· Leah Jackson

About Leah Jackson

Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.

Maggio: We are all in this together.

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

Everyone associated with Northwestern should take pride in the efforts and progress that have been so evident in the university’s plans and preparations for the Fall 2020 semester.

We appreciate our new and returning students whose confidence in the school is reflected in their decision to enroll this fall in a time […]

Kindergarten student donates to NSU Food Pantry

NATCHITOCHES – Davis McDaniel, 5, delivered bags of food to the Northwestern State University Food Pantry Thursday.

“It started a long time ago when I was going to get vegetables and fruits for my neighbor,” Davis said. “In the virus, not much students can go to restaurants, so I decided to get food from the supermarket […]

ADVANCE 2020 held virtually

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State’s ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars (ADVANCE), an annual program designed to academically engage gifted, honors and talented students, celebrated its 32nd year virtually.  Students from Louisiana and Texas enrolled in the challenging fast-paced academic program and completed their online courses during three weeks of July.  Staff members from previous programs volunteered […]

Lions Club supports NSU Food Pantry

The Natchitoches Lions Club delivered several boxes of non-perishable food items to the Northwestern State University Food Pantry this week.  Pictured are Lions Club members Josh Pierson, left, and Heather Fredieu, right, with Dr. Denise Bailey, assistant professor of social work and Food Pantry sponsor.  The Food Pantry has remained open this summer, with a […]

Update: Maggio outlines information for start of the semester

The fall semester is just a few short weeks away, and it will be exciting to have everyone back for another exciting academic year.  We have worked diligently to adapt our campuses, instructional sites, and online learning resources to the new realities of higher education during this global crisis. As I mentioned in previous correspondence, […]

Folk Festival Virtual Marketplace to go live August 17

NATCHITOCHES – Like so many events throughout Louisiana, the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival was not able to be held this summer as a face-to-face event due to the ongoing pandemic.  Pivoting to a virtual format, the festival will be held exclusively online, providing patrons with opportunities to purchase homemade crafts in a virtual marketplace, participate in […]

Winners Announced for 12th Annual NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest

By Dr. Shayne Rasmussen

NATCHITOCHES – LaKin Ogilvie of Simpson High School has been named the first place winner of the 2020 Northwestern State University Louisiana High School Essay Contest.  Ogilvie won the honor for her essay “The Giver of Gifts.”  Julia Kapusta of Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans won second place for her essay […]

August Lunch & Learn VBS will focus on international business

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s College of Business will present its August Virtual Business Seminar beginning at noon on Thursday, Aug. 13.  Business administration (BUAD 3270-International Business) professors will collectively speak on the topic “Exploring International Business Opportunities.”

Registration is available at https://bit.ly/NSUVBS-August.  There is no charge to participate.

“We believe that this topic is important […]