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Image of NSU logo next to head shot of admissions director
March 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Mr. Layton Cooper as the new Director of Admissions. Cooper has served as interim admissions director for several months, and now the position has been made permanent, said NSU President Dr. Tim Downs. “Layton has excelled in his position of
Students on Northern State University campus green.
March 5, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The NSU Counseling Center received a grant to aid in opioid misuse prevention from the Department of Social Service’s Division of Behavioral Health. The $20,000 grant will help the NSU Counseling Center provide Generation Rx University Opioid Prevention and Education training to
"Wizard of Oz" Ad
February 26, 2020
This event was canceled. ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony will present “The Wizard of Oz” on April 25 at 7:30PM and April 26 at 3PM in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The performance will feature the original music of Harold Arlen and Herbert
Conductor directing the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony on stage
February 20, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar, will continue the celebration of its 100th season with its next concert, “Unfinished Business.” The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in the Northern State University Johnson
Veterans services
February 19, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has again been recognized for its service to student veterans and students in the military. NSU has been designated a 2020 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, an honor the university has received many of the past several years. The Military Friendly
"She Loves" to present on Feb 20 at 7:30 in Krikac Auditorium.
February 18, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The NSU School of Fine Arts presents Darci Bultema, soprano and Audrey Miller, clarinet in recital on Feb 20 at 7:30pm in the Krikac Auditorium on the NSU campus.  The program features a premiere of the work “She Loves” by NSU music professor and Aberdeen University Civic Symphony
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America
February 13, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Elementary students in the Aberdeen area will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 20th annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on Tuesday, March 3. Read Across America is a Dr. Seuss themed literacy night at the Aberdeen
Band members performing in JFAC
February 12, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., announces its fine arts scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 academic year. Scholarship amounts for NSU School of Fine Arts students – including art, music, and theater – totaled more than $125,000. Recipients are listed below by
Portrait of male speaker
February 11, 2020
This event was canceled. ABERDEEN, S.D. – The sixth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will be held in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 31. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social, and the lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s speaker is Damian Mason, a
NSU Theatre cast members on stage
February 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theatre Department will present the play "Lasso of Truth" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Feb. 27-29 and March 5-6.; and at 3 p.m. March 1. These dates have changed from the original poster
Students walking across campus
February 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – New students coming to college for the first time are looking for connections – for some, it can mean the difference between staying or leaving. That’s where Northern State University’s First-Year Seminar Program comes in.  The program strives to provide connections for new
Student standing outside in a city in Chile
February 5, 2020
NSU senior to take teaching job in Lithuania after graduation ABERDEEN, S.D. – Karlie Brown came to Northern State University with a plan: earn a teaching degree and find a job somewhere in the area. “However, nothing ever goes to plan,” said Brown, who is from Sioux Falls. After taking a required
Student winners of 2020 NSU Young Artist Competition
February 4, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – At Northern State University’s Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition, 19 talented high school juniors and seniors from South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota performed for NSU faculty judging panels throughout the event on Jan. 11. The event, held in Johnson Fine Arts
Dr. Rolf Olson
February 4, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band will present a concert, “Journeys,” at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The concert, the second in a series of performances with music from around the world, will feature Fritz Hemke, alto
Image of NSU logo next to head shot of dean
January 30, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Longtime Northern State University faculty member Dr. Doug Ohmer has been named the new dean of the NSU School of Business. Ohmer, associate professor of management, has worked at Northern for 26 years, serving as interim School of Business dean this academic year. “I’m truly
Intelligent.com's Top 40 Online Master's in Music Education Programs Title
January 29, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been ranked among the top Master’s in Music Education degree programs by Intelligent.com.  Northern sits at number 14 amongst 163 other universities assessed, with nearly 422 education programs compared. Intelligent.com reviewed each program based on
Peter Kilian's "Bold Morning"
January 29, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The exhibition “The Recent Works of Peter Kilian” by Northern’s Peter Kilian will be on display in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery January 13 through February 28. The opening reception will be held 6:30-8:30p.m. on Thursday, February 20. Peter Kilian
Portraits of two female NSU students side by side
January 27, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University School of Business students, along with a Northern faculty member, will present at an upcoming marketing conference in Chicago. NSU students Elise Benner and Ashley Meyer will present “Does Emotional Intelligence Influence Pro-Environmental Behavior?”
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

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