• ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is proud to announce that Seth Martens, a physical education major in the teacher education program, has been awarded the Schaefer Scholarship for the 2024 academic year. This $1,000 scholarship, named in honor of the late educator Gloria Schaefer, is awarded annually to one junior or senior attending a South Dakota college.

    Seth Martens, a 2019 graduate of Aberdeen Central High School, has shown dedication to the Aberdeen community. Seth serves in the National Guard, attending monthly training sessions and serving… more

  • ABERDEEN, S.D.?–?Registration is now open for the 108th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024. Interested participants can register at?

    This year, organizers have introduced new options for parade float registrations, including premium and mid-level placements. Register before Aug. 31 to take advantage of the most affordable rates. Prices will increase after this date, with the final deadline to register being Sept. 15.

  • ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is excited to announce the opening of the Midwest Nice Art exhibition, Nice; 02, now on display at the JFAC Gallery. This annual national call exhibition, presented by Midwest Nice Art and hosted by Northern State University, showcases 50 captivating works of art from artists across the country.

    The exhibition is open to the public and will run until Sept. 15, 2024. We invite art enthusiasts, community members, and visitors to explore the diverse collection during two special receptions:

  • ABERDEEN, S.D.?–?Dacotah Bank has made a significant contribution to Northern State University, which will greatly enhance the resources and opportunities available to students and faculty within the newly established Business & Health Innovation Center. This generous gift includes the naming of the Dacotah Bank Dean of the School of Business.

    The donation from Dacotah Bank will provide scholarships, marketing funds, and operational support to the NSU School of Business, as well as support the Northern Innovation and Start-Up Center. This investment… more

  • Northern State University Alumna Emily Schumacher Crowned Miss Minnesota

    ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is proud to announce that Emily Schumacher, a 2018 Honors Graduate, has been crowned Miss Minnesota 2024. The prestigious title was awarded after a rigorous three-day competition held at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, culminating on Friday, June 21.

    Representing Miss Mankato, Schumacher outshone 18 other contestants, securing a $10,000 scholarship and the opportunity to represent Minnesota in the 2025 Miss America… more

  • ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University proudly announces that its swim team has been recognized as a College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team for the spring 2024 semester. The team achieved an impressive cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.83, ranking them second among NCAA Division II schools and tying them for sixth place across all NCAA divisions.

    This prestigious honor is awarded to teams that achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during the semester. Northern State University's swim team'… more

  • ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern Innovation & Startup Center and Aberdeen Development Corporation are excited to announce the finalists for the inaugural Aberdeen Business Pitch Competition. This milestone represents a significant advancement in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation within the Aberdeen community.

    The competition aims to inspire and support entrepreneurial ventures, refine business ideas, and provide access to vital resources such as investment and financing. The first-place winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, sponsored by… more

  • ABERDEEN, S.D.— Northern State University is thrilled to announce the opening of the Graduate MSED Studio Research II Art Show, showcasing the exceptional talents of art educators from five different states, including Texas, Florida, and locally from Aberdeen and Huron. The show will feature a diverse array of concepts and themes chosen by the students, reflecting their dedication and creativity.

    Event Details:

    • Opening Reception: June 20, 2024
    • Time: 6:… more
  • ABERDEEN, S.D.— Northern State University is pleased to announce the students who have earned recognition on the Academic Recognition list for the spring semester of 2024. This honor is awarded to undergraduate students who have achieved a system honor point average of 3.50 or better for the semester. To be eligible, students must have completed at least twelve credit hours prior to the current semester at one or more Regental institutions. Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishments!


  • ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is thrilled to announce the recent success of our partner institution, Black Hills State University's Center for Advancement of Math and Science Education (CAMSE), in securing a substantial grant of approximately $8 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). This significant achievement is part of the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Collaborations for Optimizing Research Ecosystems Research Infrastructure Improvement Program (E-CORE RII), aimed at bolstering research and… more