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Image of NSU logo and COVID-19 information
March 16, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Citing the continued high risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus throughout the United States and in the interest of public safety, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced today that classes will temporarily move online for all of its institutions, including Northern State
Family walking on campus being filmed by TV camera crew
March 16, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” featuring the family of Northern State University’s men’s basketball coach is set to air this week. According to a “House Hunters” producer, the episode featuring Coach Saul and Nicole Phillips and their children is scheduled to air at 6 p.m.
Watercolor landscape painting by JFAC artist
March 11, 2020
This event was canceled.   ABERDEEN, S.D. – “The Great Places Series” by artist Laura Jewell will be on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery through April 24. A reception is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the JFAC Gallery. “The Great Places Series” captures the landscapes
Student showing science project to judges
March 11, 2020
This event was canceled. ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold the 37thannual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair on Monday, March 23. The event is affiliated with International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Washington, D.C. About 200-250 students are expected
Choir singing at a church
March 11, 2020
This event was canceled. ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Chamber Singers will present the 10th annual Bach’s Lunch, honoring the 335rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, on Wednesday, March 18. The performance – the longest-running Bach concert series in the state – will begin at
Female student playing in a band
March 10, 2020
This event was canceled. ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Spring Jazz Concert, “March into Jazz,” will take place on Thursday, March 19, on the NSU campus. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theatre. The event will feature
Professors at podium at National History Day
March 10, 2020
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
NSU logo alongside headshot of VP Enrollment, Communications and Marketing
March 9, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Justin Fraase’s duties at Northern State University now include serving as the Vice President of Enrollment, along with maintaining his prior duties in Communications and Marketing. Fraase will take over for Dr. Jeremy Reed, who has resigned his position effective the end of May
Man standing in kitchen of residence hall
March 9, 2020
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.
Image of NSU logo next to head shot of admissions director
March 6, 2020
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
Students on Northern State University campus green.
March 5, 2020
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
"Wizard of Oz" Ad
February 26, 2020
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
Conductor directing the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony on stage
February 20, 2020
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
Veterans services
February 19, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has again been recognized for its service to student veterans and students in the military. NSU has been designated a 2020 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, an honor the university has received many of the past several years. The Military Friendly
"She Loves" to present on Feb 20 at 7:30 in Krikac Auditorium.
February 18, 2020
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
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America
February 13, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Elementary students in the Aberdeen area will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 20th annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on Tuesday, March 3. Read Across America is a Dr. Seuss themed literacy night at the Aberdeen
Band members performing in JFAC
February 12, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., announces its fine arts scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 academic year. Scholarship amounts for NSU School of Fine Arts students – including art, music, and theater – totaled more than $125,000. Recipients are listed below by
Portrait of male speaker
February 11, 2020
This event was canceled. ABERDEEN, S.D. – The sixth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will be held in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 31. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social, and the lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s speaker is Damian Mason, a
NSU Theatre cast members on stage
February 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theatre Department will present the play "Lasso of Truth" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Feb. 27-29 and March 5-6.; and at 3 p.m. March 1. These dates have changed from the original poster
Students walking across campus
February 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – New students coming to college for the first time are looking for connections – for some, it can mean the difference between staying or leaving. That’s where Northern State University’s First-Year Seminar Program comes in.  The program strives to provide connections for new
Student standing outside in a city in Chile
February 5, 2020
NSU senior to take teaching job in Lithuania after graduation ABERDEEN, S.D. – Karlie Brown came to Northern State University with a plan: earn a teaching degree and find a job somewhere in the area. “However, nothing ever goes to plan,” said Brown, who is from Sioux Falls. After taking a required
Student winners of 2020 NSU Young Artist Competition
February 4, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – At Northern State University’s Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition, 19 talented high school juniors and seniors from South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota performed for NSU faculty judging panels throughout the event on Jan. 11. The event, held in Johnson Fine Arts
Dr. Rolf Olson
February 4, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band will present a concert, “Journeys,” at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The concert, the second in a series of performances with music from around the world, will feature Fritz Hemke, alto
Image of NSU logo next to head shot of dean
January 30, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Longtime Northern State University faculty member Dr. Doug Ohmer has been named the new dean of the NSU School of Business. Ohmer, associate professor of management, has worked at Northern for 26 years, serving as interim School of Business dean this academic year. “I’m truly
Intelligent.com's Top 40 Online Master's in Music Education Programs Title
January 29, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been ranked among the top Master’s in Music Education degree programs by Intelligent.com.  Northern sits at number 14 amongst 163 other universities assessed, with nearly 422 education programs compared. Intelligent.com reviewed each program based on

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