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May 8, 2020
NSU Virtual Campus Town Hall Recap More than 150 faculty and staff tuned in for Northern State University’s Virtual Campus Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5. NSU President Dr. Tim Downs opened the question-and-answer session saying he’s proud of how everyone has responded to changes caused by the COVID-
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May 8, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An author who has traveled the country seeking stories of often forgotten Americans will deliver the Northern State University Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture this fall. Chris Arnade will discuss “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Backrow America” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14
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May 7, 2020
Dear Colleagues, Dr. Fouberg and I have been charged with overseeing Northern State University’s Return-to-Campus Taskforce. The taskforce’s charge is: Each area shall identify safety procedures, guidelines and operating processes for resuming all university activities on campus. Each area shall
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May 7, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – All three awards in Brown County Historical Society’s annual research and writing contest went to Northern State University students. NSU student winners and their winning entries are listed below: First Place: Mitchell A. Hanes, a political science and history double major from
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May 6, 2020
Northern community, NSU’s leadership team is forming several COVID-19 Contingency Planning Task Forces. We have put together the COVID-19 Academic Planning Fall 2020 Task Force to address adaptations for Fall 2020 classes. Here are the members of this task force: COVID-19 Academic Planning Fall
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May 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – As schools all over the nation continue to teach the remainder of the semester online, many teachers can become overwhelmed. When teachers are only able to communicate with their students via Zoom calls and occasional emails, it becomes easier for students to fall behind in their
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May 4, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will commemorate its 264 spring 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 9. Though the university will not hold a traditional graduation ceremony, Northern will post a short video to Facebook and Twitter at 10:30 a.m. CST, which will address commencement and confer
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May 1, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will resume on-campus operations, including face-to-face learning, for the fall 2020 semester, following the guidance of the South Dakota Board of Regents. Northern’s decision, announced in conjunction with the Board of Regents statement, followed careful
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April 29, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 summer theater season for Northern Fort Playhouse has been canceled. Though the cancellation wasn’t an easy decision, it was the right one, said Northern Fort Playhouse Board of Directors President Sandi Jaspers. “
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April 23, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – With the recent events concerning COVID-19 and social distancing, professors all over the nation have been teaching their previously in-person classes exclusively online. With this sudden migration, however, some classes have proven more challenging to adapt to an online format
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April 22, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Though they can’t come to campus right now, incoming Northern State University Wolves can still get a full orientation experience and register for fall classes online through the new NSU Virtual HOWL Day. The Virtual Howl Day is an extension of the traditional on-campus HOWL
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April 21, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is helping the community and region in any way it can during this time – including by housing emergency medical professionals who are fighting the COVID-19 virus. Since early April, Northern has opened one of its residence halls, Wolves Memorial Suites, to
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April 20, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – While Northern State University has moved to online learning due to the COVID-19 virus, the NSU Counseling Center is still available for virtual consultations and/or sessions with students. The sessions and consultations are available via phone or via a HIPAA-compliant Zoom
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April 17, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Undergraduate research is strong at Northern State University, with two students presenting at a Pierre poster session earlier this year and two more student projects awarded grant funding this spring. At the 2020 Legislative Poster Session at the Capitol building, Shayla Steinley
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April 9, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When high school students needed to learn from home this spring, the state Department of Education turned to the pioneer of distance education in South Dakota for help: the Center for Statewide E-Learning at Northern State University. The NSU E-Learning Center responded, making
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April 9, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Counseling Center Director Heather Aldentaler will take on an additional leadership role for the university, serving as Interim Dean of Student Affairs. Aldentaler, who has worked at Northern since 2018, said she’s humbled and excited about being selected
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April 7, 2020
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. “
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April 7, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Classes will remain online through the summer at Northern State University. The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today that remote delivery will continue for all public university instruction, including at Northern, through the summer academic term. Due to impacts of the
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April 3, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – From advising on industry trends to consulting on curriculum, advisory boards serve as crucial partners to the Northern State University School of Business. “Advisory boards are our critical bridge to the business community, not just locally and regionally, but nationally and
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April 2, 2020
NSU Tutoring Center offers online sessions for students this spring ABERDEEN, S.D. – As Northern State University students have shifted to online learning this spring, the NSU Tutoring Center has shifted right along with them. The Tutoring Center is offering online sessions this semester – and it’s
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April 1, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, the Northern State University School of Business will begin offering a Master of Science in Accounting Analytics. The program, approved Wednesday by the South Dakota Board of Regents, will help fill a need in the regional workforce while providing graduates with cutting-
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March 27, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University student won best 20th Century U.S. History paper at the recent USD Student History Conference, held in February. James Heisinger, a sophomore history education major, won for his paper, “Barry Goldwater: Losing the Battle but Winning the War." Heisinger
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March 27, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – To Northern State University student Steven Meyer, being active in government is as important for college students as it is for any citizen of the United States. “In order for a democracy to work well, people need to be well-informed about the issues and be involved,” said Meyer, a
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March 24, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In response to Gov. Kristi Noem’s Executive Order 2020-04, the South Dakota Board of Regents has determined all South Dakota public universities will transition spring classes online for the duration of the semester and postpone spring commencement ceremonies until further notice,
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March 20, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Social distancing isn’t stopping Northern State University students from staying connected – thanks to innovative ideas from NSU Student Involvement and Leadership. The department, along with Northern’s Campus Activities Board, will be offering virtual events for students while

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