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Dakotah Lindwurm cheering as she wins her second Grandma's Marathon
June 24, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The day before Grandma’s Marathon, Dakotah (Bullen) Lindwurm was asked many times about her goals for the race. “My answer to everyone was that I would be happy with a 2:26,” said Lindwurm, a Northern State University alumna. “But I thought, on the right day, I had a 2:25 in me.”
View of packed Dacotah Bank Stadium during a football game
June 23, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s new Regional Sports Complex has been selected as a finalist for a national architectural design award. The Regional Sports Complex, which includes Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Field, is featured in Athletic Business magazine’s 35th
Outside view of Lincoln Hall
June 22, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has accepted the Northern State University School of Business’ Full Quality Assurance Report with no notes or conditions. This acceptance by the ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners is an extension of
NSU logo next to photo of smiling student
June 16, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When choosing a master’s degree, Adrianna Heinert knew she wanted to pursue a program that allowed her continued learning and growth in the field of special education. Northern State University’s Special Education-Visual Impairment Graduate Program is allowing just that. “Northern
Thunder the Wolf waving during a past parade
June 9, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 106th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. in downtown Aberdeen. Entrants will decorate their float based on this year’s theme, “Wolves on Broadway.” A panel of judges
Drs. Jessica Talmage and Chelsee Shortt
June 3, 2022
Pictured: Drs. Jessica Talmage (left) and Chelsee Shortt (right)   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University faculty members have won a South Dakota EPSCoR grant that will fund an expansion of Northern’s Nora Staael Evert Human Performance Lab—a project that will benefit NSU students, athletes
Side by side portraits of Lester Clarke, Chuck Welke and Roger Youngman
June 1, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Foundation will honor six Northern alumni and friends of the university at the 2022 NSU Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Banquet. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Kessler’s Champions Club Room in the Barnett Center. This
NSU campus green with pillars
May 31, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the spring 2022 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
Upward Bound students sitting in a circle talking at NSU
May 26, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – As Northern State University welcomes area high school students to campus for its annual Upward Bound Summer Program, the university is also pleased to announce the renewal of the NSU TRIO Upward Bound grant. The U.S. Department of Education has renewed the grant for another five
Two female college students in white coats working in a lab
May 24, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Since the inception of the Northern State University Honors Program, Honors students have conducted research for thesis projects covering a variety of topics, ranging from education to environmental science to entrepreneurship. And the path to completing those thesis projects is a
Northern Fort Playhouse logo 2022
May 23, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The upcoming 16th season of Northern Fort Playhouse will celebrate Christmas in the summertime, with two holiday-themed productions planned at historic Fort Sisseton. NFP will present “A Charles Dickens Christmas” and “The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged).” Performances begin
Professors, student and business entrepreneurship representatives standing at competition table
May 17, 2022
*/ Caption: Pictured left to right are NSU faculty members Drs. Jason Knowles, Sal Villegas and Hannah Walters; Tawnie Williams; Mike Bockorny of Aberdeen Development Corporation; and Kelly Weaver of the Small Business Development Center.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – For recent Northern State University
Three portraits side by side of student contest winners
May 16, 2022
Pictured, left to right: Scott Johnson, Reece Moehlenbrink and Hailey Smith.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Three Northern State University students won awards for their entries in the Brown County Historical Society’s annual research and writing contest.  First place went to Scott Johnson for his paper, “The
Side by side portraits of two academic deans
May 11, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has appointed Dr. Doug Ohmer as dean of the NSU School of Business and Dr. Anna Schwan as interim dean of the Millicent Atkins School of Education. Ohmer has worked at Northern since 1994. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and
Portraits of four student research grant winners
May 10, 2022
Pictured, left to right: Matej Cip, Hannah Kiernan, Melissa Ulber and Camryn Wipf; not pictured: Kai Brisk, Gabrielle Grieme and Jessica Malchow.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has announced the 2022 winners of the Northern Edge Awards and Undergraduate Competitive Research Grants.
GiveNDay graphic
May 9, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s second annual GiveNDay surpassed its goal, with 1,817 donors raising $330,000 for the university and its students. GiveNDay, coordinated by the NSU Foundation, took place April 6-7, 2022. Also known as #OneDayOnePack, the 24-hour challenge is designed to
Portraits of faculty award winners side by side
May 7, 2022
Pictured: Drs. Elizabeth Haller and Benjamin Harley ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Drs. Elizabeth Haller and Benjamin Harley winners of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards. Haller, the 2022 NSU Foundation Faculty Excellence Award winner, is professor of English; department
NSU Honors Program logo
May 4, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The first five Northern State University Honors Program students have been accepted to law school through the new Honors Law Opportunity Program. The program, a collaboration between Northern and the University of South Dakota, guarantees admission for five NSU Honors Program
A family standing with arms crossed after a race against a blue sky and mountain background
May 3, 2022
Pictured - top: Brynne Larvie’s family, left to right: twin sister, Emma; dad, Joe; brother, Joseph; Brynne; and older sister, Britney.    Pictured - below: Tyra Biever’s family, left to right: dad, Bryan; mom, Jody; Tyra; and brother, Bo.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is proud to
Grad caps from behind at commencement
May 2, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds will deliver the spring commencement address on Saturday, May 7, at Northern State University.  A lifelong South Dakotan, Rounds has served in the United States Senate since 2015. Previously, Rounds served as the 31st governor of South Dakota (2003-2011) and
Three student-soldiers in uniform walking on the NSU campus near the science center
April 29, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Military and veteran students graduating from Northern State University and Presentation College will be recognized at the 2022 American Legion Military Cording Ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at NSU. The public is invited to the ceremony, which will take place in the Rivett
A group of college students and professor at an undergraduate honors conference
April 27, 2022
Pictured: Back row, left to right: Ai Qiang, Melissa Ulber, Taren Tschetter, Drew Veflin, Garret Thompson and Dr. Kristi Bockorny. Front Row, left to right: Kayla Jensen, Mayson Sheldon, Mia Fursedonne, and Olivia Rud.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Honors Program students recently
NSU logo next to smiling staff photo
April 25, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Benjamin Harley, director of Northern State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, was part of a panel discussion with the national publication The Chronicle of Higher Education on Thursday April 21, 2022. The panel, which focused on reconnecting students
An image of a painting of a blue cafe, Museum Tavern, with flowers in the windowsills and a bike out
April 22, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Stephanie Vanden Hoek is having an art exhibition reception on April 24, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Vanden Hoek will display digital illustrations and graphic design work, along with some photography work. The
View of Great Plains East residence hall
April 22, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When it comes to campus improvement projects, Northern State University has taken numerous steps toward sustainability. All campus buildings have the latest in LED lighting, with the exception of Steele Hall, Kramer Hall, McArthur-Welsh and a portion in Williams Library that will

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