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  • Yankowski work included in exhibit
  • NATCHITOCHES – Michael Yankowski, professor of art at Northwestern State University, will exhibit a new work at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans March 7-31. Selected gallery artists participating in the “Artists of Faith” exhibit will present work inspired by their faith in an annual Lenten exhibition organized for the past eight years. Yankowski, a Catholic, has participated in the exhibit since its inception and has been the featured artist twice. All four of his works are new and have never been displayed to the public. [Read More...]

  • Band program featured in two concerts
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s band program will be featured in two evenings of concerts March 3 - 4 in Magale Recital Hall.The Magale Concert Band and NSU Wind Ensemble will perform Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. On March 4, The NSU Wind Symphony and Fredericks Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p. [Read More...]

  • President's Command Performance Gold Sponsor
  • Sabine State Bank is a Gold Sponsor of Northwestern State University’s upcoming President’s Command Performance, slated for March 27. From left are Robin Flynn, Sabine State Bank internal auditor; Lacy Merrill, manager of the bank’s Hwy. 1 Bypass branch; Tiffany Chasteen, NSU’s assistant director of alumni and development; Kenna Mathews, Sabine State Bank IT assistant, and Jill Bankston, NSU’s associate director of development. Several levels of sponsorships, as well as program ads and individual tickets are available by calling Chasteen at (318) 357-5213. [Read More...]

  • Famed guitar gets custom repair at NSU
  • NATCHITOCHES – A part of a rare Gibson guitar with a storied provenance was restored to its “vintage” condition through the expertise and technology available at Northwestern State University. The guitar, which has performed on stages around the world, in recording sessions and hazy tour bus jams surrounded by famous country, blues and rock and roll artists, is “on the road again – pun intended,” its owner said.

     The guitar was owned by the late Jody Payne, Willie Nelson’s touring guitarist for over three decades, who also toured with Merle Haggard. The guitar is now in the hands of a Payne family friend, a guitar enthusiast who reveres the fingerprints, the scratches and the stories the instrument could tell. [Read More...]

  • Online programs recognized for affordability
  • NATCHITOCHES – Three higher education websites have recognized Northwestern State University’s online bachelor’s programs in criminal justice and psychology and graduate programs for their affordability.The university’s online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice was ranked as the most affordable in country by nonprofitcollegesonline.com. NSU led the “Students Before Profits Award” rankings with a four cost of more than $3,300 less than the second ranked institution. [Read More...]

  • MidSouth supports President's Command Performance
  • MidSouth Bank is a Platinum Sponsor of the second annual President’s Command Performance, a spring gala at Northwestern State University that will include dinner, an art exhibit, silent auction, performances by students in the School of Creative and Performing Arts and the induction of Dr. Grady Harper, Jim Bob Key and Dr. Jack Wann into the CAPA Hall of Fame. The event is being held in conjunction with investiture celebration activities honoring Dr. [Read More...]

  • Adding to campus green space
  • Crews completed demolition of the Married Student Housing Complex at Northwestern State University this week. The five building complex was constructed in 1962 and has been closed for several years. The site on S. Jefferson near the railroad tracks will be used as green space. [Read More...]

  • "The Giving Tree" allowing Whitlock to bloom
  • NATCHITOCHES – Playing a tree branch has given Caitlyn Whitlock a chance to bloom. Whitlock plays a tree branch in “The Giving Tree,” which opens Thursday at Northwestern State University. “The Giving Tree,” will be presented Feb. 19-21 at 7:30 p. [Read More...]

  • Notary class set to begin Feb. 24
  • NATCHITOCHES – A notary public exam prep course will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24. The class will be presented on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. [Read More...]

  • NSU President sends message to alumni
  • Northwestern State University President Dr. Jim Henderson released a visual message this week that emphasizes the importance of input and involvement of NSU's alumni in the university's plan for growth and increased excellence during turbulent times for Louisiana higher education.

     In the next few weeks, alumni will receive via e-mail and in Alumni Columns magazine a survey that will assist university personnel in decisions and initiatives that affect Northwestern State and the region it serves. Feedback from alumni through the survey and continued support will help the university achieve success in the years ahead. [Read More...]

  • RS holds second February training session
  • Ian McKinnon, left, led a demonstration in vibration analysis for Mathis Butler of Weyerhaeuser and Patrick Johnson of RoyOMartin during a workshop at Northwestern State University this week that also included personnel from CLECO and Boise Cascade. McKinnon is chief development officer for Reliability Solutions, a company that delivers training tailored to industry needs and has an agreement with Northwestern State in which the company utilizes facilities and equipment in the Department of Engineering Technology and allows NSU faculty, staff and students to audit the classes. This week’s session was one of two held this month with more planned for the spring semester. At right is Dr. [Read More...]

  • ECE will offer class for prospective contractors
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a business law preparation seminar for Louisiana State Contractors Licensing applicants. The one-day seminars will be offered one Saturday each month through May.

     The seminar is a tool for individuals preparing for the business law portion of the Louisiana State Contractors Examination. The abbreviated yet in-depth seminar is for all potential state contractors (heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, general contractor, drywall, home remodeling and improvement, hazardous waste removal, mold remediation and others). [Read More...]

  • "The Giving Tree"
  • Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will present “The Giving Tree” Feb. 19-22 in the A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Auditorium. [Read More...]

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