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Student plays the violin
May 23, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host a wide variety of summer camps and events throughout the next three months. Below is a list of camps/workshops that will take place at NSU throughout the summer: NSU Upward Bound: The 2019 NSU Upward Bound Summer Program will run from May 26 to
May 23, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University 2019 graduate and communication studies major Lexi Lockhart has recently been accepted into a yearlong internship with Disney, where she will be working in the park during the day and taking classes and seminars in the evening. Originally from Kent, Wash
Student-athletes performing volunteer work in the community
May 22, 2019
Indianapolis – The NCAA released Tuesday morning the 2018-19 Helper Helper Report, which tracks community engagement for all member institutions. Northern State University athletics finished the academic year ranked 20th out of over 300 NCAA Division II members. Northern State student-athletes
May 21, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Online registration for the 105th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3. Individuals and groups interested in entering the parade may register via the online form. Registration cost is $25. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct
NSU logo with headshot of new provost
May 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Dr. Michael Wanous its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Wanous, who earned his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, is currently the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Indiana’
NSU delegation standing with representatives of South Korean university
May 15, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has renewed a unique academic agreement with a South Korean university that allows students to serve as language and cultural ambassadors. At its meeting this week, the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the renewal of the Global Village Program
May 15, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University College of Arts and Sciences student ShyAnn Springer recently received a $5,000 scholarship from the SR Education Group to study abroad in Japan. Springer is a junior English major with an emphasis in TESOL from Bradley, S.D. To receive this scholarship,
Glover and Powers in Silent Sky
May 15, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University 2019 graduate Christine Powers and third-year student Shelby Glover have been accepted into the Open Jar Institute in New York City. Founded in 2003, the Open Jar Institute is one of New York City’s most Broadway-integrated actor training program and
Sculptor by statue with graphic of building
May 14, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A brand new wolf will soon be watching over the Jewett Regional Science Education Center when it opens this fall at Northern State University. South Dakota sculptor John Lopez is creating the wolf sculpture, which will stand in front of the main entrance of the science center. “My
Elvira Sanatullova-Allison web graphic
May 13, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Elvira Sanatullova-Allison will step down from her role as dean of the Millicent Atkins School of Education at Northern State University. Sanatullova-Allison will transition to a tenured faculty position, a change that will give her the opportunity to focus more closely on
Group photo of School of Business students, professors and president
May 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s School of Business inducted 17 scholastic honorees into its honorary society, Delta Mu Delta recently. Students inducted for the spring 2019 graduation are: Adam Acker, Aberdeen, Banking and Financial Services Donte Blanchard, Claremont, Banking and
Tim Mantz graphic
May 9, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business Dean Dr. Tim Mantz has announced that he will leave Northern to take a new higher education opportunity at Cabrini University. Mantz cited personal reasons for the move to the private college in Pennsylvania. “It’s an opportunity to move
Confucius Institute logo
May 9, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Confucius Institute at Northern State University will close effective June 21, 2020. The decision was made after a thorough review of Northern’s international programs and activities. The university seeks to shift resources strategically toward services more aligned with its
Greg Blair web graphic
May 6, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Greg Blair has received Northern State University’s 2018-19 Outstanding Faculty Award. Blair, associate professor of art and Northern Galleries director, was announced as this year’s winner during Northern’s spring commencement ceremony on Saturday. Blair received several
Picture of male student with NSU logo
May 3, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – All three winners in this year’s Brown County Historical Society annual Historical Research and Writing Awards are students from the Northern State University College of Arts and Sciences. First place went to Ethan Delvo, a history education major from Watertown, for “A Recipe for
April 30, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, May 4, 236 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2019 spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the NSU Barnett Center. Delivering the commencement address will be 2019 Distinguished Alumna Dr. Becky Guffin, superintendent of the
Female student standing outside on campus
April 29, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – KawLar Dah’s love for Northern State University started well before she became a student. “I already loved Northern before I even enrolled here,” said Dah, who will graduate Saturday with a business administration degree. Dah toured Northern when she was in high school and said
April 25, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Northern State University’s Dan Yurgaitis will present “The Last Lecture I’d Ever Give” during the final spring 2019 Noon Forum on Wednesday, May 1. The session, which will take place in the NSU Williams Library Round Room, will be led by retiring NSU Director of Theater Dan
Day of Champions
April 25, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On April 27, Northern State University student-athletes will team up with the United Way of Northeastern South Dakota to give back to a community that has given so much to them. That Saturday is the 17thannual Day of Champions, and the Wolves will spend the day volunteering at
Poster for AUCS concert
April 23, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony (AUCS) will take you on a tour of Italy in their spring concert entitled “It’s-A-Me!” directed by Christopher Stanichar. The concert will take you on a voyage through Italian culture and places, beginning with Gioachino Rossini’s overture to “La
Woman plays jazz trombone
April 22, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Jazz Ensembles will host a Spring Swing Dance at the Aberdeen Yelduz Shrine Temple on Friday, April 26. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. The Spring Swing Dance will feature the talent of NSU Jazz Combo 1 and 2,
April 22, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Northern State University’s Theater Department has namedDr. Kane Anderson assistant professor of theatre Anderson earned his Ph.D. in Theater Studies from UC Santa Barbara, MFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University, and BA in Theatre Arts from the University of
April 22, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D.—The NSU greenhouse will be holding a plant sale Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in MJ 144. Stop by the greenhouse to see the new succulents, double daffodils, geraniums, aloe vera plants, and more. Proceeds benefit science scholarships and a science fair
April 17, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named three finalists for the position of NSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The finalists will visit campus beginning next week, with open forums held at the following times and locations: Dr. John Ernst: Monday, April 22, 4-4:45 p.m
April 17, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Education’s Dr. Anna Schwan has been awarded an American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Japan Studies Institute Fellowship. Schwan, assistant professor of education, will attend a two-week intensive institute in San

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