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Members of NSU/Aberdeen Women's Choir singing
January 5, 2022
Pictured, left to right: NSU/Aberdeen Women’s Choir members Kori Kerwin, Chloe Carroll, Emily Palmer, Emeline Glover, Darla Scarlett and Lynn Klundt perform under the direction of Dr. Wendy van Gent.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University/Aberdeen Women’s Choir is open to new members
Group of people holding an over-sized check
December 15, 2021
Pictured: Left to right, Lennon Keller, Center for Public History and Civic Engagement student worker; Dr. Neal Schnoor, Northern State University president; Dr. Alyssa Kiesow, NSU College of Arts and Sciences dean; Heath Johnson, Aberdeen Area Community Foundation chairman; Dr. Jon Schaff, Center
View of campus green with pillars
December 7, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Gov. Noem announced support for a new Business and Innovation Center at Northern State University in today’s budget address. The facility will also provide a new on-campus home for South Dakota State University’s accelerated nursing program, which is currently housed in Northern’s
Seating in the Krikac Auditorium
December 6, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Dakota Prairie Youth Orchestra will present their first ever concert on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in Krikac Auditorium on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar,
Graduates in cap and gown holding diplomas
December 6, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, Dec. 11, 94 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2021 winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. Delivering the commencement address will be Dr. Kristi Bockorny, associate professor of management
Colorful collage-like artwork
December 3, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting Monday, Dec. 6, artist Aaron C. Packard will have an exhibition on display in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. The exhibition, “Hyper-Photomontage,” will be on display through Feb. 4, 2022. A closing reception will take place 7-8:30 p.m.
View of campus green with pillars
December 2, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., recognizes scholarship winners for 2021, including the WolfPACT Scholarship and Dual Credit Scholarship. The WolfPACT is the largest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in South Dakota. Students entering their freshman year at NSU are
Portraits of three male college students
November 23, 2021
Pictured, from left: Fredrick, Rausch, Pietz. ABERDEEN, S.D. – Winners have been announced from the 2021 Northern State University Concerto-Aria Competition. The winners are: Instrumental winner: Lucas Fredrick (euphonium), from Westport, a student of Dr. Travis Netzer Vocal winner: Dylan Rausch (
Closeup of choir students singing
November 23, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Winter Choral Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Aberdeen’s First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Kline St. The event will feature the NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Musick Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Woods with the
NSU logo next to smiling staff photo
November 22, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Ricardo Rojas, associate professor of mathematics at Northern State University, won a Sanford Faculty Professional Development Award for his project, “A Short Geometry Problem Book.” Rojas, who is in his 14th year at NSU, said the idea for his book came about because he was
View of the NSU campus green with pillars
November 19, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Speech and Debate team members received multiple first-place honors at a recent regional conference. NSU student Emma Murdock of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, took first place in the Impromptu category at the Valley Forensics League Tournament.
Image of birds flying in a cloudy sky
November 19, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Angela Schleich will have her Senior Art Exhibition on display Dec. 1-14 in the NSU Lincoln Gallery. Schleich will hold a public reception at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Lincoln Gallery. Her exhibition will include her digital photography, digital
Image of a stoplight in a city
November 19, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Madeline Brandner will have her Senior Art Exhibition on display Dec. 1-14 in the NSU Lincoln Gallery. Brandner will hold a public reception at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Lincoln Gallery. Digital photography and paintings will be displayed in this
Student studying near laptop
November 17, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Fifteen years ago when Christian Pirlet was earning his bachelor’s degree from Northern State University, only one distance learning presentation was part of his studies. Today, however, e-learning is his job. “Several years ago, students would’ve scoffed at the idea of
View of Johnson Fine Arts Center
November 16, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 2021 Northern State University Concerto/Aria Competition will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Northern fine arts students will compete in both vocal and instrumental categories at the annual competition, which will be held in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett
NSU logo next to smiling staff photo
November 16, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Hannah Walters has won a Sanford Faculty Professional Development Award for her research project, “Boutique Customer Loyalty: An Assessment of Store and Service Satisfaction.” Walters, NSU Assistant Professor of Marketing, said her research studies
Collage-like artwork by student
November 15, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Sasha Andrews will have her Senior Art Exhibition on display Nov. 15-Dec. 3 in the NSU President’s Gallery. Andrews will hold a public reception at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the President’s Gallery, located on the second floor of Spafford Hall.  “The
View of NSU campus
November 12, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host mental health awareness events aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental health challenges and improving campus mental wellness. NSU student Emily Meier received a grant through the Bush Foundation’s Change Network program, which led to the
Plants in the greenhouse
November 12, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A fall plant sale will take place next week at the Northern State University greenhouse. A variety of succulents and spring-flowering bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) will be available for sale in the greenhouse, located in Mewaldt-Jensen 144B.  Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov
Band on stage
November 12, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Bands will present a concert, “Local Colors,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The event will include performances by the NSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Rolf Olson, and NSU Concert Band,
Smiling student face next to NSU logo
November 10, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Dylan Duvall will have his Senior Art Exhibition on display Nov. 29-Dec. 13 in the NSU Avera Student Center Art Gallery. Duvall will hold public receptions on Dec. 2 and 3 in the Student Center Art Gallery, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. both days. His
Students rehearsing for play
November 10, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theatre Lab will present "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 and 20 as well as at 3 p.m. on Nov. 20. "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein" features a
Two science students smiling at camera
November 9, 2021
Pictured: Senior Olivia Rud, left, is a biology major who applied to NSU during Free Application Week. ABERDEEN, S.D. – For Northern State University freshman Lily Tobin, applying to college during Free Application Week was a great opportunity. “Just economically, it makes sense,” said Tobin, a
Three soldiers walking on the NSU campus
November 9, 2021
Pictured, left to right: Spc. Crystal Cook, Pfc. Kealy Hill and Spc. Marissa Hanley ABERDEEN, S.D. – Being a student and a soldier has been a great experience for Spc. Crystal Cook, Spc. Marissa Hanley and Pfc. Kealy Hill—and all three said they’ve felt supported by both Northern State University
Smiling female NSU students holding certificates for research awards
November 8, 2021
*/ Pictured: Anderson, left, and Williams, right ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University students earned second place in the nation at the recent National Collegiate Honors Conference. Allison Anderson and Tawnie Williams each placed second in their categories at the conference, held Oct.

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