ABERDEEN, S.D. - Northern State University invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for its leading-edge Business and Health Innovation Center. The event will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 3 p.m. Central Time on the east side of Lincoln Hall, located at 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, S.D.

Slated for completion in late 2025, the Business and Health Innovation Center will include state-of-the-art facilities for business, banking, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, nursing and social learning spaces. It will also be home to the Innovation and Startup Center and serve as a hub for community members to directly engage with innovative business and health programming and resources.

Dr. Neal Schnoor, president of Northern, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, "This is a generational opportunity to address critical workforce needs in business and nursing and engage in partnerships to advance regional healthcare and economic development."

In addition to housing innovative programs in the School of Business, Northern State University is completing development of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. The program is set to launch pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Currently, prospective nursing students can enroll in NSU's outstanding pre-nursing courses.

"We are thrilled about the prospects this facility brings to advancing education, research, and community engagement," remarked Dr. Mike Wanous, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern State University.

The groundbreaking ceremony marks a significant milestone in Northern State University's commitment to innovation, education, and community engagement.

For media inquiries, please contact Chad Hatzenbuhler, director of communications and marketing at Northern State University, at chad.hatzenbuhler@northern.edu.