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  • Northwestern State to offer GRE online
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University is offering the GRE online beginning in February. Prospective graduate students wishing to take the online version of the GRE can take the test at NSU on Feb. 6, March 13 and 28, April 17, May 15 and 29 or June 5 and 19.“Since the GRE is required of all of our graduate degree programs, our students were required to travel to approved testing sites throughout Louisiana and Texas in order to take the test,” said Dr. [Read More...]

  • Concealed carry class to be held Feb. 7
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Louisiana Concealed Carry class Saturday, Feb. 7. The class is for those age 21 or older who want to obtain a Louisiana concealed handgun permit.The course will be from 8 a. [Read More...]

  • Clawson part of panel on health care challenges
  • BATON ROUGE – Dr. Dana Clawson, dean of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University, participated in a panel discussion during a day long meeting in Baton Rouge to exchange ideas about caring for Louisiana residents.Clawson represented non-physician professionals on the panel. Other panel members were Dr. [Read More...]

  • Recital by Shoemaker to highlight Double Reed Day
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University is hosting a Double Reed Day Sunday, Feb. 1. The event will bring high school and middle school oboe and bassoon players from throughout Louisiana to campus for musical performances, master classes, reed making classes and a recital featuring bassoonist Ann Shoemaker of Baylor University.“We are hoping students make connections with us at NSU and that they learn as much as possible about oboe and bassoon music and the instruments,” said adjunct instructor of oboe Leah Forsyth, who is organizing Double Reed Day with Dr. [Read More...]

  • Proud to represent the university
  • NATCHITOCHES  -- Taylor Walker is settling in as the 2015 Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet and is looking forward to her chance to represent the university.Walker, a junior psychology/theatre major with a concentration in dance, is the first contestant in more than a decade to win the pageant after finishing as first runner up.“People have been congratulating me ever since the pageant,” said Walker. “I am really glad to have the opportunity to represent the university. [Read More...]

  • NSU to host state clarinet symposium
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the Louisiana Clarinet Symposium Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Fine Arts Annex. College and high school students from throughout the state will attend an intercollegiate master class, panel discussion, mass clarinet choir session and a feature recital with Pedro Rubio on clarinet and pianist Ana Benavides.  The symposium is funded through the Joanna Magale Endowed Professorship. [Read More...]

  • NSU TV to air wins over McNeese and Nicholls
  • NATCHITOCHES  -- Northwestern State University’s women’s basketball game against McNeese along with Monday’s men’s game against Nicholls are airing on NSU TV through Friday.The Lady Demon replay will be shown at midnight, 8 a.m., noon and 7 p. [Read More...]

  • Electrical code seminar to begin Feb. 2
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will sponsor a National Electrical Code Seminar beginning Monday, Feb. 2 in Room 122 of Russell Hall.The class will be offered by distance learning and will be held on Feb. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 6 p. [Read More...]

  • Serving the military's educational needs
  • NATCHITOCHES – Denise Jackson has been named military liaison at Northwestern State University’s Leesville/Fort Polk campus.Jackson will work with the Education Services Officer at the Fort Polk Education Center and staff at the NSU Leesville/Fort Polk campus to provide direct coordination of education services to active duty personnel, family members, retirees and all VA students. Jackson evaluates the service member’s Joint Service Transcripts and recommends college credit based on American Council on Education guidelines. She will have an office at the Education Center. [Read More...]

  • Wins over Nicholls, Lamar to play on NSU TV
  • NATCHITOCHES  -- Northwestern State University’s women’s basketball game against Nicholls State along with Saturday’s men’s game against Lamar are airing on NSU TV.The Lady Demon replay will be shown at midnight, 8 a.m., noon and 7 p. [Read More...]

  • Learn ceramics from the beginning
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a beginning ceramics class, “Playing in the Mud,” starting Thursday, Jan. 29. “Playing in the Mud” will be taught on Thursday from 6 p.m. [Read More...]

  • Walker named Miss Northwestern LOB
  • NATCHITOCHES – Taylor Walker of Greenwood was named winner of the 57th Annual Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet Pageant held Friday at Northwestern State University.Walker, a junior psychology/theatre major with a concentration in dance, received more than $8,000 in scholarships and prizes and will represent Northwestern State in June’s Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe.She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and the NSU Dance Company. Walker is a President’s List student and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. [Read More...]

  • Lang Comm will host Home Movie Tour
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Language and Communication will host the New England Home Movie Tour at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 in the Ora Garland Williams Multimedia Studio in Room 142 Kyser Hall. [Read More...]

  • Conference matchups to be shown on NSU TV
  • NATCHITOCHES  -- Northwestern State University’s women’s basketball game against Incarnate Word along with Tuesday night’s men’s game against Abilene Christian are airing on NSU TV.The Lady Demon replay will be shown at midnight, 8 a.m., noon and 7 p. [Read More...]

  • Potpourri wins yearbook awards
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University's 2013-2014 yearbook, Potpourri, won first place overall and first place in photography in a contest sponsored by American Scholastic Press Association.

    “Your yearbook shows excellence in the fields of writing, photography and page design and contains elements/sections of an effective yearbook that will be treasured for years to come,” according to the ASPA award letter. While judging is anonymous, the review letter indicated the book, “…is a wonderful publication. You have mastered not only the basic elements of a good yearbook, but you have also ‘aced’ the additional elements that make a yearbook stand out from the others. [Read More...]

  • Austin Baroque Orchestra to perform Jan. 20
  • NATCHITOCHES –The Austin Baroque Orchestra, a period-instrument orchestra based in Texas’ capital city, will present a program of Baroque music at Northwestern State University Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. [Read More...]

  • NSU police complete active shooter training video
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    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University police will release an active shooter training video Tuesday, Jan. 20.The 15-minute video was filmed on campus last year and will be made available to the NSU community through the campus website and in classroom settings. For questions about the training film, contact Officer Jon Caliste of the NSU Police Department at (318) 357-5431. [Read More...]

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