NSU to merge schools of business, education into College of Professional Studies

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – This summer, Northern State University is merging two of its academic areas to create one larger administrative unit that blends business and education.

Northern’s new College of Professional Studies will bring together the Millicent Atkins School of Education and NSU School of Business, creating a shared mission of preparing students for professional careers.

NSU student will teach English in Japan

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – ShyAnn Springer’s future career plans were solidified over a restaurant children’s menu as a teen, Springer used the kids’ menu at a local Denny’s to teach English words to the Japanese exchange student staying with her family.

“I knew from that moment that I wanted to teach in Japan or South Korea,” said Springer, a Northern State University senior from Bradley.

Now, her dream career is about to become a reality.

Campus visits resume June 15 at Northern State University

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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:

Master’s degree strengthens leadership skills for S.D. teachers

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Leadership and Administration program offers veteran faculty, online format

ABERDEEN, S.D. – When South Dakota teacher Meghan Wounded Head wanted to pursue a master’s degree in leadership and administration, Northern State University was the obvious choice.

She had already completed one master’s program at Northern – teaching and learning in 2012 – and it was a wonderful experience.

Wolves Academy provides online lessons for area children

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University education student Tristen Henke believes every child needs a support system – and as an educator, she can be just that.

“I still remember my own elementary teachers that made me feel important, safe, and cared for,” said Henke, a senior from Center, N.D. “I truly believe I learned best from these caring professionals.”

NSU Counseling Center Approved for Opioid Awareness Grant

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ABERDEEN, S.D.  The NSU Counseling Center received a grant to aid in opioid misuse prevention from the Department of Social Service’s Division of Behavioral Health.

The $20,000 grant will help the NSU Counseling Center provide Generation Rx University Opioid Prevention and Education training to the students of Northern, as well as support social media and community campaigning to spread awareness.

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

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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.

‘It doesn’t get any better than this’

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Students, staff excited about new SDSBVI

ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Monday morning, 16-year-old Ch'oshgai Roanhorse marveled at something he had never experienced in all of his nine years as a student of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: a second-floor view.

“Oh my gosh,” exclaimed Roanhorse, of Sisseton, who has low vision, as he looked out the window. “There was no view in our school like this before.”


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