Faculty & Staff

‘An Afternoon of Chamber Music’ set for Nov. 22 at NSU

Band playing on stage

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present their upcoming concert, “An Afternoon of Chamber Music.”

The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The event will feature performances by the NSU Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Rolf Olson, and the NSU Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Audrey Miller.

International Education Week at NSU

Students at international event

The Office of International Programs is proud to announce it will host International Education Week with a variety of cultural events. This week is in celebration of the benefits of global diversity and academic exchange programs around the world. Come join us at Lincoln Gallery in Lincoln Hall and beyond for fun and educational events and snacks.

Faculty and staff attended the Campus Town Hall on Monday, where NSU President Dr. Tim Downs reviewed the results of the spring 2020 Campus Climate Survey.

The survey was conducted in April 2020 in accordance with HB 1087, a bill passed in 2019 with the purpose of promoting free speech and intellectual diversity at higher education institutions.

President Downs graphic

NSU School of Fine Arts to present Virtual Arts Day on Nov. 4

Theater students on stage

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will present the first ever Virtual Arts Day on Nov. 4.

Open to all regional high school students in South Dakota and surrounding states, Virtual Arts Day will consist of art, music and theatre workshops throughout the day – all through Zoom. A variety of sessions will be presented, including instructional clinics, student question-and-answer opportunities and a campus tour.

Teaching Japanese Culture in South Dakota

Japan Outreach Coordinator with community members

Northern’s JOI coordinator holds outreach events around the state

ABERDEEN, S.D. – As coordinator of the Japan Outreach Initiative at Northern State University, Kirika Shimmei has spent the past year teaching Japanese culture to people across campus, the community and the state.

During that time of teaching others about Japan, Shimmei has in turned learned about life in South Dakota.

NSU to offer M.S.Ed. in Special Education starting fall 2021

Students using Braille machines

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new master’s degree program approved for Northern State University will help fill a critical workforce need for special education teachers, especially those who educate students with visual impairments.

Northern’s new Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Special Education, approved this week by the South Dakota Board of Regents, will be offered both online and on campus starting in fall 2021.


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