Home in the World - An Overview of NSU's International Programs"; presented by Dr. Leigh Neys, director of International Programs.

Wolf Shoppe Valentine’s Day Sale

The NSU Wolf Shoppe will have a Valentine’s Day Sale Feb. 13 and 14. Pick a card and scratch it off to reveal your discount of 15, 20, 25 or 30 percent off clothing and giftware!

NSU Noon Forum: Found in Translation

Northern’s spring 2019 Noon Forums will kick off at noon Wednesday, Feb. 13, with “Found in Translation.” The session, which will take place in the NSU Williams Library Round Room, will be led by Drs. Juan Gonzalez, Ginny Lewis and Peter Ramey of the NSU College of Arts and Sciences. Gonzalez will talk about the wide variety of Spanish translation projects he has worked on since arriving at Northern in 2009—projects involving subjects ranging from criminal records to state health care reports to Spanish voice-overs for training films. Lewis will discuss Germans-from-Russia documents that have crossed her translation desk over the years, many of which have deeply personal and historically valuable stories attached to them. Ramey will present on his current project, “The Wordhoard Beowulf,” which is a translation of and commentary on the poem. By looking at the specialized terminology for the weapons, warriors, kings and monsters, Ramey hopes to provide a clearer on the mysterious Anglo-Saxon world. Noon forums will continue throughout the semester at noon most Wednesdays in the library. Noon forums are open to all who are interested – students, staff and the public. For more information, contact Dr. Art Marmorstein at 605-626-2608 or Art.Marmorstein@northern.edu.

Business Club/PBL Meeting

The Business Club/PBL is meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Lincoln 224.


‘Love Songs’ faculty recital on Feb. 14

Drs. Darci Bultema and Audrey Miller will offer a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Bultema, associate professor of music in voice/opera, is a soprano, while Miller, assistant professor of clarinet/music, plays the clarinet. The duo will come together to offer selections by Louis Spohr, David Bennett and Richard Pearson Thomas. The two will be joined by Thomas, a composer and pianist, as well as Anne Waltner as special guest artists. This recital is free and open to the public. A reception will be held after the performance offering chocolates and sweets to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

International Student Club Valentine Orders

The International Student Club will be taking Valentine orders for carnations, cookies and candy. Please see the international office or email stacey.schmidt@northern.edu for an order form.

Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment

This virtual conference consists of six daily sessions each weekday through Feb. 15. Pick and choose which topics interest you – free to all Northern faculty and staff! For more information, please refer to the email sent by NSU Instructional Design on Monday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m.

AUCS Concert

The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony (AUCS) Orchestra will be holding their concert, “Romantic Bouquet,” in the Jewett Theater in the Johnson Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be orchestrated by NSU visiting professor of music and director, Christopher Stanichar, and will feature four themed pieces, one written by Stanichar titled “Sunflowers.” Tickets for the concert are $18 for adults and free for students. To buy tickets, click here.

NSU Theater to Present ‘Silent Sky’

NSU Theater will present “Silent Sky” in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Feb. 19-23. Silent Sky tells the true story of the 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Tickets for the production are $18 for adults and $9 for NSU faculty/staff. NSU students are admitted free with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the JFAC Box Office or online via the NSU School of Fine Arts Page.

Clothing Drive/Workshop Rescheduled

Due to campus being closed on Jan.29 at 3 p.m., the Clothing Drive and Career Readiness Workshop has been rescheduled to Feb. 20 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the Centennial Rooms!

2019 ‘A Writer Reads’ Series

NSU’s spring 2019 “A Writer Reads” series will feature readings by two visiting writers, two NSU English faculty members, as well as readings by students from NSU’s creative writing and poetry course in the Williams Library Round Room. The next event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m. Author Barbara Duffey of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell will offer readings of her written poetry. Her most recent published book is titled “Simple Machines.” “A Writer Reads” events are sponsored by funding from the South Dakota Humanities Council. For more information, contact Dr. Pen Pearson at Pen.Pearson@northern.edu.

Personal Branding Through Social Media

NSU Williams Library is hosting an event, Personal Branding through Social Media, co-sponsored by NSU Career Services. The free event will take place in the library rotunda at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25. All Northern students are welcome to learn more about attracting employers through social media. Snacks will be provided. For more information of if you have questions, call 605-626-3007 or stop by Student Center 207.

RHA/SGA Town Hall

Join your Residence Hall Association and Student Government Association for this semester’s Town Hall/Q&A. Come ask the questions that YOU want the answers to!

When? Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Where? The Wolves Den

Why? Because this is YOUR campus and we want YOUR input!

We hope to see you there!

NSU Students at Stand-up Comedy Open Mic

Northern State University students will make their comedy debut at an event this month in downtown Aberdeen. Northern students will perform at a Stand-up Comedy Open Mic, set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Red Rooster Coffee House, 218 S. Main St. Local stand-up comedian Jon Boon will serve as emcee. The students participating are members of Northern’s Comedy and Humor Seminar, led by Dr. Liz Sills, assistant professor of communication studies. About 10-15 students are expected to perform. All are welcome, and donations will be accepted to help with licensing fees required to have live music at Red Rooster Coffee House. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.

Northern Lights Taking Submissions

Dear Northern students: NSU's literary magazine is taking submissions from now until March 1. Northern Lights publishes poetry, short fiction, short plays, short films, critical and creative non-fiction, photos, artwork, and critical and creative multimedia projects. If you would like your original work considered for this year's issue, please submit it as a Word attachment to northernlights@northern.edu.

2019 Research, Scholarship and Creativity Forum

Students and faculty: Mark your calendars for the 2019 Research, Scholarship and Creativity Forum! This year’s forum will be held on assessment day, March 19. The forum is the best way to showcase student work on campus. Whether you are a business student doing research for a class project, a pre-med student researching genetics, or an art major assembling an display of personal work, you are invited to participate. Whatever independent scholarship you are doing, we want showcase it. To apply, fill out the application form by visiting myNSU and navigating to “Academics,” “Undergraduate Research,” and clicking on “Forum Application” in the documents section. For more information, email NSU’s undergraduate research coordinator at andrew.russell@northern.edu.

Aberdeen Area & NSU Employment Expo and Job Fair

Save the date for the Aberdeen Area & NSU Employment Expo and Job Fair, slated for Wednesday, March 27, in the Barnett Center. A partnership between NSU Career Services and the South Dakota Department of Labor, this fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to all NSU students and community members. For additional information, please contact Career Services, Student Center 207.

SGA Filling Empty Seats

Attention business and fine arts majors: Student Government Association is looking to fill the empty Business and Fine Arts senator seats! If you are interested, come to our next meeting – they are held in the Missouri River Room at 9 p.m. every Tuesday! Please contact Shanae Doerr or Tyler Harris for more information.

Dietz’s Artwork in JFAC Gallery

Virginia-based artist Alicia Dietz will be exhibiting her artwork in the JFAC gallery through March 29. Dietz is a former Blackhawk Helicopter Maintenance Test Pilot who, in her 10-year career, served in Iraq and has been stationed all over the world. She has since traded in her helmet for wood working tools and builds sculpture that draws its influence from her military experiences.

Be Part of Wolves Watch

Looking for an opportunity to serve your campus community while being paid? Here is your opportunity to become involved. Campus Safety is looking for students who are interested in being a part of Wolves Watch. The primary purpose of Wolves Watch is to meet fellow students anywhere on campus and walk with them to ensure safe arrival at their destination (library, parking lot, residence hall, etc.). Trained members will also be eligible to work as additional security for large university events. Sign up online using the Wolves Watch Application.

Wolves Triathlon Registration

Registration is now open for the Wolves Triathlon, hosted by the Northern State Swim Team. The date of the event is April 14. For more information and to register, visit the Wolves Triathlon webpage.

Free Zumba in Dacotah Hall

Zumba with ZIN Lara Nelson will take place Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Dacotah Hall Dance Studio through Feb. 27. Free to all students and staff! 

Name Tag Orders

NSU Communications and Marketing orders name tags for employees once a month. To request a name tag for the next campus-wide order, fill out this online form.

Wolves Helping the Community

Don’t forget: If you’re volunteering in the community or elsewhere, click here to submit your volunteer hours!

Upcoming Wolves Athletics Events

Friday, Feb. 15

Women’s basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth, 5:30 p.m., Wachs Arena

Men’s basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth, 7:30 p.m., Wachs Arena

Saturday, Feb. 16

Women’s basketball vs. St. Cloud State, 4 p.m., Wachs Arena

Men’s basketball vs. St. Cloud State, 6 p.m., Wachs Arena