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Image including headshot of female professor and NSU logo
June 28, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Pen Pearson will release her debut novel on Sept. 1. “Bloomsbury's Late Rose” will be published by Brooklyn publisher Chickadee Prince Books. It’s currently available for pre-order in paperback from your favorite local independent bookstore, Amazon
NSU campus green
June 27, 2019
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A minor in art history at Northern State University will prepare students with the foundations of knowledge to pursue careers or further study in art production, history, museum studies and other artistic fields. The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved the new program
June 25, 2019
At left: Dr. Meister received the 2019 Mavis Booze Mentoring Award from the South Dakota Counseling Association. Pictured left to right: Front row: Emily Van Gerpen, Sierra Thomas, Meister, Allison Oxner. Back row: Andrea Garlick, Dr. Danielson, Kirsten Krueger, Danielle Johnson, Ashley Larson,
Man standing in kitchen of residence hall
June 25, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When Marty Sabolo accepted the position of Northern State University Residence Life director in 2015, he knew the university was planning to build a new residence hall. After six months on the job, a second hall became a possibility. Then a few months later, that second hall
Book title image
June 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An award-winning author whose book explores the hidden benefits of boredom will deliver the Northern State University Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture this fall. Author Manoush Zomorodi will discuss “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most
Graphics for two theater productions
June 18, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Summer theater will once again be performed at historic Fort Sisseton thanks to a partnership between Northern State University Theater and Fort Sisseton Historic State Park. Northern Fort Playhouse will present two shows in July: “SHOUT! The Mod Musical” and “Daddy Long Legs.”
NSU campus
June 12, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the spring 2019 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.
Quilter's Guild
June 5, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The exhibition “Wallflowers” by the Aberdeen Area Quilt Guild, the Candlelight Quilt Guild and the Modern Quilt Guild will be on display in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery June 17 through August 9. The opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. on June
Darcy Usher
June 4, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Darcy Usher recently received a Certificate of Recognition from the South Dakota Historical Society’s Board of Trustees for an exhibit she did on William H. Daly. Usher of Limon, Colo., is a senior studying for her bachelor degree in history with a
Women's basketball team photo
June 3, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Five Northern State University alumni and one Wolves Athletics team will be honored at the 2019 NSU Hall of Fame Banquet. The banquet is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Aberdeen’s Dakota Event Center. This year’s inductees are Micah Arnold, Todd Ford, Matt Hammer, Carolin (
May 30, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University alum Miranda Ristau recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for her postgraduate studies. Ristau, of Warner, graduated from Northern in 2018 in Honoribus with a B.A. of Science in Biology with a psychology
Photo of water and a building from Spain study abroad trip
May 28, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Study Abroad has seen a significant increase this year, with nearly triple the number of participants in its programs compared to last year. That success means all the hard work of staff, led by NSU Study Abroad and CEIB Advisor Dominika Blum, is paying
Student plays the violin
May 23, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host a wide variety of summer camps and events throughout the next three months. Below is a list of camps/workshops that will take place at NSU throughout the summer: NSU Upward Bound: The 2019 NSU Upward Bound Summer Program will run from May 26 to
May 23, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University 2019 graduate and communication studies major Lexi Lockhart has recently been accepted into a yearlong internship with Disney, where she will be working in the park during the day and taking classes and seminars in the evening. Originally from Kent, Wash
Student-athletes performing volunteer work in the community
May 22, 2019
Indianapolis – The NCAA released Tuesday morning the 2018-19 Helper Helper Report, which tracks community engagement for all member institutions. Northern State University athletics finished the academic year ranked 20th out of over 300 NCAA Division II members. Northern State student-athletes
May 21, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Online registration for the 105th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3. Individuals and groups interested in entering the parade may register via the online form. Registration cost is $25. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct
NSU logo with headshot of new provost
May 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Dr. Michael Wanous its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Wanous, who earned his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, is currently the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Indiana’
NSU delegation standing with representatives of South Korean university
May 15, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has renewed a unique academic agreement with a South Korean university that allows students to serve as language and cultural ambassadors. At its meeting this week, the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the renewal of the Global Village Program
May 15, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University College of Arts and Sciences student ShyAnn Springer recently received a $5,000 scholarship from the SR Education Group to study abroad in Japan. Springer is a junior English major with an emphasis in TESOL from Bradley, S.D. To receive this scholarship,
Glover and Powers in Silent Sky
May 15, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University 2019 graduate Christine Powers and third-year student Shelby Glover have been accepted into the Open Jar Institute in New York City. Founded in 2003, the Open Jar Institute is one of New York City’s most Broadway-integrated actor training program and
Sculptor by statue with graphic of building
May 14, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A brand new wolf will soon be watching over the Jewett Regional Science Education Center when it opens this fall at Northern State University. South Dakota sculptor John Lopez is creating the wolf sculpture, which will stand in front of the main entrance of the science center. “My
Elvira Sanatullova-Allison web graphic
May 13, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Elvira Sanatullova-Allison will step down from her role as dean of the Millicent Atkins School of Education at Northern State University. Sanatullova-Allison will transition to a tenured faculty position, a change that will give her the opportunity to focus more closely on
Group photo of School of Business students, professors and president
May 10, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s School of Business inducted 17 scholastic honorees into its honorary society, Delta Mu Delta recently. Students inducted for the spring 2019 graduation are: Adam Acker, Aberdeen, Banking and Financial Services Donte Blanchard, Claremont, Banking and
Tim Mantz graphic
May 9, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business Dean Dr. Tim Mantz has announced that he will leave Northern to take a new higher education opportunity at Cabrini University. Mantz cited personal reasons for the move to the private college in Pennsylvania. “It’s an opportunity to move
Confucius Institute logo
May 9, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Confucius Institute at Northern State University will close effective June 21, 2020. The decision was made after a thorough review of Northern’s international programs and activities. The university seeks to shift resources strategically toward services more aligned with its

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