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  • Financial aid professionals earn honors
  • NATCHITOCHES – Two Northwestern State University professionals earned honors from the Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators during the group’s annual conference last week. Lauren Jackson, director of Student Financial Aid, and Kristi Waters, associate director were recognized by the group, as association of over 500 members consisting of educational institutions, lenders and organizations dedicated to serving students, parents, and agencies with the dissemination of information related to student financial aid.

     Waters, who organized the conference, provided training for financial aid administrators from around the state and earned the LASFAA Rookie of the Year Award. 

    “With this award, Kristi will be recognized at the Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conference in New Orleans in November and NSU will receive a scholarship for a student for $500. [Read More...]

  • Electrical Code Seminar to start Nov. 3
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will sponsor a National Electrical Code Seminar beginning Monday, Nov. 3 in Room 122 of Russell Hall.The class will be offered by distance learning and will be held on Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19 from 6 p. [Read More...]

  • Yankowski art boxes on exhibit in Seattle
  • NATCHITOCHES – Michael Yankowski, professor of art at Northwestern State University, has work exhibited in Seattle, Washington. The 35th Annual Box Art Competition sponsored by the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery in Seattle will show over 60 hand-crafted boxes. The exhibit features extreme, artistic and completely original vessel designs from talented makers across North America. Expert woodworkers throughout the country collide for this competition of wooden containers. [Read More...]

  • Kane to take part in Louisiana Book Festival
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Professor of English Julie Kane will participate in the annual Louisiana Book Festival Saturday on the State Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge.Kane will present a reading as part of “Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets Part I” at 11 a.m. on the fifth floor of the State Library along with Peter Cooley, Ashley Havird, Mona Lisa Savoy and Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon. [Read More...]

  • RS supports Engineering Technology
  • Reliability Solutions, a company that provides training to industry, presented a check for $2,500 to the Northwestern State University Foundation earmarked to support the Department of Engineering Technology. In August, Northwestern State University and RS signed an agreement during the summer, where RS conducts to hands- on skills development to regional manufacturing on NSU campus. Since then, two groups from Weyerhaeuser participated in RS training sessions, and two NSU staff members in a week long activities. The donation was presented during the September meeting of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, where the agreement was announced to different manufacturing companies in the region. [Read More...]

  • Learn about NSU at Fall N-Side View
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University hosts its Fall N-Side View program Saturday, Nov. 1.More than 500 high school juniors, seniors and parents are expected to attend the program, which is sponsored by the Office of University Recruiting. There is no cost to attend Fall N-Side View, but advance reservations should be made by calling (800) 327-1903, or (318) 357-4503 or by going to recruiting. [Read More...]

  • Chadick honored by state's mathematics teachers
  • SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics has awarded its first Lifetime Service to Math Education Award to Northwestern State University Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Dr. Stan Chadick.Chadick received the award during an awards banquet at the association’s annual meeting in Shreveport. The honor was presented for recognition of distinguished service in mathematics education. [Read More...]

  • Chasteen joins Alumni staff
  • NATCHITOCHES – Tiffany Hudson Chasteen has been named acting assistant director of Alumni and Development at Northwestern State University, where she will function as a development officer for the NSU Foundation and a liaison between Northwestern State alumni and the Alumni Association.

     Chasteen is a 2012 graduate of Northwestern State, where she earned a degree in hospitality management and tourism. After graduation, she worked as an event coordinator for the Shreveport Convention Center and as marketing director for City Bank and Trust in Natchitoches. 

    In her new role, Chasteen will work with the Alumni Association to further engagement and involvement through planning and coordination of alumni events. [Read More...]

  • Creole Heritage Celebration set for Nov. 6-7
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Creole Heritage Center will host the 2014 Creole Heritage Celebration Nov. 6-7, celebrating 300 years of cultural heritage through “Sounds of Music.” Events will include a reception, an art exhibit, silent auction and several musical performances, including the premier performance of “Opera Creole” by Dr. Wilfred Delphin, faculty member and artist in residence at Xavier University in New Orleans. [Read More...]

  • Nursing students volunteer at Pumpkin Run
  • Fifth Level BSN Community Health Students at Northwestern State University volunteered at Saturday’s Great Pumpkin Run for Research benefitting the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport. Thirty students did blood pressure screenings, height, weight and body mass index screenings, taught males and females self-breast and self-testicular exams and a variety of other health related topics. They also assisted with first aid at the run. The community health class is taught by Assistant Professor of Nursing Kathleen Tate. [Read More...]

  • Early scholarship deadline is Friday
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s early scholarship deadline is Friday, Oct. 31.Students who meet this deadline are in position to receive the best possible scholarship package from the university. Northwestern State awards scholarships based upon academic achievement and leadership. [Read More...]

  • NSU Library hosting Steel Magnolia exhibit
  • 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...]

  • "Bridge to the Past"
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Louisiana Folklife Center will host a free symposium, “The Bridge to the Past: The Importance of Reenactment” beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Cane River Room of the NSU Student Union. [Read More...]

  • University to undergo institutional review
  • 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...]

  • Professorships fulfilled
  • 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...]

  • Scholarship honors Alton Townsend Sr.
  • 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...]

  • Two students win honors at MTNC Conference
  • 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...]

  • Natchitoches Treasures
  • 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...]

  • Guidry named Miss Push America
  • 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...]

  • ROTC recognizes Gillan as Vet of the Game
  •  Dr. Bob Gillan of Natchitoches was recognized by Northwestern State University’s ROTC program prior to the Oct. 18 home football game. Gillan is a retired lieutenant colonel with active Army and National Guard service. [Read More...]

  • Miss, Mr. NSU 2014 selected
  • 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...]

  • Mullally takes on demanding role of Lovett
  • 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...]

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