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Who’s Who at Northwestern State
Name: Learie Sandy
Title: Assistant women’s basketball coach
Years at NSU: 1
Job description: My duties include recruiting, post player development and serving as practice squad coordinator. I also do pre and post practice breakdown and film and video breakdown.
Why I like working at Northwestern State: I enjoy working at NSU because I have the opportunity to develop my skill set and be a part of the family atmosphere that coach Brooke and Scott Stoehr instill in the team. My family and I love the campus and the community. [Read More...]
Edgar Avilan Sr., founder of Escuela de Musica Comfenalco, a high school in Cartagena, Colombia, observed classrooms and met with administrators at Northwestern State University last week. Azilon gathered information on coursework so he can tailor the curriculum at his school to create a more seamless transition for students who attend Northwestern State on music scholarships. There are currently about 20 Columbian students enrolled at NSU with more committed for the fall semester. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – A Northwestern State University club hopes to lure in prospective students interested in one of the fastest-growing collegiate team club sports. The NSU Fishing Team is open to all students and taps into the growing popularity of organized competitive bass fishing. The team will compete in FLW, B.A. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES -- Northwestern State University’s chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and the Office of University Affairs will sponsor an international potluck dinner Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Natchitoches Room of Russell Hall. University students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring dishes from their respective countries or ethnic cultures. [Read More...]
Students in Traci LaBom Norris’s Student Affairs in Higher Education 4000 class participated in a business brunch to give them experience with business etiquette in a social setting. Norris hosts the brunch each semester for students who will soon make the transition from student to professional. Participating were, around the table from left, Norris, Ashley Lacour, Sasha Williams, Josie Amusu, Kim Johnson (partially hidden), Justin Evans, Koran Owens, Wade Williams, Shakemia Johnson and Dezrick Williams. Marion Chapman and Fredrick Thomas were unable to attend. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES -- Northwestern State University has named its cheerleading squad for the 2014-15 year.Members of the 2014-15 cheerleading squad are Beau Russell of Ruston, Christian Broussard of Welsh, Rudolph Glass, Bryan Lee, Cavonte Jones and Stefan Foster of Shreveport, Kyle Bird and Cole Williams of Haughton, John Simar of Jennings, Shawn Fox of Bogalusa, Emilie King, Hannah Deloney, Caitlyn McCauslin and Taylor Summerlin of Natchitoches, Chris Theus and Kierra Cunningham of Dallas and KeVaun McCall of Marrero. The squad also includes Temer Davis of Bastrop, Jeremy Meche and Aaron Vizinat of Lake Charles, Scott Landry of Slidell, Leslie Davis of Minden, Brandy Exline of Jena, Madeline Mason of Mandeville, Rachel Oufnac of Denham Springs, Avery Monrose of Lafayette, Amber Cunningham of New Braunfels, Texas, Sarah Gandy of Monroe, Lakyn Ward of Leesville, Alyssa Grubaugh of Jefferson, Texas, and Alexis Gray of Texarkana, Texas.The Northwestern State cheerleaders are the premiere spirit group for the University. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – The children of Bill and Justine Shaw recognized the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary by placing a wrought iron bench on the campus of Northwestern State University in their honor.
“Because of their strong commitment to both education and family and because this commitment has been expressed so often in connection with Northwestern, we thought it appropriate to recognize their 60th year of marriage, to be celebrated on April 15 with a memorial to that event placed permanently on the campus grounds,” said their son, Billy Shaw.
The couple’s connection to the university extends for multiple generations. Bill Shaw met Justine McMurry on the NSU campus as she was leaving freshman registration in the fall of 1952. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of April 13 - 19 at Northwestern State University.April 13 – 19 – Early registration for summer and fall semestersApril 14 – 21 – Spring breakApril 15 – Baseball vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Brown-Stroud Field, 6:30 p.m. [Read More...]
Who’s Who at Northwestern StateName: Maye FosterTitle: Administrative Coordinator 3, Office of the RegistrarYears at NSU: 22
Job Description: My job is to keep the office functioning to its highest level by taking care of duties such as ordering of supplies, upkeep of equipment, handling the mail, time sheets, and scanning documents. I also create letters for students concerning verification, academic standing and good student discounts. I am the account manager for the National Student Clearinghouse at NSU, and send them FTP files regularly to update students’ attendance record for review by loan companies. I also help with Commencement exercises by setting up gonfalons, producing marching lists and assisting graduates with their caps and gowns. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES –The Northwestern State University chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars recently held its spring induction ceremony in the Thomas-D’Amato Reading Room of Watson Library. Members of Phi Beta Delta include faculty, staff, and students who are selected on the basis of their international orientation, scholarship accomplishment and/or contribution to international exchange. New members are faculty Keith Dromm of the Louisiana Scholars’ College and Carmella Parker of the School of Business. New student members are Paxson Guest of the Scholars’ College, Tatiana Larina of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Alejandra Monjardin and Edgar Avilan-Diaz of the School of Creative and Performing Arts. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold its spring break April 14 - 21. The university will be closed Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. Administrative offices will be open April 14 -17 and April 21. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 22. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra will present a Tricentennial Celebration of the City of Natchitoches Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. [Read More...]
Bill Brent conducted the Northwestern State University Wind Symphony to conclude the President’s Command Performance, an event that featured the talents of students in the School of Creative and Performing Arts. The University honored Brent as the inaugural inductee into the CAPA Hall of Fame as officials proclaimed April 4 as Bill Brent Day. Hundreds of Brent's colleagues and friends gathered for the occasion, which began with a champagne toast and cocktail reception in the Alumni Plaza and included performances by several musical and vocal ensembles. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – More than two dozen Northwestern State University students and faculty recently attended the American College Dance Festival South Conference in Little Rock, Ark.Two choreographic works were presented for adjudication, “Relinquish” by faculty Brett Alan Garfinkel and Kirstin Riehl and “Psychedelic Mood” by student Julian Anderson of Slidell. “Relinquish” used music by composer Abel Korzenioski with lighting design by J. Lillian Gray and featured dancers Anderson and Kacey Garrett of Slidell, Claire Cook of Shreveport, Tori Cormier of Lake Charles, Polanco Jones Jr. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Reservations are no longer required for the final performances of “Steel Magnolias,” presented by Northwestern State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The show will run April 8-11 in the Treen Auditorium at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, and $12 for children under 12. Admission is free to NSU, BPCC @ NSU and LSMSA students with a current ID. [Read More...]
Name: Terrie McCallister
Title: Instructional Technology Specialist
Job Description: I research instructional strategies and collaborate with faculty to help them design, develop and deliver courses that implement a variety of technology tools. I work closely with the Media Specialist to conduct workshops that teach faculty about new technologies they can use in their courses. I am also responsible for reviewing online courses to make sure they meet the Quality Matters Rubric.
Years at NSU: 9
Why I Like Working at Northwestern: I love working with the faulty because they are so enthusiastic about learning new technology. [Read More...]
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Living on campus has been great. I have made so many friends and there is never a dull moment because of them.
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.