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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.

NSU honors international student graduates

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s International Student Resource Center hosted a recognition program for graduating international students May 10.  The graduates were recognized for their academic achievements and participated in a panel discussion about their experiences at NSU, followed by a sash ceremony.

Students shared many common challenges attending college in a foreign country, struggling with […]

Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies hosts writing, coloring contests

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies organized two writing contests for youngsters this spring. A St. Patrick’s Day writing contest for junior high students throughout Natchitoches Parish took place in March followed by an Easter writing and coloring contest for kindergardeners-third graders and fourth-fifth graders in April.

St. Pat’s […]

Nursing students earn CHEN scholarships

NATCHITOCHES – Two Northwestern State University nursing students earned summer scholarships from the Community Healthcare Education Network.

Anna Hooper of Stonewall and Kenya Mahoney of Shreveport were surprised with summer scholarship during the CHEN Spring Event.  The two were chosen from among 40 applicants with the scholarship committee selecting them on the basis of personal essays […]

Author pens romance series set in ‘Cypress Bayou,’ i.e Natchitoches

NATCHITOCHES – Author and Northwestern State University alumna Susan Sands is releasing a series of Southern romantic novels this year with three set in the fictional town of Cypress Bayou, Louisiana, a thinly disguised stand-in for Natchitoches.  The first of the Bayou books, “Home to Cypress Bayou” will be released May 31 followed by “Secrets […]

DeFord designs Cinco de Mayo pen

NATCHITOCHES – A Cinco de Mayo mini-pocket fountain pen designed by Northwestern State University Professor of Art Matt DeFord will debut Wednesday, May 4.  DeFord was commissioned to design the Cinco de Mayo pen for Endless Pens, an online pen store for luxury writing tools, accessories and more.

The Opus 88 pocked-sized fountain pen features a […]

‘Seussical the Musical’ auditions this week

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will host auditions for “Seussical the Musical” this week. Dr. Grace Edgar, NSU’s musical theatre director, received a grant to produce “Seussical the Musical” for the local community and schools. Performances will be May 27-28.

Auditions for NSU students will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5 […]

ROTC Cadets honored during spring awards program

NATCHITOCHES – Cadets in Northwestern State University’s 72nd Demon Battalion were recognized for their accomplishments during an awards program April 28.

The program began with recognition of the graduating cadets who will commission as officers in the U.S. Army.  They are Cadets Anthony B. Cantrell of Leesville, Kayla K. Graham of Shreveport, Colby Hennigan of Alexandria, […]

CONSAH faculty volunteer at Super Heroes Promote Super Health Fair

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, Sigma Nursing and Sci-Port Discovery Center partnered to present the inaugural community health fair “Super Heroes Promote Super Health” in Shreveport.

Faculty and staff volunteers performed health screenings, administered flu and COVID vaccines and booster shots while discussing women’s health, fitness and nutrition, […]

Destination Science Camp June 20-24

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Biological and Physical Sciences will host Destination Science Summer Camp June 20-24. The comprehensive science camp experience will offer workshops in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, Physics, genetics and natural science.

The camp is intended for children 10-14 years of age and not recommended for students who have not completed […]

NSU sets dates for Art Camp

NATCHITOCHES – Registration is now open for Summer 2022 Art Camps held in June.  All sessions run Monday-Friday from 1-5 p.m. Camp begins each day in Room 205 of the Art Department. Drop off is between 12:30-1 p.m. and pick up is between 5-5:30 p.m.

Tuition cost is $165 for each weeklong session, this includes a […]