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Graphic for Native and Indigenous Studies Minor
May 27, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – NSU Honors student and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal member Jaeden Shaving chose Northern State University because Lara Nelson, Director of the NSU American Indian Circle Program, had several conversations with him that made him “feel like someone actually cared about me and my
Photo of smiling international student
May 26, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Globally, a number of countries have tightened their borders and implemented travel bans due to COVID-19, forcing many students who were studying abroad this semester to end their travels prematurely. Some international students, however, have made the choice to stay abroad in the
President Downs graphic
May 25, 2020
Campus Colleagues, I hope you are all doing well and you had an enjoyable Memorial Day holiday. As we move toward returning to campus, I’d like to encourage you all to follow these current CDC recommendations in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: When in public (including campus), wear a
Professor smiling at students in classroom
May 19, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Four Northern State University Honors Program students submitted abstracts to the 2020 National Collegiate Honors Council’s Annual Conference – and all four were accepted. The students and their projects are: Matej Cip, Hodslavice, Czech Republic: “Efficiency in Musical Practice:
Gypsy Day Parade
May 15, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, Northern State University Wolves will celebrate the “Howling 2020s” during homecoming week. Homecoming takes place Sept. 21-26 at Northern, with the 106th annual Gypsy Day Parade set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. Parade registration begins June 1. Entrants will
View of campus green
May 14, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University faculty members have been honored as the winners of the 2020-21 Nora Staael Evert and Sanford Faculty Development awards. NSU Assistant Professor of Marketing Dr. Hannah Walters is the winner of the Nora Staael Evert Research Award, which provides a
Image of NSU logo and COVID-19 information
May 14, 2020
Students, faculty and staff, We have been notified that a staff person who, last week, spent time in Great Plains East and limited time in Great Plains West, has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to share the identity of the individual. The campus areas in which that
Image of NSU logo and COVID-19 information
May 14, 2020
Members of the Northern community, Several months have passed since unprecedented events caused instruction to move online and virtually emptied our campus. In those weeks, routines and in some cases lives have abruptly changed. Underlying these changes is an emerging awareness that this pandemic
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May 13, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students from the Northern State University Phi Beta Lambda Chapter/Business Club received honors at the virtual North Dakota PBL State Leadership Conference 2020. Northern’s PBL/Business Club is advised by Drs. Kristi Bockorny and Amber Henderson. At the virtual conference, the
Outside of Lincoln Hall
May 12, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This spring, a student team from the Northern State University School of Business’ Policy and Strategy class tied for the top ranking score worldwide in a simulated competition. NSU students Patrick McCormack and Kue Moo, both seniors, earned a Global Top 100 ranking on the
Portrait of female student
May 11, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A research project by a Northern State University student has been accepted into the Association of Leadership Educators Annual Conference. Ashley Meyer’s project, “Training for Middle-Level Managers: A Qualitative Study,” was accepted for the Practice and Research Posters
Headshots of 2020 Outstanding Faculty Award winners
May 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Drs. Kristi Brownfield and Jon Mitchell winners of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards. This is the first year the award has included two categories. Mitchell, associate professor of biology, is the 2020 Foundation Faculty Excellence Award
NSU campus green
May 8, 2020
NSU Virtual Campus Town Hall Recap More than 150 faculty and staff tuned in for Northern State University’s Virtual Campus Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5. NSU President Dr. Tim Downs opened the question-and-answer session saying he’s proud of how everyone has responded to changes caused by the COVID-
Common Read author headshot
May 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An author who has traveled the country seeking stories of often forgotten Americans will deliver the Northern State University Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture this fall. Chris Arnade will discuss “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Backrow America” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14
View of campus green with pillars
May 7, 2020
Dear Colleagues, Dr. Fouberg and I have been charged with overseeing Northern State University’s Return-to-Campus Taskforce. The taskforce’s charge is: Each area shall identify safety procedures, guidelines and operating processes for resuming all university activities on campus. Each area shall
Front of NSU Tech Center
May 7, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – All three awards in Brown County Historical Society’s annual research and writing contest went to Northern State University students. NSU student winners and their winning entries are listed below: First Place: Mitchell A. Hanes, a political science and history double major from
Image of NSU logo and COVID-19 information
May 6, 2020
Northern community, NSU’s leadership team is forming several COVID-19 Contingency Planning Task Forces. We have put together the COVID-19 Academic Planning Fall 2020 Task Force to address adaptations for Fall 2020 classes. Here are the members of this task force: COVID-19 Academic Planning Fall
Student making wolf sign on campus
May 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – As schools all over the nation continue to teach the remainder of the semester online, many teachers can become overwhelmed. When teachers are only able to communicate with their students via Zoom calls and occasional emails, it becomes easier for students to fall behind in their
Campus pillars
May 4, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will commemorate its 264 spring 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 9. Though the university will not hold a traditional graduation ceremony, Northern will post a short video to Facebook and Twitter at 10:30 a.m. CST, which will address commencement and confer
Pillars on campus green
May 1, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will resume on-campus operations, including face-to-face learning, for the fall 2020 semester, following the guidance of the South Dakota Board of Regents. Northern’s decision, announced in conjunction with the Board of Regents statement, followed careful
Graphic of Northern Fort Playhouse logo
April 29, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 summer theater season for Northern Fort Playhouse has been canceled. Though the cancellation wasn’t an easy decision, it was the right one, said Northern Fort Playhouse Board of Directors President Sandi Jaspers. “
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April 23, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – With the recent events concerning COVID-19 and social distancing, professors all over the nation have been teaching their previously in-person classes exclusively online. With this sudden migration, however, some classes have proven more challenging to adapt to an online format
Campus pillars
April 22, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Though they can’t come to campus right now, incoming Northern State University Wolves can still get a full orientation experience and register for fall classes online through the new NSU Virtual HOWL Day. The Virtual Howl Day is an extension of the traditional on-campus HOWL
Wolves Memorial Suites
April 21, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is helping the community and region in any way it can during this time – including by housing emergency medical professionals who are fighting the COVID-19 virus. Since early April, Northern has opened one of its residence halls, Wolves Memorial Suites, to
View of Tech Center and campus green
April 20, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – While Northern State University has moved to online learning due to the COVID-19 virus, the NSU Counseling Center is still available for virtual consultations and/or sessions with students. The sessions and consultations are available via phone or via a HIPAA-compliant Zoom

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