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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.

June Lunch & Learn will focus on Payroll Protection Program

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University and the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce will host the June installment of the Virtual Business Series from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The virtual Lunch and Learn is intended to help small business owners develop strategies to remain afloat during turbulent and uncertain times. The upcoming session will focus […]

Folk Festival format uncertain for 2020, but t-shirts will be available soon

NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches-Northwestern State University Folk Festival, a perennially popular event held each July at NSU since 1979, will not take place in its traditional format, according to Dr. Shane Rasmussen, director of the Louisiana Folklife Center.

“The Louisiana Folklife Center has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic very closely and has postponed making a […]

Format of La. Studies Conference may change

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Folklife Center and Northwestern State University have high hopes that this year’s Louisiana Studies Conference will be able to be held in person on its scheduled dates of Sept. 18-19. The conference committee is closely monitoring the ongoing pandemic and is aware that uncertainties related to the continued impact of COVID-19 […]

Williams Scholarship will benefit NSU nursing or biology major

NATCHITOCHES – Friends, family and school classmates are honoring the memory of Belinda Michelle Williams by creating an endowed scholarship in her name that will benefit Northwestern State University students majoring in nursing and biology.

Gabrielle Bellard, a nursing major from Opelousas, is the inaugural recipient of the Belinda Michelle Williams Memorial Scholarship that will be […]

NSU Alum Dr. Cade Brumley will serve as state superintendent of education

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education named Northwestern State University alumnus Dr. Cade Brumley state superintendent of education Wednesday.  Brumley will replace John White, who resigned earlier this year.

“As a Louisiana native, I am extremely honored to be selected by a student-friendly BESE,” Brumley said. “Louisiana may not be the largest […]

Fulbright program hosting free panel on education in the digital era

NATCHITOCHES – The Fulbright program will host a free global panel regarding COVID and online education beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, according to Dr. Patrice Moulton, president of the Louisiana Fulbright chapter.

“Fulbright in the Field:  Digital Education, COVID-10 and the Future of Teaching and Learning” is a free virtual workshop and panel discussion with […]

NSU’s Freshman Connection virtual sessions start this week

NATCHITOCHES – Freshman Connection 2020 at Northwestern State University kicks off this week.  The first three sessions of Freshman Connection will take place online May 21, May 28 and June 17.  During the sessions, incoming freshman can meet with small groups, hear from administrators and attend interest sessions of their choice.

The virtual sessions will take […]

NSU’s Phi Beta Delta wins Outstanding Chapter Award

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Eta Mu chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, is the 2020 recipient of the Eileen M. Evans Outstanding Chapter Award. The award is for outstanding service to Phi Beta Delta, significant chapter growth and development and exemplar programming to promote international education.

The announcement was made […]

Diplomas are in the mail

Bruce Dyjack, coordinator of Postal Services at Northwestern State University, prepared to mail over 1,300 diplomas to spring 2020 graduates this week.  Dyjack said about half were set to be mailed Wednesday and the other half Thursday.  NSU honored Spring 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony May 8 and has scheduled a traditional graduation […]