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Students walking on the NSU campus
September 26, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has announced enhancements to its merit-based WolfPACT scholarship program, including raising the highest award amount and opening eligibility to more students. It’s called WolfPACT unleashed, and it features a new test-optional category based solely on
Three student soldiers walking on the NSU campus
September 23, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been recognized as a top college for veterans on the 2022 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges list. NSU is ranked 22nd in the Central region on this list, a comprehensive ranking of schools for military service members and veterans. Military Times
Painting of woman at piano
September 22, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts, in cooperation with the Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas, will host a one-day mini-festival, “Claiming Her Seat at the Piano,” on Sunday, Oct. 23. The festival, which will feature music by Norwegian women composers of the 19th
Student actors on stage
September 21, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theatre Program will present the musical "First Date" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, and 15 as well as at 3 p.m. Oct. 16. "First Date," written by Austin Winsberg with music and lyrics
Students sitting behind wolf statue in front of NSU science center
September 20, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, Northern State University saw growth in overall student headcount, an increase in graduate student numbers and a higher student retention rate—and the university welcomed its most academically prepared freshman class in over 20 years. Northern’s fall 2022 headcount is 3,
Dr. Darryl Tonemah speaking at NSU
September 19, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a Wolf Talk speaker series this fall, culminating in a presentation and performance by Northern alumnus Dr. Darryl Tonemah. Each of the fall 2022 Wolf Talks will be free and open to the public. The first event features the hosts of the popular
Students interacting at NSU Career Fair
September 14, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen Area and Northern State University Internship and Career Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Avera Student Center on the Northern campus. There will be two career fair sessions: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. While the Career Fair is hosted annually, there have
Students interacting during NSU Constitution Day
September 14, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 19. Constitution Day is the federal observance, on or around Sept. 17, of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Around Aberdeen, hundreds of U.S. flags will be on display, courtesy of the Exchange
NSU campus green with pillars
September 14, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has again been recognized among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Northern is 24th on the Top Public Universities in the Midwest list of the 2023 Best Colleges rankings, a tie. “We’re proud to be consistently
NSU student hanging artwork in new gallery
September 12, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University art students have a new space to showcase their work with the opening of Gallery X in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The gallery, located in JFAC Room 106, will primarily be used as a student gallery, and it will be a student-run space, said Northern
Outside of Johnson Fine Arts Center
September 9, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Department of Music will hold its annual Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 15. The showcase will be held in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and featuring an array of solo and chamber
Outside view of Library Round Room
September 9, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s fall 2022 Noon Forums will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14, at noon in the Beulah Williams Library Round Room. The featured speaker will be Dr. Jon Schaff, NSU professor of government, who will present the topic, “Liberal Education and Democracy.” Schaff,
AUCS strings players
September 8, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the fifth annual All-State Orchestra Workshop with the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony.  The free workshop, open to all South Dakota high school students, will take place 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. During
Photo of student Haley Wenger next to NSU logo
September 7, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Haley Wenger is the recipient of a $2,000 Delta Mu Delta Board Scholarship. Delta Mu Delta is the business honorary society affiliated with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is the accreditor of the NSU
Graphic of NSU logo and alumna
September 1, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Leila Brammer, public discourse scholar and Northern State University alumna, will present “Reclaiming Public Discourse on Campus and in Civil Life” at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in Northern’s Krikac Auditorium. At the event, Brammer will discuss how free and open discourse is a hallmark
Poster of Nashvegas Allstars, who will perform free concert at NSU
August 26, 2022
Image courtesy of Lamont Companies ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Sept. 1, Wolves fans will be treated to a free concert at Dacotah Bank Stadium prior to the Northern State University football opener. The concert, sponsored by Lamont Companies and the NSU Foundation, will feature the Nashvegas All Stars, a
Fan information graphic with collage of NSU athletic photos
August 24, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Next week, Northern State University athletics opens the 2022-23 season with the Sept. 1 football opener versus Upper Iowa. The Wolves kick-off at 6 p.m. from Dacotah Bank Stadium. NSU volleyball opens their home slate at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 from Wachs Arena, while Wolves soccer hits
NSU Foundation website picture of graduates and text: A Foundation to build on.
August 17, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Foundation is thrilled to announce the launching of a new website, northernstatefoundation.com. This redesign provides a better overall experience for NSU alumni, donors and friends. The Foundation has updated its website to improve the accessibility
Logos for Northern State University and Southeast Tech
August 5, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University and Southeast Technical College recently announced new articulation agreements that will provide additional pathways for students graduating with an associate degree to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree from Northern. The new agreements
View of crowd at Dacotah Bank Stadium
August 2, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents has unanimously approved an expanded alcohol sales policy for all regental universities, including Northern State University. The new policy, which will be in effect at the start of the 2022-23 school year, allows universities to expand alcohol
Photo of Dominika Blum next to NSU logo
July 28, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Director of International Programs Dominika Blum has been selected as a member of the 2023 Leadership South Dakota Class. This is the ninth class for Leadership South Dakota, a statewide program that helps homegrown leaders expand their knowledge of the
Drs. Kelsie Roberts, Shalini Mathew, Lauren Pierce and Chelsee Shortt
July 26, 2022
Pictured: Drs. Kelsie Roberts, Shalini Mathew, Lauren Pierce and Chelsee Shortt   ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University research team has been awarded an NCAA grant aimed at enhancing student-athlete mental health. Drs. Kelsie Roberts, Lauren Pierce, Shalini Mathew and Chelsee Shortt won the
Portrait of author Patty Blount
July 26, 2022
Author Photo Credit: Studio 16n ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’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
Graduate standing with her father in front of an NSU Wolves display
July 25, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Less than two years—that’s how long it took Gabbie Brandt to complete her master’s degree, earn her secondary education certification and snag her first teaching job. Now, Brandt will begin teaching 10th and 11th grade English at Sioux Falls Washington High School this fall—and it’
Portrait of Ramon Vega Jr. next to NSU logo
July 13, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Ramón Vega Jr. is the winner of the 2022 Mrs. Schaefer Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship, named after educator Gloria Schaefer, is awarded annually to one junior or senior at a South Dakota college. Vega is a Physical Education and Health major

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