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NSU logo next to smiling speaker photo
July 27, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 14th Annual Back-to-School Workshop will take place 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 17 at the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center. The workshop will be led by Ms. Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, who is known as "The Lab Coat Teacher" and, affectionately, “Miss Dorito” by her students
Male college student in white lab coat conducting scientific research
July 16, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Summertime in Northern State University’s Jewett Regional Science Education Center is anything but quiet – inside the labs of the cutting-edge facility, students are hard at work on undergraduate research projects. That includes Ryan Clay. Clay, a non-traditional student majoring
Building with all glass front on college green
July 13, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will continue to utilize HyFlex on campus, starting again in spring 2022.   HyFlex was used during the COVID-19 pandemic from fall 2020 to spring 2021. HyFlex, or “Hybrid Flexible,” includes not only face-to-face instruction but also synchronous and
Athletic director standing at podium
July 6, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University AD Josh Moon has accepted the athletic director role at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, an NCAA Division I institution. A native of Wisconsin, Moon begins his new role on Aug. 1. “I am truly honored and humbled to join the awesome team at Green
Male student on stage playing the cimbalom
July 2, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – International student Matej Cip recently earned second place at the 14th International Cimbalom Performing Arts Competition in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic.    “I received a special jury award for the ‘Extraordinary Sound Quality of the Competition Repertoire,’ and during the
NSU logo next to smiling student photo
July 2, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Phi Beta Lambda team has a national champion. Christine Stoltenberg of Stratford won first place in Contemporary Sports Issues at the virtual Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference. Stoltenberg, current NSU PBL President, also earned sixth
NSU logo next to smiling staff photo
July 1, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Blake Day has been named Senior Vice President of the NSU Foundation. In this role, Day will lead the Foundation’s development effort under the direction of the President/CEO. He will work closely with the Director of Athletics and Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences,
Three female college students in lab coats smiling at camera
June 29, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Thanks to a new agreement, Northern State University graduates will now be eligible for guaranteed acceptance into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from SDSU located in Aberdeen. The  guaranteed admission agreement between Northern and South Dakota
NSU logo next to new president's headshot
June 22, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Neal H. Schnoor, the chief of staff to the president at California State University Long Beach, will become the 18th president of Northern State University, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced Tuesday. Schnoor has served in his current position since 2019. As chief of staff
Board of Regents graphic
June 21, 2021
The South Dakota Board of Regents will meet Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) in the Centennial Rooms of the Student Center on the campus of Northern State University, for the purposes of appointing a new president at Northern. Immediately following the regents’ meeting,
Finalists for NSU President
June 15, 2021
The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today three candidates who are finalists to become the next president at Northern State University. Regent Jim Thares, who chairs the presidential search process, said the finalists will be on campus in Aberdeen later this week (June 17-18) for scheduled
Students and faculty attending a research poster session
June 3, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A record 14 Northern State University Honors Program students have been accepted to present their Honors undergraduate research at the National Collegiate Honors Conference in fall 2021. That’s a 100 percent acceptance rate for Northern this year; the typical NCHC acceptance rate
View of campus green
June 1, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. Students who achieved dean’s list status and requested that their
Wolves of the Galaxy Homecoming 2021 graphic
June 1, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – After two years with festivities either reduced or canceled due to a winter storm and COVID-19, Northern State University is excited to once again celebrate its homecoming this fall. Gypsy Day 2021 is Saturday, Oct. 2, with the 105th annual parade that morning in downtown Aberdeen
Female students sitting in class listening to a speaker
May 26, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, Northern State University will offer a brand new Bachelor of Arts in Global Language and Culture. This unique program, available in person or online, will provide students the skills and experiences to communicate effectively in global contexts across cultural settings.
Graphic for theatre production, The Oregon Trail
May 25, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Theatre returns to historic Fort Sisseton this summer for the 15th season of Northern Fort Playhouse.  Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Northern Fort Playhouse's 2020 season was canceled, but this year, two productions will be presented in the south barracks building of Fort
Man sitting at table holding his book
May 24, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In his more than 50 years of teaching, Dr. John Stone has accomplished a lot. Originally from Pierre, S.D., Stone graduated Northern in 1965, when Northern was called Northern Normal and Industrial School. Since then, Stone has taught at universities all over the world: Tokyo,
Children working on a STEM project
May 20, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has created an exciting opportunity for third-through fifth-grade teachers who are interested in bringing more STEM lessons into their classrooms. The NSU College of Arts and Sciences has developed a new STEM Kit program that will provide “experiments in a
Science students in white coats working in a lab
May 17, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting in fall 2021, Northern State University will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, which combines components of the biology and chemistry programs. The degree will provide a strong background for health-related professional schools and careers, and will help
Book cover and a photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair wearing a blue shirt and mask.
May 17, 2021
Photo of Alice Wong courtesy of Eddie Hernandez Photography ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s fall 2021 Common Read book will be “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century,” by Alice Wong. Wong will deliver the 2021 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family
Three male college students, all smiling
May 14, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – All three winners in the 2021 Brown County Historical Society research and writing contest are Northern State University students. First place went to Greg Lux for his paper “Striking Out: Why the Homestead Strike was a Success for No One.” Lux, from Eden Valley, Minn., is a
NSU logo next to smiling staff photo
May 11, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Zach Flakus has been named the new President and CEO of the Northern State University Foundation. Flakus, a Northern alum and longtime NSU administrator, will start in his new position leading the Foundation in mid-June. Most recently, Flakus worked as General Manager of Jackrabbit
Two smiling female professors
May 8, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Drs. Kristi Bockorny and Anna Schwan winners of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards. Bockorny, associate professor of management and director of the NSU Honors Program, is the 2021 Foundation Faculty Excellence Award winner. Schwan, assistant
Students walking on campus
May 4, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – With spring semester coming to an end, the South Dakota Board of Regents has announced a first step toward normal operations for Northern State University and the five other regental institutions. Starting Monday, May 10, NSU and the other BOR universities will become “mask
Once a Wolf always a Wolf on a graduate cap
May 3, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, May 8, 227 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2021 spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the NSU Barnett Center. Delivering the commencement address will be 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Joe Senger, vice chairman of Dacotah Bank

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