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Headshot of female professor next to headshot of male professor
February 25, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Drs. Audrey Miller and Travis Netzer will perform a Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Northern State University. Miller, assistant professor of clarinet, and Netzer, adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium, will perform in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and
Headshot of male professor next to headshot of female professor
February 24, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two faculty members from the Northern State University School of Business had a case study accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics Education. “Hiring Ethics: A Case of Undue Influence in Employee Selection,” by Drs. Sal Villegas and Kristi Bockorny, will be part
Symphony performing on stage led by conductor
February 24, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Join the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Jewett Theater on the NSU campus. The orchestra will take you on a trip into the world of fairy tales. The orchestra will be joined by NSU voice
Student talking to military soldier on campus
February 23, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has again been recognized for its service to student veterans and students in the military. NSU has been designated a 2021-22 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, an honor the university has received many of the past several years. The?Military
Group of students wearing masks standing on building steps
February 22, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new collaborative program between Northern State University and the University of South Dakota will guarantee admission for five NSU Honors Program students into the USD Knudson School of Law. The Honors Law Opportunity Program, which started this spring, aims to help grow the
Two women standing side by side outside
February 19, 2021
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’
Outdoor family picture with mom, dad, and two young sons
February 16, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Kari Papke’s path to a successful career in education started at Northern State University. “It was at NSU that I discovered I wanted to be a teacher,” said Papke, a 2005 NSU graduate. “Northern helped lay the foundation for my success in my career.” Now, she serves as Head
Student interviewing for job
February 9, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When it comes to keeping graduates in South Dakota, Northern State University continues to lead the pack. Two-thirds of Northern graduates, or 66 percent, stay in the state to work or further their education. That’s the same figure reported by the S.D. Board of Regents’ Graduate
February 9, 2021
Faculty and staff The South Dakota Board of Regents will migrate our shared environment to a cloud solution. This migration is required to support our server and storage requirements. Multiple systems that are used every day will be impacted. Beginning at 6 p.m. CST March 5, 2021, the following
Two actors shaking hands on stage during rehearsal
February 4, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theatre Program will present the play "God of Carnage" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Feb. 18-20 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 21. In “God of Carnage,” Playwright Yasmine Reza brings together two sets
Conductor leading symphonic band
February 3, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band will present its Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. In honor of Black History month, the featured piece on the program is a special arrangement of “Shenandoah” by Omar Thomas,
NSU logo and professor head shot
January 21, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Sal Villegas recently published two collaborative journal articles. The first, “Avoiding digital marketing analytics myopia: Revisiting the customer decision journey as a strategic marketing framework,” appears in the
Student playing the piano
January 20, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Department of Music recently held its 2021 Friends of the Arts/NSU?Young Artist Competition, where 22 talented high school juniors and seniors from South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota submitted video recordings for NSU faculty judging panels. The
Students singing in choir
January 15, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Department of Music has been re-accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with
Female student playing trombone
January 14, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 51st annual South Dakota Jazz Festival will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Northern State University. The festival will take place in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Five local school groups will be performing and having jazz clinics with NSU fine arts faculty, following
NSU logo with headshot of female professor
January 14, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Marla Fogderud will present a lecture recital, “Grieg and Mozart: Emotion Through Song,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. Joining Fogderud at the recital will be guest pianist
Art exhibit on display in JFAC Gallery
January 12, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a virtual artist talk for artist and NSU alumna Becky Grismer, whose exhibit, “Taking Root,” is currently on display in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery. The virtual event, hosted by Northern Galleries, will take place on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m
Campus in the winter
January 5, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. Students who achieved dean’s list status and requested that their
NSU logo by woman's photo
December 18, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Becky Pribyl has been named the new Director of Financial Aid for Northern State University. A Northern graduate, Pribyl has worked at NSU for more than 20 years. She started in 1999 as a work-study student in the Financial Aid Office before being hired full time in 2003 as
Bags of Wolves blend coffee
December 15, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A partnership between Northern State University and Red Rooster Coffee House will bring a tasty new brew to the region – and scholarship money to students. NSU and the Red Rooster have teamed up to offer Wolves Blend fresh roasted coffee beans. The coffee – a Certified Fair Trade,
Outside of Gerber Building
December 11, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Millicent Atkins School of Education at Northern State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 25-27, 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please
Female soldier singing in front of an American flag
December 1, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, a Northern State University alumna helped create an event that brought much-needed care and assistance to more than 100 homeless individuals in Wisconsin. Katie Cramer organized Hearts in the Park, held Sept. 1 in La Crosse, Wis. Cramer, a registered nurse, said the
e-learning studio
November 24, 2020
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
Student wearing a decorated graduation cap
November 18, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold winter commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The ceremony, which takes place in the Barnett Center, is open to all 2020 NSU graduates. After assessing the current increase in cases in Brown County with area health officials and government
Band playing on stage
November 17, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present their upcoming concert, “An Afternoon of Chamber Music.” The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater. The event will feature performances by the NSU

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