Arts & Sciences

NSU students win awards from Brown County Historical Society

ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 11, 2017) – Northern State University student Collin Fransen won first place in the Brown County Historical Society’s annual Historical Research and Writing Awards.

Fransen, of Watertown, won for his paper, titled “American Imperialism: How Pearl Harbor Became the Primary Naval Base in the Pacific.” Fransen graduated this month from NSU with a degree in history.

Waid-Lindberg receives NSU’s 2016-17 Outstanding Faculty Award

ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 6, 2017) – Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg has received Northern State University’s 2016-17 Outstanding Faculty Award.

Waid-Lindberg, assistant professor of sociology, received several letters of nomination from faculty and students. In his letter, NSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Joshua Hagen said Waid-Lindberg has excelled in teaching, scholarship and service to her department, college, university and profession.

NSU traveling classroom going strong after 42 years


ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 5, 2017) – Years ago on a bitterly cold night in Winnipeg, students of Northern State University sociology professor Dr. Jerry Rosonke rode along as human services professionals went out to bring homeless people into a shelter.

“They were pretty well amazed as to the kind of conditions those people were living in,” said Rosonke, who retired from NSU in 2002 after 28 years.

NSU student awarded Fulbright Scholarship

ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 3, 2017) – After studying abroad in South Korea, Northern State University student Taylor Bice knew he wanted to pursue a career teaching English overseas.

Now, Bice will begin that career as the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Bice, an Aberdeen native, will return to South Korea this July for a year-long English teaching assistantship program.

NSU student wins grant to attend Botanical Society of America conference

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University student with a passion for plants has been awarded a grant to travel to the national Botanical Society of America meeting this summer.

Sienna Wessel will attend the Botany 2017 conference in Fort Worth, Texas, June 24-28, which will include field trips to study local flora, symposia about cutting-edge research techniques and professional skill workshops. As a recipient of the PLANTS travel grant, Wessel will also receive an individual mentor who shares similar career goals.

NSU to hold annual plant sale in greenhouse

Greenhouse plants

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a spring plant sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27, in the NSU greenhouse.

A variety of plants will be available, including geranium planters, King Tut Papyrus, maternity plants, Cuban oregano and many other living gems.

Proceeds will fund the NSU Environmental Club. For more information, contact Julie Schroer at, or 605-626-3430.

NSU Undergraduate Creativity, Scholarship and Research Forum Results

ABERDEEN, S.D. -  Several Northern State University students received honors at the 2017 NSU Undergraduate Creativity, Scholarship and Research Forum on April 13.

Oral Presentation Winners:

Stephanie Anderson of Yankton and Amy Wockenfuss of Anchorage, Alaska, received first place with their presentation on “Effects of Permethrin on Xenopus laevis Tadpoles,” with Dr. Alyssa Anderson as their mentor.


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