NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of Jan. 11, 2021

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Welcome to the NSU News Update - providing information on events happening on campus or involving NSU students, staff and faculty. 

To submit a news item, send it via email to NSUNews@northern.edu by 5 p.m. Thursday of the week before the announcement should run.

COVID-19 News

  • Mask Level: NSU is at Level 3, which requires face coverings in all public indoor spaces on campus. Learn more about the SDBOR Face Covering Protocol here.
  • Webpage Updates: Northern has updated its COVID-19 Webpage, now including various FAQs for students, faculty and staff.
  • Requesting Supplies: To request COVID-19 supplies from NSU Facilities, please work with your supervisor to determine the proposed needs for your entire department and submit an order using this online form.

Welcome Back Sale at the NSU Wolf Shoppe

The NSU Wolf Shoppe will have a Welcome Back Sale Jan. 11-15. Get 20 percent off clothing and giftware!

Robert J. Courtney Student Leadership Award

The South Dakota Higher Education Association (SDHEA) takes pride in developing tomorrow’s leaders. To honor of one of our own leaders in campus life, the Robert J. Courtney Student Leadership Award was established. Bob enjoyed a career in student affairs that spanned over 31 years; he was a member of SDHEA for 25 of those years. This award recognizes one student annually who demonstrates leadership excellence within their institution and community. Students must be full-time at a South Dakota post-secondary institution, have campus involvement and be in good academic standing. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. For award criteria and the nomination form, click here.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Please note that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired Dec. 31. Anyone who is ill with the virus or has a need to care for a dependent after that date will need to use his/her own sick leave and/or annual leave.

Employee Assistance Plan

Benefits eligible staff: Please keep in mind that your benefits plans include free use of our Employee Assistance Plan. Every eligible staff member has five free visits available with a counselor. If you need assistance, please utilize this wonderful benefit, found at this link; the password is southdakota.

Wolves Athletics

Stay up to date with NSU Wolves news on the athletics webpage.