Northern Today_Nov-2018

SENIOR CABINET Dr. Timothy M. Downs, President Dr. Joelle Lien, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Mr. Justin Fraase, Communications and Marketing Director Dr. Debbi Bumpous, Vice President for Technology/CIO Mr. Todd Jordre, Foundation President and CEO Mr. Joshua Moon, Athletic Director, University Athletics Ms. Veronica Paulson, Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Jeremy Reed, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING FOR THE NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION WRITTEN BY Elissa Dickey Ashley Gauer Tyler Harris Molly Fesler ABOUT NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY Northern State University is a premier residential, regional, liberal arts institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations and unparalleled co-curricular opportunities. In August 2018, NSU was again named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional undergraduate public schools in the Midwest. For more information, visit our website at . Northern Today is published biannually by Northern State University, 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, SD 57401, for Northern alumni and friends. Recipients receive the publication after completion of a degree or by requesting a subscription. SUBSCRIBE | GIVE A GIFT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS CONTACT US TWITTER AlumniNSU FACEBOOK NSU Alumni Association EMAIL 4 Educational Impact Campaign reaches $44 million The Educational Impact Campaign has received so much support from around the region that it has nearly reached its original goal of $45 million. 4 SDSBVI Groundbreaking More than 100 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Oct. 17. 5 ‘The Hate U Give’ author delivers 2018 NSU Common Read Lecture The author of a book that has spent numerous weeks on the New York Times bestseller list delivered Northern State University’s 2018 Common Read Lecture. 5 Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for NSU Athletic and Recreation Fields A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Northern State University’s new Athletic and Recreation Fields was held Wednesday, Oct. 24. 6 Regional Science Education Center designed for growing biology, chemistry programs The Regional Science Education Center will be a new home for Northern’s biology and chemistry programs, offering collaborative spaces. 7 ‘It Changes Your Life’ NSU’s Blum encourages all students to study abroad. 8 Seizing opportunities Dr. Amber Mathern believes in seizing every opportunity – and this fall, that belief took her across the globe. 9 LaFave named VCSU president Northern State University Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Alan LaFave has been appointed the next president of Valley City State University. 9 NSU alum appointed to Second Judicial Court NSU alumna Sandra Hoglund Hanson has been appointed a judge in the Second Judicial Circuit Court by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. 10 Wolves at the Movies Gypsy Days 2018 celebration. 14 Athletics Recap Wolves athletic teams had several highlights this fall. 17 Alumni News See class notes, celebrations and memorials. CONTENTS ON OUR COVER Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field Renderings provided by DLR Group and Co-op Educational Impact Campaign 4 Athletics Recap Seizing opportunities Wolves at the Movies 14 8 10 NORTHERN TODAY a D