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BOR Enrollment Down, Retention Up for Fall 2020

17 hours ago
South Dakota Board of Regents

Fall enrollment is down in the state’s public university system for a third year in a row, but Board of Regents leadership says it’s not all bad news.

The fall 2020 headcount for the state’s six public universities is down 2.8%. That’s a loss of 954 students system-wide from last year’s enrollment. It’s not the worst drop in recent memory, but the decrease continues a trend that started in 2018.

BOR executive director Brian Maher says there is some good news: 2019’s first-year students came back this fall at a higher rate than previous years.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … July 15, 2020 Show 859 Hour 1

It's that time of the week where we welcome the Dakota Political Junkies. Let's welcome Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and, in Aberdeen, Northern State University professor of Political Science Jon Schaff. 

  

South Dakota Board of Regents

None of South Dakota’s public universities are planning to require masks in the fall semester. Instead, they’re strongly encouraging masks by setting an example through social media and other platforms. 

BOR Condenses Fall Semester in Response to COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020
South Dakota Board of Regents

The Board of Regents has new information about the fall semester for the state’s six public universities. Students will start classes a few days earlier and finish in-person classes by Thanksgiving. 

Janelle Toman  is the communications director for the Regents. She says students will take their final exams remotely after the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s up to individual universities and programs to determine any other adjustments to their fall calendar.

NSU Adds Online Option for Freshman Orientation

Apr 23, 2020

Northern State University in Aberdeen will take some of its freshman orientation program online. Virtual events will begin in May to prepare new students for college life. 

NSU usually holds five or six orientation days – or HOWL Days, which stands for Helping Our Wolves Learn. Justin Fraase is director of communications and marketing for the school. He says each one attracts up to 80 incoming freshman students. Typically they visit campus, register for classes and get acclimated. 

Fraase says there are still a few in-person HOWL days scheduled for later this summer.

The increase of Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees fleeing war torn countries is raising debate in this nation over how many the US should allow in. But refugees are nothing new for the United States. According to information from the US Department of State, since 1975, more than three million refugees have arrived in all 50 states in America. Currently in South Dakota refugees arrive in Sioux Falls and Huron. Officials are looking into making Aberdeen a direct resettlement site.

Wrestling Volunteers Banned From Future Events

Apr 12, 2016

Two volunteers who made racially charged comments at a youth wrestling tournament in Aberdeen are no longer allowed work future Amateur Athletic Union Events. The comments were captured on a video stream during one of the matches.

Anne Holmquest's book, "Visual Talk: How to Speak Anywhere with Graphics and Rhythm," is for preachers, teachers, bankers, doctors, fundraisers, executives and administrators.  It uses ideas and examples the author has been working on in what she calls "the verbal-visual dimension."  Holmquest says, "With pictures and speech, all kinds of audiences can understand your message: young students, traditional students, international students, student-athletes and working adults."  She believes that speaking, when done well, has its own rhythm that is very different from writing.  Holmquest is an

NSU Receives Grant To Fund Student Support Services

Nov 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education is awarding nearly one and a half million dollars to a program that assists students at Northern State University. The TRIO Student Support Services Grant funds programs for those who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree, meet income qualifications, or have a documented disability.  

 

The Friends From Afar program at Northern State University pairs international students with Aberdeen residents to help them learn about American culture. There are benefits to having a home away from home.

Steve and Cristy Biegler have a full house. Seven college students, representing three countries, are sitting around the dining room table working on a craft project. There’s lasagna in the oven. It’s not unusual for

Remembering Coach Don Meyer

May 20, 2014

Legendary basketball coach Don Meyer died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.  He retired after 38 years of coaching in 2010.  For a short time, he was college basketball's all-time winningest coach until Duke's Mike Krzyzewski surpassed him in 2011.  Former Northern State University media relations director Brenda Dreyer, U.S. Senator John Thune and Mike Henriksen, host of Sportsmax and Calling All Sports, joined guest host Cara Hetland to share their memories of their close friend.

Violinist Performs In Aberdeen

Feb 27, 2014

Violinist Stephanie Chase has performed in 25 countries as featured soloist with the world's most eminent orchestras, among them the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, American Classical Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony (Mexico), San Francisco Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic.  Newhouse News calls her, "One of the violin greats of our era."  Chase performs a chamber music concert with members of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony Thursday night at 7:30 at Northern State University.  On Saturday, she plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in e minor a