NSU NEWS UPDATE – Week of May 11, 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.

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. Customers can have the book shipped to their home or choose “Pick Up at Wolf Shoppe.” Since the Wolf Shoppe is closed through May 31, customers choosing “Pick Up at Wolf Shoppe” until then can pick it up at the NSU Post Office, open 9-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Campus Hours 

Campus is closed to the public and most buildings are locked.

Student Center:

  • Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is closed on weekends.

Post Office:

  • May 4-15: 9-11:30 a.m.

Wolf Shoppe:

  • Closed until further notice to in-store traffic; website available 
  • Web orders processed daily.
  • Freight accepted daily from carriers and routed to post office or campus truck for delivery.

Johnson Fine Arts Center:

  • Open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Dining Services:

  • The POD Market will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, offering to-go comfort meals and its usual for-sale items.
  • All meals will be served in the POD Market.
  • Weekend service is not provided at this time.
  • Papa John’s, Einstein's Bagels and the Wolves' Den are closed.

Counseling Center Virtual Consultations

While Northern has moved to online learning due to the COVID-19 virus, the NSU Counseling Center is still available for virtual consultations and/or sessions with students. The sessions and consultations are available via phone or via a HIPAA-compliant Zoom videoconferencing platform. For more information, please call 605-626-2371. Also, for tips and updates, follow the NSU Counseling Center on Facebook.

Request Materials from the Library

You can now request physical materials from the Williams Library. If you are unable to locate an electronic version of an item you need, you can request the physical item to be pulled from the library’s collection. The item must be something the library owns, and NO interlibrary loans will be requested for physical materials. To request an item, email the title, author, your name and your mailing address to the library at reference@northern.edu. The librarians will pull items on Tuesdays and Thursdays, check them out to you, and mail to the address you provided in the email. To return the items, simply mail all items back with the return address label provided in the package.

NSU Intramurals Workout Video

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

Faculty Connect D2L

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is excited to support NSU faculty through the Faculty Connect D2L course sandbox. Faculty Connect is a D2L sandbox shell dedicated to providing a place where NSU faculty can engage in collegial conversations, share resources and provide/receive support as they navigate the new semester situation of teaching remotely in the online medium. You can find the sandbox by searching for “Faculty Connect” under “View all Courses” on your D2L homepage, or in the nine-square waffle at the top center of your D2L screen.

Online Tutoring Sessions Available

With Northern’s transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 virus, the NSU Tutoring Center is now offering online tutoring sessions for NSU students. Tutoring is available to any Northern student free of charge for all general education classes and most upper-level classes. The sessions are conducted through Zoom videoconferencing, which allows real-time interaction between students and tutors. For more information or to set up an online tutoring session, students can email nsututoringcenter@northern.edu

Career Services Update

Career Services staff are working remotely during this time. Staff are connecting with students using Zoom or phone for appointments, or via email for general questions. Students can either schedule an appointment by accessing their Wolf Work account, or by emailing careerservices@northern.edu or britt.lorenz@northern.edu.

Recycling Program Suspended

The recycling program on campus has been suspended until further notice to protect the health of the workers who rinse the bottles.

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.