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View of the NSU campus green and pillars
September 27, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University once again has a larger freshman class this fall, continuing a four-year trend of growth in that category of student. Northern has 342 freshman this year, up from 339 in 2018, according to figures released today from the South Dakota Board of Regents. This
Woman playing piano while another woman sings
September 26, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Marla Fogderud will present a lecture recital on Oct. 3 with Dr. Dianna Anderson, assistant professor of piano at Minot State University. The event, “Norwegian Art Song in the Golden Age,” will provide an overview of the
UGG Boots founder Brian Smith speaking to a room full of NSU students
September 25, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Figure out what you can do better than anybody else, and then do it. That’s the secret to success a friend shared with UGG Boots Founder Brian Smith years ago, and it’s some of the entrepreneurial advice Smith gave students at Northern State University on Wednesday. Smith was the
Nutcracker dancers performing on stage in colorful costumes
September 24, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at Northern State University. Moscow Ballet will bring the “Gift of Christmas Tour” to Aberdeen at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
Logo for Primrose Retirement Communities
September 24, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will continue its partnership with Primrose Retirement Community in presenting an arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances. "This dynamic collaboration will benefit a valued and culturally engaged
Headshots of male and female alums
September 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business graduates Kaylee Babcock and Taylor P. Beutler have already achieved success – both have full-time careers in their chosen fields, joining the 87 percent of NSU graduates who say their degree related to their first professional position
Marching band in Gypsy Day Parade
September 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The deadline to register for the 104th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade is 5 p.m. Sept. 27. 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. 12, with a
Portrait of female and male piano performers
September 17, 2019
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 two pianos four-hands at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater
Graphic of NSU logo with speaker head shot
September 17, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This year’s Create ‘N’: A Festival Celebrating Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Workforce will bring the founder of UGG Boots to the Northern State University campus. The 2019 Create ‘N’ Festival will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the NSU Johnson Fine
September 13, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen couple who made Northern State University’s new wolf sculpture possible were honored at the Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science Education Center ribbon-cutting ceremony. Ka and Sally Squire also got to meet South Dakota sculptor John Lopez, who created the sculpture
Several officials standing in front of the wolf sculpture at the Regional Science Education Center
September 12, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Hundreds of people—students, professors, dignitaries and members of the public—gathered at Northern State University on Thursday to celebrate the opening of the first standalone academic building to be constructed on campus in 40 years. The Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science
Darci Bultema faculty recital
September 12, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s renowned music instructors and guests will show off their talents at the annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 19. The showcase, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett
Beulah Williams Library
September 11, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s fall 2019 Noon Forums will kick off at noon Wednesday, Sept. 18, with “Lincoln and the Limits of Presidential Power.” The session, which will take place in the NSU Williams Library Round Room, will be led by NSU Professor of Political Science Dr. Jon
Student center
September 11, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing or
Wolf Talk with Petr Ludwig
September 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is presenting Wolf Talks in conjunction with the 2019 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture. The next Wolf Talk, “Overcoming Barriers to Productivity” with Petr Ludwig, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Johnson Fine
Portrait of a man and a woman
September 6, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new endowment through the Northern State University Foundation honors a Northern alumna who worked for almost 40 years in education in South Dakota. The $105,000 Norma Brugman Endowment was started by Bruce Brugman of Rapid City to honor the legacy of his wife, Norma. Both are
Front view of the Jewett Regional Science Education Center at night
September 5, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its first new academic building in more than 40 years. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science Education Center will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, with the
Students swimming abroad
September 4, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students and community members have the chance to experience new countries and cultures this academic year thanks to faculty-led study abroad programs. Five programs have been finalized: Spring Break Service Learning in Guatemala, led by Dominika Blum,
Nursing program graduate standing against column on campus green
August 27, 2019
NSU-SDSU partnership making difference for rural nursing needs                                                                                                             ABERDEEN, S.D. – Shawna Malsom has always known she wanted to be a nurse, advocating for patients on their best days and their
August 23, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Huron Community Campus will host an orientation for new and returning Northern State University students attending HCC. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Campus Center, 333 Ninth St. S.W., Huron. Along with an orientation session, Northern staff will be
Group picture on steps of home
August 22, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been selected as a host site for the Japan Outreach Initiative – the first university in the Dakotas to be chosen for this program. “We’re putting South Dakota on the map through Northern,” said Dr. Leigh Neys, director of the NSU Office of
August 21, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D.–The NSU School of Fine Arts will be welcoming five new faculty members into the program starting fall 2019. The new faculty are as follows: Derek Decker, Lecturer of Art:  Decker earned his BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University and his MFA in ceramics from Edinboro University of
APD conducts ALICE training at NSU
August 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This summer, Northern State University officials fine-tuned their emergency preparedness policies thanks to an exercise led by the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management and Brown County Emergency Management. The tabletop exercise, which also involved the South Dakota
President speaking to audience at podium
August 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University kicked off the 2019-20 academic year with in-service sessions that welcomed new faculty and discussed strategies for student success. NSU President Dr. Tim Downs led the first session in a packed Krikac Auditorium. “I’m really excited because every year we
Technology Center
August 8, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved academic program requests from public universities, including Northern State University, to meet workforce and community development needs across the state.   For Northern, requests were approved for new undergraduate certificates

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