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November 27, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The opening reception for Michaela Schlecht’s senior art exhibition will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Northern State University’s Beulah Williams Library. Schlecht’s exhibition will be on display Dec. 1-16. It includes photographs, digital art, cyanotypes and video. Schlecht
Campus pillars
November 22, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., announces its WolfPACT Scholarship winners for 2017-18. The WolfPACT is the largest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in South Dakota. Students entering their freshman year at NSU are eligible for various funding amounts based on their
November 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – About 30 Northern State University students collaborated to present marketing and promotional ideas to the United Way of Northeastern South Dakota – including the creation of a new community event and a new educational trail for children. Students presented their proposal to the
November 21, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center will be adorned in holiday cheer as the NSU School of Fine Arts hosts its highly anticipated “Holiday Extravaganza” on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
November 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Choirs will tour eastern South Dakota Nov. 28-29 and hold their “Holiday Home Concert” on Nov. 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. The NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Early Musick Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform on tour and
November 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s collaborative project with the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has already received pledges for donations totaling more than $25 million. The figure was announced Saturday at Northern Night, with an official kick-off of the NSU-
November 16, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Know Your Place,” an art exhibition by Northern State University’s Dr. Greg Blair, opens Friday in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery. A closing reception is planned for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. The event is free and open to the public. Blair, associate professor of art
Northern State University and Sanford Health
November 13, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Sanford Health has pledged $5 million to Northern State University’s Regional Science Education Center to support educational activities and create new student scholarships and permanent endowments.   NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs said the university is thrilled with the generous
Dr. Robert Vodnoy
November 12, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. –  The 2017 Northern State University Concerto-Aria Competition will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16, in the Krikac Auditorium. The competition is a project of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony, administered by Dr. Robert Vodnoy, conductor of the AUCS and professor of strings and
November 9, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Three Northern State University School of Fine Arts students were recognized at the South Dakota Music Teachers Association conference held Nov. 2-4 at the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. Brady Vandevort of Aberdeen, won the MTNA Young Artist Brass competition.
Music concert
November 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. -  On Friday, Nov. 17, the doors of the historic Ward Hotel will open for the last time for the jazz ensembles of NSU and swing dancers for the fall Swing Dance. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. Featured will be the NSU Jazz Combo, directed by
November 6, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University international students have a $5 million economic impact on the region – the second highest among universities in South Dakota. That’s according to a report, “South Dakota Benefits from International Students,” released by NAFSA: Association of
Dr. Rolf Olson
November 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present their fall concert, entitled “Classics,” on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3:00 p.m., in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. “Classics” will feature some of the best-known and loved
November 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Sharon Kienow, Northern State University director of financial aid, was awarded the Hall of Fame Award by the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA) at its annual conference in Wichita, Kan., on Oct. 17. RMASFAA recognizes individuals who have
Cathy Hall graphic
November 3, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Foundation has hired Cathy B. Hall, CPA, as its new chief financial officer. Hall began her duties on Oct. 30. She is a graduate of Northern State University with a B.S. in Fine Arts and did post-graduate work in accounting at the University of South
Confucius Institute calligraphy
October 26, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This year, Northern State University will celebrate multiculturalism with a week’s worth of events, held Nov. 13-17 during national International Education Week. The week will feature daily activities on campus celebrating cultures from around the nation and the globe. The schedule
View of Capitol Building
October 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Aberdeen, S.D., home of Northern State University, has been recognized among the top 11 cities in the nation for millennial home buyers. Aberdeen ranked No. 2 on this list, compiled by mortgage data firm Ellie Mae. More than half of homebuyers in Aberdeen, or 56 percent, are
Campus pillars
October 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold community forums to discuss the university’s campus master plan. The forums, which are open to the public, will be held on the following dates: ▪ 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms ▪ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Termesphere
October 24, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – South Dakota artist Dick Termes, whose acclaimed Termespheres® have been recognized worldwide, will be a visiting artist at Northern State University Nov. 6-8. Termes’ NSU visit will include a free, public lecture 7-8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Berggren Recital
Rolf Olson
October 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will hold its annual Band Clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The clinic plays host to nearly 200 high school students with over 20 schools represented from Aberdeen and the surrounding area. This year’s
October 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts’ Percussion Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will represent NSU at the South Dakota Music Educators Association Conference in Sioux Falls Oct. 26-28. The 2017 SDMEA Conference is held at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux
International video contest 2017
October 23, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University international student has advanced to the top 100 entrants in a worldwide video competition. Eduardo Mendoza Reyes-Ortiz, a freshman music major from Bolivia, entered his video, “One Day Closer to My Dream,” in the International Student 2017 Travel Video
Johnson Fine Arts Center
October 20, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Katie Appl, Megan Hanson and Paulo Daniel Jimenez will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Northern State University Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Appl, the daughter of Jim and Susan Appl, grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen Central High School in
Dr. Timothy Downs on campus
October 19, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has created a one-of-a-kind welcome video to show that NSU is a university unlike any other. The new welcome video stars NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs, who explains why aspiring college students should attend Northern. And he’s not just telling them, he’
October 18, 2017
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Katrina Smith and Noelle Stubbe will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium. Smith, the daughter of Vern and Nancy Smith, grew up in Gettysburg, graduating from Gettysburg High School in 2014. Stubbe, the daughter of

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