· David West

About David West

Director of Communications at Northwestern State University. I have worked in the University's News Bureau since 1991.

Northwestern alumna Jena Nelson named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

NATCHITOCHES – In college, Jena Nelson studied theatre at Northwestern State University and began working in the profession after graduation. Teaching was nowhere in her plans, but one day that changed.

“I was actually working as a director and agent at the time, and I was asked to teach an acting class to some inner-city kids.  […]

Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra to open 2019-20 season Sept. 24

NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will open its 2019-20 season on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Tickets are $10. Northwestern State University, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D.

Dr. Douglas Bakenhus is music director of the Natchitoches-Northwestern […]

Louisiana Studies Conference to be held Sept. 20-21

By: Dr. Shane Rasmussen

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the 11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference September 20-21 in the Creative and Performing Arts Complex. The conference opens at 2 p.m. on September 20, and presentations start at 3:15 p.m. Presentation sessions will begin on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. […]

Campus events and activities for Sept. 15-21

NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of Sept. 15-21 at Northwestern State University.

Sept. 15 – Soccer vs. UL-Lafayette, Lady Demon Complex, 1 p.m.

Sept. 17 – Faculty Showcase Art Exhibition Hanchey Art Gallery, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 — Faculty Showcase, Music faculty performance, Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 – Volleyball vs. Prairie View […]

Three Reeds Duo to perform Sept. 19

NATCHITOCHES – The Three Reeds Duo will have a release concert for their second CD, “Metamorphosis” at Northwestern State University on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Three Reeds Duo is made up of NSU faculty members Paul Forsyth on saxophone and Leah […]

School of Nursing adds new Post Master’s Certificate Program

NATCHITOCHES – A Post Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) at Northwestern State University has been approved by the State Board of Regents.

According to Dr. Dana Clawson, dean of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at NSU, Louisiana has a shortage of advanced practice registered nurses who possess specialized […]

Phlebotomy Technician course begins Sept. 23

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Phlebotomy Technician course starting Monday, Sept. 23

The classroom portion of the class will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second floor of South Hall on NSU’s Natchitoches campus through October 25. The […]

Faculty Showcase to be held Sept. 17

NATCHITOCHES – The School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present its annual Faculty Showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The Faculty Art Exhibition will be in Hanchey Gallery beginning at 6:30 p.m. Members of the art faculty will be available for questions and discussion.

The music recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. It […]

Northwestern State has second highest enrollment in school history

NATCHITOCHES—Enrollment at Northwestern State this fall of 10,900 is the second highest in the university’s 135-year history. Student registration is down slightly from last year’s record enrollment of 11,081.

Northwestern’s enrollment has increased by 21 percent over the past five years at a time when college and university enrollment nationwide has declined for seven consecutive years.

NSU […]