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Students giving presentation in conference room
January 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Local business owners recently sat down in a conference room to hear fresh, new ideas for marketing their organizations. This was no ordinary pitch session – it took place on the Northern State University campus, with ideas coming directly from students in Dr. Hannah Walters’
Image of NSU logo and head shot of visiting pianist
January 2, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – International pianist Dr. Pei-Lei Lin will visit Northern State University to work with students and present a public performance. Lin, assistant professor of piano at the University of Jinan in China, will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in NSU’s Krikac
Outside of Johnson Fine Arts Center
December 27, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will hold two scholarship events this winter for high school students. The Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition will take place Saturday, Jan. 11, and the annual School of Fine Arts Scholarship Invitational will be held
Three smiling School of Business graduates
December 20, 2019
Pictured left to right: Abigail Vogel, Amanda Cook and Kristen VanDeRostyne. (Not pictured: Alexander Bellefeuille.) ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Business recently inducted four scholastic honorees into its honorary society, Delta Mu Delta. Students inducted for the
NSU student-athletes standing by Salvation Army Red Kettle
December 18, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This holiday season, Northern State University partnered with The Salvation Army through various volunteer and giving opportunities. Northern students, staff – and even NSU President Dr. Tim Downs – took shifts as Salvation Army bell-ringers at the Red Kettle placed outside the
Jon Schaff_cropped
December 17, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Political Science Professor Dr. Jon Schaff has co-authored a book with former Northern colleague Dr. Anthony Wachs. The book, “Age of Anxiety: Meaning, Identity, and Politics in 21st-Century Film and Literature,” was released Sunday, Dec. 15, from
Reading Center 5
December 12, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Reading Clinic has openings in its upcoming tutoring schedule starting Jan. 13. The Reading Clinic, located in Williams Library on the NSU campus, is an after-school tutoring program providing literacy assessment and instruction for students in grades
View of NSU pillars and campus green
December 12, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic programs for Northern State University to meet emerging workforce and economic development trends statewide.  A graduate certificate in behavioral and justice studies at Northern will offer enhanced preparation for
NSU logo with headshot of outgoing staff member
December 11, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Deputy Director of Athletics Zach Flakus announced his resignation Wednesday, after spending nearly 20 years with Northern. Flakus has been named general manager of Jackrabbit Sport Properties (South Dakota State University) for Learfield/IMG College. He
Group photo of faculty, administration and donors in JFAC Gallery
December 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A significant gift of $30,000 from Molded Fiber Glass Cos. will be used to create an outdoor art pavilion on the Northern State University campus. The Molded Fiber Glass South Dakota Pavilion will be located east of Spafford and Dacotah halls. MFG CEO Richard Morrison and Aberdeen
NSU Campus in Winter
December 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, Dec. 14, 83 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2019 winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. Delivering the commencement address will be NSU Associate Professor of English Dr. Lysbeth Benkert-
Image of NSU logo next to head shot of businessman
December 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A local businessman and longtime supporter of Northern State University will be honored at this Saturday’s winter commencement ceremony. Patrick Teal will receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Teal
Holiday Extravaganza Poster
December 6, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center will be adorned in holiday cheer as the NSU School of Fine Arts hosts its highly anticipated “Holiday Extravaganza” on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The concert will take place at 7:30 P.M. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
Laci Hettick
December 3, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – From October 6-9, Northern State University’s Laci Hettick joined upcoming leaders of state and regional educational opportunity chapters at Yale University in New Haven, CT, for the Council for Opportunity in Education’s(COE) third annual Executive Leadership Institute for College
NSU International students with host mom in her home
November 27, 2019
Aberdeen woman is host mom to NSU international students ABERDEEN, S.D. – Diana Osborne’s family is just like any other – except that her children happen to come from all over the world. Theirs is a “Friendship Family,” part of a program coordinated by the Northern State University Office of
Photo of female student in front of colorful wall art
November 26, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Visual Lit,” the senior art exhibition for Northern State University student Katie Olson, will be on display in Williams Library from Monday, Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 14. A reception will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the library. While Olson’s artwork may appear to
Colorful collage artwork by NSU student
November 26, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A reception for Northern State University student Daae An’s senior art exhibition will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the NSU Student Center. The exhibition, which will be on display Dec. 1-15, will include jewelry, textile design, motion graphic and graphic design. An is
Choir singers performing at a church
November 25, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Choral Winter Program will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Kline St. The concert will include performances by the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Music Ensemble, conducted by Drs. Timothy Woods
A crowd of business students displays an international flag
November 21, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University international students have a $3.7 million economic impact on the region – the fourth highest among universities in South Dakota. That’s according to a report, “South Dakota Benefits from International Students,” released by NAFSA: Association of
Man speaking to crowd in SDSBVI gym
November 19, 2019
*/ Lessons learned at SDSBVI led alum to career in medical innovation                                                                                                                                   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Studying at the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired taught Dr
Dacotah Bank Stadium_50 yard line
November 16, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In two years, the Northern State University Educational Impact Campaign has raised more than $50 million—but that’s not the only fundraising success for the university and NSU Foundation. During that same timeframe, $5 million has also been raised for student scholarships,
November 15, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students in a Northern State University public relations class are hosting an awareness event next week for Northern’s sociology program. “Gaming Through Life” will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the lobby of Great Plains East residence hall. Attendees can learn about
logo for Aberdeen Curling Club
November 13, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students in a Northern State University public relations class are hosting an awareness event this week for the Aberdeen Curling Club. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the lobby of new Jewett Regional Science Education Center. A video will be shown about
Wolf statue in front of Jewett Regional Science Education Center
November 8, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students from a Northern State University public relations course will hold an awareness event Nov. 12 for the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center. The event, which begins at noon in the science center lobby, will be a Kahoot, or an interactive online quiz. There will be
Dr. Rolf Olson
November 8, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Northern State University Symphonic and Concert bands will present the first in a series of concerts featuring music from around the world. The “Explorations” concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theatre. The performance

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