ABERDEEN, S.D. – After a year of adapting to changes due to COVID-19, Northern State University is planning a shift back to more normal operations for the fall 2021 semester.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two sisters who both teach in the Harrisburg School District found a virtual way to connect their students during the pandemic.
Northern State University alums Ellen Weber and Kaye DesLauriers continued their tradition of connecting Weber’s first grade students with DesLauriers’ high school students by using Zoom.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has approved a $468,850 grant from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help the Northern State University Center for Statewide E-learning handle larger enrollments this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, 2,400 high school students from 104 South Dakota school districts are served by the E-learning Center. That is an increase of about 22 percent over the entire 2019-20 school year, with spring semester registrations still coming in.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold an in-person winter commencement ceremony, open to all 2020 Northern graduates.
Due to the altered fall schedule – with face-to-face instruction ending after Thanksgiving – the ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in the NSU Barnett Center.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – High school students who weren’t able to take the ACT or SAT this year due to the pandemic are still eligible for admittance into Northern State University.
Northern and its fellow South Dakota public universities are emphasizing test-optional academic pathways for prospective students.
For Northern, it’s one more way of easing pandemic-related stress for area families.