Arts & Sciences

‘Germany Making Choices’ Conference to be held Oct. 23-26

ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Germany Making Choices: A Celebration of Business Relations Between Germany and South Dakota” will be held at Northern State University from Oct. 23 to 26. The events are being funded primarily by the Federal Republic of Germany.

Events being held during this conference include the South Dakota German Business Summit, Round Table Discussions, Internship/Study Abroad in Germany Info Fair, as well as a student field trip to AKG Northern American Operations in Mitchell.


Northern to Offer Spanish Degree Online

MADISON, S.D. – A bachelor’s degree in Spanish will be available to students in a fully online format through Northern State University. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved this new delivery option at its meeting this week.

The request is in response to growing demand for online delivery of Spanish courses already offered at the university, NSU officials said.

NSU College of Arts and Science’s Durnin receives scholarship from South Dakota Ornithologists’ Union

Tessa Durnin for web

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University senior Tessa Durnin recently became the 2017 recipient of the South Dakota Ornithologists’ Union Mary E. Baylor Memorial scholarship.

Durnin, a biology/environmental science major with a certificate in organismal biology, is the second NSU student in the past three years to receive this scholarship, totaling $1,200. Durnin follows in the footsteps of 2015 recipient and NSU alum Christina Renz.

Constitution Day celebration is Monday at Northern State University

Constitution Day

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18.

Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Several free, fun events are planned at NSU on Monday:

Student Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.:

                History Club table

                Dacotah Prairie Museum table

                League of Women Voters table registering voters

                Special food at the Wolves Den

NSU faculty, students to host open house at Monarch Waystation

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University biology faculty and students will host a public open house at one of two new Monarch Waystations in Aberdeen.

The “Pollinator Garden Community Meet and Greet” will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Kuhnert Arboretum, located south of Melgaard Road. Drs. Alyssa Anderson and Jodie Ramsay will attend, along with NSU biology student interns Tessa Durnin, Sean Kramer and Matt Wiebers.

NSU to offer Arts and Lecture Series at Primrose Retirement Community

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will offer a brand new community arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances.

NSU’s Primrose Arts and Lecture Series will take place Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Aberdeen’s Primrose Retirement Community, 1701 Third Ave. S.E. The first event is set for Sept. 12, with sessions planned throughout the academic year.

NSU kicks off 2017-18 Wolf Talks on Sunday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 18, 2017) – Northern State University’s first Wolf Talk of the 2017-18 academic year will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, featuring NSU’s 2017 Outstanding Faculty Member Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg.

Wolf Talks, which launched last year, is a leadership series featuring speakers from on and off campus. Waid-Lindberg’s talk will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blue Room of the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

NSU receives grant for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has received a grant to purchase a piece of equipment that will enhance research and science education on campus.

The nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer will be purchased thanks to a $52,991 Research and Development Innovation Grant from the South Dakota Board of Regents. The grant covers half the cost of the machine, with the other half paid through matching funds.

NSU, USD Advance Language Proficiencies

PIERRE, S.D. – To meet workforce and market demands, Northern State University and the University of South Dakota have added short-term certificate training in Chinese and Spanish.

Northern State University will offer a 14 credit-hour undergraduate certificate in Chinese. Preparing students to market themselves to companies that want employees with Chinese language and cultural proficiencies, this new certificate will be delivered online and also on the NSU campus in Aberdeen.

NSU student interning at Omaha zoo

ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 19, 2017) – Alison Byrd remembered visiting the Omaha zoo as a child and decided to take a chance – she contacted the zoo to ask if it had any summer internships.

“I knew it might be a long shot because of the amount of students from bigger schools that are in the area, but you never know unless you try,” said Byrd, who will be a senior this fall at Northern State University.

That leap of faith paid off. Byrd has been working at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha since May. Her internship lasts through July 28.


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