NSU to merge schools of business, education into College of Professional Studies

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – This summer, Northern State University is merging two of its academic areas to create one larger administrative unit that blends business and education.

Northern’s new College of Professional Studies will bring together the Millicent Atkins School of Education and NSU School of Business, creating a shared mission of preparing students for professional careers.

Northern distributes CARES Act grants, creates Student Emergency Relief Fund

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is helping students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic any way it can including finding ways to provide financial assistance.

One method of financial help was provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Northern received $329,889 in CARES Act funding to be awarded to students, said NSU Director of Financial Aid Sharon Kienow. Nearly all of the funds have been disbursed to 274 students, Kienow said.

NSU student will teach English in Japan

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – ShyAnn Springer’s future career plans were solidified over a restaurant children’s menu as a teen, Springer used the kids’ menu at a local Denny’s to teach English words to the Japanese exchange student staying with her family.

“I knew from that moment that I wanted to teach in Japan or South Korea,” said Springer, a Northern State University senior from Bradley.

Now, her dream career is about to become a reality.

Campus visits resume June 15 at Northern State University

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting next week, Northern State University will begin offering campus visits to prospective students and their families on a limited basis.

Personalized, on-campus visits resume on Monday, June 15, with two visits offered each day. Visitors can get a first-hand look at life at Northern, including touring campus and meeting with faculty and staff.

To keep campus safe during this time, all guests are asked to follow CDC guidelines, including:

Master’s degree strengthens leadership skills for S.D. teachers

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Leadership and Administration program offers veteran faculty, online format

ABERDEEN, S.D. – When South Dakota teacher Meghan Wounded Head wanted to pursue a master’s degree in leadership and administration, Northern State University was the obvious choice.

She had already completed one master’s program at Northern – teaching and learning in 2012 – and it was a wonderful experience.

Students awarded Undergraduate Competitive Research Grants

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – In addition to quality courses ensuring they are well-prepared for their future after college, many Northern State University students have the opportunity to put what they learn in the classroom into practice via independent research projects. Northern’s Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant has been funding some of those student research projects since 2012.

This year, three NSU students were awarded grants to fund their research:

Fall semester schedule adjusted for Northern, other S.D. public universities

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will begin fall semester on Aug. 19 and conclude classroom instruction by Thanksgiving, as directed by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Last month, the board announced its commitment to on-campus operations this fall. Today, the regents said all campuses will begin instruction on Wednesday, Aug. 19, three days earlier than originally scheduled. Instead of returning to campus after the Thanksgiving recess Nov. 25-29, students will complete final exams remotely.


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