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🌟 Northern Proudly Presents 2024 Outstanding Faculty Award Winners!🏆

Congratulations to Drs. Art Marmorstein and Chelsee Shortt for receiving the 2024 Outstanding Faculty Awards at Northern State University! 🎉

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With Northern State University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, you’ll find career opportunities in a variety of fields, including private industry accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, financial analysis and bookkeeping.

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Photos from Northern State University's post 05/13/2024

🎓👏 Northern State University proudly awards Honorary Doctorates to five remarkable individuals! 🌟

Harvey Jewett, Michael Evans, Tim Kessler (honored posthumously), Eldon Swingler, and Jack Thompson have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to both our university and the Aberdeen community. Their dedication and support have truly made a difference in the lives of many.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight! 📚

Even though we're at the end of the week, it's never too late to show our gratitude to the amazing educators who make Northern State University shine! From their dedication to their creativity, our faculty inspire us every day.✨

To all the educators at Northern and beyond: thank you for your ongoing commitment to excellence in education. Your impact reaches far beyond the classroom walls, and we're grateful for everything you do!


🍎📚 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 📚🍎

As National Teachers Week unfolds, we want to shine a spotlight on YOU – the future educators who embody passion, resilience, and the drive to make a difference in the lives of countless students. Your journey to becoming a teacher is not just a path, but a powerful commitment to shaping the future.

To our recent graduates going into the world of teaching, your hard work and dedication have brought you to this momentous achievement. We can't wait to see the impact you'll make as you embark on your teaching careers.

And to our current students who are aspiring educators, your dedication to learning and growth inspires us all. Keep striving, keep believing, and know that your journey is shaping you into the transformative educators of tomorrow.


🗓Save the Date: Gypsy Day Parade is back on Oct. 5, 2024! 🐺🎉

Get ready for a whimsical celebration with the theme "Wolves in Candy Land"! Registration opens July 15. Let's make this year's Gypsy Day Parade the sweetest celebration yet! 🍭

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Happy National Nurses Week! 🩺❤️ Last week, local nurses gathered in front of Lincoln Hall, showcasing the lasting impact of this noble profession. Northern State University is excited to contribute to the next generation of nurses with a new BSN program starting Fall 2025*. Interested in this rewarding career? Start pre-nursing courses this fall. Contact Dr. Lyncee Monson at [email protected] or 605-626-7776 for info. Join us in honoring the dedicated nurses who make a difference every day!

*A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is anticipated for Fall 2025, pending HLC approval

Photos from Northern State University's post 05/04/2024

Congratulations to our amazing Northern State University graduates! Today, we celebrated the incredible achievements of 257 students as they embarked on the next chapter of their lives. The spring commencement ceremony, held at the Barnett Center, was a joyous occasion filled with pride, laughter, and happy tears.

During the ceremony, we had the privilege of honoring five remarkable individuals with honorary doctorates for their outstanding contributions to their fields: Harvey Jewett, Michael Evans, Tim Kessler (posthumously), Eldon Swingler, and Jack Thompson. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to our graduates and the entire NSU community.

We also recognized two exceptional faculty members for their dedication and excellence in teaching. Art Marmorstein received the Foundation Faculty Excellence Award, and Chelsee Shortt was honored with the Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award.
We couldn't be more proud of our graduates, who hail from across the region and beyond. Their dedication, perseverance, and passion have led them to this significant milestone, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for each and every one of them.

Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2024! Go Wolves!


Congratulations Graduates!


Congratulations Veteran Graduates!


Hey there, Wolves! 🐺 Feeling the pressure this week? Remember to prioritize your mental well-being too! If you need a break, drop by the Student Center anytime between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a Brain Break, courtesy of Counseling Services. We've got coloring, snacks, and even a special visit from Ripley, our furry friend!

You've got what it takes to conquer those finals! 💪 Best of luck!


Northern’s online Master of Science in Education in Instructional Design in E-Learning offers you flexibility and affordability along with experience creating diverse, technology-infused learning environments based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)’s standards for educators.

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Photos from Northern State University's post 04/29/2024

This past Saturday, Northern State University teamed up with United Way of Northeastern South Dakota for an incredible Day of Champions.🏆🐺 Over 180 dedicated student-athletes, coaches and staff donated their time and energy to support various nonprofits across Aberdeen, SD.

Our Wolves volunteered at numerous organizations, including:

· Aberdeen Community Theatre

· Aberdeen Downtown Association

· Aberdeen Area Arts Council

· Aberdeen Gymnastics Association

· The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Team

· Avera St. Luke's Hospital

· Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen Area

· Dacotah Prairie Museum

· Aberdeen Area Foster Closet

· Hub Area Habitat for Humanity Aberdeen

· Journey Church - Aberdeen, SD

· LSS of South Dakota - New Beginnings Center

· Northeastern Mental Health Center

· Aberdeen Rideline

· Safe Harbor

· Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center

· SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

· Aberdeen Area Senior Center

· Sacred Heart Parish in Westport

· Wylie Park

· Aberdeen Family YMCA

It was a fantastic morning of community service, and we are so proud of our student-athletes for their dedication to making a positive impact. Thank you to all the organizations for welcoming us and to United Way for organizing this meaningful event!

Photos from Northern State University's post 04/27/2024

🎓✨ We're just 1️⃣ week away from the Spring 2024 Commencement at the Barnett Center! Let's make this event unforgettable. Join us in honoring our graduates' hard work and accomplishments.

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: Best night ever!

Some Northern State University students had some fun before Finals Week by playing Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag.

Photos from Northern State University's post 04/25/2024

Thank you to everyone who attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Northern State University's Business and Health Innovation Center! By coming together, we are shaping the future of education and driving innovation in the fields of business and healthcare.


Northern State University has named Dr. Kristi Bockorny as the next dean of the School of Business! 🎉 With her extensive experience and leadership roles at NSU, she is well-equipped to guide the School of Business toward continued success and growth.

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✨Get ready to feel the love!✨ We've got an incredible story to share about two of our very own Northern State University alumni, Mark and Kendra Hanley.

As our student-athletes gear up for another impactful day of volunteering during the Day of Champions on April 27, this couple’s heartwarming story is a reminder of the magic that can happen when we come together in service and community.

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Northern State University is excited to announce the appointment of Eric Kline as our new Chief Enrollment Management Officer. With his extensive educational background and passion for student success, Eric is ready to make a positive impact on the lives of future Northern students.

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This degree program will prepare you to teach secondary school math or for graduate-level study in mathematics.

Northern State University offers math education students multiple field experiences to help ease you into teacher mode, including yearlong student teaching, paid training opportunities, tutoring opportunities and the chance to work as an instructor’s assistant in the Math Lab Program.

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The ability to write and speak Spanish has never been more relevant for traveling, teaching or business.

This degree program will prepare you for a rewarding career through engaging, stimulating Spanish instruction from instructors with actual field experience in Spanish-speaking countries.

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The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present "Music with a Message" at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Spring is in full swing!

The Northern State University softball team hosted Minot State on Wednesday for their Mental Health Awareness Game. The Wolves continue action Saturday with a doubleheader at the Koehler Hall of Fame Field against Southwest Minnesota State.



Congratulations to Alex Arndt and Diana Li from Northern State University for their outstanding performances at the Giant Vision Student Competition! Alex secured Third Place and a $3,000 prize with her Campus Safety and Security application, Tier Five, while Diana soared as a Top 8 finalist, earning a $500 prize for her AI-powered mental health monitoring system, NAMI.

Congratulations to Alexandria Arndt and Diana Li, who have been named finalists for the 2024 South Dakota Governor's Giant Vision Competition.

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Photos from Northern State University's post 04/11/2024

🎉 Exciting news! Northern State University is breaking ground on its cutting-edge Business and Health Innovation Center. Join us on April 25th at 3 p.m. to celebrate this milestone. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on the east side of Lincoln Hall, located at 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, SD.

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Distinguished conductor, educator and alumnus Dr. Nathan Payant attributes much of his success to his formative years at Northern State University, where he found inspiration, mentorship, and lifelong friendships.

"I am incredibly grateful for the invaluable experiences I had at Northern," he said. "They have shaped me into the educator and musician I am today."

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This degree program helps foster the ability to ask questions, and learn valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

After graduation, most math majors work for businesses and corporations, and in the education sector as teachers. Some even work as software engineers, computer programmers and more.

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Unleash Your Potential at NSU

Northern State University stands apart in its ability to offer a small campus education that rivals many large-campus experiences. With small class sizes, professors who care, rigorous academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities on a welcoming campus, you’re sure to find your place in the NSU Wolf Pack.

NSU faculty are committed to student success and work side-by-side with students in classroom, lab and special assignments, to help them understand, grow and thrive in their academic and professional pursuits. At Northern, students have the opportunity to conduct research at the undergraduate level.

Northern State University students have exceptional opportunities to engage in their chosen field of study. Students interested in banking, public policy and politics, have served as interns in Washington, D.C., for professional sports teams, and at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Students interested in careers in teaching will find Northern State offers innovative in-classroom and in-field programs to prepare them to excel. For students interested in music performance and the fine arts, Northern's program and opportunities are unsurpassed. And for those business minded students looking for careers in banking, marketing, or management, Northern's expert business faculty work alongside students to enrich their understanding of the complexities of domestic and international business challenges.

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