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Center for Public History and Civic Engagement grand opening is Jan. 24

Dusty Johnson speaking to Boys State participants at NSU

Pictured: U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson speaks at Boys State on the NSU campus.


ABERDEEN, S.D. – United States Representative Dusty Johnson will speak at the grand opening event of the Northern State University Center for Public History and Civic Engagement.

Johnson will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Centennial Rooms of Northern’s Avera Student Center. He will discuss the importance of civic engagement and current affairs in Washington, D.C.

Center for Public History and Civic Engagement receives Knight Foundation grant

Group of people holding an over-sized check

Pictured: Left to right, Lennon Keller, Center for Public History and Civic Engagement student worker; Dr. Neal Schnoor, Northern State University president; Dr. Alyssa Kiesow, NSU College of Arts and Sciences dean; Heath Johnson, Aberdeen Area Community Foundation chairman; Dr. Jon Schaff, Center for Public History and Civic Engagement director; Pat Gallagher, South Dakota Community Foundation community development coordinator; and Dr. Michael Wanous, NSU provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Noem includes NSU Business and Innovation Center in 2022 budget

View of campus green with pillars

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Gov. Noem announced support for a new Business and Innovation Center at Northern State University in today’s budget address. The facility will also provide a new on-campus home for South Dakota State University’s accelerated nursing program, which is currently housed in Northern’s Mewaldt-Jensen building, and a welcoming front door to campus for Admissions and the community.

NSU Winter Commencement set for Saturday, Dec. 11

Graduates in cap and gown holding diplomas

ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, Dec. 11, 94 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2021 winter commencement.

The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. Delivering the commencement address will be Dr. Kristi Bockorny, associate professor of management and marketing, the 2021 NSU Foundation Faculty Excellence Award. Student speaker will be Jacob Swanson, 2021-22 president of the Student Government Association.

Northern State University to hold fall plant sale

Plants in the greenhouse

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A fall plant sale will take place next week at the Northern State University greenhouse.

A variety of succulents and spring-flowering bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) will be available for sale in the greenhouse, located in Mewaldt-Jensen 144B. 

Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 17. Cash or check only will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward scholarships and purchasing greenhouse supplies. The public is welcome.

Free Application Campaign provides great opportunity to students

Two science students smiling at camera

Pictured: Senior Olivia Rud, left, is a biology major who applied to NSU during Free Application Week.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – For Northern State University freshman Lily Tobin, applying to college during Free Application Week was a great opportunity.

“Just economically, it makes sense,” said Tobin, a freshman graphic design major from Aberdeen. “If you can apply for free, why wouldn’t you?”

Student-soldiers feel supported by NSU, S.D. Army National Guard

Three soldiers walking on the NSU campus

Pictured, left to right: Spc. Crystal Cook, Pfc. Kealy Hill and Spc. Marissa Hanley

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Being a student and a soldier has been a great experience for Spc. Crystal Cook, Spc. Marissa Hanley and Pfc. Kealy Hill—and all three said they’ve felt supported by both Northern State University and the South Dakota National Guard.

Cook, a junior communications major from Parker, said her professors have been supportive.

Two NSU Honors Program students earn second place at national conference

Smiling female NSU students holding certificates for research awards

Pictured: Anderson, left, and Williams, right


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