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Welcome to the NSU News Update - providing information on events happening on campus or involving NSU students, staff and faculty. 

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Registration Open House

Not yet registered for classes or have other questions? Visit the Registration Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 9, or Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Success Center (TC 148) between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Staff will be available to assist with registering for classes, identifying registration time ticket, making Navigate appointments, removing holds, answering financial aid questions, and exploring academic resources.  Finalize course registration to receive SGA Pack Points!


Common Read is Nov. 7      

Northern’s fall 2022 Common Read book will be Send,” by Patty Blount. Blount will deliver the 2022 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of “Send” are available for purchase at the NSU Wolf Shoppe. For more information about Northern’s Common Read, contact NSU Honors Program Director Dr. Kristi Bockorny,



Student Success GOLD Series

The Student Success Center has upcoming Student Success GOLD Series workshops the next couple of weeks. Workshops are as follows:

  • Student Success GOLD Series - The One About Studying Smarter, Not Harder – Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7-8 p.m. in the Maroon Room (Student Center): Time is precious, but there is a lot to learn to be successful in your classes. The NSU Student Success Center invites students to this interactive workshop to learn about studying more effectively and efficiently. Avoid those long, boring study sessions and discover strategies to study at a deeper level while utilizing time better.
  • Student Success GOLD Series - The One About Procrastination – Monday, Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Maroon Room (Student Center): Why do today what I can do tomorrow? That makes things easier, right?…WRONG! Come find out why. The NSU Student Success Center invites students to this interactive workshop to learn about ways to become a pro at fighting procrastination. We will give you strategies to combat this sneaky habit, get the most out of your time, and have a more stress-free schedule.


Noon Forums

Fall 2022 Noon Forums will continue at noon Nov. 9 in the library, with “Over There and Over Here,” featuring Brooke Louise Thielbar and Sgt. Brock Thielbar. Noon Forums, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by Faculty Senate, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Center for Public History and Civic Engagement. Remaining topics for fall semester are:

  • Nov. 16: Effective Engagement Strategies in HyFlex Modality Based on Intrinsic Motivation in Students (Kristi Bockorny, Theresa Giannavola, Shalini Mathew, and Hannah Walters)
  • Nov. 30: How Local Botany Has Altered Our History (Jeff Bartel)


Flash Sale at the NSU Wolf Shoppe

The NSU Wolf Shoppe will have a Flash Sale on Thursday, Nov. 10 – get 30 percent off all hooded sweatshirts!


Four-Points Film Project

Interested in learning movie cameras, sounds, make-up, props and video editing on the fly? Join our NSU Film Crew for the 2022 on-campus 4-Points Film Project! The team is open to all NSU students, faculty and staff, and Aberdeen community members. A team Strategy Meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. in the new Film/TV Studio (DH209).  The filmmaking challenge itself is Nov. 11-14. For more information, contact Jason Knowles:


March, Ulber, Weigel Senior Recital

Madison March, Melissa Ulber and Katrina Weigel will hold their senior recital at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in the JFAC Jewett Theater. March, who plays the trumpet, will perform “Sonate pour Trompette et Piano, I. Sarabande & 2. Intermede,” Jean Hubeau; “Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major, I. Allegro,” Johann Baptist Georg Neruda; and “Sonata for Trumpet & Piano, Movt. 1,” Kent Kennan. Her accompanist will be Kay Fischer. Ulber, who plays percussion, will perform “Moon Chasers,” by Mark Ford (marimba); “Bushido The Way Of The Warrior,” by John Willmarth (timpani); and “Tambourine Chinios,” by Fritz Kreisler (xylophone). Weigel, whose primary instrument is piano, will perform three songs by Dmitri Kabalevsky: “Toccatina,” “A Fairy Tale” and “Sonatina.” She will also perform “Rondo,” a piano/clarinet duet she wrote in 1995, accompanied by Connor Knigge on clarinet; “Slavonic Dance, Op. 72, No. 2 in E minor” by Antonin Dvorak, featuring duet partner Jayda Hunstad; and “Memory” (from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, “Cats,” with music by Webber, text by Trevor Nunn after T.S. Eliot), featuring Hunstad as vocalist.


Pre-Health Club Blood Drive

The Pre-Health Club will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rivett Foyer of the Jewett Regional Science Education Center. Sign up to donate at this link, or contact George Nora by email at


Wolf Talk

Northern will hold fall 2022 Wolf Talks in conjunction with the 2022 Common Read Lecture, which are free and open to the public. The remaining Wolf Talks will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the JFAC Jewett Theater. Dr. Darryl Tonemah will deliver an unforgettable experience, bringing his intimate storytelling of friendship and family loyalty to Northern. A 1989 NSU graduate, Tonemah is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and author. He has spoken on campus in the past, including delivering Northern’s spring commencement address in 2014. Tonemah’s Wolf Talk and concert performance is sponsored by TRIO SSS and the NSU American Indian Circle Program.


Idea Pitch Competition

This competition is open all Northern undergraduate students who have creative new ideas. You don’t need to have a full business plan, and no entrepreneurial or business experience is necessary! Applicants (either individuals or teams) will receive valuable insight from successful business people and have the opportunity to win up to $1,000 in cash prizes. At least three (and up to five) individuals or teams will walk away with a cash prize based on our judges’ rulings and the voting of audience members at the Shark Tank competition!


Finalists will have five minutes to give their pitch at The Shark Tank Competition in Lincoln Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. The five-minute presentation will be followed by five minutes of Q and A from our judges. Judges will be local business people, including business owners, potential investors and representatives from development centers. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded following the Shark Tank Competition in the Lincoln Gallery. The winner will walk away with $1,000 in cash prizes! For more information visit NSU Idea Pitch Competition.

All-Campus Smudge

The American Indian Circle Program will host an all-campus smudge the first Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. in MJ 112 (outside on the patio). Smudging is the burning of sacred plants and is done individually or in a group to begin a new or to cleanse a space. We seek to build community, so everyone is welcome!


Next Silent Book Club Meeting is Dec. 6

This isn’t your regular book club. No set books to read. No pressure to share or discuss. Never worry if you haven't finished the book. No judgment.


The Silent Book Club model means we are not all reading the same book at the same pace. There is no homework and no pressure to lead or contribute to a discussion. We introduce our books and ourselves at the start of the meeting and then we dive into reading for an hour. Simply bring yourself and whatever you're currently reading (we don't care about genres or formats, anything goes!) All readers are welcome—even e-readers.


The Silent Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. on the Campus Green (by flagpole), weather permitting. The last fall semester meeting is Dec. 6.


In case of inclement weather, meet in the library Round Room. Everyone is welcome, and anyone can join! Consider joining if you are unable to find time and space to just enjoy a book. That's it! No pressure whatsoever. For additional information, contact Hosted by Williams Library.


Attention Fall Graduates

Please purchase your graduation apparel here:


Help Decide the Theme of the Northern Lights Launch Party 2023!

Help us choose a theme for our launch party on March 29, 2023! Northern Lights is NSU's creative literary magazine. Your vote will also help us choose the theme for the cover of the magazine. Cast your vote by filling out the form at the following link: Northern Lights 2023 Launch Party Theme. All are welcome to vote regardless of their status and affiliation with Northern!


Northern Lights is now taking submissions for the 2023 issue. Students can submit their stories, poetry, art, creative nonfiction, photography, original essays and songs to or message us on Facebook! Accepted submissions will be included in our literary magazine that is released in March 2023. Please submit all written works as a Word document (.docx) or a PDF (.pdf), and any artworks as a JPEG (.jpeg) or JPG (.jpg) file. Submissions are open until Dec. 31, 2022. If you have any questions, contact President Madi Filber,


‘Be Northern’ Nominations

Do you know someone in the NSU campus community who should be featured on Northern social media? Nominate a student, faculty, staff or alum to be featured as a Be Northern on NSU Instagram and Facebook! Nominated are accepted through this online form.