Regents Honor NSU Student Organizations

   In the fall of 2016, the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) honored student organizations from Northern State University for their academic, community, and organizational achievements.
   NSU student groups that were honored with special awards  at the fall ceremony were:
Award for Academic Excellence —  NSU Honors Club

NSU HONORS CLUB Award for Academic Excellence. From left to right: Executive Director Mike Rush, Olaf Hanson, Michael Schliewe, Catherine Leber, Ian Coughlin, Annika Van Oosbree, Rachel Lynch, Dr. Erin Fouberg, Taylor Ellingson, Regent President Randy Schaefer. Photo Courtesy SDBOR.
NSU HONORS CLUB Award for Academic Excellence. From left to right: Executive Director Mike Rush, Olaf Hanson, Michael Schliewe, Catherine Leber, Ian Coughlin, Annika Van Oosbree, Rachel Lynch, Dr. Erin Fouberg, Taylor Ellingson, Regent President Randy Schaefer. Photo Courtesy SDBOR.


   Includes all members of the NSU Honors Program. This club was honored for its role in providing an outlet for academically gifted and highly motivated students to challenge themselves.
   Among other activities they are actively involved in throughout the year, the group hosts the Student-Faculty Quiz Bowl along with a Junior Science Bowl for middle school students.
   The Honors Club also organizes, manages, and hosts the annual NSU Common Read. Last year, first-year seminar students read a book authored by Suki Kim, who was then invited to visit the Northern State campus, where she spoke to 600 campus and community members.
Community Service Award — Members of the Northern State Art Club

NSU ART CLUB Community Service Award. From left to right: Executive Director Mike Rush, Michaela Erlendson, and Regent President Randy Schaefer. Photo Courtesy SDBOR.
NSU ART CLUB Community Service Award. From left to right: Executive Director Mike Rush, Michaela Erlendson, and Regent President Randy Schaefer. Photo Courtesy SDBOR.

 
   The Art Club builds support for the arts through education and exploration.
   A highly visible club on campus and in the community, the NSU Art Club makes and sells artwork for various fundraising efforts, leads art-making workshops within the campus community, and assists in events aimed at high school students and Aberdeen community members.
Award for Organizational Leadership — AWAREwolves

NSU AWAREwolves Award for Organizational Leadership. From left to right: Executive Director Mike Rush, Matthew Mayfield, Catherine Leber, Carrie Wegleitner, Brittany O’Day, Quinn Determan, and Regent President Randy Schaefer. Photo Courtesy SDBOR.
NSU AWAREwolves Award for Organizational Leadership. From left to right: Executive Director Mike Rush, Matthew Mayfield, Catherine Leber, Carrie Wegleitner, Brittany O’Day, Quinn Determan, and Regent President Randy Schaefer. Photo Courtesy SDBOR.

 
   The AWAREwolves organization encourages all students to live healthier lives by making low-risk decisions.
   AWAREwolves hosts several events throughout the year. Their efforts to educate students on healthier life choices occurs within residential hall activities as well as with individuals within the organization setting positive examples by living a low-risk lifestyle.
   Most recently, the group promoted The End Game, an effort to increase awareness about alcohol and drug consumption.
   Annual activities include residence life presentations, conducting a social norms survey, authoring news articles pertaining to low-risk decisions, and hosting Mocktails events at several campus events and activities.
   For more information about NSU clubs and organizations, visit: here.


South Dakota Board of Regents
PRESS RELEASE
http://www.sdbor.edu

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