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Image of NSU logo and head shot of visiting pianist
January 24, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The spring 2020 Northern State University Noon Forums will kick off Wednesday, Jan. 29, at noon in the Williams Library Round Room with visiting Chinese pianist Dr. Pei-Lei Lin. Lin, an associate professor of music education at the University of Jinan, will present “Chinese Piano
NSU Campus in Winter
January 22, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2019 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. Full
Students and teacher walking through gym
January 14, 2020
Students, staff excited about new SDSBVI ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Monday morning, 16-year-old Ch'oshgai Roanhorse marveled at something he had never experienced in all of his nine years as a student of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: a second-floor view. “Oh my gosh,”
People attending event in JFAC lobby
January 13, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When it comes to event spaces, Northern State University is the perfect fit for any type of gathering, large or small. “It’s not a one size fits all,” said NSU Event Coordinator Kami Spieker. “We will find a space that works for your particular needs.” Northern is increasing its
Two women holding an award
January 9, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Academic Advisor Rebeccah (Becca) Johnson has received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota State University College of Nursing. Johnson was recognized at a ceremony for accelerated nursing graduates held on the NSU campus in December
Laughing female musician holding trombone
January 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Jazz Festival celebrates its 50th year on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Northern State University. The festival will feature No. 1 selling vocalist and trombonist Aubrey Logan, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The South
Man standing in front of bleachers with Wolves logo
January 7, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Interim Director of Admissions Layton Cooper seeks to bring the campus community together and prepare students to enter the workforce anywhere in the world. Thanks to an event sponsorship from the Bush Foundation, Cooper was recently able to gain new
Students giving presentation in conference room
January 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Local business owners recently sat down in a conference room to hear fresh, new ideas for marketing their organizations. This was no ordinary pitch session – it took place on the Northern State University campus, with ideas coming directly from students in Dr. Hannah Walters’
Image of NSU logo and head shot of visiting pianist
January 2, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – International pianist Dr. Pei-Lei Lin will visit Northern State University to work with students and present a public performance. Lin, assistant professor of piano at the University of Jinan in China, will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in NSU’s Krikac
Outside of Johnson Fine Arts Center
December 27, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will hold two scholarship events this winter for high school students. The Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition will take place Saturday, Jan. 11, and the annual School of Fine Arts Scholarship Invitational will be held
Three smiling School of Business graduates
December 20, 2019
Pictured left to right: Abigail Vogel, Amanda Cook and Kristen VanDeRostyne. (Not pictured: Alexander Bellefeuille.) ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Business recently inducted four scholastic honorees into its honorary society, Delta Mu Delta. Students inducted for the
NSU student-athletes standing by Salvation Army Red Kettle
December 18, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This holiday season, Northern State University partnered with The Salvation Army through various volunteer and giving opportunities. Northern students, staff – and even NSU President Dr. Tim Downs – took shifts as Salvation Army bell-ringers at the Red Kettle placed outside the
Jon Schaff_cropped
December 17, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Political Science Professor Dr. Jon Schaff has co-authored a book with former Northern colleague Dr. Anthony Wachs. The book, “Age of Anxiety: Meaning, Identity, and Politics in 21st-Century Film and Literature,” was released Sunday, Dec. 15, from
Reading Center 5
December 12, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Reading Clinic has openings in its upcoming tutoring schedule starting Jan. 13. The Reading Clinic, located in Williams Library on the NSU campus, is an after-school tutoring program providing literacy assessment and instruction for students in grades
View of NSU pillars and campus green
December 12, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic programs for Northern State University to meet emerging workforce and economic development trends statewide.  A graduate certificate in behavioral and justice studies at Northern will offer enhanced preparation for
NSU logo with headshot of outgoing staff member
December 11, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Deputy Director of Athletics Zach Flakus announced his resignation Wednesday, after spending nearly 20 years with Northern. Flakus has been named general manager of Jackrabbit Sport Properties (South Dakota State University) for Learfield/IMG College. He
Group photo of faculty, administration and donors in JFAC Gallery
December 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A significant gift of $30,000 from Molded Fiber Glass Cos. will be used to create an outdoor art pavilion on the Northern State University campus. The Molded Fiber Glass South Dakota Pavilion will be located east of Spafford and Dacotah halls. MFG CEO Richard Morrison and Aberdeen
NSU Campus in Winter
December 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, Dec. 14, 83 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2019 winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. Delivering the commencement address will be NSU Associate Professor of English Dr. Lysbeth Benkert-
Image of NSU logo next to head shot of businessman
December 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A local businessman and longtime supporter of Northern State University will be honored at this Saturday’s winter commencement ceremony. Patrick Teal will receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Teal
Holiday Extravaganza Poster
December 6, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center will be adorned in holiday cheer as the NSU School of Fine Arts hosts its highly anticipated “Holiday Extravaganza” on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The concert will take place at 7:30 P.M. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
Laci Hettick
December 3, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – From October 6-9, Northern State University’s Laci Hettick joined upcoming leaders of state and regional educational opportunity chapters at Yale University in New Haven, CT, for the Council for Opportunity in Education’s(COE) third annual Executive Leadership Institute for College
NSU International students with host mom in her home
November 27, 2019
Aberdeen woman is host mom to NSU international students ABERDEEN, S.D. – Diana Osborne’s family is just like any other – except that her children happen to come from all over the world. Theirs is a “Friendship Family,” part of a program coordinated by the Northern State University Office of
Photo of female student in front of colorful wall art
November 26, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Visual Lit,” the senior art exhibition for Northern State University student Katie Olson, will be on display in Williams Library from Monday, Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 14. A reception will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the library. While Olson’s artwork may appear to
Colorful collage artwork by NSU student
November 26, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A reception for Northern State University student Daae An’s senior art exhibition will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the NSU Student Center. The exhibition, which will be on display Dec. 1-15, will include jewelry, textile design, motion graphic and graphic design. An is
Choir singers performing at a church
November 25, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Choral Winter Program will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Kline St. The concert will include performances by the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Music Ensemble, conducted by Drs. Timothy Woods

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