NSU Noon Forums starting up on Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Northern State’s spring semester of Noon Forum Sessions will start on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The forums will take place at noon most Wednesdays through April.

A variety of topics will be presented during the course of the next three months, according to Art Marmorstein, History Professor at NSU.

While many of the guest speakers are professors at Northern, Marmorstein is working to get more individuals from the community involved.

The sessions last about 50 minutes, 30 minutes for lectures and 20 minutes for question and answer sessions.

The forums have been around on and off for decades. They currently take place in the Williams Library Rotunda, which is an ideal location according to Marmostein.

The first forum on Wednesday is Chinese Piano Music and Music Education by Pei-Lei Lin.

Along with the noon forum, her upcoming visit to Northern also includes a free, public piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Krikac Auditorium.

Remaining topics are as follows:

  • Feb. 5: Impeachment and Zombies (Ken Blanchard))
  • Feb. 12: Northern and the Twitter Storm (Justin Fraase)
  • Feb. 19: Justice and the Common Good (Brian Bengs)
  • Feb. 26: Extended Realities (Instructional Design Team)
  • March 4: Five Essential Films on Death and Dying (Steven Usitalo and Kristi Brownfield)
  • March 11 and 18: No Forums
  • March 25: The 2020 Legislative Session: What Just Happened? (Julie Johnson)
  • April 1: Frodo, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Message of Hope for a Cynical Age (Jon Schaff)
  • April 8: NSU Business Alumni and General Education: An Assessment of Perceived Relevance (Kristi Bockorny and Hannah Walters)
  • April 15: Campus Collaboration Technology (Instructional Design Team)
  • April 22: Dueling Ink II (Pen Pearson and Lysbeth Benkert-Rasmussen)
  • April 29: The Last Lecture I’d Ever Give (Corey Klatt)