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Front view of the Jewett Regional Science Education Center at night
September 5, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its first new academic building in more than 40 years. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science Education Center will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, with the
Students swimming abroad
September 4, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students and community members have the chance to experience new countries and cultures this academic year thanks to faculty-led study abroad programs. Five programs have been finalized: Spring Break Service Learning in Guatemala, led by Dominika Blum,
Nursing program graduate standing against column on campus green
August 27, 2019
NSU-SDSU partnership making difference for rural nursing needs                                                                                                             ABERDEEN, S.D. – Shawna Malsom has always known she wanted to be a nurse, advocating for patients on their best days and their
August 23, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Huron Community Campus will host an orientation for new and returning Northern State University students attending HCC. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Campus Center, 333 Ninth St. S.W., Huron. Along with an orientation session, Northern staff will be
Group picture on steps of home
August 22, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been selected as a host site for the Japan Outreach Initiative – the first university in the Dakotas to be chosen for this program. “We’re putting South Dakota on the map through Northern,” said Dr. Leigh Neys, director of the NSU Office of
August 21, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D.–The NSU School of Fine Arts will be welcoming five new faculty members into the program starting fall 2019. The new faculty are as follows: Derek Decker, Lecturer of Art:  Decker earned his BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University and his MFA in ceramics from Edinboro University of
APD conducts ALICE training at NSU
August 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This summer, Northern State University officials fine-tuned their emergency preparedness policies thanks to an exercise led by the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management and Brown County Emergency Management. The tabletop exercise, which also involved the South Dakota
President speaking to audience at podium
August 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University kicked off the 2019-20 academic year with in-service sessions that welcomed new faculty and discussed strategies for student success. NSU President Dr. Tim Downs led the first session in a packed Krikac Auditorium. “I’m really excited because every year we
Technology Center
August 8, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved academic program requests from public universities, including Northern State University, to meet workforce and community development needs across the state.   For Northern, requests were approved for new undergraduate certificates
Book cover image and headshot of professor
August 7, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Professor of Education Dr. Alan Neville has co-authored an educational assessment textbook that he will use in an NSU education course. “Educational Assessment: Using Student Learning Objectives to Promote Student Growth” was published by Kendall Hunt
August 7, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Brown County Fair-goers will once again have a chance to win money to attend Northern State University. Northern is giving away $7,000 in scholarships for fall 2020. That’s seven $1,000 scholarships, or one for each day of the fair, which runs Aug. 12-18 at the Brown County
August 5, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has partnered with Love Your Melon (LYM) to produce custom NSU hats. LYM is an apparel company based out Minneapolis, MN dedicated to giving 50% of net profits to fight pediatric cancer. LYM was founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St
NSU alumnus playing a saxophone
August 1, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Growing up in Mobridge, Steven Zimoski was really ambitious – he knew he wanted to travel the world someday, he just didn’t know how it was going to happen. For Zimoski, a 2014 Northern State University graduate, it happened thanks to his career as a music manager and saxophone
Four people standing in front of a cement truck
August 1, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An area business found a unique way to show their support for Northern State University that will reach people around the region. Jensen Rock and Sand has partnered with Northern to have the NSU Wolf logo displayed on one of their cement trucks – and they might do the same to
Logos of Educational Impact Campaign and Kessler's
July 29, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Kessler’s grocery store knows how important Northern State University is to the community – that’s why the longtime local business decided to give a gift to the Educational Impact Campaign. The Kessler’s gift will support the NSU Regional Sports Complex and Athletic and Recreation
Jon Schaff_cropped
July 19, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Political Science Professor Dr. Jon Schaff is releasing a book examining the Lincoln presidency and democracy in the United States. “Abraham Lincoln’s Statesmanship and the Limits of Liberal Democracy” will be published by Southern Illinois University
Family picture with parents and three children
July 19, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been such a large part of Kristen and Derrick Dinger’s lives that the couple decided to give back. The former Wolves athletes have given a gift to the Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field/NSU Regional Sports Complex, part of the Educational Impact
July 18, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Recent design approval by the South Dakota Board of Regents means the Northern State University regional sports complex project is almost ready to begin. “It’s the final hundred meters of the race for this transformational project,” said NSU Director of Athletics Josh Moon. “Right
Image including headshot of female professor and NSU logo
June 28, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Pen Pearson will release her debut novel on Sept. 1. “Bloomsbury's Late Rose” will be published by Brooklyn publisher Chickadee Prince Books. It’s currently available for pre-order in paperback from your favorite local independent bookstore, Amazon
NSU campus green
June 27, 2019
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A minor in art history at Northern State University will prepare students with the foundations of knowledge to pursue careers or further study in art production, history, museum studies and other artistic fields. The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved the new program
June 25, 2019
At left: Dr. Meister received the 2019 Mavis Booze Mentoring Award from the South Dakota Counseling Association. Pictured left to right: Front row: Emily Van Gerpen, Sierra Thomas, Meister, Allison Oxner. Back row: Andrea Garlick, Dr. Danielson, Kirsten Krueger, Danielle Johnson, Ashley Larson,
Man standing in kitchen of residence hall
June 25, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When Marty Sabolo accepted the position of Northern State University Residence Life director in 2015, he knew the university was planning to build a new residence hall. After six months on the job, a second hall became a possibility. Then a few months later, that second hall
Book title image
June 20, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An award-winning author whose book explores the hidden benefits of boredom will deliver the Northern State University Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture this fall. Author Manoush Zomorodi will discuss “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most
Graphics for two theater productions
June 18, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Summer theater will once again be performed at historic Fort Sisseton thanks to a partnership between Northern State University Theater and Fort Sisseton Historic State Park. Northern Fort Playhouse will present two shows in July: “SHOUT! The Mod Musical” and “Daddy Long Legs.”
NSU campus
June 12, 2019
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. There are four categories: Full-time students with a GPA of 4.0.

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