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Group shot of a large crowd at a school assembly where Nichole Bowman won her teaching award
April 1, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – For Northern State University alumna Nichole Bowman, a school assembly brought the surprise of a lifetime when she was presented with a prestigious national teaching award. Bowman, who teaches math at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, is one of only about 60 teachers nationwide to
NSU logo next to smiling photo of male professor wearing a hat and glasses
March 31, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Travis Netzer will hold a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Krikac Auditorium.  Netzer, a lecturer of tuba and euphonium at NSU, will perform a tuba recital that blends classical and popular music. He will combine more traditional
President standing on campus green in front of building with
March 31, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The public is invited to the Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Neal Schnoor, 18th President of Northern State University. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. A reception will immediately follow in the
View of campus green with pillars
March 30, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student groups will hold a Cultural Jubilee on Thursday, March 31. The event, open to all students, faculty, staff and community members, will take place 7-9 p.m. in the Kessler’s Champions Club in the NSU Barnett Center Addition (2nd floor). It is free to
NSU Logo next to portrait of Nate Davis, new NSU athletic director
March 30, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University invites the community to a welcome reception for NSU Director of Athletics Nate Davis. The meet and greet event with Davis will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Kessler’s Champions Room of the NSU Barnett Center. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres
A teen girl explaining her National History Day project to two judges while another teen girl looks
March 29, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University announces the following winners from the National History Day regional competition:   Junior Individual Exhibit   1st: Wilmot; “Diversity. Unity. Equality.”; Jada Cameron 2nd: Florence; “Malala Yousafzai”; Emma Caulfield   Junior Group Documentary   2nd:
NSU logo next to smiling speaker photo
March 28, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Honors Program will host speaker, author and former “Survivor” contestant Holly Hoffman at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The event, which is free and open to campus and the community, will take place in the Kessler’s Champions Club in the NSU Barnett
College student standing in cap and gown at commencement holding degree
March 24, 2022
NSU alum finds success in grad school and beyond after training her service dog   ABERDEEN, S.D. – For Northern State University alumna Hannah Rose Higdon, moving away from family, friends and the close-knit Northern community to a larger graduate school was a challenging adjustment. “I was really
Science fair judges looking at student's exhibit
March 24, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Thursday, March 31, 2022, will be the 39th year of Northern State University sponsoring the Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair. The day starts out with approximately 50 judges from surrounding areas judging projects and interviewing students. Projects will be judged
Governor Noem at her desk surrounded by local officials
March 23, 2022
Pictured: Gov. Kristi Noem sits at her desk with, from left: Legislator Al Novstrup; NSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Wanous; Heather Forney, SDBOR; NSU Foundation CEO Zach Flakus; Taylor Hanson, ADC; Robert Fouberg, Dacotah Bank; Katie Vetsch, ADC; Mike Bockorny, ADC
Outside view of Johnson Fine Arts Center
March 23, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Joseph Bottum, professor and director of the CLASSICS Institute at Dakota State University, will speak at Northern State University on March 28.  Bottum will present “The Church of Christ Without Christ: The Religious Origins of Identity Politics” at 7 p.m. in Johnson Fine Arts
NSU logo next to smiling photo of female staff member wearing glasses
March 22, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University alumna Kaylee Babcock has joined the NSU Foundation as Chief Financial Officer. Babcock, an NSU graduate with a degree in Professional Accountancy, started the first week of March as CFO of the Foundation. “Kaylee is a great asset to the Foundation and
Graphic of new NSU athletic director with photo of Nate Davis
March 14, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has named a new leader to guide the next era of Wolves Athletics. Nate Davis has been selected as NSU Director of Athletics—one of only five people to hold that title in almost 70 years. “I am grateful to the search committee, the South Dakota Board of
Portraits of two business faculty members side by side
March 9, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business faculty members Drs. Kristi Bockorny and Sal Villegas had a case study published in the Journal of Critical Incidents. The study, “Operating when there are no rules: An HRM dilemma in changing guidelines,” appeared in the Winter 2021
Choir singers performing at a local church
March 9, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Timothy Woods, will present the 11th Bach’s Lunch Concert at noon Wednesday, March 23. The concert, which honors the 337th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, will take place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620
Give N Day official logo
March 8, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University and the NSU Foundation will host the second annual day of giving, GiveNDay, on Wednesday, April 6. Also known as #OneDayOnePack, this 24-hour challenge is designed to inspire all supporters of Northern to come together to provide essential funding across
Students talking to employers at NSU job fair
March 7, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Spring 2022 Aberdeen Area and Northern State University Job Fair will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Northern’s Avera Student Center. The event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by NSU Career Services, Hub City Radio, Aberdeen Area Department of Labor/
Portrait of a female pianist with brown hair against a blue background
March 3, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts, in partnership with the Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas, is pleased to welcome Norwegian pianist Oda Hjertine Voltersvik for the Midwestern portion of her U.S. concert tour. Voltersvik will present a solo concert at 7:30 p.m.
Professors at podium speaking to students at a past National History Day
March 2, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – About 200 middle and high school students from around northeastern South Dakota will be on the Northern State University campus on March 9 for the National History Day regional competition. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Judging will take place in Northern’s Avera
Portrait of young mail guest artist next to portrait of young female guest artist
March 1, 2022
Pictured, left to right: Alumni guest artists Dr. Anthony Rohr and Elsa Swanson.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Opera presents “A Night at the Opera” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The concert, presented in
Portraits of three white men wearing suits side by side
February 28, 2022
Pictured from left: Carter, Davis, Viano   ABERDEEN, S.D. – Three finalists for the position of Northern State University Director of Athletics will visit Northern for on-campus interviews starting this week. The finalists’ visit schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 3: Gavin Viano Monday, March
Young woman playing an instrument
February 23, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Music Department will present the “Winging it with Jazz” Spring Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The concert will feature the 2 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Grant Manhart, and the 1 O’Clock
Young woman teacher sitting on her classroom desk holding a sign with her name on it
February 17, 2022
MILBANK, S.D. – After completing her student teaching experience, Northern State University alumna Katie Sinner realized she had a passion for working with students with disabilities. When she decided to pursue a master’s degree in special education, she looked at different options, but ultimately
Outside of Tech Center on NSU campus
February 16, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Student Success Center has officially opened in its new centralized location on campus. The Student Success Center (SSC) offers comprehensive academic support services, creating a network of support to empower all Northern students to succeed. Now
View of campus building with NSU Wolf flag
February 14, 2022
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A partnership involving Northern State University, the Aberdeen Development Corporation and the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) aims to bring new technology—and new jobs—to northeast South Dakota. CORI is a nonprofit organization that partners with rural leaders across the

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