Arts & Sciences

Campus visits resume June 15 at Northern State University

Students walking on campus

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting next week, Northern State University will begin offering campus visits to prospective students and their families on a limited basis.

Personalized, on-campus visits resume on Monday, June 15, with two visits offered each day. Visitors can get a first-hand look at life at Northern, including touring campus and meeting with faculty and staff.

To keep campus safe during this time, all guests are asked to follow CDC guidelines, including:

Students awarded Undergraduate Competitive Research Grants

Science Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. – In addition to quality courses ensuring they are well-prepared for their future after college, many Northern State University students have the opportunity to put what they learn in the classroom into practice via independent research projects. Northern’s Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant has been funding some of those student research projects since 2012.

This year, three NSU students were awarded grants to fund their research:

Schaff awarded National Endowment for the Humanities research grant

Jon Schaff_cropped

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Professor of Political Science Dr. Jon Schaff has been awarded a competitive research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The NEH grant will fund Schaff’s research project, tentatively titled, “A More Perfect Union: Jefferson, Hamilton, and Lincoln and America's Unfinished Work,” as well as its publication.

Brownfield, Mitchell receive 2020 NSU Outstanding Faculty Awards

Headshots of 2020 Outstanding Faculty Award winners

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Drs. Kristi Brownfield and Jon Mitchell winners of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards.

This is the first year the award has included two categories. Mitchell, associate professor of biology, is the 2020 Foundation Faculty Excellence Award winner. Brownfield, assistant professor of sociology, is the 2020 Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award winner.

NSU students present at poster session; two undergraduate research grants awarded

Two female students standing in front of their research poster

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Undergraduate research is strong at Northern State University, with two students presenting at a Pierre poster session earlier this year and two more student projects awarded grant funding this spring.

At the 2020 Legislative Poster Session at the Capitol building, Shayla Steinley and Madison Rutter presented their project, “The Effects of CRISPR Cas-9 System on Progeny of Hereditary Parkinson’s Disease in C. elegans.”


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