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Northern State University to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Constitution Day 2021 graphic - Sept. 17, 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17.

Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Around Aberdeen all day, hundreds of U.S. flags will be displayed, courtesy of the Exchange Club. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff will wear patriotic clothing, with workspaces decorated with a patriotic theme.

NSU opens Center for Public History and Civic Engagement

Exterior of NSU library

ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, a new Center for Public History and Civic Engagement has opened on the campus of Northern State University.

Located within NSU Williams Library, the Center encourages public interaction with history and history education while promoting greater civic knowledge of an active citizenry through programming, research and archival preservation.

NSU Honors Program students conducting research projects

Female students working in science lab; one looking into microscope

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Honors Program students have been working on their undergraduate research projects this summer in the Jewett Regional Science Education Center.

Olivia Rud, a senior from Madison, is researching materials that have the potential to prevent biofilm growth, in particular staph and MRSA, on medical equipment. She got the idea after taking an EMT course last spring taught by Aberdeen Fire and Rescue.

3M grant to provide STEM scholarships to Native American students at NSU

outside of the Jewett Regional Science Education Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has received grant funding from 3M that will provide two $5,000 STEM scholarships to Native American students.

The funding, which comes from the STEM or Skilled Trades Equity program, will help the university recruit more Native American students into its science programs – an underrepresented population in STEM fields.

The new 3M-funded scholarships are the most recent opportunity available to Native American students attending Northern. Other available scholarships include:

NSU grads eligible for guaranteed admission into SDSU Accelerated Nursing Program

Three female college students in lab coats smiling at camera

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Thanks to a new agreement, Northern State University graduates will now be eligible for guaranteed acceptance into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from SDSU located in Aberdeen.

The  guaranteed admission agreement between Northern and South Dakota State University was recently approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents.


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