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Northern State Students Recognized by Regents





             

 

 

News Release

Contacts: Mike Rush, Executive Director and CEO

mike.rush@sdbor.edu

Janelle Toman, Director of Communications

Janelle.toman@sdbor.edu

 

Telephone: (605) 773-3455

Fax: (605) 773-5320

www.sdbor.edu

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, June 29, 2017

 

Northern State Students Recognized by Regents


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Northern State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

 

NSU student groups receiving awards were:

 

  • Award for Academic Excellence – The Speech & Debate Team aims to enhance critical thinking and speaking skills, giving participants the opportunity to practice and compete in debate and competitive speaking events. The NSU team took second place at a National Pi Kappa Delta tournament, gaining recognition and interest across the campus. As a result, the team saw a 125 percent increase in membership and progressed from a team of eight to least 20 competitors who now enter debate and individual events.

 

 

  • Community Service Award Collegians in Christ’s Service, Lutheran Campus Ministry supports students in their spiritual development and growth, while dedicating their efforts to community service, social justice, and diversity. One of the group’s projects is to gather and donate goods to nonprofits in the Aberdeen area. During a service learning trip to the nation’s capital, members volunteered at a day care and preschool for children of homeless families and helped serve at the D.C. Central Kitchen.

 

 

  • Award for Organizational Leadership – The Korean Student Association helps Korean students adjust to American life, while providing information about Korean culture to other NSU students and the Aberdeen community. The group hosts special activities to celebrate Korean Thanksgiving Day and Korean New Year’s Day, and participates in the Gypsy Day parade and CultureFest events. The students also help teach the Korean language to a class of 30 students. Another project is to visit local elementary schools to share their culture and language.

 

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