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Faculty and staff attended the Campus Town Hall on Monday, where NSU President Dr. Tim Downs reviewed the results of the spring 2020 Campus Climate Survey.

The survey was conducted in April 2020 in accordance with HB 1087, a bill passed in 2019 with the purpose of promoting free speech and intellectual diversity at higher education institutions.

President Downs graphic

Education students practicing for the classroom through virtual reality

Teacher candidate speaking with avatar students

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new learning tool offers Northern State University education students the chance to experience the classroom using virtual reality.

The Mursion Virtual Reality Simulation offers an innovative approach for teacher candidates to acquire and practice new skills, said NSU Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Anna Schwan. Schwan brought the technology to Northern after trying it out at a conference in Maryland.

NSU selected to join Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Student practicing artwork

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been unanimously selected as a provisional member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC).

Membership in COPLAC affirms the university’s commitment to a public, liberal arts education and further confirms Northern, nationally, as a premier university recognized for excellence in the liberal arts.

Northern State University unveils new institutional logo

Image of new Northern State University logo: "N" over "Northern"

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has officially unveiled a brand new institutional logo.

The new logo, which includes a capital “N” and boldfaced “NORTHERN” can already be found on the NSU website, social media accounts and other marketing materials. In addition, Northern now officially owns the trademark for its widely known wolf mark and is actively pursuing the trademark for the new institutional mark (N-Northern).

NSU Reading Clinic will waive tutoring fees this fall

NSU student reading to elementary student

ABERDEEN, S.D. –  The Northern State University Reading Clinic will offer free tutoring services for children this fall to assist families dealing with the financial impact of the pandemic.

“Some families are struggling from drops in income caused by COVID-19 economic disruption,” said Reading Clinic Director Dr. Timothy Houge. “Therefore, I have decided to suspend the reading clinic tuition this coming fall.”


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