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  • Activities and events for Oct. 19 - 25
  • NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of Oct. 19 - 25 at Northwestern State University.Oct. 19 -31 – “Deep Rivers” art exhibit by guest curators Michelle Pichon, Josie LaCour, Gar Pickering and Kathleen Pickering, Orville Hanchey GalleryOct. [Read More...]

  • "Remember t'Jean"
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Watson Memorial Library, the NSU Writing Project and the Down River Art Gang invite the public to “Remembering t'Jean: An Evening of Live Poetry Reading on the 45th Anniversary of Kerouac's Death,” a session of poetry in honor of the late Beat Genius Jack Kerouac.

     Participants are invited to bring their own work or that of another to read, or read from Kerouac’s work. Down River Art Gang member Gar Pickering will play the part of Kerouac’s contemporary Allen Ginsberg, reading Ginsberg’s “America,” followed by his original homage to the poem, “America ’13.” 

    The event will be held in the Fleming Thomas and Jean D’Amato Thomas Reading Room beginning at 6:30 p. [Read More...]

  • Easley Professorship announced
  • More than two dozen donors contributed to the Robert H. Easley Endowed Professorship in Business in the Northwestern State University School of Business. NSU supporters Ellis and Juanita Coutee spearheaded the effort to establish the scholarship by encouraging other alumni to contribute to the professor and coordinating a match from Exxon, Mrs. Coutee’s former employer. [Read More...]

  • PLTW/ET agreement will award college credits
  • NATCHITOCHES – Students in Louisiana who complete Project Lead the Way classes in high school can earn up to eight hours of credit towards a degree in engineering technology at Northwestern State University.

     “We’ve been working on this for five years and it’s going to be a hallmark for our students,” said Dr. Phil Brown, NSU’s PLTW coordinator. “This will have a tremendous impact on our recruiting for engineering technology. [Read More...]

  • Aerospace engineer lectures to ET students
  • NATCHITOCHES – NASA aerospace engineer and Northwestern State University alumnus Ted Buras delivered three lectures to students in NSU’s Department of Engineering Technology, describing his career path through the space program, projects on which he worked and recommended steps for advancing in the workplace.

     Buras graduated from Northwestern State in 1962 with a degree in industrial technology and electronics and spent the majority of his career working at Johnson Space Center where he participated in Mercury, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs. 

    “I always took an aggressive attitude,” Buras said. “When I saw something that needed doing, I did it. [Read More...]

  • Dimension Development named Outstanding Business
  • Northwestern State University’s School of Business recognized Dimension Development with an Outstanding Business Award during the School’s annual Homecoming brunch and awards program. The award recognized a business or company that has provided support to the School through internships, student jobs, equipment or funding. From left are Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, director of the School of Business; NSU President Dr. [Read More...]

  • KLB: Strengthening Communities
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Director of Service-Learning Steve Gruesbeck chaired the annual Keep Louisiana Beautiful conference hosted by the University of Louisiana System Oct. 2-3.

     “This year’s conference was subtitled ‘Strengthening Communities: Now and Forever.’ We showcased best practices in recycling and litter awareness, education and cleanup efforts,” Gruesbeck said. [Read More...]

  • Alumni Association Board meets
  • Northwestern State University’s Alumni Association met as part of Homecoming weekend to meet incoming university president Dr. Jim Henderson and hear updates on the NSU athletics, student government, fund raising and the Natchitoches Tri-centennial. Members are, seated from left, Patricia Hrapmann, Jerry Brungart, Leonard Endris, Allen Evans, Caron Coleman, secretary; Glenn Talbert, Chris Maggio, assistant vice president of External Affairs and executive director. Standing are John Evans, Matt Koury, Joe Stamey, board president; Monty Chicola, first vice president; Joe Schelette, Cliff Poimbeouf, Mike Wilburn, Tommy Chester, Carroll Long, Lane Luckie, Wil Adams, Van Erikson, associate director of Alumni Affairs; Cade Brumley, second vice president. [Read More...]

  • Students weigh in on traditional / on-line classes
  • NATCHITOCHES – A recent survey of Northwestern State University students revealed that the majority of students seeking to enroll in a face-to-face class were able to do so, rather than take an on-line class. Sixty-seven percent of students were able to find the classes they were looking for face-to-face, compared to 33 percent who were compelled to take the class on-line. Results of the survey were shared with the Academic and Student Affairs committee this week.

     “We are excited about the opportunity to collect student feedback about what their needs are. [Read More...]

  • Cadet Wendell Marks honored
  • Northwestern State University recognized Army ROTC Cadet Wendell Marks Jr. of New Iberia during its Homecoming game Saturday. Marks served combat tours during operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and will be commissioned a second lieutenant through NSU’s Army ROTC program in May. Marks was selected to be recognized by the NSU ROTC program and its alumni arm, the Demon Regiment in a new NSU tradition in which a veteran is recognized for selfless service to the nation during each home football game and was presented with a coin of excellence. [Read More...]

  • Set Goals, Be Willing to Adjust
  • NATCHITOCHES – Set goals, make plans, be willing to adjust and keep pushing. These were the common sentiments from speakers at Northwestern State University’s 48th annual J. Walter Porter Forum sponsored by the School of Business. This year’s theme was “Insights into the Game of Life: Critical Lessons” featuring Barbara Jo Pease, Michael Fox and Wes Breeden offering students advice on finding success in their careers. [Read More...]

  • NSU alum is NG Traveler of the Year
  • NATCHITOCHES – Kip Patrick, a 1995 graduate of Northwestern State University, was honored as one of the National Geographic 2014 Travelers of the Year. Chosen by National Geographic Traveler magazine editors, the honorees are individuals, families or small groups who explore the world with passion and purpose and have an exceptional and inspiring story to tell. Readers can vote online for the People’s Choice Traveler of the Year award through Oct. 25. [Read More...]

  • Homecoming Honor Court recognized at game
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Homecoming Honor Court were presented at Saturday’s football game versus Incarnate Word. Members of the court were, front from left, Rikia Ancar, Breanna Collier, Taylor Layman, Alexis Reliford, Courtney Wilson, Bria Williams (queen), Ivory Breland, Tyra Morrison, Courtney Matthews, Briana Craige, Lacey Seals, back from left, Kevin Brunner, Matt Spence, Damian Glover, Brian Cook, Cody Whitaker, Kaymin Carter (king), Paxson Guest, Darrell Favis, Matt Whitaker, Trevor McCray and Anthony Cannata. [Read More...]

  • Activities and events for Oct. 12 - 18
  • NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of Oct. 12 - 18 at Northwestern State University.Oct. 12 -31 – “Deep Rivers” art exhibit by guest curators Michelle Pichon, Josie LaCour, Gar Pickering and Kathleen Pickering, Orville Hanchey GalleryOct. [Read More...]

  • Artists learn Inventor
  • Northwestern State University students in a graphic communications class will integrate Inventor, a program commonly used in industrial design, and 3D modeling to complete projects this semester as they study the practical applications of technology-based design which can be utilized in making jewelry, furniture and other fine art objects, as well as packaging and typography. Class projects will be completed through cooperation between the Department of Fine and Graphic Art and the Department of Engineering Technology. “Design is taking over technology and the students must learn to use the most current tools,” said graphic communications instructor Mirla Martinez. “Graphic designers today need more complex skills and this creates more options for our graduates. [Read More...]

  • Modern in Motion 2 set for Oct. 14, 16-17
  • NATCHITOCHES – The NSU Dance Company and the Friends of Louisiana Sports and History will present Modern in Motion 2 Oct. 14 and 16-17 at 7 p.m. at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches. [Read More...]

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