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  • Electrical Code Seminar to begin April 6
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will sponsor a National Electrical Code Seminar beginning Monday, April 6 in Room 122 of Russell Hall.The class will be offered by distance learning and will be held on April 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22 from 6 p.m. until 9 p. [Read More...]

  • Henderson guest lectures in PR class
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University has a new vision that is dedicated to one goal. Yours.

     Northwestern State’s president, Dr. Jim Henderson, spoke to a public relations class on the new vision for Northwestern. [Read More...]

  • Faculty member pens second e-book
  • NATCHITOCHES – Dorothy Jones Washington has penned her second children’s e-book, “I’m Glad I’m Not a Zombie,” a rhyming poetic story that describes a child imagining how his life would be if he were one of the undead.

     “Here is a child thinking about what it would be like if he were a zombie. This is a day in the life of a child living his life as a zombie, living through his eyes,” Jones said. 

    The short story is for children ages 4-11 and examines some topical issues. [Read More...]

  • Activities and events for March 29 - April 4
  • NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of March 29 – April 4 at Northwestern State University.March 29 – April 4 – Early registration for summer, fall semestersMarch 29 – April 2 – “Vision: The Natchitoches Paintings of Grady Harper,” Orville Hanchey GalleryMarch 29 – Baseball, NSU vs. McNeese, Brown-Stroud Field, 1 p.m. [Read More...]

  • Investiture marks new era at Northwestern State
  • NATCHITOCHES – Dr. James Braswell Henderson was installed to the office of the President of Northwestern State University of Louisiana Friday during a day of ceremony, nostalgia and celebration. Henderson, his wife Tonia and their children were honored throughout the day by dignitaries, academic officials, political figures, prominent clergy, friends and representatives from other institutions as students, faculty, university staff and the community gathered for the formal ceremony, the first Northwestern State has hosted in 18 years.

     The proceedings were steeped in tradition as a procession of Northwestern State faculty in full academic regalia, accompanied by the NSU Wind Symphony, began the investiture in A. [Read More...]

  • Seo receives Hardin Jazz Scholarship
  • NATCHITOCHES – Kazue Seo speaks softly but carries a loud trumpet. Seo, a computer information systems and music major at Northwestern State University, has been named the 2015 recipient of the David Hardin Jazz Scholarship.The scholarship is presented for outstanding achievement and musical contributions to the University Jazz Orchestra and the Mrs. H. [Read More...]

  • Library hosting Presidents Exhibit
  • NATCHITOCHES – The Cammie G. Henry Research Center at Northwestern State University’s Watson Library is presenting an exhibit to celebrate the history of the university, its presidents and their families.

     The exhibit showcases each of Northwestern State’s presidents and is comprised of materials from their investitures, photographs, correspondences and other artifacts including a set of silver that was used in the President’s Home, glassware of President John S. Kyser, the first bracelet given out for the Lady of the Bracelet, and a letter from Rep. [Read More...]

  • 'Start Anew' Spring Read April 16
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Language and Communication will host the annual Spring Read at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 with student and faculty poets and writers sharing their work based on the theme “Start Anew.” The Spring Read will be held in the D’Amato-Thomas Reading Room in Watson Library. [Read More...]

  • Get experience, take advantage of opportunities
  • Do not be afraid to take the odd-ball job if you must and make the best of each and every opportunity, professionals advise. Experience is key for those who wish to develop a career after college.

     According to local public relations professionals Julie Hollingsworth and Jarryd Raynes, the key to making yourself the most marketable candidate for a position is having tons of exposer. Having a variety of skills and experiences allows you to bring new ideas to the table that your future bosses will appreciate and reward. [Read More...]

  • Couple honors family, endows nursing scholarship
  • NATCHITOCHES – A Tyler, Texas, couple honored family members by establishing an endowed scholarship at Northwestern State University to benefit nursing students. The fund was established in memory of Philip Richards and in honor of Kathy Richards Thomas.

     The $1,000 Phillip and Kathy Richards Endowed Nursing Scholarship will be presented to a student seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing who maintains a 3.0 grade point average. [Read More...]

  • Presidential Investiture March 27
  • NATCHITOCHES – Dr. James Braswell Henderson will be formally invested as Northwestern State University’s 18th president during ceremonies planned for Friday, March 27.

     Events will begin with an Investiture Mass at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 9 a.m. [Read More...]

  • Early registration begins March 23
  • NATCHITOCHES – Registration for the summer and fall 2015 semesters begins Monday at Northwestern State University and students are encouraged to begin signing up for classes as soon as possible.Northwestern State students can begin the registration procedure by meeting with their advisor. They can begin signing up for summer and fall classes through NSU Connect on March 23-27.Graduate students, authorized ADA students with a permit, honor students with a cumulative 3. [Read More...]

  • Empowering students and the community
  • NATCHITOCHES – The Department of Student Affairs at Northwestern State University is sponsoring a series of events over the remainder of the spring semester to promote awareness of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act.The events are designed to help eliminate sexual assault in the campus community and help students, faculty and staff become aware of assistance, reporting and student rights, according to Lori LeBlanc, director of special projects for student affairs.“This campaign is not about fear,” said LeBlanc. “Northwestern State is joining with a nationwide effort to empower students and our communities concerning sexual misconduct. [Read More...]

  • Driver education class to begin March 29
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a driver education course beginning Sunday March 29.The class will be held in South Hall on Northwestern State’s Natchitoches campus on March 29 and April 1, 6, 8 and 11.The course will include 30 hours of classroom instruction with a minimum of eight hours of driving. A driving schedule will be set once the class begins. [Read More...]

  • Prather parking lot under construction
  • NATCHITOCHES – Construction on the Prather Coliseum parking lot at Northwestern State University is underway, according to David Greene, the university’s director of operations for special facilities.

     “The company has begun staging items and equipment In the Prather parking lot so caution while driving in this area should be taken,” Greene said. “The construction company will rope off the parking lot once the official start date has been determined. From that point on no one will be able to access the main area of the Prather parking lot. [Read More...]

  • Luxe packages up for bid in silent auction
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s President’s Command Performance will offer a wide selection of items up for bid during a silent auction that will include merchandise and first class experiences in dining, travel and leisure.

     The silent auction is being coordinated by Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and friends in honor of Tonia Istre Henderson, Northwestern State’s new first lady, who is a Tri Sigma alumna. 

    “We have collected a number of exciting experience packages with many that include accessories for the package,” said Reatha Cox, auction chair. “Our Cajun Fishing Adventure is a full day of guided fishing for two for red fish with lodging, tackle and fish cleaning, as well as two Guy Harvey t-shirts, sun visors and a coffee table book. [Read More...]

  • Media exec will meet with students
  •  NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University alumnus Greg Ashlock will visit with students in the NSU TV Studio at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27. Ashlock is executive vice president of operations for iHeardMedia, formerly Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, and president of iHeartMedia Southern California, where he is responsible for 500 employees in Los Angeles, the number one radio market in the U. [Read More...]

  • Nursing students support Caddo COA
  • ASN and BSN students and faculty in Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health in Shreveport participated in the Meals on Wheels 5K, a benefit to raise funds for the Caddo Council on Aging, which prepares and delivers more than 1,200 meals per day to senior citizens in the Shreveport area. From left are Jessica Rodgers, Kelsey Cook, Jessica Paul, Lauren LeBlanc, Logan Webb, Ashley Davis, Cheryl Boyett and Alicia Ardoin. [Read More...]

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Being a Presidential Ambassador has enabled me to meet a variety of new people, work in a fun environment, and inform students about the many opportunities here at NSU. I am extremely grateful to be a part of such an awesome recruiting team!

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The Division of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music and Music Education for aspiring artists, professionals, and teachers. In addition to outstanding academic training and private studio instruction, it provides many opportunities for majors and non-majors to perform in a variety of musical activities and ensembles on the University level.  Hundreds of students participate in marching band, five different choirs, wind ensembles, orchestras, jazz bands, opera theater, musical theater productions, and a several different chamber ensembles.