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President Downs 2018 ASPIRE Award
October 2, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University President Dr. Tim Downs has been named the recipient of TRIO’s 2018 Friend of ASPIRE Award. Downs, who was nominated by NSU’s TRIO Student Support Services, received the award at a banquet on Monday at a conference in Missoula, Mont. One individual is
Earl Weisenburger_graphic
October 1, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s longtime Purchasing Director Earl Weisenburger has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement’s Great Plains Region. The award is presented to someone who has put forth efforts in the region
Campus pillars
September 28, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Three Northern State University faculty and staff members are part of an Aberdeen cohort attending bushConnect 2018, a day-long conference in Minneapolis on Monday aimed at building across differences. Northern employees attending this diversity, equity and inclusion training are:
September 28, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Lindsey Friedrichsen will hold a senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Friedrichsen, the daughter of Stewart and Shirley Friedrichsen, grew up in Huron, graduating from Huron High School in 2015. Friedrichsen, a music
Campus pillars
September 28, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Northern State University and Aberdeen Area Music Teachers Association (AAMTA) are hosting the local performance of students preparing for South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) competitions taking place early November in Brookings, S.D. Four student-pianists from the
September 28, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Beulah Williams Library will host a forum to discuss how individuals in smaller communities consume news – and how they protect themselves from misinformation. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Williams Library Round Room. The
September 25, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. –The Northern State University Music Department has invited Martina Švandrlíková, a music education doctoral student from Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, to campus. Švandrlíková will be staying in Aberdeen from Oct. 3 to Nov. 14 to study current
September 24, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A satellite studio for South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) opened at Northern State University on Friday, September 14. The satellite studio will allow SDPB local producers to interview campus staff, community leaders, state legislators or anyone who has a story to tell. The
September 20, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has a larger freshman class this fall, and the university continues its trend of high student retention rates. Northern has 339 freshman this year, according to figures released today from the South Dakota Board of Regents. That’s a nearly 5 percent
Woman student at microscope
September 19, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will purchase two new microscopes thanks to a Research and Development Innovation Grant from the South Dakota Board of Regents. Dr. Alyssa Kiesow is Northern’s principal investigator for the grant, totaling $77,078. Kiesow said the funds will be used to
September 19, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Northern State University faculty Julie Johnson, Instructor of Management and Communication Studies, and program assistant for NSU International Programs, Heidi Hepola, have been selected along with 18 others to join the second South Dakota Change Network cohort. The [Part of the]
September 12, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has again been recognized among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report – and in a separate ranking, Northern was listed among the most affordable universities in the nation. From U.S. News, Northern tied for number 101
September 12, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17. Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing or
September 12, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Christopher Downey can hear the shape of the space in a room. Downey can find a building’s front doors by the way the feedback of his cane changes – the sound from the tip of the cane hitting the floor’s surface and bouncing back to him. “You can localize different sounds to
September 11, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Noon Forums will commence every Wednesday at noon in the Williams Library Rotunda. Presenters and topics are as follows: Sept. 19: "My Constitution Can Beat Up Your Constitution"; presented by Jon Schaff, Brian Bengs and Ken Blanchard. This topic, a
September 11, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. –A paper by Northern State University faculty members Dr. Thomas Orr and Dr. Allen Barclay, written with the help of two Northern alums, has been published in The Journal of Recreation and Parks and Tourism in Public Health.  The article is titled “Marketing Techniques involved in
Darci Bultema faculty recital
September 6, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s renowned music instructors will show off their talents at the annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 13. The showcase, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater, will
Maida Walters
September 6, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Maida Walters has been named Northern State University’s 2018 Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant winner. Walters, a fourth-year Spanish and English education major, will receive grant money for her research project, titled “'Yes I Can': Improving Literacy Among English
South Korea scenery_study abroad
September 6, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a study abroad fair to let students know about the numerous overseas educational opportunities available. The NSU Study Abroad Fair is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Student Center Mall.  The purpose of the free event is for
September 4, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its two new residence halls at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, during the annual Gypsy Days celebration. Great Plains East and Great Plains West both opened this fall on the Northern campus. The ceremony, which is open to
August 30, 2018
Alumnus Brett Rezatto’s school ties extend beyond his degree ABERDEEN, S.D. – Brett Rezatto, a 1999 graduate of the Northern State University history program, grew up a few blocks away from the Northern campus and swam in the Spafford Hall pool long before the Barnett Center was built. His
August 29, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University art department is participating in the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative: a non-partisan, nationwide campaign to use art as a platform for broad civic participation. Every state is encouraged to hold an event, called an “activation,” that will take
Gypsy Days 2018 logo
August 29, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Longtime Northern State University women’s basketball coach Curt Fredrickson will serve as parade marshal for the 103rd annual NSU Gypsy Day Parade. Fredrickson retired this spring after 39 seasons with the Wolves. He left his post as the winningest coach in Northern State history
AUCS strings 2017
August 27, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Area high school students who are preparing for All-State Orchestra auditions are invited to a free educational workshop at Northern State University. The first-ever All-State Orchestra Workshop with the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony will be held 7-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
New NSU Turf Field
August 21, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting this fall, Northern has some exciting changes planned for intramural sports. With addition of the new turf fields on campus, Northern students will have many more opportunities and ways to play intramural sports throughout the year. Jordan Mehl, intramurals and recreation

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