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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.

Greek Centennial postponed to April 2022

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Greek Centennial Celebration, which was scheduled to take place in conjunction with Homecoming festivities Oct 21-22, has been postponed to April 8-9, 2022.  The new date coincides with Flavor of Louisiana, NSU’s popular spring seafood extravaganza.

All other Homecoming events will take place as scheduled.

Advance tickets purchased for the Greek Centennial […]

NSU monitoring weather conditions

NATCHITOCHES – Administrators at Northwestern State University are monitoring weather conditions as Tropical Storm Nicholas moves into southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.  The storm is expected to spread the threat of flooding across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi over the next couple of days after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane overnight Monday.

Due to the […]

Candlelight vigil postponed, relocated

NATCHITOCHES – A candlelight vigil for suicide awareness and prevention has been postponed and the location changed due to expected inclement weather.  Northwestern State University’s Office of Counseling & Career Services has rescheduled the Suicide Prevention and Awareness Candlelight Vigil for Monday, Sept. 20 at Collins Pavilion.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is […]

Remembering 9/11

Remembering those that were lost and those who ran into the chaos.

Vaccine clinics set for Natchitoches, Alexandria campuses

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students, faculty and staff at Hanchey Gallery on the main campus in Natchitoches and at the Alexandria campus on the following dates.

Natchitoches Campus

Thursday, September 16 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 23 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 30 – 10 a.m. […]

Standout Cadet Cantrell presented the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement

By Sid Hall, Military Affairs Coordinator / ROTC Program Manager

NATCHITOCHES – With Interim President Dr. Marcus Jones and the Mayor of Natchitoches, the Honorable Ronnie Williams, Jr., looking on, the colors of the 72nd Demon Battalion of Northwestern State University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps were unfurled during the Battalion’s annual Activation Ceremony on Thursday, August […]

Suicide Prevention, Awareness vigil Sept. 20, 5K Sept. 23

NATCHITOCHES – September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.

Northwestern State University’s Office of Counseling & Career Services will host a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Candlelight Vigil from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 at Collins Pavilion.  The event is being held in memory of those lost to suicide and those who loved them.  The event is […]

Dr. Gloria Ebarb Durr Scholarship honors lifetime of education, service

NATCHITOCHES – The children of Dr. Gloria Ebarb Durr announced an endowed scholarship in her honor that will benefit incoming freshman at Northwestern State University. The Dr. Gloria Ebarb Durr Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence will assist any major for one year.  Recipients must maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average.  Preference will be […]

Military spouse pursuing nursing degree gets Corvias Foundation award

NATCHITOCHES – Brianna Benfer has always wanted to work in the medical field but struggled to decide her area of specialization. Supporting her young sister through a difficult breast cancer diagnosis, Benfer was inspired to combine the compassion from her personal experience with the resiliency of being a military spouse and study nursing at Northwestern […]

Port Allen student is 2021 recipient of Lott Oil Scholarship

NATCHITOCHES – Kaleb Gauthier of Port Allen, a senior at Northwestern State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Luther W. Lott Sr. Memorial Scholarship.  Gauthier is a criminal justice major and a Dean’s List student. He is secretary of the NSU Speech and Debate Club, a reporter for the Current Sauce student newspaper and […]