The Notification Issue

Dear Readers,
  First and foremost, I believe it is my duty and privilege to welcome all of our new and returning students, faculty and staff to Northern State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. As the university’s student news publication, we decided that the best way to welcome the Northern community to another great year is to provide what we have deemed a “notification” issue. In this micro-issue, we intend to provide you with a bit of information on a few events you may have missed over the summer as well as a few happenings you can look forward to in the months to come.
  For your benefit, this micro-issue contains some summer updates from Northern Athletics, NSU Student Association meeting dates and times, information about Faculty-Led Travel opportunities, and employment opportunities at THE EXPONENT as well as new advertising possibilities and issue release dates.
  As you can see, we are also providing a friendly reminder that this year is the 100th year of Gypsy Days, our much anticipated university homecoming celebration. THE EXPONENT will be covering various aspects of this celebration throughout the coming months. Northern has a lot to be proud of and a lot to look forward to. Fortunately, so do the staff and readers of THE EXPONENT, as they can expect to see a few new things this year.
  As a proud university organization, THE EXPONENT is always seeking to improve. You may remember that, last year, we made a few big changes, which included, but was not limited to: re-creating our publication website – where you can now view all of our current and prior issues – at, producing biweekly issues, and building a solid foundation of dedicated staff members.
  It is my firm belief that we have come a long way as an organization; however, we are not satisfied with discontinuing our progress any time soon.
  THE EXPONENT is written by the students and for the students. As such, we believe that we should be making ourselves even more accessible to the campus community. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that certain members of our staff will be holding office hours to listen to any of your questions, concerns, suggestions and comments. Our office is located on the second floor of the Student Center (SC203), and this is where our schedule of office hours will soon be posted.
  Yet another way to contact our staff is through our organization’s email address: We would love to hear from you.
  We also encourage you to submit letters to our Dear Thunder column. Thunder provides wolfishly wise advice on friendship, fashion, school . . . pretty much anything. Send your “Dear Thunder” letters to us via our email address or our NSU Box 1108. We look forward to the upcoming academic year, and we intend to provide our campus and surrounding community with reliable and relevant reports of news, arts, and culture of interest to readers.
  Look for our first full issue of the year on campus and online on September 10th.

Katie Grote