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  • Finding a new way to serve
  • NATCHITOCHES – When Justin Millen signed up to serve in the U.S. Air Force, he was looking for a way to help while serving others. After a productive and successful 13-year military career, he is finding a new way to reach his objective as a nurse. [Read More...]

  • Willis-Knighton funds CONSAH scholarships
  • NATCHITOCHES – Willis-Knighton Health System has initiated an Endowed Scholarship and Nursing and Allied Health Fund, with $30,000 each to benefit Northwestern State University’s programs in nursing and allied health. Willis-Knighton will provide $30,000 per year for eight pre-licensure undergraduate nursing and two pre-licensure undergraduate radiologic science students on the Shreveport campus. Each year $10,000 will be awarded (10 scholarships of $1,000 each) and $20,000 will be endowed until such time that interest accrues to increase the number of scholarships available each year.

     Students must have successfully completed one semester of clinical courses within the undergraduate nursing or radiologic science curriculum at Northwestern State University and be committed to work in the Shreveport-Bossier area following graduation. [Read More...]

  • Remembering a gifted teacher
  • Ora G. Williams served Northwestern State for 23 years, eight as a librarian and 15 as an assistant professor of English. You can learn more about her and other members of the Long Purple Line at the NSU Traditions website at traditions.nsula. [Read More...]

  • Advancing jazz education in Louisiana
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University faculty members Galindo Rodrigues and Paul Forsyth are participate in The Jazz Reading Big Band on Sunday in Baton Rouge.The band is sponsored by the Louisiana Association for Jazz Education and the Louisiana Music Educators Association. Rodriguez along with Bill Causey Jr. will direct the band. [Read More...]

  • Glover selected for national organization position
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University student Damian Glover of Lafayette was elected this past weekend to serve as the National Student Advisory Council Director for BACCHUS Initiatives within the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).  Glover will represent more than 25 states including Louisiana. BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) Initiatives within NASPA is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. The organization works to actively promote student and young adult based campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors. [Read More...]

  • Students, administrators head to Colombia
  • NATCHITOCHES – A contingency of Northwestern State University students will visit Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia, over the next week where they will work with young musicians and students learning to speak English in secondary schools and visit two universities. This is the fourth year that NSU has coordinated the research and service-learning experience for students, who were selected based on leadership skills, volunteerism and language/culture expertise.

     “This will be the capstone of these students’ leadership experience,” said Reatha Cox, coordinator of First Year Experience and Leadership Development. The students she chose were involved in the Presidential Leadership Program, Freshman Connection and pursued other volunteer opportunities, “always doing a little extra. [Read More...]

  • Former Army Captain honored
  • Former Army Captain Dee Fowler was recognized during Northwestern State University’s football game Nov. 8 as part of a new tradition to thank those who served in the armed forces. Fowler served with the Women’s Army Corps and was the first woman to be Safety Officer Qualified for the Field Artillery Howitzers. She also served as the juvenile and domestic relations officer for the Provost Marshal at Fort Sill. [Read More...]

  • Work by student composer to premiere Tuesday
  • NATCHITOCHES – Sometimes procrastinating is a good thing for Alan Lovell. Recently, Lovell was putting off working on an English paper when the idea for a song came to him. That song, “Moonlight Ride,” will be performed as part of Nathaniel McReynolds’ Graduate Trumpet Recital at Northwestern State University Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p. [Read More...]

  • Four online programs ranked among top 10 in nation
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s online programs were ranked 14th in the country in OnlineU.org’s list of the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings. Northwestern State’s programs in accounting, business, nursing and psychology were each in the top 10 in their field. NSU was the only Louisiana institution to rank among the top 25 Best Value Online Colleges. [Read More...]

  • Art director guest lectures CAPA students
  • Erick Grass, an art director, set designer and production designer for the film industry, theatre, ballet and the advertising industry lectured students in Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts during a visit to the school where he spoke to students in dance, theatre, art and graphic design. Grass described how his work evolved from studio art to set design and the skills he acquired in the process, with examples from TV commercials and films. Grasswas awarded with “Pon tu pensamiento en mi,” in Best Art Direction with the Kikito de Oro at the International Film Festival of Gramado, Brasil, in 1994. He also won the Coral Award to Best Art Direction at the International Film Festival of Havana, Cuba, with “Martí, the Canary Eye” in 2010. [Read More...]

  • Creativity Showcase
  • As part of National Distance Learning Week, The Office of Electronic and Continuing Education is showcasing student and faculty creativity with a student photo competition, and faculty Pixlr banner competition.

    Distance learning students get to show their creativity through a photography competition that features where they have been taking their distance learning courses. Students sent in their best pictures of them in their "classrooms,” and let us know how eNSU is helping them achieve their goals. We would like to send out a very special thank you to all of our participants. [Read More...]

  • NSU Gives Thanks
  • Northwestern State University students, faculty and staff penned personalized notes of appreciation to individuals who made donations to the NSU Foundation and the Demons Unlimited Foundation in appreciation for scholarship dollars that benefit student and student-athletes. The NSU Thank A Donor Day was coordinated through the NSU Alumni Association and NSU Athletics Department and was designed to raise awareness among students about who the scholarship donors are and how students benefit from the generosity of others. The event was promoted through a social media campaign, #NSUgivesthanks, and on the student radio station, KNWD. Pictured are students in NSU’s Presidential Leadership Program (PLP) supporting the project. [Read More...]

  • Dardenne receives Creole Peoples Award
  • NATCHITOCHES – Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, right, received a Creole Peoples Award during the 2014 Creole Heritage Celebration. Dardenne was presented the award by Northwestern State University Professor of Anthropology Dr. [Read More...]

  • National Webinars
  • The Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will host a series of National Distance Learning Week Webinars offered through the United States Distance Learning Association. To register for their webinars and to see a more extensive list, go to http://www.usdla.org/v/vspfiles/satellite_sites/2014_NDLW/events. [Read More...]

  • Scholarship will benefit 1st generation student
  • NATCHITOCHES – First generation college students attending Northwestern State University will be eligible for a scholarship established to honor a 1957 alumnus who was a long-time supporter of the University.

     The Dan Chase First Generation Scholarship was created through a $60,000 gift from Lilly Chase of Baton Rouge to the NSU Foundation, which was matched with $40,000 by the Board of Regents. Scholarship applicants must be Louisiana residents whose parents or legal guardians did not earn a college degree and must be awarded the federal Pell grant. 

    “The Chase family has a long history of supporting Northwestern State, having previously established scholarships to benefit student-athletes and students pursing degrees in education and psychology and assisted in other fund raising efforts,” said Dr. [Read More...]

  • Celebrating Students
  • Wednesday, November 12 is our day to celebrate eNSU students. Join us as we announce the Student Ad Competition winners! We will also be hosting our WebEx Cool Tools workshop (10:00-11:30 am) for faculty to explore some of the newest tools for engaging students in online learning.

    Students! View the winner of our 2014 eNSU Ad Competition!

    Faculty and Staff! Join us for our Cool Tools webinar! This 90 minute online workshop will introduce faculty to fun and exciting tools that can be used in the online environment to engage students in the content. This workshop will be online through Webex, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, and presented by: Laura Delanoix and Terrie McCallister. [Read More...]

  • Parkway wins Marching Band Contest
  • NATCHITOCHES –Parkway High School of Bossier City was named the Grand Champion at the annual Northwestern State University Marching Contest held Saturday in Turpin Stadium. Thirty-two high school marching bands from Louisiana and Texas participated in the event. Deer Park (Texas) was second followed by Centennial (Texas), E.D. [Read More...]

  • "Two Rooms" to open Wednesday
  • NATCHITOCHES – The setting for the play “Two Rooms” is Beirut, Lebanon, in the 1980s, but it could have been ripped from today’s headlines.“Two Rooms,” which opens Nov. 12 at Northwestern State University, is the story of an American educator, Michael, who is taken hostage. Michael’s wife Lainie is left in their home with only a by-the-book State Department official and opportunistic reporter to keep her company. [Read More...]

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Radosevic, a tennis coach from Zagreb, Croatia, received bachelor’s degree in psychology which he earned online at Northwestern. "NSU was the best choice in terms of the affordability and the flexibility of the program," he says.
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Program Highlights

Computer Information Systems
This year our students placed second in database competition at the 15th annual AITP National Collegiate Conference in St. Louis. Northwestern students have finished either first or second at AITP competition for the past decade with 10 first place finishes during that period.