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Spectators sitting in the stands at Wachs Arena
March 30, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Every spring, the Northern State University Barnett Center – and the entire Aberdeen community – is packed with athletes and fans from around the region. March is tournament time for NSU and Aberdeen, and this year it was even busier than usual. This year, Northern and the Aberdeen
Two smiling female student headshots
March 29, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Six Northern State University Honors Program students attended the virtual Upper Midwest Honors Conference on Friday, March 26. Two of those students, Emily Reiten and Molly Walter, presented their thesis research at the conference, titled, “Connections: Zooming in on Honors
landscape painting by NSU student
March 26, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Brandi Krueger’s senior art exhibition will be on display April 4-17 in Northern State University’s Lincoln Gallery. The reception for her exhibition will be at 6 p.m. April 14 in the Lincoln Gallery. Krueger grew up in Minnesota and North Dakota. She graduated from Wishek High
Decorated grad cap at commencement
March 22, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold an in-person spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, in the Barnett Center. Guests will be welcome, with each participating graduate receiving four tickets to use for family and friends. Masks will be required per S.D. Board of
Students and professors at National History Day
March 22, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Thursday, March 18, Northern State University again hosted the South Dakota Region 2 judging of National History Day 2021, held remotely this year as it was in 2020. A total of 183 students from schools in Sioux Valley, Waverly South Shore, Britton-Hecla, Florence, Brookings,
NSU logo next to photo of smiling female student
March 18, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Abby Woytassek Nelson always intended to pursue teaching, and Northern State University’s Educational Studies Secondary Education program provided the perfect opportunity. The new program is specifically designed for students like Nelson – candidates who have completed a bachelor’s
Cast of actors on stage posing for a photo
March 17, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will present the "The Pirates of Penzance" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. This staged concert production combines the talents of the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, NSU Opera and NSU Theatre. Performances will
View of campus and NSU flag
March 15, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – After a year of adapting to changes due to COVID-19, Northern State University is planning a shift back to more normal operations for the fall 2021 semester. The South Dakota Board of Regents made this announcement today for the six BOR universities and two special schools, citing
Jerry Fogg exhibit in JFAC Gallery
March 15, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern is hosting a native art and sound event on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery and lobby. Artist Jerry Fogg will be discussing his artwork, “Native Soul Art: 11 Degrees of Tatanka,” which is currently on display in the JFAC
Items from Native American art exhibit
March 15, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Jerry Fogg’s “Native Soul Art: 11 Degrees of Tatanka” will be on display until May 14, 2021 in the JFAK Gallery at Northern. On Wednesday, April 14, artist Jerry Fogg will be in the JFAC Gallery from 4-5 p.m. to discuss his work and artistic process. During this time, drum group T’
Student playing an instrument
March 11, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Spring Jazz Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. Performing will be the NSU 1 O’clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Terry Beckler, and the NSU 2 O’clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr
View of the NSU campus green
March 11, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has ranked high in the country and state for its online international business degree on two educational websites. On a couple of websites for 2021, Northern ranks high for the online bachelor’s degree in international business: ·According to Study.com,
Close-up of choir singers
March 8, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Music Department will present the 10th and Almost Annual Bach’s Lunch, honoring the 336th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, at noon on Wednesday, March 17. The performance will take place in the Jewett Theater in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center.
Students and faculty at the undergraduate research fair
March 4, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Three Northern State University students were awarded grants for the fall semester to fund their independent research projects. The students received the NSU Northern Edge Award, a new undergraduate scholarship intended to aid students in under-represented disciplines and/or
Student at career fair talking to employer
March 4, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 2021 Aberdeen Area and Northern State University Job Fair will take place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the NSU Barnett Center. NSU Career Services is partnering with Hub City Radio, SD Job Services/Department of Labor, and the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce on the
NSU logo next to smiling staff photo
March 3, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Alyssa Kiesow has been named the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern State University. Kiesow was selected from a strong pool of national candidates, bringing a wealth of experience as a faculty member and leader, said NSU Provost and Vice President for
March 3, 2021
NSU student-athletes want to raise awareness of racism and inequality Northern State University student-athletes Tommy Chatman and Jaylen Robinson wanted to find a peaceful way to raise awareness of the issues of racism and inequality. So the Wolves basketball players decided to kneel before their
Headshot of female professor next to headshot of male professor
February 25, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Drs. Audrey Miller and Travis Netzer will perform a Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Northern State University. Miller, assistant professor of clarinet, and Netzer, adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium, will perform in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and
Headshot of male professor next to headshot of female professor
February 24, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two faculty members from the Northern State University School of Business had a case study accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics Education. “Hiring Ethics: A Case of Undue Influence in Employee Selection,” by Drs. Sal Villegas and Kristi Bockorny, will be part
Symphony performing on stage led by conductor
February 24, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Join the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Jewett Theater on the NSU campus. The orchestra will take you on a trip into the world of fairy tales. The orchestra will be joined by NSU voice
Student talking to military soldier on campus
February 23, 2021
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 2021-22 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, an honor the university has received many of the past several years. The Military
Group of students wearing masks standing on building steps
February 22, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new collaborative program between Northern State University and the University of South Dakota will guarantee admission for five NSU Honors Program students into the USD Knudson School of Law. The Honors Law Opportunity Program, which started this spring, aims to help grow the
Two women standing side by side outside
February 19, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two sisters who both teach in the Harrisburg School District found a virtual way to connect their students during the pandemic. Northern State University alums Ellen Weber and Kaye DesLauriers continued their tradition of connecting Weber’s first grade students with DesLauriers’
Outdoor family picture with mom, dad, and two young sons
February 16, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Kari Papke’s path to a successful career in education started at Northern State University. “It was at NSU that I discovered I wanted to be a teacher,” said Papke, a 2005 NSU graduate. “Northern helped lay the foundation for my success in my career.” Now, she serves as Head
Student interviewing for job
February 9, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When it comes to keeping graduates in South Dakota, Northern State University continues to lead the pack. Two-thirds of Northern graduates, or 66 percent, stay in the state to work or further their education. That’s the same figure reported by the S.D. Board of Regents’ Graduate

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