Around Campus/Around Aberdeen

NSU Spring Commencement

May 6 at 10:30a.m. in the Barnett Center. Celebrate the academic accomplishment of friends and family.

“Vibrant Bounty”
Art Exhibition  Reception
Picture26May 9 from 6—8p.m. in the library. Free and open to the public. The “Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region” art exhibition is currently on display in the Northern State University Beulah Williams Library. The Confucius Institute of NSU will sponsor the reception. The exhibition is on display at the library through May 25 and was organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

“Of Land and Dreams” Exhibition
Picture24Through August 25 at JFAC Gallery. This is a collective of local students, faculty and community members in Aberdeen and beyond who have come together over the course of nearly two years of dialogue with guest artists, Teri Rueb and Alan Price. The project encourages people to submit their own images, video clips or audio recordings to create a locally driven portrait of the region, thus the group expands with every contribution. As a collaborative mapping it can constantly change with each contribution. We encourage all to become part of this evolving image of place and people, land and dreams.


Downtown Aberdeen Farmers Market
Picture27The Downtown Aberdeen Farmers Market  takes place in Central Park every Thursday, 2:30—6:30p.m., beginning May 4, with a variety of vendors each week. Fresh produce, baked goods, soaps and lotions, and a variety of other goods made by local vendors are available.

Arts in the Park
June 17 10a.m.—6p.m. and June 18 10a.m.— 5:00p.m. in Melgaard Park. Admission is free Picture25and open to the public. A shoppers delight of original, handmade arts and crafts, entertainment for all ages and the aroma of delicious food. One hundred thirty spaces are carefully marked off within Melgaard Park and get filled with artists, crafters and food vendors from all over the country. In addition to the booths selling items, there is free entertainment with something of interest for all ages.

COLLEGEpalooza 2017
Picture23August 31, beginning at 4:00p.m. in downtown Aberdeen. Aberdeen’s second annual COLLEGEpalooza is a back-to-school celebration for Northern State University and Presentation College students.

Photos courtesy NSU website