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March 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University professors, Dr. Kristi Brownfield and Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg have published an article in “The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research.” In the article, entitled “Frontier Justice: Examining Representations of Modern Rural Policing on
Deng Foundation Night of Champions Graphic
March 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University graduate is holding a Night of Champions to raise funds to fight malaria in his home country. Night of Champions will take place starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the NSU Student Center. The fundraiser event will be hosted by the Deng Foundation
Gestalt
March 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Several Northern State University graphic design majors will showcase their work in a collaborative art exhibition entitled “Gestalt,” opening on March 27 in the NSU President’s Gallery. Graphic design students involved include Rebecca Hunt of Pierre; Carrie Wegleitner of Lake City
Majorana Demonstrator researchers built their experiment inside a glove box to ensure it all materials remained pure. (Sanford Underground Research Facility photo)
March 21, 2017
Leaders from the Sanford Underground Research Facility will lead a discussion titled "Big Science at Sanford Lab," an exploration of the Lab's impact on education and the economy in South Dakota, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Northern State University. The event will be held in the NSU Student
Christine Stewart-Nunez
March 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An upcoming arts event in downtown Aberdeen that benefits Safe Harbor will feature artwork by Northern State University students. “A Night of Art and Poetry” will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St. The event is a collaborative effort
March 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, SD -  Northern State University will host the 64th annual Mathematics Contest at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 in the Barnett Center. The contest will feature four divisions: Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Senior Math. NSU mathematic faculty members Dr. A. S. Elkhader,
Becht, Rusch
March 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Lexi Becht and Kylie Rusch will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Becht, the daughter of Doug and Myrna Becht, grew up in Clear Lake, graduating from Deuel High School in 2014. Rusch, the daughter of Shellie and Darin
Alexis Doerr graphic
March 17, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A reception for Alexis Doerr’s senior art exhibition will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Northern State University Student Center. The exhibition, titled “An Artistic Utterance,” will be on display Monday, March 27, through Friday, April 7. Doerr will primarily
Campus pillars
March 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host three candidates for the position of vice president of enrollment management and student affairs on campus next week. Campus forums for each candidate will be held as follows: Dr. Jason Trainer: 3:15-4 p.m. March 23, Missouri River Room (Graham
March 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – As the winner of Northern State University’s 2015 Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant, Sienna Marcott aims to create an affordable, sustainable, agricultural-grade fungicide for the organic grower. Marcott, a sophomore this fall, received a $2,820 grant for her project, “
Rolf Olson
March 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University bands will present their spring concert, entitled “Local Colors” on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m., in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. The concert features a variety of spring colors and textures, combined with local talent, featuring NSU
March 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Northern State University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble (VJE) will offer an evening of sweet jazz, featuring coffee and desserts on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Student Center Centennial Room. NSU music professor Fred Hemke will be a guest performer at the event. His skills
March 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold the 34th annual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair on Thursday, March 23. Approximately 60 judges from surrounding areas will be judging the projects of high school juniors and seniors from 20 surrounding schools in the area and
Chamber Singers
March 8, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will honor the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with the seventh annual Bach’s Lunch on Wednesday, March 22. The concert will begin at noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. S.E. Bach’s Lunch will feature the NSU Chamber Singers,
March 8, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has a brand new website that offers more than a fresh look—it’s also more user friendly, with a focus on providing potential students ample opportunities to learn more about NSU. The new northern.edu launched last week. The website is mobile friendly and
Tabitha Reule
March 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Tabitha Reule will have a senior recital on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Reule is the daughter of Betsy and Matt Glenn of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Buck and Colette Reule of Mobridge. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 2013
Stephanie Arne
March 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Stephanie Arne, host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” will speak in honor of Women in Science week on March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. “Ever since she was a child, growing up in South Dakota, Stephanie has felt a strong
Governor signs HB 1010
March 2, 2017
 ABERDEEN, S.D. – When students begin classes in fall 2019, they will be the first of many to study in the new Northern State University Regional Science Education Center, which will advance educational and research opportunities for the university and the entire region. With the governor’s
Campus pillars
March 2, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University campus community is looking forward to a visit this month from representatives of the Higher Learning Commission. NSU will host the HLC peer review team on March 20 and 21 as part of comprehensive review for reaffirmation of accreditation. “We’re
Student Center
March 2, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – More than 150 middle and high school students from northeastern South Dakota will be on the Northern State University campus on March 15 for the National History Day regional competition. A total of 159 students from seven schools will present 105 research projects as part of the
Fruitless by Wegleitner
March 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Art Department presents the 2017 Juried Student Exhibition from March 1-March 31 in the NSU Student Center gallery. The opening reception is 6-7:30 p.m. March 2 in the Student Center Gallery. The event is free and open to public. Refreshments will be
February 24, 2017
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February 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In honor of Black History Month, a screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” will be held on the Northern State University campus. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Red Room (JC117). DuVernay’s film explores the
Jazz Festival
February 17, 2017
 ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University music department will present their annual Jazz Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater, featuring NSU students and faculty. The student-led jazz-fusion band, “Jet Lagged,” will kick off the evening’s
February 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Peter Ramey, assistant professor of English at Northern State University, has recently published an article in the journal, Modern Philology, examining early English vocabulary. The article, titled “The Riddle of Beauty: The Aesthetics of Wrætlic in Old English Verse,” was
Tao Wang
February 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host a grand opening of the Confucius Institute’s Chinese Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 23, featuring a demonstration by a renowned Chinese paper-cutting artist. The grand opening begins at 6 p.m. in NSU’s Williams Library. Speakers will include
February 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A husband and wife musical duo will perform at an upcoming concert at Northern State University. Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present “Music for Piano Four-Hands” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in NSU’s Krikac Auditorium. For more than 27 years, Boulton and Barry have
Christine Stewart-Nunez
February 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Department of Languages, Literature and Communication Studies will host a series of poetry readings in collaboration with the SD Humanities Council’s Speaker’s Bureau. The first poetry reading will occur at 4:30 p.m. in the NSU Beulah-Williams Library
February 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students in the Aberdeen area will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 17th annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on Tuesday, Feb. 28. NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of
February 9, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The third annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will bring an expert in agricultural economics to the campus of Northern State University. Dr. Michael Boehlje’s speech, presented by the NSU School of Business and Dacotah Bank, will take place on Thursday, April 6. The event begins with a
THE METROMANIACS.  On the floor is Tyler Lanam, seated L and R is Christine Powers and Emily Davis.  Standing L to R is Michael Lytle, MacKinley Breummer, Levi Seefeldt and Joshua Hinkemeyer.
February 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theater department will present their winter production, “The Metromaniacs,” in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater. Performances of “The Metromaniacs” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-18. The Black Box Theater is located in the newly
February 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Lawrence Diggs will be speaking on the topic of “Erasing Imaginary Lines” in observance of Black History Month at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Northern State University Centennial Room. According to the South Dakota Humanities Speaker’s Bureau site, “Erasing Imaginary Lines
February 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Confucius Institute has announced their upcoming Summer in Jinan study abroad program. International Programs and the Confucius Institute are now accepting applications for the Summer in Jinan. 2017 Program. The program offers students a unique
Jean Hellner
February 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will present its winter concert, “Romantic Genius,” in the main theater of the Johnson Fine Arts Center on Feb. 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature the Symphony in D Minor by Robert Schumann and the winners of the 2016 NSU Concerto
February 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University art department faculty member, Gratia Brown’s art exhibition entitled “Recontextualize” will be displayed in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Brown’s exhibition will be showcased through March 31. An opening reception for the
NSU 2017 Economic Impact graphic
February 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students injected about $13.3 million into the South Dakota economy through their day-to-day living expenses in the 2016 fiscal year. That figure is found in NSU’s Economic Impact Report, part of a research study measuring the impact of South Dakota’s six
January 27, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Rolf Olson, will present their Winter Tour Concert, entitled “Dancing,” on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. The concert covers a unique variety of dancing pieces
NSU Swim Team
January 25, 2017
Norfolk, VA - College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Wednesday the 2017 Scholar All-America Teams. The awards are in recognition of teams’ that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 Fall Semester. The Northern State University swim
Brenda Mammenga
January 25, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Brenda J. Mammenga is the new director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Northern State University. Mammenga began Jan. 17 at NSU. Her office is responsible for providing consistently accurate information to the university’s policy- and decision-makers. This also
Dr. Timothy Downs on campus
January 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University President Dr. Timothy Downs has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for two regional nonprofit organizations: the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northeastern South Dakota. Downs began Jan. 1 on the Aberdeen Area Chamber
graduation caps
January 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University's 2017 spring commencement will take place Saturday, May 6. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Barnett Center on the NSU campus. Tickets are not required; the public is welcome. Doors open at least an hour before the ceremony. The spring ceremony
Student Center
January 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University and Avera Health will continue a longtime partnership that provides on-campus health care for NSU students at no cost. NSU and Avera have signed a 10-year agreement for Avera to operate NSU Health Services through July 31, 2027. “This is an exceptional
January 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Kelly Duncan, dean of the Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education, has co-authored another article for the Journal of Counseling and Development. The article, titled “Meta-Analysis of Counseling Outcomes for Youth with Conduct Disorders,” was published
Jazz Festival
January 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 47th annual South Dakota Jazz Festival Concert will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, featuring internationally celebrated NSU alum, Doug Woolverton. Doug Woolverton, NSU graduate of 2004, will serve as guest performer at the festival, which will culminate in an evening performance
I Hate Winter 2
January 12, 2017
Northern State University will put away the snow shovels and get out the swimsuits for the annual I Hate Winter celebration. I Hate Winter festivities will take place Feb. 3 and 4 as part of the men and women's basketball competitions. The schedule is as follows: Friday, Feb. 3 Women’s
Campus Frost
January 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The first Northern State University Visit Day of 2017 will be held Friday, Jan. 20, on the NSU campus. Prospective students and their families are invited to NSU Visit Day beginning at 12:30 p.m. Activities begin in the Student Center and continue around campus. The schedule is as
Joshua Opp
January 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Joshua Opp will have his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in Krikac Auditorium on the campus of Northern State University. Opp, the son of Allen and Melissa Kienow of Aberdeen, is a 2008 graduate of Aberdeen Central High School. Opp, a music education (orchestra) major, plays
Dr. Timothy Downs
January 9, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host four Cracker Barrel sessions during the 2017 legislative session. The first Cracker Barrel is set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Student Center Centennial Rooms. NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs will provide the welcome. Cracker Barrels
NSU Campus in Winter
January 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. There are four categories: • Full-time students with a GPA of 4.0. •
Mary Poppins
January 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Auditions for child actors to play the roles of Jane and Michael Banks in this April’s NSU Theater production of Mary Poppins will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Black Box Theater in the Johnson Fine Arts Center.   The time for the auditions will be 11 a.m. to noon.   “
January 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Area businesses are encouraged to register for the Northern State University Career Fair, which will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms. The career fair, sponsored by NSU Career Services and Aberdeen Development Corporation, is designed to
December 21, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A scholarly article by a Northern State University student, faculty member and two alums has been published in CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research. “Benefits of Chironomid Research: Perspectives from Undergraduate Researchers” was co-authored by Tessa Durnin, Nathan Roberts
Pack Gives Back 2016
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, Oct. 15, more than 80 Northern State University students and employees gave back to the Aberdeen community in support of NSU’s annual Pack Gives Back event.   The event took place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 15. Following a speech from NSU President Dr.
Katty McNeal
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Admissions Representative Katty McNeal will visit high schools in and around Aberdeen in the coming weeks. Her visit schedule is as follows: Oct 26: Aberdeen Christian High School, 11:25 a.m. Nov. 3: O’Gorman High School, 9 a.m.; Sioux Falls Christian High
Bergjord
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D.- Luke Bergjord and Nicholas Ries will have a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Northern State University’s Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.   Bergjord, the son of Dave and Mary Bergjord, grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen Central High School in 2012.  
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony will present the 2016 Concerto-Aria Competition at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 in Krikac Auditorium on the Northern State University campus. Winners of the competition will perform with the orchestra at its concert on Feb. 25, 2017. This year, there will be
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Admissions Representative Greg Fred will visit high schools in the Rapid City area this week. His visit schedule is as follows: Thursday, Oct. 27: Spearfish High School, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28: St. Thomas More High School, 11:40 a.m. Fred will meet with
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. –  Northern State University international students will present a gala of global cuisine and culture in the center of campus at this year’s revamped NSU Culturefest.   Culturefest: NSU’s International Festival will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the NSU Student Center