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October 19, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is being recognized nationally for its online degrees – including a No. 2 ranking for affordability among schools offering online master's degrees in finance. The rankings by SR Education Group are compiled using factors such as annual tuition,
October 18, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Northern State University Galleries presents the newest art exhibition of NSU Professor of Art and Department Chair, Sara Christensen Blair. Christensen Blair’s new gallery “LEFTOVERS – PIECING IT TOGETHER” is a moniker and demonstration of the artist’s love of craft and craft
NSU turf field
October 17, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Northern State University’s new Athletic and Recreation Fields. The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the new fields, located east of the former Jerde Hall site. The Athletic and Recreation Fields is one of
October 17, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. –  Northern State University School of Business’ Dr. Kalyan Chakraborty was recently chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Atlantic Economic Journal’s (AEJ) Best Article Award for his article, titled “Measuring the Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on School Efficiency in Australia.”
Lori Bruns and Tom Orr
October 17, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Tom Orr and Ms. Lori Bruns are receiving awards from the Society for Health and Physical Educators of South Dakota. Orr has been selected as the 2018 SHAPE SD College/University Teacher of the Year. He is being recognized for his professional
Steven Usitalo graphic
October 17, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Steven Usitalo will speak at Wednesday evening's opening of the Great Plains Sociological Association Annual Conference on the campus of Northern State University. Usitalo’s talk, "Roma and Racial Science (or the Fate of the Roma and Sinti Peoples during the Holocaust)," will
Sonja Bundy
October 16, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony opens the 2018-19 season on Nov. 3 with a fun-filled program of familiar works by Shostakovich, Vivaldi and Howard Hanson, called “Festive Opening.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett Theater on the campus
Pack Gives Back 2018
October 16, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – More than 50 Northern State University students and employees gave back to the Aberdeen community on Sunday, Oct. 14, in support of NSU’s fifth annual Pack Gives Back event. Following a speech from NSU President Dr. Tim Downs on the importance of community leadership and
October 11, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The NSU Faculty Senate and the Office of Instructional Services will be hosting three election-related forums this October. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, some of the Democratic candidates from Legislative Districts 1, 2, and 3 will be the featured speakers. Their topic will be The
Williams Library
October 11, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Several years of effort to gather the history of a substantial South Dakota ethnic group are coming to fruition with the grand opening of the South Dakota Germans from Russia Cultural Center.  The center can be found in Beulah Williams Library on the campus of Northern State
Man of La Mancha rehearsal
October 9, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theater Department will present the musical "Man of La Mancha" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 17-20. One of the most honored musicals of the American theater, “Man of
October 9, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A generous gift from Plains Commerce Bank will help with construction of the new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, one of three projects of the Educational Impact Campaign. The bank’s donation will create two spaces inside and outside of the new school:
October 5, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for the new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The public is welcome at the ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the parking lot north of the former site of Jerde Hall. Guests are encouraged to park
Brigette Weisenburger web graphic
October 4, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Brigette Weisenburger will have her senior recital at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Weisenburger, who is pursuing a B.A. in music, plays the piano. She will perform “Sonata in A Major, K331” by W.A. Mozart; “Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56” by Bela
Greg Blair
October 3, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Greg Blair has published a book that explores a form of wandering as an act of political resistance. “Errant Bodies, Mobility, and Political Resistance,” was published in September by Palgrave Macmillan. Blair is associate professor of art and
Dominika Blum web graphic
October 2, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dominika Blum’s love for travel developed as a child growing up in Poland, when she traveled with her mom to a new place every summer. “I just thought it was amazing seeing the beauty of each place and taking it all in,” said Blum. That love for travel has taken Blum to more than
Boulton piano
October 2, 2018
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A husband and wife musical duo will perform an upcoming concert at Northern State University. Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present a recital of music for piano four-hands at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in NSU’s Krikac Auditorium. Featured on the program will be music
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

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