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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Cammie G. Henry Research Center is presenting a Steel Magnolia 25th anniversary exhibit that will be on display through the end of 2014. The exhibit is comprised of materials from the Tommy Whitehead Collection, the Robert DeBlieux Collection of two scrapbooks belonging to Margaret Harling, mother of playwright Robert Harling, that were donated to the NSU Archives.
The Cammie G. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Outside consultants hired to conduct a comprehensive review of Northwestern State University will be on the Natchitoches campus the week of Oct. 27 for a series of meetings including public forums. The purpose of the review, which is estimated to be completed by December, is to identify opportunities and challenges that will aid new Northwestern President James Henderson when he officially starts in January 2015.“This review will provide an objective assessment of the general condition of the university and provide valuable insight to Dr. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Two professorships established at Northwestern State University have been fulfilled through donations to the NSU Foundation. The Roy G. Clark and Charles H. Wommack Endowed Professorship in Industrial Engineering Technology was fulfilled in the amount of $100,000, as was the Robert H. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – The family of Alton Townsend Sr. renewed an existing scholarship and established a new scholarship in memory of him and his second wife that will benefit a student from St. Tammany, Red River, Rapides, Grant or Bienville parishes studying education or early childhood education. Preference for the Alton Townsend Sr. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Weston Scholten, a freshman music education major at Northwestern State University, won first place in the Louisiana Music Teachers National Association competition held at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Carlos Camargo-Patrón, a sophomore music education and business administration major from Cartagena, Colombia, was named alternate in the competition.Scholten, who is from Temple, Texas, will advance to the South Central Division round of the competition, held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The national finals will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in March. [Read More...]
Several special individuals were recognized as Natchitoches Treasures Thursday in a program sponsored by the City of Natchitoches. Natchitoches Treasures are citizens of retirement age who are selected based on their generosity, volunteerism and love for the community. Seated from left are Edwina Lewis, Brenda Webb, Sharon Gahagan and Carol Wells. Standing are Coach Leon Johnson, NSU President Dr. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Alayni Guidry has been named the 2014 Northwestern State University Miss Push America. Guidry and eight other contestants competed for the title. The annual pageant is an outreach project of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which aims to raise awareness on behalf of people with disabilities.
Prior to the competition, contestants were encouraged to raise funds and help educate NSU students about the fraternity’s philanthropy. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Alexis Reliford of Natchitoches was named Miss NSU and Cody Whitaker of Winnfield 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.Reliford is the daughter of Tamila and Patrick Reliford. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – The list of actresses who have taken on the role of Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd” is impressive. Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Emma Thompson, Christine Baranski, Helena Bonham Carter and more have taken on the role. Alexis Mullally has seen many of those actresses perform the part, but she will try to make the role her own when Northwestern State Theatre and Dance presents the Stephen Sondheim musical Oct. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science will present a Veteran’s Day Car and Bike Show to benefit the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park. The event will feature domestic cars and trucks, SUVs, imports, muscle cars, choppers, cruisers, sports bikes and more and will be held on the riverfront in downtown Natchitoches Saturday, Nov. 8.
Check in will be from 8 a. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Employees from six different plants from three divisions of Weyerhaeuser in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas participated in a training session led by Reliability Solutions using Northwestern State University facilities last week. The program is part of an agreement in which NSU provides facilities and support for RS, a company that delivers training tailored to the specific needs of manufacturing companies.
In exchange for the use of facilities, NSU maintenance technician Kyle Rachal is auditing the session as part of an understanding between the university and RS. The initiative aligns with NSU’s efforts to match a trained workforce with high-paying jobs available in high tech manufacturing. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Watson Memorial Library, the NSU Writing Project and the Down River Art Gang invite the public to “Remembering t'Jean: An Evening of Live Poetry Reading on the 45th Anniversary of Kerouac's Death,” a session of poetry in honor of the late Beat Genius Jack Kerouac.
Participants are invited to bring their own work or that of another to read, or read from Kerouac’s work. Down River Art Gang member Gar Pickering will play the part of Kerouac’s contemporary Allen Ginsberg, reading Ginsberg’s “America,” followed by his original homage to the poem, “America ’13.”
The event will be held in the Fleming Thomas and Jean D’Amato Thomas Reading Room beginning at 6:30 p. [Read More...]
More than two dozen donors contributed to the Robert H. Easley Endowed Professorship in Business in the Northwestern State University School of Business. NSU supporters Ellis and Juanita Coutee spearheaded the effort to establish the scholarship by encouraging other alumni to contribute to the professor and coordinating a match from Exxon, Mrs. Coutee’s former employer. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Students in Louisiana who complete Project Lead the Way classes in high school can earn up to eight hours of credit towards a degree in engineering technology at Northwestern State University.
“We’ve been working on this for five years and it’s going to be a hallmark for our students,” said Dr. Phil Brown, NSU’s PLTW coordinator. “This will have a tremendous impact on our recruiting for engineering technology. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – NASA aerospace engineer and Northwestern State University alumnus Ted Buras delivered three lectures to students in NSU’s Department of Engineering Technology, describing his career path through the space program, projects on which he worked and recommended steps for advancing in the workplace.
Buras graduated from Northwestern State in 1962 with a degree in industrial technology and electronics and spent the majority of his career working at Johnson Space Center where he participated in Mercury, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs.
“I always took an aggressive attitude,” Buras said. “When I saw something that needed doing, I did it. [Read More...]
Northwestern State University’s School of Business recognized Dimension Development with an Outstanding Business Award during the School’s annual Homecoming brunch and awards program. The award recognized a business or company that has provided support to the School through internships, student jobs, equipment or funding. From left are Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, director of the School of Business; NSU President Dr. [Read More...]
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