Alumni & Foundation

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.

NSU School of Fine Arts to hold “She Loves”

"She Loves" to present on Feb 20 at 7:30 in Krikac Auditorium.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The NSU School of Fine Arts presents Darci Bultema, soprano and Audrey Miller, clarinet in recital on Feb 20 at 7:30pm in the Krikac Auditorium on the NSU campus. 

The program features a premiere of the work “She Loves” by NSU music professor and Aberdeen University Civic Symphony conductor Christopher Stanichar. “She Loves” is a group of five songs based on poetry by poets Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

CANCELED: ​Sixth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture set for March 31 at NSU

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This event was canceled.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The sixth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will be held in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 31.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social, and the lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s speaker is Damian Mason, a businessman, agriculturist, speaker, podcaster, writer and consultant. 

Northern’s School of Fine Arts has welcomed five new faculty members since the fall 2019 semester, and among those was Alexis Doerr – an NSU 2017 graduate and alumni.

As an Aberdeen local, Doerr was initially interested in leaving the state to pursue her art degree after graduating from Aberdeen Central High School, but an interest in attending Northern held her attention.

Alexis Doerr

‘It doesn’t get any better than this’

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Students, staff excited about new SDSBVI

ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Monday morning, 16-year-old Ch'oshgai Roanhorse marveled at something he had never experienced in all of his nine years as a student of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: a second-floor view.

“Oh my gosh,” exclaimed Roanhorse, of Sisseton, who has low vision, as he looked out the window. “There was no view in our school like this before.”

Regents approve NSU academic program requests to develop workforce

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic programs for Northern State University to meet emerging workforce and economic development trends statewide. 

A graduate certificate in behavioral and justice studies at Northern will offer enhanced preparation for professionals working in counseling, police or law enforcement, social work, psychology, and related fields.


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