NSU NEWS UPDATE: Week of Jan. 10, 2022

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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

Northern encourages all members of the campus community to get vaccinated if they are able. COVID-19 vaccines can be scheduled at the following links:

For additional COVID-19 information, visit northern.edu/coronavirus, covid.sd.gov or cdc.gov.


Welcome Back Wolves Sale at the NSU Wolf Shoppe

The NSU Wolf Shoppe will have a Welcome Back Wolves Sale on Monday, Jan. 10-Friday, Jan. 14. Take 20 percent off all clothing and giftware!


The Student Success Center has moved! 

Please see the listings below for updated campus locations. 

  • Advising Center/Navigate: Mewaldt-Jensen 122
  • American Indian Circle Program: Mewaldt-Jensen 112
  • Career Services: Mewaldt-Jensen 102
  • TRIO Student Support Services: Technology Center 159
  • TRIO Upward Bound: Mewaldt-Jensen 103
  • Tutoring Services, Academic Support, Supplemental Instruction and the Math Help Center: Technology Center 148

For assistance, please visit the Student Success Center in the NSU Student Success Learning Commons, Technology Center 148. The Student Success Center can also be reached via phone at 605-626-7782 or email at studentsuccess@northern.edu


American Indian Circle Program

NSU is dedicated to the recognition of tribal traditions and ceremonies that complement the holistic well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native students. The American Indian Circle Program would like to invite the NSU campus community to participate in our monthly Smudge the first Tuesday of every month from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. This is a time where we come together and have cultural education time to talk about what smudging is, the importance it symbolizes in Indigenous culture and a time of reflection. For the spring 2022 semester, we will smudge in the courtyard outside MJ 112, which is the new Circle Program student space under the Student Success Center. Everyone is welcome!


Friendship Family Program

The NSU Office of International Programs is looking for Aberdeen families to be part of the Friendship Family Program, which offers international students the chance to spend time with local families. This can help improve their stay in the U.S. by providing opportunities to have American experiences with a family, practice speaking English and form international friendships. Some NSU international students come on an exchange and some come as degree-seeking students for four or more years, so time commitment varies. Families are asked to get together with the students at least twice per semester; they are welcome to meet more often as well. Students are expected to cover their own expenses when with their family; for example, paying for their own dinner or movie ticket. Families are never expected to house the students. To participate in the program, families may apply here, or visit NSU FFP for more information.


NSU/Aberdeen Women’s Choir 

The NSU/Aberdeen Women’s Choir will meet Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. in the JFAC Choir Room starting Jan. 11. New members will be accepted through the end of January. The NSU/Aberdeen Women’s Choir is a treble ensemble comprised of the Northern student body, faculty and staff, and the greater Aberdeen community of South Dakota. The requirements for membership are a love for women’s choral music, personal enjoyment of singing and the director’s approval. Everyone should register using the QR code provided at rehearsal, or REGISTER HERE. (Students should also register for MUEN 103/303.)


Student Art Show Reception

A reception for the NSU Student Art Show will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Red Rooster Coffee House, 218 S. Main St., Aberdeen. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.


Parking Permits

Campus community: Parking permits for the spring semester are available to purchase. A permit is required to park in any parking lot on campus. Permits will be valid as explained below. Ticketing will begin Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 8 a.m. If a permit was purchased in the fall, it is good for the whole school year.

Northern’s two types of parking permits are as follows:

  • Gray Permit: This permit costs $67.50 for the spring semester and allows you to park in any lot except the visitor lot at the northwest corner of the Johnson Fine Arts Center and the visitor spots in the Washington Street lot. You can purchase this permit online here and pick it up at the Parking Office on the second floor of the Physical Plant the day after submitting your payment online. 
  • Orange Permit: This permit costs $40.50 for the spring semester and allows you to park in any parking lot except the Washington Street lots, Steele Hall/Great Plains West lot and the visitor lot by the Johnson Fine Arts Center. You can purchase this permit online here and pick it up at the Parking Office on the second floor of the Physical Plant the day after submitting your payment online.

You are encouraged to purchase your permit online. Permits may also be purchased in person at the Physical Plant, though cash or check is required. When purchasing your permit either online or in person, your license plate number is required. 


Rep. Dusty Johnson at NSU

United States Representative Dusty Johnson will speak on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Rooms of the NSU Student Center. He will discuss the importance of civic engagement and current affairs in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the Center for Public History and Civic Engagement. Light refreshments will be served.


Cracker Barrels

Legislative Cracker Barrel sessions for 2022 will be held in the Kessler’s Champions Club in the NSU Barnett Center. Cracker barrels, which are open to the public, will take place 10 a.m.-noon on the following Saturday mornings:

  • Jan. 29, 2022
  • Feb. 12, 2022
  • March 5, 2022


JFAC Gallery Exhibition

Artist Aaron C. Packard will have an exhibition, “Hyper-Photomontage,” on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery through Feb. 4, 2022. A closing reception, free and open to the public, will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Packard is an experienced commercial and editorial photographer, working in southeast South Dakota since 2002. “Hyper-Photomontage” features vibrant and abstract, almost kaleidoscope-like photographs that encourage the viewer to linger in observation. For more information, visit aaronpackard.com.


Attention Spring Graduates

  • Purchase Graduation Apparel at this link.
  • Purchase Graduation Announcements at this link.


This Week in Wolves Athletics:

For tickets to these or other games, please visit HERE

Students, don’t forget to swipe your student ID to be entered in the Howling Wolves monthly contest. This month’s prize is a $50 Gift Card to Zoo/Lager’s!

  • Men’s Wrestling
    • Thursday, Jan 13 @ 7 p.m. vs. Augustana
  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball
    • Friday, Jan. 14 @ 5:30 p.m. vs. Southwest Minnesota State
    • Saturday, Jan. 15 @ 4 p.m. vs. USF



This month’s prize is a $50 Gift Card to Zoo/Lager’s Inn



All regular season home competitions are worth 10 points. Some games are worth 20 points and are promoted as “Double Howling Wolves Points” games. If you attend two or more separate athletic events in the same day (i.e. football and volleyball) then you will receive an additional 5 points for that day. Double-header events (i.e. basketball, baseball, and softball) are worth 10 points throughout the entirety of the doubleheader. 


All points reset each month allowing for a new opportunity each month to win the monthly prize. 


All home athletic events are FREE for NSU students who have a valid student ticket so there is no required cost to be a part of the Howling Wolves.


All Howling Wolves members are highly encouraged to sit in the designated Student Section at all home athletic events. Become an active member of the Howling Wolves Student Fan Club and help us defend our territory! GO WOLVES!


**Points earned while working Wolves athletic events are excluded

**Points and events are subject to change without notice

**Playoff games and exhibitions are excluded unless noted otherwise



Have your student ticket at games to earn points

Stand together in the Howling Wolves Student Section

Cheer loud and make noise

Stand up, clap, and sing along with the NSU Fight Song

Stay for the entirety of the game



Get your tickets and check out upcoming events for this month by creating an account and snagging your tickets by clicking HERE



For questions or more information please email howlingwolves@northern.edu.


LAST MONTH’S WINNER- Brittany Delzer – ROKU Stick