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May 17, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University graduate Annika van Oosbree of Maple Grove, Minn., recently became the first NSU student to have an honors thesis published in a professional publication. Van Oosbree’s thesis, entitled “Phenotypic effects of probiotics on Xenopus laevis development,” was
May 17, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business student Taylor Ellingson of Warner was recently selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) which will take place at the University of Chicago in October. An international management major and honors student,
Angie Thomas_2018 Common Read
May 16, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The author of a book that has spent more than 60 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list will deliver Northern State University’s 2018 Common Read Lecture. Angie Thomas, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book “The Hate U Give,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 14, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Four candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of dean of the Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education. Each candidate will hold a community forum, which will be open to the public. Information about the candidates and their forums are as
May 14, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two members of the Northern State University School of Business will present at the International Academy of Business and Economics. School of Business Dean Dr. Tim Mantz and Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Keun Lee will present separately at the conference, which will be
May 10, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Research conducted by Northern State University School of Business faculty members Dr. Kristi Bockorny and Ms. Michelle Lesnar will be presented at the Association of Leadership Educators 2018 Annual Conference July 8-11 in Chicago. Bockorny and Lesnar’s submission is titled "A
May 10, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will launch the first annual Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The music performance competition will be open to juniors and seniors from high schools throughout South Dakota and surrounding
NSU campus
May 9, 2018
VERMILLION, S.D. – Northern State University will offer a new minor in Chinese on campus and online. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the minor for NSU this week, as well as a minor in Russian studies for the University of South Dakota. Both are meant to help graduates navigate language
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May 9, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Marla Fogderud is the recipient of the 2018 Nora Staael Evert Research Award at Northern State University.    The Nora Staael Evert Research Award, funded through a Northern State University Foundation grant, provides a summer stipend to support faculty engaged in scholarly
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May 5, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Peter Ramey has received Northern State University’s 2017-18 Outstanding Faculty Award. Ramey, associate professor of English, was announced as this year’s winner during NSU’s spring commencement ceremony on Saturday. Ramey received several letters of nomination from faculty
May 4, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s School of Business inducted eight graduating seniors into the international scholastic honor society, Delta Mu Delta. Business majors joining the ranks of those achieving academic distinction are: Amanda Clemen: Ipswich Chris Forster: Fort Pierre Brianna
NSU spring 2017 graduates walking
May 2, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, May 5, 310 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2018 spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the NSU Barnett Center. Delivering the commencement address will be 2018 School of Fine Arts Distinguished Alum Chris Maunu. A 2003
April 30, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When Jim Kurkowski first started as a student at Northern State, he never dreamed he’d one day finish his education entirely online – there weren’t even computers on campus back then. Kurkowski, 74, of Webster, is graduating this weekend 57 years after he first enrolled at Northern
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April 26, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When Jessica McClain started as a Northern State University student four years ago, she took advantage of NSU TRIO Student Support Services offerings such as tutoring, workshops and events. Now as a TRIO peer mentor, she’s the one putting on financial literacy workshops – and the
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April 24, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host a “Lemons for Leukemia” event on campus to add people to the national Be the Match registry. The event will take place 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the NSU Student Center lobby. People who participate will have their cheeked swabbed to
Barnett Center
April 23, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students will host a fundraising basketball game for Aspire’s Special Olympic basketball team on April 24 at 6 p.m. in the Barnett Center. The fundraiser is being put on by students of the NSU PE 352 Adapted Physical Education class. It is being held in
April 20, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business student Ty Dillabough recently took first place in Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. of Sioux Falls’ (SME) 2018 scholarship competition. Dillabough is a sophomore business marketing major from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Dillabough
April 19, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 23, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Mewaldt-Jensen 144B, the NSU greenhouse classroom. Plants for sale will include geraniums, small snake plants and a large number of succulents.
April 18, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Several Northern State University students received honors at the 2018 NSU Undergraduate Research Forum on April 12. Oral Presentation Winners: Tyler Bowen of Robbinsville, N.J.; Lindsay Aman of Aberdeen; Kenneth Hix of Aberdeen; and Dakota Feller of Blunt, received first place for
April 17, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Choirs will offer their spring concert, titled “a Celestial Celebration,” at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in the Johnson Fine Art Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. ‘A Celestial Celebration’ will feature the NSU Concert Choir, Early Music Ensemble,
April 16, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Northern State University will present Lauren Gunderson's 65-minute one woman play “Natural Shocks” as part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater. Gunderson, recognized as the
April 13, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Joni Willoughby and Paul Fellbaum will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium. Willoughby, the daughter of Jeff and Julie Willoughby of Midland, graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in 2015.Fellbaum, the son of Dale and
April 13, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Kate Dilts’ senior art exhibition will be on display in the Northern State University President’s Gallery in Spafford Hall from April 23 to May 5. A reception for the exhibition will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 in the President’s Gallery. Dilts grew up in
Woman plays jazz trombone
April 12, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Jazz Ensembles will host a Spring Swing Dance at the Aberdeen Eagles on Friday, April 27. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning as early as 6:30 p.m. NSU students will perform jazz standards from the musical “Sondheim on
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April 12, 2018
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Northern State University’s Ronald Brownie has been named secretary of the board of directors for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), a professional membership organization that supports programs that offer college courses to high school students

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