Faculty & Staff

Faculty member moves from California to S.D. to join NSU chemistry department


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Whether it’s in her personal life or professional life, Dr. Susan Citrak has never shied away from a challenge.

Picture of smiling parents and children

Northern State University unveils new institutional logo

Image of new Northern State University logo: "N" over "Northern"

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has officially unveiled a brand new institutional logo.

The new logo, which includes a capital “N” and boldfaced “NORTHERN” can already be found on the NSU website, social media accounts and other marketing materials. In addition, Northern now officially owns the trademark for its widely known wolf mark and is actively pursuing the trademark for the new institutional mark (N-Northern).

NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital set for Sept. 17

Female faculty member singing in front of piano

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s renowned music instructors will show off their talents at the annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 17.

The showcase, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater, will include an array of solo and chamber performances by NSU music faculty.

Pictured: Hillary and Jonathan Goff with their three children: Adrianne, 12, Genevieve, 5, and Emelyn, 3.                   


After her entire family came down with COVID-19, Northern State University’s Hillary Goff is encouraging people to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

Family picture with all wearing masks

NSU homecoming parade canceled

Thunder the Wolf waving during a past parade

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has decided to cancel the 105th annual NSU Gypsy Day Parade, as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus.

The decision was made after careful consideration, involving discussions with state and local health care officials. In addition, Northern reached out to select parade participants, and also factored in the recent suspension of the 2020 college athletics season due to COVID-19.


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