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August 8, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A $2.5 million state grant will support construction of a new School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, part of the school’s joint Educational Impact Campaign with Northern State University. The grant, which was approved by Governor Dennis Daugaard, comes from the Governor's
August 7, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Local businesses, nonprofits, churches and other organizations are invited to Northern State University’s fifth annual Community Marketplace, set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the campus green. The event is an opportunity for off-campus groups to promote their goods,
Great Plains West
August 6, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A public open house will be held for Northern State University’s two new residence halls from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Great Plains East, located south of the Mewaldt-Jensen Building, and Great Plains West, located at the site of the former Lindberg Hall, will open this fall
August 6, 2018
Aberdeen, S.D. – Northern State University Athletics and the Northern State Alumni Association released today the 2018 Hall of Fame class to be presented over the annual Gypsy Days festivities. The 103rd Gypsy Days is set to take place Sept. 24-29. The 2018 class includes Noelle (Hall) Bergan,
August 6, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – For the second year in a row, Brown County Fair-goers will have a chance to win money to attend Northern State University. Northern is giving away $7,000 in scholarships for fall 2019. That’s seven $1,000 scholarships, or one for each day of the fair, which runs Aug. 13-19 at the
Lysbeth Benkert book cover
August 1, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Lysbeth Benkert has published a book of poetry. The book, titled “#girl stuff,” is published by Dancing Girl Press. It contains poems that center around how women often define themselves or adapt their self-identities in positive–and sometimes not-so
July 31, 2018
    ABERDEEN, S.D. – The success of the community is tied to the success of Northern State University – that’s why local business owner Jeff Lamont has chosen to support the Educational Impact Campaign.  “If Northern succeeds, Aberdeen succeeds,” Lamont said. “Northern is a huge draw for the
Campus pillars
July 25, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University campus will be closed Friday, July 27, due to a scheduled power outage in order to facilitate the change to an underground power line.  Power will be shut off to all Northern facilities, and there will be no network connectivity on campus. All offices
July 19, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern Fort Playhouse’s 13th season will bring “Fly By Night” and “It’s Only a Play” to the historic Fort Sisseton through the end of the month. Showing at 7:30 p.m. on July 21 and 28 is “Fly By Night,” a folk-rock musical that follows the lives of sisters Miriam and Daphne,
July 18, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Organizers of Northern State University’s Culturefest are seeking entertainment and community groups to participate in the event this fall on the Northern campus. Culturefest, a celebration of cultures from around the nation and the world, will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
Asher and Hanna Wahl, EMT interns
July 13, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Asher Wahl wasn’t sure what kind of duties to expect at his internship with Aberdeen Fire and Rescue. But his first day on the job, a call came in for a major vehicle accident – and his crew told him he was coming along. “I thought I was just going to sit in here and clean stuff,”
July 11, 2018
Images courtesy of TSP ABERDEEN, S.D. – The final design of the new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired reveals a building with increased efficiency and a homier feel for students.                              The new school’s concept was developed by the Sioux Falls
July 10, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Educational Impact Campaign is gaining momentum, with pledges totaling more than $33 million so far for the collaborative effort between Northern State University and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  “We are extremely pleased with the progress of
Campus flag close
July 2, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A brand new U.S. flag will fly at Northern State University’s new Athletic and Recreation Fields, thanks to the South Dakota American Legion. The Legion is donating a flag, pole and pedestal for the project on the NSU campus. Director Gene Opbroek said the gift is a testament to
June 27, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents have approved Northern State University to offer a new minor in legal studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in digital media. A new minor in legal studies will provide Northern students with a stronger foundation for law school admissions. The
June 27, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Fine Arts student Elsa Swanson of Chaska, Minn. recently received second place honors at the 2018 Minnesota Edvard Grieg Society Vocal Competition. The competition took place on June 9 in Minneapolis, Minn. Swanson was also recently chosen to
Librarians Klundt Echtenkamp
June 26, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In an age where information can spread around the world in the blink of an eye – or with one tap on a screen – it’s crucial to have the skills to evaluate the information we receive. Two Northern State University librarians are here to help. Kristin Echtenkamp and Lynn Klundt, both
June 25, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to the Northern State University Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour will spread goodwill in over 100 cities across North
June 18, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. -  Northern State University’s Dr. Jon Schaff, professor of political science, will speak at a TEDx event in Rapid City on June 20. Schaff’s TEDx talk is titled “Why is American Politics So Screwed Up?” "I hope to show that, contrary to what we might think, our politics would benefit
Elvira Sanatullova-Allison web graphic
June 15, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Elvira Sanatullova-Allison has been named the new dean of the Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education. Sanatullova-Allison most recently served as the Acting Dean and Unit Head of Education and Chair of the Department of Education in the College of
June 15, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting in 2019, Northern State University will consider high school GPA as well as ACT score when awarding the WolfPACT Scholarship. The WolfPACT is already the highest guaranteed scholarship in the region, and this change will provide a fairer, more accurate way of measuring
June 14, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Earl Weisenburger, purchasing director and property management officer, will present at the 2018 National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Great Plains Regional Conference Sept. 16-19 in Minneapolis, Minn. The NAEP Great Plains Regional
June 8, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the spring 2018 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
June 8, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Andrew Russell, assistant professor of biology, was recently chosen as a recipient of a South Dakota Board of Regents Competitive Research Grant. Russell’s proposal is entitled “Analysis of Pseudomonas Syringae Virulence Factors Inducing Host DNA
June 6, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Kenneth Boulton, dean of the School of Fine Arts, has been chosen to be the featured artist/clinician at the 2018 North Dakota Music Teachers Association State Conference. The conference will take place June 13-15 at Dickinson State University in

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