ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University is presenting Wolf Talks in conjunction with the 2019 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture.
The next Wolf Talk, “Self-Regulation and Mindfulness” with Megan Frewaldt, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Berggren Recital Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by TRIO SSS and Student Involvement and Leadership.
The following Wolf Talks are also scheduled:
- Oct. 16: Overcoming Barriers to Productivity with Petr Ludwig, 6:30 p.m., JFAC Jewett Theater (sponsored by the NSU Honors Program)
- Nov. 6: Managing Distractions with Dr. Erin Haugen, 6:30 p.m., Krikac Auditorium (sponsored by NSU Athletics)
The 2019 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Author Manoush Zomorodi will discuss “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.” The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Zomorodi will speak for about 50 minutes, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of her book. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
“Bored and Brilliant” explores the connection between boredom and original thinking and considers how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. The book is available at the NSU Wolf Shoppe.