NSU TRIO SSS Director attends COE Executive Leadership Institute at Yale University

Laci Hettick

ABERDEEN, S.D. – From October 6-9, Northern State University’s Laci Hettick joined upcoming leaders of state and regional educational opportunity chapters at Yale University in New Haven, CT, for the Council for Opportunity in Education’s(COE) third annual Executive Leadership Institute for College Opportunity Professionals– a convening of leaders discussing how issues of economic inequality affect education.

‘It Set the Stage for My Future’

Man speaking to crowd in SDSBVI gym

2019-20 NSU-Primrose Arts and Lecture Series starts Oct. 8

Logo for Primrose Retirement Communities

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will continue its partnership with Primrose Retirement Community in presenting an arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances.

"This dynamic collaboration will benefit a valued and culturally engaged segment of our community, as well as showcase the fascinating research of NSU's talented faculty," said NSU School of Fine Arts Dean Dr. Kenneth Boulton.

BOR approves NSU academic requests

Technology Center

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved academic program requests from public universities, including Northern State University, to meet workforce and community development needs across the state.  

For Northern, requests were approved for new undergraduate certificates in behavioral forensic sciences and quantitative analytics in science and a graduate certificate in Germans from Russia studies. 

NSU’s Neville publishes educational assessment textbook

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Professor of Education Dr. Alan Neville has co-authored an educational assessment textbook that he will use in an NSU education course.

“Educational Assessment: Using Student Learning Objectives to Promote Student Growth” was published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. The textbook was co-authored by Dr. Janeen Outka, an adjunct instructor for Northern.

Pictured: Huron educator and South Dakota Teacher of the Year Erica Boomsma (third row, second from right) along with the rest of her cohort graduating from NSU with a master’s degree through HCC.


ABERDEEN, S.D. – When it comes to successful partnerships, Huron Community Campus is a shining example of a collaboration that benefits the university, community and workforce.

Graduates standing together

NSU 2018 alum Miranda Ristau to receive NCAA Graduate Scholarship

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University alum Miranda Ristau recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for her postgraduate studies.

Ristau, of Warner, graduated from Northern in 2018 in Honoribus with a B.A. of Science in Biology with a psychology minor and participated as a student athlete on Northern’s Women’s Basketball team.

Northern State University sees increase in study abroad numbers

Photo of water and a building from Spain study abroad trip

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Study Abroad has seen a significant increase this year, with nearly triple the number of participants in its programs compared to last year.

That success means all the hard work of staff, led by NSU Study Abroad and CEIB Advisor Dominika Blum, is paying off.

Blum said oftentimes, students tend to think of all the reasons they can’t study abroad – cost, time, parental support. But she’s been raising awareness that it’s possible for all students.


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