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NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University has received a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track grant, according to NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa. The Louisiana Folklife Center is one of 150 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive the grant which will support the 2014 Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers $10,000 matching grants to support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. Challenge America Fast-Track grants support two major outcomes: public engagement with diverse and excellent art and livability or the strengthening of communities through the arts. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Students in the Community/Public Health class in the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University’s Shreveport campus held a debate this week on several health related topics. The debate covered the issues of end of life care, legalization of marijuana at the federal level, healthcare for undocumented immigrants, physician assisted suicide/euthanasia and mandated coverage of contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act. A panel of six faculty judged the debate. The winning team was Tiffany Tyson of Haughton, Sami Wilkey of Shreveport and Sylvia Bardin and Lauren Sullivan of Many. [Read More...]
Olivia Martzell of Covington is this year’s winner of the Orland Dodson Memorial Scholarship presented by the Shreveport Journalism Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to an upper level student from northwest Louisiana pursuing a degree in mass communications. Martzell is a junior in the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University majoring in liberal arts with a concentration in fine and performing arts focusing on journalism.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at 2. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Beta Engineering, a Crest Industries company in Pineville, announced its support for scholarships for engineering technology degree programs at Northwestern State University. For the next three years, Beta Engineering will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a Pineville High School graduate to attend Northwestern State as a freshman in the engineering technology program. Beta Engineering will provide another $1,000 for the next three years to an NSU student already enrolled in the program.
Beta’s $1,000 award is one of 51 scholarships facilitated by the Central Louisiana Manufacturing Manager’s Council and the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance for students in 10 central Louisiana parishes. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Charter members of Northwestern State University’s new pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International were sworn in Monday during a ceremony in which new members pledged to advance integrity, compassion and courage through service to their profession and community.
Paxson Guest of Bossier City initiated the charter and took the oath as chapter president. Officers are Bailee Cartwright of Holdenville, Okla., vice president; Tschissakid Player of Cedar Hill, Texas, secretary, and Katie Acosta of Thibodaux, treasurer. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – It’s official: the Natchitoches Bead Town mosaic, “Une Rue Principale en Louisiana (A Main Street of Louisiana)” is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest bead mural in the world. Guinness Adjudicator Amanda Mochan was at Northwestern State University Wednesday to measure the 48 x 8-foot art piece, which at 384 square feet far surpasses the previous record, a bead mural in The Netherlands that measures 189 square feet.
Amid cheers, music and festivities, artist Stephan Wanger thanked the more than 5,000 volunteers who helped cut, sort and glue beads to the mural during the last six months. Students from NSU Elementary Lab School joined Natchitoches’ Miss Merry Christmas and the Christmas Belles, city, parish and university officials for the announcement from Guinness. [Read More...]
Who’s Who at Northwestern StateName: M’Lou BarnettTitle: Assistant Professor of NursingEducation: BSN-1976 NSU MSN- 1981 Texas Woman’s University MBA- 1992 Centenary College Postgraduate Family Nurse Practitioner Program-1995 NSU Integrative Medicine Fellowship- 2011 University of Arizona. Years at NSU: 15
Job description: I teach Associate of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and am a guest lecturer for the family nurse practitioner program, graduate program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Why I like working at Northwestern State: I love working at NSU because the faculty possess the essential attributes of being student oriented and student advocates. The best quality of NSU is the “family like” atmosphere of faculty, staff and students. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – A Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Northwestern State University has been approved by the Board of Regents. Northwestern State officials plan to begin the program next fall pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctoral degree for nurses seeking to further their career in advanced nursing practice. Courses will be delivered primarily via the Internet and compressed video. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society hosted an initiation ceremony for new members in November. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.
Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others. Senior level and graduate students are selected from the top 10 percent of their classes. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Jebha Babu of Bayou Vista was named Miss NSU and Darrell Favis of Shreveport was selected as Mr. NSU by students at Northwestern State University. The honor is one of the highest a Northwestern State student can receive and is based on academic achievement and involvement in campus activities.Babu is the daughter of Babu Chellen and Kalai Babu. [Read More...]
The 64th Demon Battalion of Northwestern State University presented Dr. Bob Gillan of the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park with a check for $845 to support the Veterans and Memorial Park. Cadets raised the money by hosting a Veteran’s Day Car and Bike Show on Front Street. Cadet Battalion Commander Johnathan Cojocar of Natchitoches and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Miguel Garcia of Cheswick, Penn. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University, the NSU Office of Cultural Diversity and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts will host the fifth Annual Natchitoches-NSU Multicultural Christmas Concert Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Treen Auditorium at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University offers a Christmas shoppers a way to make their loved ones a permanent and tangible part of the school. Engraved bricks in the Alumni Plaza are available for $100 and are a visible way to celebrate a one’s ties to Northwestern State.
“This is a thoughtful gift for someone who ‘has everything,’” said Dr. Chris Maggio, executive director of the NSU Foundation. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Counseling students from Northwestern State University lent assistance to students at Red River High School in Coushatta during College Application Day.
“This is a national initiative designed to help all students, but especially seniors who are first-generation college students, but assisting them in applying to at least one postsecondary institution,” said Dr. Gerra Perkins, associate professor and coordinator of NSU’s graduate program in counseling.
Perkins and graduate students Julie Evans of Goldonna, Krysten Duncan and Annie Grogan of Lake Charles, Anna-Kate Oglesby, Danielle Jones, Chernika and Jessica Adams of Natchitoches, Catherine Lytle of Pineville, and Michael Lacour of Pollock teamed up with Red River High School school counselor Kyle Wren to help the high schoolers as a service-learning initiative for the aspiring school counselors. [Read More...]
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I'm a Louisiana Scholars' College student at Northwestern. I enjoy the family-like environment that I get at Scholars' along with the private school education for the price of a public college. I am the treasurer of Phi Mu, a student ambassador for the Louisiana Scholars' College, and a writer for the campus newspaper.
The Department of Language and Communication has expanded its teaching areas to include media and film studies thanks, in large part, to a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Drs. Crank and Bauman submitted a proposal for undergraduate research in 2009 that funded the beginning of a film library to be housed in the department. Through this grant, the department has now launched a new concentration that will allow students to study and analyze classic and contemporary film. The department has also committed to screening one classic, rare, or unseen film every semester in order to generate interest in the new concentration and to utilize the new films they have received.