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Students singing in choir
January 15, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Department of Music has been re-accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with
Female student playing trombone
January 14, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 51st annual South Dakota Jazz Festival will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Northern State University. The festival will take place in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Five local school groups will be performing and having jazz clinics with NSU fine arts faculty, following
NSU logo with headshot of female professor
January 14, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Marla Fogderud will present a lecture recital, “Grieg and Mozart: Emotion Through Song,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. Joining Fogderud at the recital will be guest pianist
Art exhibit on display in JFAC Gallery
January 12, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a virtual artist talk for artist and NSU alumna Becky Grismer, whose exhibit, “Taking Root,” is currently on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery. The virtual event, hosted by Northern Galleries, will take place on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m
Campus in the winter
January 5, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. Students who achieved dean’s list status and requested that their
NSU logo by woman's photo
December 18, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Becky Pribyl has been named the new Director of Financial Aid for Northern State University. A Northern graduate, Pribyl has worked at NSU for more than 20 years. She started in 1999 as a work-study student in the Financial Aid Office before being hired full time in 2003 as
Bags of Wolves blend coffee
December 15, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A partnership between Northern State University and Red Rooster Coffee House will bring a tasty new brew to the region – and scholarship money to students. NSU and the Red Rooster have teamed up to offer Wolves Blend fresh roasted coffee beans. The coffee – a Certified Fair Trade,
Outside of Gerber Building
December 11, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Millicent Atkins School of Education at Northern State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 25-27, 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please
Female soldier singing in front of an American flag
December 1, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, a Northern State University alumna helped create an event that brought much-needed care and assistance to more than 100 homeless individuals in Wisconsin. Katie Cramer organized Hearts in the Park, held Sept. 1 in La Crosse, Wis. Cramer, a registered nurse, said the
e-learning studio
November 24, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has approved a $468,850 grant from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help the Northern State University Center for Statewide E-learning handle larger enrollments this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 2,400 high school students from 104 South Dakota
Student wearing a decorated graduation cap
November 18, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold winter commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The ceremony, which takes place in the Barnett Center, is open to all 2020 NSU graduates. After assessing the current increase in cases in Brown County with area health officials and government
Band playing on stage
November 17, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present their upcoming concert, “An Afternoon of Chamber Music.” The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The event will feature performances by the NSU
Artwork of woman holding a child
November 12, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An exhibition by a Northern State University Art Department alum is now on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. “Taking Root” by Becky Grismer will be up through Feb. 19. The exhibition addresses various themes involving the human condition. Grismer incorporates natural
Students at international event
November 9, 2020
The Office of International Programs is proud to announce it will host International Education Week with a variety of cultural events. This week is in celebration of the benefits of global diversity and academic exchange programs around the world. Come join us at Lincoln Gallery in Lincoln Hall and
Student playing instrument
November 9, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Fall Jazz Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The concert will include performances by the One O’Clock Jazz Combo, directed by Dr. Terry Beckler, and Two O’Clock Jazz Ensemble,
Choir singing on stage
November 3, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Choral Holiday Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The concert will include performances by the NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Musick Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Timothy
Symphony performing on stage
October 30, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Come hear the great classics played by the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. Admission is free, and the performance is open
Students listening to lecture in classroom
October 26, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is now offering priority admission into its counseling master’s program for eligible NSU psychology, sociology and criminal justice majors. That means students who qualify can gain early admission in to the counseling program, one of the region's highest
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

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