It’s been a busy few weeks, as we approach the Easter holiday and near the end of my first full school year at Dakota State University. To begin with, the “Double Header” show with Jane Ryder visiting was very much a success. Many friends and members of the community showed up to support the event. I brought out my electric and jammed some tunes to set the mood. Photo above by Cassie Edwards, below by Chris Francis:
Following Jane’s stay, my parents made a visit for the weekend! We took a trip into Brookings to do some shopping and eating. My dad and I hoped that golf would be a possibility, but the weather didn’t want to cooperate. We still had a good time, and their visit even prompted us to re-do our guest bedroom. More than anything, I think we all enjoyed a little bit of relaxation and hanging out as a family.
On Monday, DSU instructor Stacey Berry hosted another AFK (Away From Keyboard) event at Mochavino, which featured poetry readings and stories by students and community members. Cassie even convinced my dad to read a couple of chapters from his book! We were remarking how much of a nice variety of material was presented. Photo below by Cassie Edwards:
Lastly, DSU Live is going to finish the semester by collaborating with the campus Diversity Club to bring a variety talent show to the commons area in the Trojan Center. The event is called “Tips for Talent” and will raise money for disaster relief in Japan. I’m going to play a song or two along with a variety of student performers. Good times! Poster by DSU Student Heather Finstad: