Arts & Sciences

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.”

Student restarts Northern’s chapter of College Republicans

Pillars on campus green

ABERDEEN, S.D. – To Northern State University student Steven Meyer, being active in government is as important for college students as it is for any citizen of the United States.

In order for a democracy to work well, people need to be well-informed about the issues and be involved,” said Meyer, a political science and criminal justice major who is minoring in legal studies and communication studies.

CANCELED: National History Day set for March 18 at NSU

Professors at podium at National History Day

This event was canceled.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – About 220 middle and high school students from northeast South Dakota will be on the Northern State University campus on Wednesday, March 18, for the National History Day regional competition.

Students will present research projects as part of the competition, which will run from 8 a.m. to noon in the NSU Student Center and Missouri River Room.

NSU First-Year Seminar Program strives to help students succeed in college

Students walking across campus

ABERDEEN, S.D. – New students coming to college for the first time are looking for connections – for some, it can mean the difference between staying or leaving.

That’s where Northern State University’s First-Year Seminar Program comes in. 

The program strives to provide connections for new students, said Dr. Liz Sills, making them feel at home so that they want to stay and learn.

NSU Jewett Regional Science Education Center has resulted in major technological advancements, attracted more students in biology and chemistry

Thirteen years ago when she first started at Northern State University, biology professor Dr. Alyssa Kiesow was still copying her notes onto clear transparencies to project to her students.

How things have changed.

NSU’s Johnson receives Distinguished Service Award from SDSU College of Nursing

Two women holding an award

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Academic Advisor Rebeccah (Becca) Johnson has received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota State University College of Nursing.

Johnson was recognized at a ceremony for accelerated nursing graduates held on the NSU campus in December. She received the award for her efforts supporting the SDSU College of Nursing accelerated program, housed in Aberdeen, according to an SDSU news article.

Regents approve NSU academic program requests to develop workforce

View of NSU pillars and campus green

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic programs for Northern State University to meet emerging workforce and economic development trends statewide. 

A graduate certificate in behavioral and justice studies at Northern will offer enhanced preparation for professionals working in counseling, police or law enforcement, social work, psychology, and related fields.


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