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  • Native identity, empowerment to be discussed
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will co-host Denise Bates of Arizona State University for a presentation and panel discussion Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friedman Student Union. [Read More...]

  • Activities and events for Sept. 21 - 27
  • NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of Sept. 21 - 27 at Northwestern State University.Sept. 22 – Guest artist Cain Budds along with Dennette McDermott and Paul Christopher, Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p. [Read More...]

  • First RSO workshop held
  • NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Department of Student Activities hosted its first Recognized Student Organization Workshop featuring guest speaker Jon Vroman.According to Director of Student Activities Yonna Pasch, organizations at NSU will benefit from monthly meetings and future workshops.  “My long term goal is to kick off every year with this workshop. I want to have monthly gatherings with student leaders to continue the focus of the goals that were established for the workshop,” said Pasch. [Read More...]

  • Gentry Collection to enhance Watson Library
  • NATCHITOCHES – The Cammie G. Henry Research Center at Northwestern State University has received an extensive collection from Robert Gentry, the former editor/publisher of the Sabine Index.The Robert Gentry Collection includes historic newspapers and a variety of items  related to Louisiana politics, country music and the Rebel State Commemorative Area in Marthaville. The collection will be available to scholars studying Louisiana and country music. [Read More...]

  • Nursing marks 65th year
  • NATCHITOCHES -- Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health (CONSAH) is celebrating its 65th year this month and will host a reception Thursday, Sept. 25 in conjunction with the Louisiana Strategic Action Coalition’s North Louisiana Campaign for the Future of Nursing Event, which will be held Sept. 26 at the CONSAH in Shreveport.

     In recent years, Northwestern State’s College of Nursing was ranked as one of the largest in the U. [Read More...]

  • Floral design, exam prep course to begin Sept. 20
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a class on basic floral design and the Louisiana Floral Exam Prep Course beginning Saturday, Sept. 20.

    The design course will be taught on Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. [Read More...]

  • New NSU president could be named next week
  • Baton Rouge - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System could select a new president for Northwestern State University on Tuesday following back-to-back public interviews of finalists Lisa Abney and James Henderson.WHAT: Special UL System Board Meeting to Interview Finalists and Select the President of Northwestern State University

    WHEN: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. [Read More...]

  • McFarland authors chapter for new book
  • NATCHITOCHES – Sarah McFarland, associate professor of English and director of graduate studies in English at Northwestern State University, has written a chapter for the recently published Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment.According to McFarland, the chapter gives an overview of animal studies and then demonstrates the theoretical approach by applying it to Yann Martel's novel “Life of Pi.” The novel is about a young Indian boy lost at sea on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days. “I argue that the story is really about much more than that: it is about truth and belief, love and brutality, imagination and reality, the parallels between humans and other animals and the breakdown of all these simple binary oppositions,” said McFarland. [Read More...]

  • KNWD will present Wreck Tech concert
  • Natchitoches, Louisiana - September 16, 2014 – KNWD, Northwestern State University’s student-run radio station, will hold a concert on Friday, September 19, 2014, a day prior to the Northwestern State vs. Louisiana Tech football game.

     Wreck Tech 2014, the concert, will be held as a preliminary tailgate for the game on Saturday since Northwestern State fans will not be tailgating as they normally do at Northwestern State home games. Northwestern State students, faculty, and fans are welcome to attend. [Read More...]

  • Actor, musician Michael Cerveris visits NSU
  • NATCHITOCHES – Actor and musician Michael Cerveris visited Northwestern State University last week to share some of his experience with theatre and dance students.He earned a Tony for the role of John Wilkes Booth in the musical “Assassins.” Cerveris received a Tony nomination for playing the title role in “Tommy.” The original cast album for the play received a Grammy. [Read More...]

  • Fall enrollment goes over 9,000
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s fall enrollment is 9,002 students, according to Registrar Lillie Frazier Bell. The student population increased by 58 from last fall’s total of 8,944. Northwestern State officials said the increase came despite increasing admission standards for new freshman 25 and over. Under the new standards, non-traditional students could not be admitted if they needed a developmental course. [Read More...]

  • 'Rivalry Reborn' at Sports Hall of Fame
  • NATCHITOCHES – With a history dating back to 1907, and a 50-year tradition of meeting every October for the State Fair Classic in Shreveport, tradition radiates around the Northwestern State-Louisiana Tech football series being renewed Saturday in Ruston for the first time in 20 years.

     Memories of the NSU-Tech rivalry will be shared at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, during an hour-long program. “A Rivalry Reborn: State Fair Classic Stories” will be moderated by Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame member Jerry Pierce, who is approaching his 50th year working at Northwestern. 

    There is no admission charge. [Read More...]

  • Foundation supports scholarships
  • The Northwestern State University Foundation, the university’s non-profit fund raising arm, presented a check for $1.4 million to the university for scholarships, professorships and institutional support for the 2014-15 academic year. From left are Lola Dunahoe, president of the Northwestern State University Foundation Board of Directors, NSU President Dr. Randall J. [Read More...]

  • Abney, Henderson named Presidential Finalists
  • NATCHITOCHES – After two days of public interviews and on-campus meetings with four candidates, the Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee voted to recommend Lisa Abney and James Henderson to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.  Plans are for the UL System Board to interview the finalists and select the new university president on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Baton Rouge.

    Lisa Abney is Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Northwestern State University and has worked at the university since 1997. [Read More...]

  • Committee shows its support for Northwestern
  • Members of the Presidential Search Committee at Northwestern State University showed their support for the university by wearing purple on Friday for Purple Pride Day. The University of Louisiana System Committee has been working for several months to select a new Northwestern State President and concluded its work Friday. Members of the committee are, front from left, Northwestern Foundation President Lola Dunahoe of Natchitoches, Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert of Kenner, Jimmy Long, Sr. [Read More...]

  • Concealed Carry Class set for Sept. 13
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Louisiana Concealed Carry Class on Saturday, Sept. 13. 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...]

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Living on campus has been great.  I have made so many friends and there is never a dull moment because of them.

Mason Lee
Mason Lee
Political Science
2014

Program Highlights

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education at NSU certifies graduates to teach children PreK to Grade 3 in Louisiana public schools.  Housed in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, the program is shared with the College of Education to provide students with optimal assistance as they progress through their curriculum. The heart of the Early Childhood program is its laboratory facilities. The Marie Shaw Dunn Child Development Center houses classes for three-and four-year olds. Students are also provided opportunities to work in the NSU Head Start Center. Further, Warren Easton Laboratory School provides university-based kindergarten through third grade classes when students participate.  Off campus, Natchitoches Parish Schools provide additional field experiences. Finally, NSU Child & Family Network, based in Shreveport, provides scholarship opportunities for students choosing to major in degree programs that focus on children and families.