NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of June 1, 2020

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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.

Check COVID-19 Webpages for Updates

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 virus, as well as resources and information on Northern’s transition to online learning, please visit the NSU COVID-19 Resource Page or NSU COVID-19 Continuity Page.

Gypsy Day Parade registration opens June 1

Online registration for the 106th annual Gypsy Day Parade begins today, June 1. The parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. Entrants will decorate their float based on the theme of “Howling 2020s.” Read more here. For more information about the parade and registration process, visit NSU Gypsy Days, use the online Parade Form, or contact the NSU Student Affairs office at 605-626-3007 or gypsydays@northern.edu.

Changes to Library Webpage

The NSU library has made considerable changes to some important links on our webpage. We have changed our links on the library’s databases page, Introduction to the Library Guide as well as a few other research guide links. Please make sure that you check the links that you have bookmarked or have put into your D2L courses to reflect these changes.

Students: Order Fall Textbooks starting Aug. 1

You can place your order for fall textbooks on the Wolf Shoppe website starting Aug. 1. Help the Wolf Shoppe comply with the CDC’s social distancing guidelines by placing your order and receiving your books this summer. The Wolf Shoppe will provide low cost, flat rate shipping of $5 – no matter the order size. You can have your books and Northern State University clothing shipped to your home before you arrive on campus!

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.

Campus Hours

While staff members are starting back today, June 1, campus remains closed to the public. Below are summer hours around campus:

Student Center:

  • Open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and closed on weekends. 

Wolf Shoppe:

  • 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Post Office:

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday

Dining Services:

  • Dining services, including POD Market and Einstein’s, is closed at least until July.

Johnson Fine Arts Center:

  • Open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Common Read                                                                                                                             

Chris Arnade, author of “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Backrow America,” will deliver the NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The book is available for purchase on the Wolf Shoppe website under “Trade Books” for $18.95.

NSU Intramurals Workout Video

NSU Intramurals is creating a four-week recreation home workout program for students! Find the first video here.

Password Expiration Reminders

NSU Net Services is implementing password expiration reminders. Beginning four days prior to your password expiration date (which happens every six months), you will receive a daily email with instructions on how to change your password. You must be registered with Northern’s self-service password reset service in order to reset your password without contacting the Support Desk. If you are not registered, and your password expires after Support Desk hours, you may lose access to many services including D2L, Banner, Zoom, Microsoft O365, Library databases and campus WiFi until the next business day. If you have not registered for the self-service password reset service, please visit the Password Reset Page and select the Register or Change Info option.

Upcoming Wolves Events

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