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In The Moment ... May 9, 2018 Show 333 Hour 2

Welcome to the season of final exams and commencements as students across the state get ready to turn the tassel and figure out what's next in life.

But not all graduates are just beginning to stare into the chasm of adulthood. Some have been here for a while. Maybe you're thinking about continuing your own education.

Today we welcome Northern State University graduate Jim Kurkowski. He enrolled at the college in 1961. He graduated in 2018.

In the Moment ... February 12, 2018 Show 275 Hour 1

The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony presents the second concert of its 98th season on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater in the Johnson Fine Arts Center at NSU.

The featured work on the program  is "Ellis Island: Dream of America, for Seven Actors, Orchestra and Visual Projections" by the Grammy-nominated American composer Peter Boyer.

In The Moment ... January 9, 2018 Show 252 Hour 2

This Thursday at 7:30 p.m. our next guests present a lecture recital called "I Hear America Singing: Songs from Throughout American History."

We're joined by soprano Marla Fogderud, PhD, and pianist William Wieland, PhD.

In The Moment ... January 2, 2018 Show 247 Hour 2

Steven Usitalo is a professor at Northern State University. This month, he's planning his third trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he'll attend a seminar that focuses on some of the untold stories of one of history's most horrific events.

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In The Moment ... November 27, 2017 Show 227 Hour 2

He was a Georgetown-educated doctor with a passion for rural healthcare. Dr. Ayaz Virji is Chief of Staff for Johnson Memorial Health Services and Medical Director at Primary Care Clinic in Dawson, Minnesota. Dr. Virji delivers a Wolf Talk at Northern State University in Aberdeen on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Room at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. We talk about the 2016 election, the racism and hatred this Muslim physician has experienced in small-town America, and the potential path to interfaith healing.

Photographer Draws Awareness To Child Abuse

Nov 21, 2017

Photographers will tell you that the camera can be a powerful tool. An Aberdeen photographer uses her camera to produce works that get attention and highlight the issues of child abuse and neglect.

Crystal Harper clicks through dozens of folders on a computer. There are disturbing portraits of children with black eyes and cuts. But the injuries aren’t real, they’re makeup.

“This image is a little boy in a dark dingy room with lots of graffiti and monsters on the wall.”

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

Modern brewers continue the quest for the perfect brew. Dr. Andrew Russell is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Northern State University. He's lecturing on the microbiology of brewing this Friday at the Agriculture Heritage Museum in Brookings.

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In The Moment ... March 27, 2017 Show 058 Hour 1

The 2nd Annual South Dakota State Bartending championships are being held at Deadwood Mountain Grand April 7th & 8th. This is a part of the city's annual Forks, Corks & Kegs Festival. George Milos is the events & promotions manager for Deadwood Mountain Grand.

Former EB5 Leader Faces Felony Charges

Mar 31, 2016

A man who spearheaded South Dakota’s efforts to attract international investors to the state faces felony charges. Joop Bollen is accused of disposing of personal property subject to security interest.

The federal EB5 program offers visas to people from other countries in exchange for $500,000 investments in American businesses. Bollen ran the effort at the International Business Institute at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Then in 2009 the program switched to private administration through Bollen’s company, SDRC, Inc.

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Lawmakers have had lengthy battles this session over teacher pay, South Dakota’s funding formula, and a sales tax hike for education. Most of the money lawmakers are considering for public schools are mandated for teacher salaries, but a sliver of it is dedicated to increasing eLearning. If lawmakers approve the governor’s plan, the E-learning program could receive a $1 million infusion.

Dakota Digest for September 25, 2015

Sep 25, 2015
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This week’s edition of Dakota Digest features Kealey Bultena reporting on the Platte murder-suicide investigation, Charles Michael Ray examining improved efforts for tribal state relations, Jennifer Jones discusses a 90-year old Granite Quarry near Milbank, and the Pope visits the United States.

All of this and more on this week’s edition of Dakota Digest.

The Friends From Afar program at Northern State University pairs international students with Aberdeen residents to help them learn about American culture. There are benefits to having a home away from home.

Steve and Cristy Biegler have a full house. Seven college students, representing three countries, are sitting around the dining room table working on a craft project. There’s lasagna in the oven. It’s not unusual for

Artist Renelle White Buffalo wants to communicate traditional symbols in a modern contemporary and abstract way. "I paint between the lines of what is expected as a Native American, in a pop-culture driven world, and abstract what I feel as a Lakota woman,” she says in her artist statement.

One political scientist says election activity revs up after Labor Day. An increasing number of press conferences, debates, news releases and campaign stops prove his point. As more stories make the air and the papers, it may seem like election overload. 

With less than two months until election day, South Dakota candidates are becoming more active in the political process. Northern State University Professor Jon Schaff says that’s typical for this time of year.

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Three months after Don Meyer's death, filming begins in Nashville in August on a new movie about the former Northern State University basketball coach. Over the course of a 38-year career spent mostly at Lipscomb University in Nashville and NSU in Aberdeen, Meyer had over 900 wins, making him one of college basketball’s most successful coaches.

NSU Honors WWII Pilot And Alum With Statue

Jun 12, 2014
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As the second highest-scoring Navy ace in U.S. history, South Dakota's Capt. Cecil E. Harris' achievements as a fighter pilot during World War II garnered him local and national recognition. Harris shot down 24 enemy warplanes in 81 days while never taking a single bullet in his own plane. The Cresbard native and Northern State University Alumni's accomplishments prompted his alma mater's decision to honor him with an 8-foot bronze statue in his likeness.