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New program offers 5 NSU Honors students guaranteed acceptance into USD Law School

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new collaborative program between Northern State University and the University of South Dakota will guarantee admission for five NSU Honors Program students into the USD Knudson School of Law.

The Honors Law Opportunity Program, which started this spring, aims to help grow the number of committed, talented lawyers in northeast South Dakota.

Northern keeps two-thirds of its graduates in South Dakota

Student interviewing for job

ABERDEEN, S.D. – When it comes to keeping graduates in South Dakota, Northern State University continues to lead the pack.

Two-thirds of Northern graduates, or 66 percent, stay in the state to work or further their education. That’s the same figure reported by the S.D. Board of Regents’ Graduate Placement Dashboard two years ago and it’s 13 percent more than the average among all regental institutions, which is 53 percent.

51st annual S.D. Jazz Festival set for Jan. 21 at Northern State University

Female student playing trombone

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 51st annual South Dakota Jazz Festival will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Northern State University.

The festival will take place in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Five local school groups will be performing and having jazz clinics with NSU fine arts faculty, following mask, distance and performance protocols:

NSU’s Fogderud to present lecture recital on Jan. 23

NSU logo with headshot of female professor

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Marla Fogderud will present a lecture recital, “Grieg and Mozart: Emotion Through Song,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

Joining Fogderud at the recital will be guest pianist Dr. Jean Hellner. The event, which explores how the two composers approached common emotions in their songs, is a co-production of the NSU School of Fine Arts and the Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas.

Northern Galleries to host Virtual Artist Talk on Feb. 4

Art exhibit on display in JFAC Gallery

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a virtual artist talk for artist and NSU alumna Becky Grismer, whose exhibit, “Taking Root,” is currently on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.

The virtual event, hosted by Northern Galleries, will take place on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Central Time. Grismer, of Spearfish, will discuss her artistic process and the various thematic elements of her exhibit. There will be also be a question and answer session.

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