Faculty & Staff

CANCELED: National History Day set for March 18 at NSU

Professors at podium at National History Day

This event was canceled.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – About 220 middle and high school students from northeast South Dakota will be on the Northern State University campus on Wednesday, March 18, for the National History Day regional competition.

Students will present research projects as part of the competition, which will run from 8 a.m. to noon in the NSU Student Center and Missouri River Room.

Sabolo named President of Aberdeen Housing Authority

Man standing in kitchen of residence hall

ABERDEEN, S.D. – For the past five years, Marty Sabolo has served as the director of residence life at Northern State University. During his time at Northern, he has helped foster a thriving community for the Northern students who live on campus as well as helped raise two new residence halls.

Sabolo, appointed by the mayor of Aberdeen, also serves as a board member of the Aberdeen Housing Authority. In January, he was appointed president of the AHA board.

Cooper named Admissions Director at NSU

Image of NSU logo next to head shot of admissions director

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named Mr. Layton Cooper as the new Director of Admissions.

Cooper has served as interim admissions director for several months, and now the position has been made permanent, said NSU President Dr. Tim Downs.

“Layton has excelled in his position of overseeing the day-to-day operations of our NSU Admissions team,” Downs said. “His role is crucial for our university, allowing our vice president of enrollment to focus on our holistic enrollment strategy, and we’re thrilled Layton will continue in this capacity.”

NSU Counseling Center Approved for Opioid Awareness Grant

Students on Northern State University campus green.

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.

More than 75 members of the Northern community attended Thursday’s strategic action townhall. After initial comments and a welcome from President Downs, Dr. Josh Hagen, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the Strategic Action Team, took the stage.

CANCELED: AUCS to present “Wizard of Oz”

"Wizard of Oz" Ad

This event was canceled.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony will present “The Wizard of Oz” on April 25 at 7:30PM and April 26 at 3PM in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

The performance will feature the original music of Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart. The classic compositions will be performed live by the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, directed by Christopher Stanichar, with the re-mastered film projected on the big screen alongside the AUCS performance.

AUCS presents ‘Unfinished Business’ Feb. 29 at NSU

Conductor directing the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony on stage

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar, will continue the celebration of its 100th season with its next concert, “Unfinished Business.”

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett Theater. A pre-concert conversation is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in the JFAC Berggren Recital Hall.

NSU School of Fine Arts to hold “She Loves”

"She Loves" to present on Feb 20 at 7:30 in Krikac Auditorium.

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The NSU School of Fine Arts presents Darci Bultema, soprano and Audrey Miller, clarinet in recital on Feb 20 at 7:30pm in the Krikac Auditorium on the NSU campus. 

The program features a premiere of the work “She Loves” by NSU music professor and Aberdeen University Civic Symphony conductor Christopher Stanichar. “She Loves” is a group of five songs based on poetry by poets Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 


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