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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
August 20, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Northern State University will continue its partnership with Primrose Retirement Community in presenting an arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances. "This dynamic collaboration will benefit a valued and culturally engaged segment
Create N 2018 speakers
August 20, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 2018 Create ‘N’: A Festival Celebrating Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Workforce will take place Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Northern State University. The event will run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. Keynote speakers are as follows: Dr. Art
August 16, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Amber Mathern, NSU assistant professor of marketing/management, will attend the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators V in Salzburg, Austria. The seminar will be held Oct. 16-21. "The seminar brings together a unique and talented group of cultural innovators from
August 16, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A committee of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has reviewed and accepted a Quality Assurance Report by the Northern State University School of Business. This acceptance by the ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners is an extension of
Tootsie and Aldentaler
August 15, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In her first few weeks of work, Heather Aldentaler, the new director of NSU’s Counseling Center, found herself faced with a furry surprise. At a meeting at Northern’s facilities management office, Aldentaler was approached by a man holding a kitten. “I was meeting with facilities
August 10, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Local residents can attend a course this fall at Northern State University thanks to the South Dakota Board of Regents Class Visitor Program. The program allows members of the public who are not currently enrolled as students to pay $100 and attend a course at a South Dakota
August 9, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a community forum 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, to discuss its campus master plan, including projects of the Educational Impact Campaign. The forum, which is open to the public, will be held in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms. Leaders
NSU turf field
August 9, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting spring 2018, contractor Kansas Turf and Northern have been working together to lay down new turf on Northern’s campus behind what used to be Jerde Hall, a project that has attracted a lot of attention. The new turf is part of Northern’s brand new Athletic and Recreation
August 8, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Elsa Swanson will hold a senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Swanson, the daughter of Paul and Caroline Swanson, grew up in Chaska, Minn., graduating from Chanhassen High School in 2014. Swanson, a music education major,
August 8, 2018
  ABERDEEN, S.D. – For John and Laurie Schwan, there are many reasons to support Northern State University – on a personal, professional and community level. That’s why the Schwans, owners of Schwan Financial Group, have chosen to pledge $250,000 to the Educational Impact Campaign. John Schwan said
August 8, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D.  – Northern State University’s International Friendship Family Program is taking applications for families to share their American experience while making students feel welcome in our community. Through the NSU Friendship Family Program, international students spend time with their “

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