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October 21, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold an in-person winter commencement ceremony, open to all 2020 Northern graduates. Due to the altered fall schedule – with face-to-face instruction ending after Thanksgiving – the ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in the
Feed sack fabrics from library exhibit
October 20, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A nationally touring exhibition opens this week in Williams Library on the campus of Northern State University.  “Thrift Style” explores the reuse of feed sacks to make clothing and other household objects and illuminates how the “upcycling” of these bags mutually benefitted 20th-
Students wearing masks walking on campus
October 20, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – High school students who weren’t able to take the ACT or SAT this year due to the pandemic are still eligible for admittance into Northern State University. Northern and its fellow South Dakota public universities are emphasizing test-optional academic pathways for prospective
Theater students on stage
October 19, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will present the first ever Virtual Arts Day on Nov. 4. Open to all regional high school students in South Dakota and surrounding states, Virtual Arts Day will consist of art, music and theatre workshops throughout the day – all
Japan Outreach Coordinator with community members
October 14, 2020
Northern’s JOI coordinator holds outreach events around the state ABERDEEN, S.D. – As coordinator of the Japan Outreach Initiative at Northern State University, Kirika Shimmei has spent the past year teaching Japanese culture to people across campus, the community and the state. During that time of
Students using Braille machines
October 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new master’s degree program approved for Northern State University will help fill a critical workforce need for special education teachers, especially those who educate students with visual impairments. Northern’s new Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Special Education
Graphic with NSU logo and Coca-Cola logo
October 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting in 2021, Northern State University will be a Coca-Cola campus. Northern has entered an agreement with Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country for a 10-year partnership, starting next year. Northern and Coca-Cola anticipates celebrating this new partnership in January 2021
Students wearing masks rehearsing on stage for a play
October 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theatre Program will present the play "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theatre. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 22-24, and at 3 p.m. Oct 25. William Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy of “A Midsummer Night
Teacher candidate speaking with avatar students
October 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new learning tool offers Northern State University education students the chance to experience the classroom using virtual reality. The Mursion Virtual Reality Simulation offers an innovative approach for teacher candidates to acquire and practice new skills, said NSU Assistant
Portrait of man smiling in front of tree
October 5, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is presenting Wolf Talks this fall in conjunction with the 2020 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture. The next Wolf Talk will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct 12 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The talk, titled “Significance of
Headshots of four students
October 2, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This week, four Northern State University students participated in a regional conference for TRIO professionals. Mckenzie Hassebroek of Westport, S.D.; Emma Pulfrey of Alcester, S.D.; Garret Thompson of Logan, Iowa; and Taren Tschetter of Hitchcock, S.D., took part in the virtual
Image of Ginny Lewis book cover next to her head shot
September 30, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new memoir offers a first-hand account of a German man’s life under the Bolshevik Revolution – and it might never have been published without the work of Northern State University’s Dr. Ginny Lewis. Lewis, NSU professor of German and literary scholar, translated “Flight from the
Student practicing artwork
September 28, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been unanimously selected as a provisional member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). Membership in COPLAC affirms the university’s commitment to a public, liberal arts education – and further confirms Northern, nationally, as a
Portrait of 2020 Common Read author
September 24, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture will now be a virtual event this fall. Author Chris Arnade’s presentation will be livestreamed on the NSU Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Arnade, author of “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Backrow
Students walking on campus wearing masks
September 23, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University saw growth in overall headcount this fall, particularly in graduate students, and experienced its fifth consecutive year with a freshman to sophomore retention rate above 73 percent. Northern was the only South Dakota Board of Regents institution to see a
Historical display of past epidemics set up in the science center
September 22, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new exhibit on display in Northern State University’s Jewett Regional Science Education Center gives a look at epidemics throughout history. “Epidemic!” contains information and artifacts related to pandemics/epidemics that affected the Aberdeen area from the 1830s through the
Female and male performer sitting at piano
September 17, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A husband and wife musical duo will perform an upcoming concert at Northern State University. Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present a recital of music for piano four-hands at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
Smiling male graduate standing in front of Dacotah Bank sign
September 17, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new partnership between Northern State University and Dacotah Bank will guarantee a personal interview for graduates of the NSU Banking and Financial Services program. Starting this winter, all students graduating from Northern’s Banking and Financial Services program –
Statues from art gallery exhibition
September 16, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An exhibition by a pair of Northern State University Art Department alums is currently on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. “This Is Us,” by Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby, will be on display through Oct. 27. Admission to the exhibition is free, and the gallery is
View of campus green with pillars
September 14, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has again been recognized among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Northern is 80th on the Best Regional Universities Midwest list of the 2021 Best Colleges rankings, released today. On the smaller Best Public
Students talking on Constitution Day
September 11, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17. Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Around Aberdeen all day, hundreds of U.S. flags will be displayed, courtesy of the Exchange Club.
View of pillars and rock on campus green
September 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has ranked among the top colleges in South Dakota for affordability. That’s according to University HQ’s list of the Most Affordable Colleges and Universities by State, which recognized two of the most affordable colleges in each state in the U.S. For
Image of new Northern State University logo: "N" over "Northern"
September 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has officially unveiled a brand new institutional logo. The new logo, which includes a capital “N” and boldfaced “NORTHERN” can already be found on the NSU website, social media accounts and other marketing materials. In addition, Northern now officially
Female faculty member singing in front of piano
September 7, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s renowned music instructors will show off their talents at the annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 17. The showcase, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater, will
Marching Wolves marching with Thunder in parade
September 2, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s marching band has several community performances planned throughout the month of September. The NSU Marching Wolves will perform the following dates and locations: Sept. 3: March through campus, 3 p.m. Sept. 9: Play at Bethesda and Angelhaus Nursing

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