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Campus pillars
November 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., announces its WolfPACT Scholarship winners for 2017-18. The WolfPACT is the largest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in South Dakota. Students entering their freshman year at NSU are eligible for various funding amounts based on their
NSU students present to United Way
November 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – About 30 Northern State University students collaborated to present marketing and promotional ideas to the United Way of Northeastern South Dakota – including the creation of a new community event and a new educational trail for children. Students presented their proposal to the
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November 21, 2017
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. 5. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
Choir
November 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Choirs will tour eastern South Dakota Nov. 28-29 and hold their “Holiday Home Concert” on Nov. 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. The NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Early Musick Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform on tour and
Dacotah Bank Stadium at night
November 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s collaborative project with the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has already received pledges for donations totaling more than $25 million. The figure was announced Saturday at Northern Night, with an official kick-off of the NSU-
Greg Blair web graphic
November 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Know Your Place,” an art exhibition by Northern State University’s Dr. Greg Blair, opens Friday in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. A closing reception is planned for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. The event is free and open to the public. Blair, associate professor of art
Northern State University and Sanford Health
November 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Sanford Health has pledged $5 million to Northern State University’s Regional Science Education Center to support educational activities and create new student scholarships and permanent endowments.   NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs said the university is thrilled with the generous
Dr. Robert Vodnoy
November 12, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. –  The 2017 Northern State University Concerto-Aria Competition will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16, in the Krikac Auditorium. The competition is a project of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony, administered by Dr. Robert Vodnoy, conductor of the AUCS and professor of strings and
Brady Vandevort
November 9, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Three Northern State University School of Fine Arts students were recognized at the South Dakota Music Teachers Association conference held Nov. 2-4 at the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. Brady Vandevort of Aberdeen, won the MTNA Young Artist Brass competition.
Music concert
November 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. -  On Friday, Nov. 17, the doors of the historic Ward Hotel will open for the last time for the jazz ensembles of NSU and swing dancers for the fall Swing Dance. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. Featured will be the NSU Jazz Combo, directed by
International students 2016
November 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University international students have a $5 million economic impact on the region – the second highest among universities in South Dakota. That’s according to a report, “South Dakota Benefits from International Students,” released by NAFSA: Association of
Dr. Rolf Olson
November 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present their fall concert, entitled “Classics,” on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3:00 p.m., in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. “Classics” will feature some of the best-known and loved
November 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Sharon Kienow, Northern State University director of financial aid, was awarded the Hall of Fame Award by the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA) at its annual conference in Wichita, Kan., on Oct. 17. RMASFAA recognizes individuals who have
Cathy Hall graphic
November 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Foundation has hired Cathy B. Hall, CPA, as its new chief financial officer. Hall began her duties on Oct. 30. She is a graduate of Northern State University with a B.S. in Fine Arts and did post-graduate work in accounting at the University of South
Confucius Institute calligraphy
October 26, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This year, Northern State University will celebrate multiculturalism with a week’s worth of events, held Nov. 13-17 during national International Education Week. The week will feature daily activities on campus celebrating cultures from around the nation and the globe. The schedule
City of Aberdeen
October 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Aberdeen, S.D., home of Northern State University, has been recognized among the top 11 cities in the nation for millennial home buyers. Aberdeen ranked No. 2 on this list, compiled by mortgage data firm Ellie Mae. More than half of homebuyers in Aberdeen, or 56 percent, are
Campus pillars
October 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold community forums to discuss the university’s campus master plan. The forums, which are open to the public, will be held in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms on the following dates: ▪ 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 ▪ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Termesphere
October 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – South Dakota artist Dick Termes, whose acclaimed Termespheres® have been recognized worldwide, will be a visiting artist at Northern State University Nov. 6-8. Termes’ NSU visit will include a free, public lecture 7-8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Berggren Recital
Rolf Olson
October 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will hold its annual Band Clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The clinic plays host to nearly 200 high school students with over 20 schools represented from Aberdeen and the surrounding area. This year’s
October 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts’ Percussion Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will represent NSU at the South Dakota Music Educators Association Conference in Sioux Falls Oct. 26-28. The 2017 SDMEA Conference is held at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux
International video contest 2017
October 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University international student has advanced to the top 100 entrants in a worldwide video competition. Eduardo Mendoza Reyes-Ortiz, a freshman music major from Bolivia, entered his video, “One Day Closer to My Dream,” in the International Student 2017 Travel Video
October 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Katie Appl, Megan Hanson and Paulo Daniel Jimenez will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Northern State University Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Appl, the daughter of Jim and Susan Appl, grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen Central High School in
Dr. Timothy Downs on campus
October 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has created a one-of-a-kind welcome video to show that NSU is a university unlike any other. The new welcome video stars NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs, who explains why aspiring college students should attend Northern. And he’s not just telling them, he’
October 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Katrina Smith and Noelle Stubbe will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium. Smith, the daughter of Vern and Nancy Smith, grew up in Gettysburg, graduating from Gettysburg High School in 2014. Stubbe, the daughter of
October 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s 19th annual Northern Night will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 – and there’s a chance to win tickets to the scholarship gala. The NSU Foundation is giving away two tickets. To enter, visit the Northern Night Ticket Giveaway page. The contest ends Friday, Oct
Wesley Baldwin
October 17, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, conducted by Dr. Robert Vodnoy, will perform the opening concert of its 98th season at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater in the Johnson Fine Arts Center at Northern State University. Award-winning cellist
October 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Nyssa Duffield, Colton Schaefer and Lexi Becht will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Northern State University Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Duffield, the daughter of Dennis and Peggy Duffield, grew up in Browns Valley, Minn., graduating from Sisseton
October 12, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Oct. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in honor of Native American Day (Oct. 9), a free public viewing of “AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock,” will be held in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. This film is being sponsored by the NSU Native American Student Association and
Clarinet Day 2017
October 12, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Department of Music will hold its 2017 Clarinet Day on Oct. 24 at the Johnson Fine Arts Center.  More than 40 middle school, high school and community clarinetists from the region will participate in a full day of masterclasses, lectures, rehearsals
October 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Germany Making Choices: A Celebration of Business Relations Between Germany and South Dakota” will be held at Northern State University from Oct. 23 to 26. The events are being funded primarily by the Federal Republic of Germany. Events being held during this conference include
SDSBVI drawings
October 5, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents voted for unanimous approval Thursday of a collaborative project involving Northern State University and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Regents approved a preliminary facility statement and facility program plan
October 5, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, Sept. 23, many Northern State University students and employees gave back to the Aberdeen community in support of NSU’s annual Pack Gives Back event. The event took place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 23. Following a speech from NSU President Dr. Timothy
October 4, 2017
MADISON, S.D. – A bachelor’s degree in Spanish will be available to students in a fully online format through Northern State University. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved this new delivery option at its meeting this week. The request is in response to growing demand for online delivery of
South Dakota Art Educators Conference
October 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the South Dakota Art Educators Conference on Oct. 6 and 7. Members of the South Dakota Arts Education Association (SDAEA) and South Dakota College Art Association (SDCAA) – together for the first time at this conference – can plan to learn from,
October 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Several Northern State University School of Business faculty members and students will attend the Center for Excellence in International Business’ 24th annual Conference on International Business, Contemporary Issues in Business and Sports Business in Rapid City on Oct. 3-6. This
Andy Brelu-Brelu 2017 Gypsy Days marshal
October 2, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When Northern State University revealed the 2017 Gypsy Days royalty last week, the university crowned its first international student as marshal. Andy Brelu-Brelu is a senior biology major from Mauritius. He was named marshal and Taylor Ellingson, a senior from Stratford, was
NSU SDSBVI logo
September 26, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired are seeking approval on a joint project that will include a new multi-million dollar home for SDSBVI. At its meeting next week, the South Dakota Board of Regents will vote on proceeding with
Hunchback of Notre Dame graphic
September 26, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Tickets for the Northern State University theater production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” will go on sale on Monday, Oct. 2. The show will be performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater from Oct. 18 through 21. Based on the
Waldo Shirt
September 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Wolf Shoppe will be selling a throwback line of Waldo merchandise in honor of Gypsy Week. This line includes T-shirts and other merchandise that have been highly requested by alumni in recent years when they return for homecoming. The Wolf Shoppe will
September 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Molly Royals and Tanner Chilson will hold a senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Royals is the daughter of Nicole and Todd Craig of Rapid City and Stew and Maria Royals of Baltimore, Md. Royals graduated from Rapid City
Students walking on campus
September 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Student retention continues to increase at Northern State University, with the university’s freshmen to sophomore retention rate climbing to 77 percent this fall after a significant increase last year. Also trending upward is Northern’s headcount—the fall 2017 number is 3,611, an
Tessa Durnin for web
September 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University senior Tessa Durnin recently became the 2017 recipient of the South Dakota Ornithologists’ Union Mary E. Baylor Memorial scholarship. Durnin, a biology/environmental science major with a certificate in organismal biology, is the second NSU student in the
TRIO tutoring
September 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An increase in annual grant money for Northern State University’s TRIO Student Support Services program will mean more student scholarships and expanded cultural enrichment programs. TRIO Student Support Services, one of two federal TRIO programs at NSU, is funded through a grant
Bill Welsh_Claremont team
September 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Five Northern State University alumni and one Wolves team will be honored at this year’s NSU Hall of Fame Banquet. The banquet, part of Gypsy Days, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Dakota Event Center. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Each year, the
Constitution Day
September 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18. Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Several free, fun events are planned at NSU on Monday: Student Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m
September 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Wolves are ready for an adventure with their annual homecoming celebration this month. “Wolves Go Adventuring” is the theme of the 102nd annual Gypsy Day Parade, which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on Main Street in Aberdeen. Participants will
NSU campus
September 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been recognized among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. NSU tied for number 99 on the Regional Universities Midwest list on the 2018 rankings, released Tuesday, Sept. 12. That’s up from 103 last year. On the
International students 2016
September 8, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D.  – Northern State University’s International Friendship Family Program is taking applications for families to share their American experience while making students feel welcome in our community. Through the NSU Friendship Family Program, international students spend time with their “
Campus garden
September 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University biology faculty and students will host a public open house at one of two new Monarch Waystations in Aberdeen. The “Pollinator Garden Community Meet and Greet” will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Kuhnert Arboretum, located south of Melgaard Road.
faculty recital
September 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will unveil the new Yamaha CF III Concert Grand Piano at the annual Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 14. The piano was acquired through a generous gift from Sheila (NSU alum) and Carlyle Richards. The showcase will be
September 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Jennifer Rogers’ art exhibition titled “Saccharine” will be on display in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery from Sept. 11 to Nov. 10. Rogers is a multi-media installation artist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her installations are inspired by domestic spaces
September 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Art Department will sponsor the Fandom Dakota Convention (FANDAKCON) in the Student Center on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. FANDAKCON is comprised of a group of individuals who are passionate about various genres of pop-culture fandoms,
August 31, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Julie Harboe of Zurich, Switzerland, will visit the Northern State University Art Department as part of its Visiting Scholar Series. The Danish/Swiss art historian, curator and critic Julie Harboe will visit the Northern State University Art Department as part of its Visiting
August 29, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will offer a brand new community arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances. NSU’s Primrose Arts and Lecture Series will take place Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Aberdeen’s Primrose Retirement
Tim Mantz graphic
August 28, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business Dean Dr. Tim Mantz has recently had a paper accepted into the International Academy of Business and Economics Journal’s “European Journal of Management.” The paper was written with Dr. Szilvia Balazs, Dr. Daniel G.J. Kuchinka and Dr.
Hannah Walters
August 25, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business faculty member Ms. Hannah Walters will present a paper co-authored with Dr. Kristi Bockorny on the relevance of general education to business students and graduates at the Marketing Management Association (MMA) Fall Educators’ Conference
Campus pillars
August 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University campus community is pleased to announce its successful reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. The announcement comes after an extensive comprehensive evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission, Northern’s regional
Shanae Doerr
August 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business student Shanae Doerr of Aberdeen will attend an exclusive Leadership Training Summit from Sept. 15 to 18 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Doerr, representing NSU, will join 40 young American and Chinese leaders from across the
August 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theater Department will hold auditions for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” community choir on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is a new musical based on the novel by Victor
August 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 18, 2017) – Northern State University’s first Wolf Talk of the 2017-18 academic year will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, featuring NSU’s 2017 Outstanding Faculty Member Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg. Wolf Talks, which launched last year, is a leadership series featuring speakers from on
August 17, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has received a grant to purchase a piece of equipment that will enhance research and science education on campus. The nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer will be purchased thanks to a $52,991 Research and Development Innovation Grant from the South
August 11, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University counseling programs have received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). NSU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Education degree and School Counseling Master of Education
August 10, 2017
PIERRE, S.D. – To meet workforce and market demands, Northern State University and the University of South Dakota have added short-term certificate training in Chinese and Spanish. Northern State University will offer a 14 credit-hour undergraduate certificate in Chinese. Preparing students to
Create N 2017 speaker
August 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Executives from Microsoft, Financial Forensics and the University of Nebraska Medical Center will speak at a workforce innovation event next month in Aberdeen. Create ‘N’: A Festival Celebrating Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Workforce will take place
Basketball crowd
August 9, 2017
Indianapolis – The Northern State University men’s and women’s basketball programs have made it a decade as the NCAA National Attendance leaders at the Division II level. Over that ten year period, the two programs have averaged 3,461 fans on the men’s side and 2,702 fans on the women’s side per
NSU campus
August 8, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Local businesses, nonprofits, churches and other organizations are invited to Northern State University’s fourth annual Community Marketplace, set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, on the campus green. The event is an opportunity for off-campus groups to promote their goods,
Back to school workshop photo
August 4, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 4, 2017) – The 2017 Northern State University back-to-school workshop will be held 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 16 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The workshop, titled “Using High-Leverage Practices to Support Ambitious Learning for All Students,” will be
MME conducting class
August 4, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 4, 2017) – Northern State University’s Master of Music Education degree has received final accreditation approval from the National Association of Schools of Music. “This is the result of years of effective planning and implementation by dedicated faculty and administration,”
Rushmore Music Camp
August 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 1, 2017) – Northern State University is hosting the Rushmore Junior High Music Camp this week for band students in grades 6-9. The annual camp will culminate in a final concert at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, on the NSU campus green, on the east side of the Student Center. The
August 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 1, 2017) – Northern State University is offering something new this year at the Brown County Fair – a chance to win money to attend Northern. NSU is giving away $7,000 in scholarships for fall 2018. That’s seven $1,000 scholarships, or one for each day of the fair, which runs
City of Aberdeen
July 31, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 31, 2017) – Northern State University and Aberdeen Development Corporation will hold an event announcing their partnership and the relocation of the Center for Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at The Workshop, 208 S. Main
July 28, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 28, 2017) – The 44th annual South Dakota High School Honors Choir is taking place July 30-Aug. 4 at Northern State University. The Honors Choir, presented by the South Dakota American Choral Directors’ Association, brings 150 auditioned high school students together for a week
Leigh Neys graphic
July 28, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 28, 2017) – From July 31-Aug. 2, Dr. Leigh Neys from Northern State University will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s eighth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C.  More than 570 U.S. university representatives from 46 states, 60 EducationUSA regional
Wolves Memorial Suites
July 26, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 26, 2017) – The public is welcome at an upcoming open house at Northern State University’s newest residence hall. The open house for Wolves Memorial Suites will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the residence hall, located near South Washington Street and 12th Avenue
Carriers for web
July 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 20, 2017) – A husband and wife team with professional theater design experience across the country is joining the Northern State University School of Fine Arts. Trevor Carrier has been hired as NSU’s new theater manager/production manager. Jordan Jaked Carrier has been hired as
Byrd_Alison_internship
July 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 19, 2017) – Alison Byrd remembered visiting the Omaha zoo as a child and decided to take a chance – she contacted the zoo to ask if it had any summer internships. “I knew it might be a long shot because of the amount of students from bigger schools that are in the area, but you
Ruta Sepetys_2017 Common Read
July 11, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 11, 2017) – Northern State University has chosen the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Salt to the Sea” as its 2017 common read. Author Ruta Sepetys will deliver NSU’s annual Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater. The event
Thares, Jim
June 30, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 30, 2017) – Jim Thares of Aberdeen has been appointed to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Thares is founder and CEO of Primrose Retirement Communities, an Aberdeen company founded in 1989 that operates 35 senior living communities in 16 states. He succeeds Harvey C. Jewett of
June 30, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 30, 2017) – Harvey Jewett is retiring from the South Dakota Board of Regents after two decades of accomplishments—including a recent push to secure approval of the Northern State University Regional Science Education Center. Jewett, an Aberdeen native, was also a major
June 29, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 29, 2017) – The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Northern State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work. NSU student groups receiving awards were: Award for Academic Excellence – The Speech & Debate
NFP Boeing_inside
June 29, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 29, 2017) – Northern Fort Playhouse’s 12th season brings everyone’s favorite girl group back to historic Fort Sisseton for their third musical journey in “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On.” The season opens Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of Roger Bean’s “
Harvey Jewett_retirement_JFAC
June 29, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 29, 2017) – Northern State University revealed at a reception held Wednesday night that the Johnson Fine Arts Center main theater will be renamed the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. A plaque will be created to hang in the space, dedicating the theater to the couple. Harvey
NSU campus
June 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 9, 2017) – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the spring 2017 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
NSU StormReady resized
June 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 7, 2017) – Northern State University has been designated a StormReady Supporter by the National Weather Service. NSU is one of two South Dakota universities to receive this distinction—and the only South Dakota Board of Regents institution to receive the honor. “We are very
Avera headshots
May 26, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 26, 2017) – Join the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce, Avera, Northern State University and South Dakota State University Extension as they present an evening of information about cancer and chronic diseases. This free, educational event is open to all and will take place
Upward Bound 2017
May 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 24, 2017) – This summer, about 50 area high school students are staying on the Northern State University campus as part of the annual NSU Upward Bound Summer Program. The program kicked off on Sunday, May 21, and runs through Thursday, June 30. The visiting students are from
Suzanne Higgins updated graphic
May 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 16, 2017) – Suzanne Higgins has been named Northern State University’s 2017 Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant winner. Higgins, a third-year management information systems major, will receive up to $2,500 for her research project, titled “A Proposal to Study European Union
Collin Fransen
May 11, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 11, 2017) – Northern State University student Collin Fransen won first place in the Brown County Historical Society’s annual Historical Research and Writing Awards. Fransen, of Watertown, won for his paper, titled “American Imperialism: How Pearl Harbor Became the Primary Naval
May 10, 2017
BROOKINGS, S.D. (May 10, 2017) – The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a new associate of arts degree in criminal justice from Northern State University, to be delivered online to students anytime, anywhere. NSU also received approval for a new minor in human resources management. The two-
Moscow Ballet Nutcracker 2017 promotional photo
May 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 10, 2017) – The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Aberdeen on Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at Northern State University School of Fine Arts. Tickets are now on sale. All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost
Waid-Lindberg outstanding faculty 2017
May 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 6, 2017) – Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg has received Northern State University’s 2016-17 Outstanding Faculty Award. Waid-Lindberg, assistant professor of sociology, received several letters of nomination from faculty and students. In his letter, NSU College of Arts and Sciences
Rosonke_Waid-Lindberg
May 5, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 5, 2017) – Years ago on a bitterly cold night in Winnipeg, students of Northern State University sociology professor Dr. Jerry Rosonke rode along as human services professionals went out to bring homeless people into a shelter. “They were pretty well amazed as to the kind of
Courtney Waid-Lindberg graphic
May 5, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 5, 2017) – Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg is the recipient of the 2017 Nora Staael Evert Research Award at Northern State University. The Nora Staael Evert Research Award, funded through a Northern State University Foundation grant, provides a summer stipend to support faculty
Matt Remmich graphic
May 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 3, 2017) – Matthew Remmich of Pierre recently became a recipient of the James Madison Graduate Fellowship for the state of South Dakota. Remmich is majoring in history education. He plans to pursue a Master of Arts degree in history. According to its website, the James Madison
Taylor Bice
May 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 3, 2017) – After studying abroad in South Korea, Northern State University student Taylor Bice knew he wanted to pursue a career teaching English overseas. Now, Bice will begin that career as the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award from the U.S.
graduation caps
May 2, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 2, 2017) – On Saturday, May 6, 260 students will graduate at Northern State University’s spring commencement. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the NSU Barnett Center. South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson will deliver the commencement address. Student
Chamber Singers
May 2, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 2, 2017) – The Northern State University Chamber Singers and Early Music Ensemble are going on tour next week, performing in locations in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. The schedule is as follows: May 8 9 a.m. (CDT) Watertown High School, Watertown, S.D. 1 p.m.
NSU campus
May 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 1, 2017) – The Northern State University Rising Scholars Program has been awarded accreditation by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). “NACEP accreditation serves as a guarantee to students, administrators and postsecondary institutions that the
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April 25, 2017
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) announced Northern State University’s Joe Gomez as the 2017 Dr. William Britton Scholar-Athlete Award winner and Northern State University’s Sasha Hovind as the 2017 Willis R. Kelly Scholar-Athlete Award recipient. The Britton
Rolf Olson
April 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform their “Band Extravaganza: A Musical Smorgasbord!” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. The concert will feature a wide variety of band favorites. Featured
April 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Native American Student Association (NASA) along with Aberdeen Central High School’s NASA chapter will hold a Spring EGGstravaganza on April 29 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The event is a celebration of the arrival of spring and will be held on the NSU
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April 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University student with a passion for plants has been awarded a grant to travel to the national Botanical Society of America meeting this summer. Sienna Wessel will attend the Botany 2017 conference in Fort Worth, Texas, June 24-28, which will include field trips
Weber Wall
April 21, 2017
  ABERDEEN, S.D. – Taylor Wall and Michael Benjamin Weber will hold a senior recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Wall, the daughter of Kevin and Jody Wall, grew up in Breckenridge, Minn., graduating from Breckenridge High School in 2013. Weber,
David Gilbertson
April 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson will deliver the spring commencement address at Northern State University. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in the NSU Barnett Center. Gilbertson received his undergraduate degree from
Groundbreaking April 2017
April 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University held a groundbreaking ceremony for its two new residence halls on Thursday, April 20. About 100 people attended the ceremony, including NSU students, faculty, staff and administration; city and state officials; and members of the business community. The
Greenhouse plants
April 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a spring plant sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27, in the NSU greenhouse. A variety of plants will be available, including geranium planters, King Tut Papyrus, maternity plants, Cuban oregano and many other living gems
April 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will say goodbye to Lindberg Hall by celebrating J.C. Lindberg Day on April 30. J.C. Lindberg Day, hosted by the Lindberg Hall Council, will be held 1-3 p.m. at the hall and will include yard games, brick painting and walking tacos. The event is free and
Wockenfuss and Anderson
April 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. -  Several Northern State University students received honors at the 2017 NSU Undergraduate Creativity, Scholarship and Research Forum on April 13. Oral Presentation Winners: Stephanie Anderson of Yankton and Amy Wockenfuss of Anchorage, Alaska, received first place with their
Tim Mantz graphic
April 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Tim Mantz has been appointed dean of the School of Business at Northern State University. Mantz most recently served as dean of the Graduate College of Business and associate dean of the Graduate School at Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. In this role, he created
Day of Champions 2017
April 18, 2017
Aberdeen, S.D. – NSU Athletics and the United Way of Northeastern South Dakota will host the 15th annual Day of Champions this Saturday, April 22nd. The community service event places Wolves student-athletes with organizations in the Aberdeen community and surrounding areas, volunteering their time
April 17, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education student Tania Stahl was selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Stahl is an active member of NSU’s CEC chapter, where she has served as the
Williams Library
April 17, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. A. S. Elkhader will present “The Last Lecture I’d Ever Give” at the April 26 Noon Forum at Northern State University before he retires from almost 30 years of service with NSU and the state of South Dakota. Elkhader, professor of mathematics, has been serving NSU and the state
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April 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University and the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery, working with media artists Teri Rueb and Alan Price, have engaged students, faculty and community members across the Dakotas and beyond to create a collaborative mapping project that focuses on the land, water and
April 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the first annual “Create ’N: A Festival of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” in collaboration with the Center for Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Thursday April 27, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The festival
Andria Moon
April 11, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Andria Moon, NSU assistant professor of elementary education, Dr. Cheryl Wold, NSU assistant professor of special education, and Dr. Greg Francom, NSU assistant professor of E-learning, have recently published an article in the latest issue of “Tech Trends.” The published
Vibrant Bounty Chinese folk art
April 11, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The “Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region” art exhibition is currently on display in the Northern State University Beulah Williams Library. A reception for the exhibition will take place 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the library. The Confucius Institute of NSU
April 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Four NSU School of Business students received second place in the Society for Human Resource Management’s Student Case Competition, held on March 31 and April 1. Northern students Joellen Miller of Houghton; Zachary Ulmer of Lisbon, N.D.; Nick Murphy of Elk Point; and Alexander
Woman plays jazz trombone
April 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Friday, April 28, the Jazz Ensembles of NSU will host their annual Spring Swing Dance at the historic Ward Hotel. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. Featured will be the NSU Jazz Combo, directed by Frederic Hemke, and the 2 O’Clock Jazz
AUCS Molly Royals
April 10, 2017
Purchase tickets online ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will present its spring concert, A GRAND FINALE, in the main theater of the Johnson Fine Arts Center on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The program includes music by Mozart, Dvořák, Copland and Beethoven. The
April 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Online registration for the 102nd annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1. Individuals and groups interested in entering the parade will be able to access the online Parade Registration Form. Registration will include a $25
Creativity and Research Forum
April 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 2017 Northern State University Undergraduate Creativity, Scholarship and Research Forum will take place 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Beulah Williams Library. The forum is a venue in which Northern undergraduates can present their research or scholarly activities
Maggie Martinmaas
April 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The reception for Maggie Martinmaas’ senior art exhibition will be April 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Northern State University Student Center Gallery. Her exhibition will be up April 24-May 5. Martinmaas will display lithography, sequential art, comics and animations. Martinmaas
April 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Carrie Wegleitner’s senior art exhibition will be on display in the Northern State University Faculty Gallery beginning on April 24. A reception for the exhibition will be held in the NSU Faculty Gallery from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 24. The exhibition will be on
April 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Shayla Simons’ senior art exhibition will be on display in the Northern State University President’s Gallery from April 24 through May 8. A reception for the exhibition will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the President’s Gallery. Simons grew up near
April 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Jeremy Reed has been named the new vice president of enrollment management and student affairs at Northern State University. Reed is currently director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His past experience includes working as director of
April 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Four Northern State University students presented at the annual South Dakota Academy of Science meeting at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell on March 31 and April 1. Joseph Keryakos of Jezzine, Lebanon, received a second place award for his poster presentation titled “Genes
April 5, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University Speech and Debate team members received awards at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament in Boise, Idaho. NSU students Hannah Higdon of Dupree and Jacob Sigurdson of Clear Lake, sophomores, were semifinalists in the nation in Junior Parliamentary
April 4, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its two new residence halls at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The ceremony will take place at the location of one of the planned residence halls, south of the Mewaldt-Jensen Building on the NSU campus. This new hall will
Levi Seefeldt graphic
April 4, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The reception for Levi Seefeldt’s senior art exhibition will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center lobby. The exhibition will be on display for two weeks, April 10-21. Seefeldt will be showing photography, digital illustration and a few mixed media pieces
Collegepalooza
April 4, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Mark your calendars: Aberdeen’s second annual COLLEGEpalooza will take place Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. COLLEGEpalooza is a back-to-school celebration for Northern State University and Presentation College students. Events will begin at 4 p.m. in downtown Aberdeen. This year’s
April 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Quinn Determan’s senior art exhibition will be on display in the Northern State University Student Center Gallery from April 10 until April 21. A reception for the exhibition will take place from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in the Student Center Gallery. Determan
Lexy Premus
April 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Lexy Premus’ senior art exhibition will be on display in the Northern State University Faculty Gallery from April 10 until April 21. A reception for the exhibition will take place from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Faculty Gallery. Premus grew up in Groton,
National Geographic Bee winners 2017
March 31, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Owen Fink, a sixth-grader from Bridgewater-Emery School, took top honors at the 2017 South Dakota National Geographic Bee held today at Northern State University in Aberdeen. This is Owen’s second year as state champion. The state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic
Music concert
March 31, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University choirs will come together for “A Celebration of American Music” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. This event will feature the NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Music Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Timothy
Student presenting at science fair
March 30, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Local high school students from Aberdeen and the surrounding region competed in the Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair on March 23 at Northern State University. A list of winners from the Science Fair and Quiz Bowl are included below. Science Fair Winners Jake
Campus pillars
March 29, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has taken the first step toward designing a new practice field for the Wolves football team – a move that also advances plans for NSU’s Regional Science Education Center and overall campus master plan. On Wednesday, the South Dakota Board of Regents
March 29, 2017
ABERDEEN — Northern State University has signed an exclusive agreement with Learfield Licensing Partners, a trademark management company specializing in collegiate licensing and branding, that allows Learfield to represent the university and its licensing program. “We are excited to begin this
March 28, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 2017 South Dakota National Geographic Bee will take place in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium on March 31. The State Bees are the second level of the annual National Geographic Bee. The state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of
Bridget Solsaa graphic
March 28, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Bridget Solsaa’s senior art exhibition will be on display April 10-21 in the Northern State University President's Gallery. Her opening reception will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the President's Gallery, located on the second floor of Spafford Hall. Solsaa, the
Michyl Miller
March 28, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Megan Vockrodt has wanted to be a teacher since childhood. “I’ve always loved learning new things,” said Vockrodt, a Northern State University honors student from Pierre. “I also enjoy helping others, so being a teacher combines the two. Teaching is just something I fell in love
March 27, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Several Northern State University students will be participating in the upcoming SHRM competition in Washington state and the Community Banking Research Competition. Northern students Joellen Miller of Houghton; Zachary Ulmer of Lisbon, N.D.; Nick Murphy of Elk Point; and Alexander
Mary Poppins graphic
March 27, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Winds in the east, there’s a mist comin’ in, like something is brewin’, and ‘bout to begin!” The Northern State University Theater Department’s production of “Mary Poppins” will “Step! Step! Step in time!” onto the Johnson Fine Arts Center main theater stage from Wednesday, April
Kristi Brownfield
March 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University professors, Dr. Kristi Brownfield and Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg have published an article in “The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research.” In the article, entitled “Frontier Justice: Examining Representations of Modern Rural Policing on
Deng Foundation Night of Champions Graphic
March 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University graduate is holding a Night of Champions to raise funds to fight malaria in his home country. Night of Champions will take place starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the NSU Student Center. The fundraiser event will be hosted by the Deng Foundation
Gestalt
March 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Several Northern State University graphic design majors will showcase their work in a collaborative art exhibition entitled “Gestalt,” opening on March 27 in the NSU President’s Gallery. Graphic design students involved include Rebecca Hunt of Pierre; Carrie Wegleitner of Lake City
Majorana Demonstrator researchers built their experiment inside a glove box to ensure it all materials remained pure. (Sanford Underground Research Facility photo)
March 21, 2017
Leaders from the Sanford Underground Research Facility will lead a discussion titled "Big Science at Sanford Lab," an exploration of the Lab's impact on education and the economy in South Dakota, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Northern State University. The event will be held in the NSU Student
Christine Stewart-Nunez
March 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An upcoming arts event in downtown Aberdeen that benefits Safe Harbor will feature artwork by Northern State University students. “A Night of Art and Poetry” will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St. The event is a collaborative effort
Students in math contest
March 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, SD -  Northern State University will host the 64th annual Mathematics Contest at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 in the Barnett Center. The contest will feature four divisions: Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Senior Math. NSU mathematic faculty members Dr. A. S. Elkhader,
Becht, Rusch
March 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Lexi Becht and Kylie Rusch will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Becht, the daughter of Doug and Myrna Becht, grew up in Clear Lake, graduating from Deuel High School in 2014. Rusch, the daughter of Shellie and Darin
Alexis Doerr graphic
March 17, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A reception for Alexis Doerr’s senior art exhibition will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Northern State University Student Center. The exhibition, titled “An Artistic Utterance,” will be on display Monday, March 27, through Friday, April 7. Doerr will primarily
Campus pillars
March 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host three candidates for the position of vice president of enrollment management and student affairs on campus next week. Campus forums for each candidate will be held as follows: Dr. Jason Trainer: 3:15-4 p.m. March 23, Missouri River Room (Graham
March 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – As the winner of Northern State University’s 2015 Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant, Sienna Marcott aims to create an affordable, sustainable, agricultural-grade fungicide for the organic grower. Marcott, a sophomore this fall, received a $2,820 grant for her project, “
Rolf Olson
March 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University bands will present their spring concert, entitled “Local Colors” on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m., in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. The concert features a variety of spring colors and textures, combined with local talent, featuring NSU
Music concert
March 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Northern State University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble (VJE) will offer an evening of sweet jazz, featuring coffee and desserts on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Student Center Centennial Room. NSU music professor Fred Hemke will be a guest performer at the event. His skills
Student presenting at science fair
March 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold the 34th annual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair on Thursday, March 23. Approximately 60 judges from surrounding areas will be judging the projects of high school juniors and seniors from 20 surrounding schools in the area and
Chamber Singers
March 8, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will honor the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with the seventh annual Bach’s Lunch on Wednesday, March 22. The concert will begin at noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. S.E. Bach’s Lunch will feature the NSU Chamber Singers,
March 8, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has a brand new website that offers more than a fresh look—it’s also more user friendly, with a focus on providing potential students ample opportunities to learn more about NSU. The new northern.edu launched last week. The website is mobile friendly and
Tabitha Reule
March 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Tabitha Reule will have a senior recital on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Reule is the daughter of Betsy and Matt Glenn of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Buck and Colette Reule of Mobridge. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 2013
Stephanie Arne
March 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Stephanie Arne, host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” will speak in honor of Women in Science week on March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. “Ever since she was a child, growing up in South Dakota, Stephanie has felt a strong
Governor signs HB 1010
March 2, 2017
 ABERDEEN, S.D. – When students begin classes in fall 2019, they will be the first of many to study in the new Northern State University Regional Science Education Center, which will advance educational and research opportunities for the university and the entire region. With the governor’s
Campus pillars
March 2, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University campus community is looking forward to a visit this month from representatives of the Higher Learning Commission. NSU will host the HLC peer review team on March 20 and 21 as part of comprehensive review for reaffirmation of accreditation. “We’re
Student Center
March 2, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – More than 150 middle and high school students from northeastern South Dakota will be on the Northern State University campus on March 15 for the National History Day regional competition. A total of 159 students from seven schools will present 105 research projects as part of the
Fruitless by Wegleitner
March 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Art Department presents the 2017 Juried Student Exhibition from March 1-March 31 in the NSU Student Center gallery. The opening reception is 6-7:30 p.m. March 2 in the Student Center Gallery. The event is free and open to public. Refreshments will be
February 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In honor of Black History Month, a screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” will be held on the Northern State University campus. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Red Room (JC117). DuVernay’s film explores the
Jazz Festival
February 17, 2017
 ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University music department will present their annual Jazz Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater, featuring NSU students and faculty. The student-led jazz-fusion band, “Jet Lagged,” will kick off the evening’s
Peter Ramey
February 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Peter Ramey, assistant professor of English at Northern State University, has recently published an article in the journal, Modern Philology, examining early English vocabulary. The article, titled “The Riddle of Beauty: The Aesthetics of Wrætlic in Old English Verse,” was
Tao Wang
February 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host a grand opening of the Confucius Institute’s Chinese Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 23, featuring a demonstration by a renowned Chinese paper-cutting artist. The grand opening begins at 6 p.m. in NSU’s Williams Library. Speakers will include
February 15, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A husband and wife musical duo will perform at an upcoming concert at Northern State University. Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present “Music for Piano Four-Hands” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in NSU’s Krikac Auditorium. For more than 27 years, Boulton and Barry have
Christine Stewart-Nunez
February 14, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Department of Languages, Literature and Communication Studies will host a series of poetry readings in collaboration with the SD Humanities Council’s Speaker’s Bureau. The first poetry reading will occur at 4:30 p.m. in the NSU Beulah-Williams Library
February 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students in the Aberdeen area will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 17th annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on Tuesday, Feb. 28. NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of
February 9, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The third annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will bring an expert in agricultural economics to the campus of Northern State University. Dr. Michael Boehlje’s speech, presented by the NSU School of Business and Dacotah Bank, will take place on Thursday, April 6. The event begins with a
THE METROMANIACS.  On the floor is Tyler Lanam, seated L and R is Christine Powers and Emily Davis.  Standing L to R is Michael Lytle, MacKinley Breummer, Levi Seefeldt and Joshua Hinkemeyer.
February 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theater department will present their winter production, “The Metromaniacs,” in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater. Performances of “The Metromaniacs” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-18. The Black Box Theater is located in the newly
February 7, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Lawrence Diggs will be speaking on the topic of “Erasing Imaginary Lines” in observance of Black History Month at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Northern State University Centennial Room. According to the South Dakota Humanities Speaker’s Bureau site, “Erasing Imaginary Lines
February 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Confucius Institute has announced their upcoming Summer in Jinan study abroad program. International Programs and the Confucius Institute are now accepting applications for the Summer in Jinan. 2017 Program. The program offers students a unique
Jean Hellner
February 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will present its winter concert, “Romantic Genius,” in the main theater of the Johnson Fine Arts Center on Feb. 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature the Symphony in D Minor by Robert Schumann and the winners of the 2016 NSU Concerto
Gratia Brown
February 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University art department faculty member, Gratia Brown’s art exhibition entitled “Recontextualize” will be displayed in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Brown’s exhibition will be showcased through March 31. An opening reception for the
NSU 2017 Economic Impact graphic
February 1, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students injected about $13.3 million into the South Dakota economy through their day-to-day living expenses in the 2016 fiscal year. That figure is found in NSU’s Economic Impact Report, part of a research study measuring the impact of South Dakota’s six
January 27, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Rolf Olson, will present their Winter Tour Concert, entitled “Dancing,” on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. The concert covers a unique variety of dancing pieces
NSU Swim Team
January 25, 2017
Norfolk, VA - College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Wednesday the 2017 Scholar All-America Teams. The awards are in recognition of teams’ that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 Fall Semester. The Northern State University swim
Brenda Mammenga
January 25, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Brenda J. Mammenga is the new director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Northern State University. Mammenga began Jan. 17 at NSU. Her office is responsible for providing consistently accurate information to the university’s policy- and decision-makers. This also
Dr. Timothy Downs on campus
January 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University President Dr. Timothy Downs has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for two regional nonprofit organizations: the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northeastern South Dakota. Downs began Jan. 1 on the Aberdeen Area Chamber
graduation caps
January 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University's 2017 spring commencement will take place Saturday, May 6. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Barnett Center on the NSU campus. Tickets are not required; the public is welcome. Doors open at least an hour before the ceremony. The spring ceremony
Student Center
January 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University and Avera Health will continue a longtime partnership that provides on-campus health care for NSU students at no cost. NSU and Avera have signed a 10-year agreement for Avera to operate NSU Health Services through July 31, 2027. “This is an exceptional
January 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Kelly Duncan, dean of the Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education, has co-authored another article for the Journal of Counseling and Development. The article, titled “Meta-Analysis of Counseling Outcomes for Youth with Conduct Disorders,” was published
Jazz Festival
January 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 47th annual South Dakota Jazz Festival Concert will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, featuring internationally celebrated NSU alum, Doug Woolverton. Doug Woolverton, NSU graduate of 2004, will serve as guest performer at the festival, which will culminate in an evening performance
I Hate Winter 2
January 12, 2017
Northern State University will put away the snow shovels and get out the swimsuits for the annual I Hate Winter celebration. I Hate Winter festivities will take place Feb. 3 and 4 as part of the men and women's basketball competitions. The schedule is as follows: Friday, Feb. 3 Women’s
Campus Frost
January 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The first Northern State University Visit Day of 2017 will be held Friday, Jan. 20, on the NSU campus. Prospective students and their families are invited to NSU Visit Day beginning at 12:30 p.m. Activities begin in the Student Center and continue around campus. The schedule is as
Joshua Opp
January 10, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Joshua Opp will have his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in Krikac Auditorium on the campus of Northern State University. Opp, the son of Allen and Melissa Kienow of Aberdeen, is a 2008 graduate of Aberdeen Central High School. Opp, a music education (orchestra) major, plays
Dr. Timothy Downs
January 9, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host four Cracker Barrel sessions during the 2017 legislative session. The first Cracker Barrel is set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Student Center Centennial Rooms. NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs will provide the welcome. Cracker Barrels
NSU Campus in Winter
January 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2016 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. •
Mary Poppins
January 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Auditions for child actors to play the roles of Jane and Michael Banks in this April’s NSU Theater production of Mary Poppins will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Black Box Theater in the Johnson Fine Arts Center.   The time for the auditions will be 11 a.m. to noon.   “
January 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Area businesses are encouraged to register for the Northern State University Career Fair, which will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms. The career fair, sponsored by NSU Career Services and Aberdeen Development Corporation, is designed to
December 21, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A scholarly article by a Northern State University student, faculty member and two alums has been published in CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research. “Benefits of Chironomid Research: Perspectives from Undergraduate Researchers” was co-authored by Tessa Durnin, Nathan Roberts
Pack Gives Back 2016
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, Oct. 15, more than 80 Northern State University students and employees gave back to the Aberdeen community in support of NSU’s annual Pack Gives Back event.   The event took place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 15. Following a speech from NSU President Dr.
Katty McNeal
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Admissions Representative Katty McNeal will visit high schools in and around Aberdeen in the coming weeks. Her visit schedule is as follows: Oct 26: Aberdeen Christian High School, 11:25 a.m. Nov. 3: O’Gorman High School, 9 a.m.; Sioux Falls Christian High
Bergjord
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D.- Luke Bergjord and Nicholas Ries will have a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Northern State University’s Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.   Bergjord, the son of Dave and Mary Bergjord, grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen Central High School in 2012.  
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony will present the 2016 Concerto-Aria Competition at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 in Krikac Auditorium on the Northern State University campus. Winners of the competition will perform with the orchestra at its concert on Feb. 25, 2017. This year, there will be
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Admissions Representative Greg Fred will visit high schools in the Rapid City area this week. His visit schedule is as follows: Thursday, Oct. 27: Spearfish High School, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28: St. Thomas More High School, 11:40 a.m. Fred will meet with
October 26, 2016
ABERDEEN, S.D. –  Northern State University international students will present a gala of global cuisine and culture in the center of campus at this year’s revamped NSU Culturefest.   Culturefest: NSU’s International Festival will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the NSU Student Center