News

Outside view of library rotunda
February 11, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s spring 2022 Noon Forum series will kick off next week with featured speaker Dr. Jon Schaff. Schaff’s presentation, titled “Why Presidential Election Reform Backfires,” will begin at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Williams Library Rotunda. Schaff is
Conductor leading symphonic band
February 9, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony treats you to a “Night at the Oscars®,” featuring some of the most beloved themes from movies conducted by director, Dr. Christopher Stanichar.  The concert takes place on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater
HCC cohort doing a gallery walk: students looking at artwork on the wall
February 9, 2022
HURON, S.D. – Area teachers looking to expand their expertise while staying close to home have an opportunity to enroll in a Northern State University master’s program this fall at Huron Community Campus (HCC). Spots are still available in the fall 2022 M.S.Ed. in Teaching and Learning cohort,
View of the Student Organizations Hub in the Avera Student Center
February 8, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A grand opening event for the Northern State University Student Organizations Hub—a new space for student organizations to create, connect and collaborate—was held Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Avera Student Center. The event, held in conjunction with Winter Rush, included a dedication
Black and white portrait of a woman next to color portrait of a woman
February 8, 2022
Pictured: Waltner, left, and Fogderud, right   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Drs. Marla Fogderud and Anne Waltner will present a recital, “Songs Older and Newer: A Showcase of Edvard Grieg’s Romanser,” at Northern State University. The recital featuring Fogderud, soprano, and Waltner, piano, will take place at
A view of downtown Aberdeen
February 2, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University supports and sustains more than 1,000 jobs across the region and generates $180.7 million in economic impact, according to a recent economic impact report released by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The report, based on figures from 2019, also indicates
Campus with pillars
February 1, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is now a full member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) following a recent vote of the council’s Board of Directors. “Full membership provides national recognition that Northern is providing transformative education through an
Painting of woman with red hair cleaning a shower
January 31, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new art exhibition that focuses on the complex concept of femininity will be on display starting Monday in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. “Feminine Attempts” by Klaire Lockheart will be up through March 28. An opening reception will take place
View of campus lighting and walkway
January 28, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has installed additional lighting and security cameras in an effort aimed at keeping campus safe. Lighting has been added in the Washington Street parking lot, McArthur-Welsh parking lot, the campus green and near the Mewaldt-Jensen building. Cameras have
Masked college theater students rehearsing on stage
January 27, 2022
Photo caption: Pictured left to right: Reese Uecker (El Coco), Cody Brouwer (Mattos), Loretta Simon (Cardinal Armitano), and Madisen Radabaugh (Veronique).   ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theatre Program will present "Frankenstein in Love" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box
Photos of five faculty grant winners
January 24, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University faculty members have been awarded the second annual Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) grants. Grant recipients are: Dr. Erin Kaszynski, assistant professor of counselor education Dr. Christian D. Pirlet, assistant professor of
Graphic of new Dacotah Bank NSU debit cards: Go with support; the Dacotah Bank NSU Debit Card
January 21, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting in January 2022, Dacotah Bank customers can display their Northern State University pride every time they make a purchase – while raising money for student scholarships. The NSU Foundation has partnered with Dacotah Bank to unveil an NSU debit card. The maroon card, which
Dusty Johnson speaking to Boys State participants at NSU
January 18, 2022
*/ Pictured: U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson speaks at Boys State on the NSU campus.                                                                                                                                    ABERDEEN, S.D. – United States Representative Dusty Johnson will speak at the grand
NSU campus green with pillars
January 18, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2021 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
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.

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