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54th annual Porter Forum will be virtual

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Business will present the 54th annual J. Walter Porter Forum beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.  This year’s forum will be presented virtually due to COVID-19 safety protocols.  Participants can log onto http://bit.ly/2020JWPF to join the forum, which is free and open to the public.

This year […]

NSU has record enrollment of 11,447

NATCHITOCHES—Northwestern State University has reported a record enrollment this fall of 11,447, an increase of 547 students, or 5 percent, over last year’s total of 10,900.

Dr. Chris Maggio, who has served as president of Northwestern since 2017 during a period when the university reached the four highest enrollments in its 136-year history, said the current […]

Students earns Alpha Lambda Delta scholarships

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University students Jessica Mullican of De Ridder and Katelyn Kennedy of Baker been named recipients of Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarships awarded by Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for First-Year Success.  Mullican received a scholarship in the amount of $3,000.  Kennedy received a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  […]

NSU Career Center to hold virtual job fairs

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Career Center will hold three virtual events this fall.  

A Fall Virtual Career Fair is set for Monday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A Fall Graduate and Professional Schools Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and […]

St. Peter to present directing webinar for national organization

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Assistant Professor of Theatre Richard St. Peter will be doing a webinar on directing for the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Friday at 1 p.m.

The title of the webinar is “Directing: Explore Directing Utilizing Shakespeare.” St. Peter will use Gertrude’s speech in Act. IV, scene vii of “Hamlet” and […]

NSU welcomes 21 new faculty for 2020-21

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University is welcoming 21 new faculty for the 2020-21 academic year, according to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Greg Handel.

New faculty in the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health are Associate Professor Dr. Aimee Badeaux and assistant professors of nursing Dr. Nancy Alexander, Saundra […]

2020 Excellence in Teaching Award – Lisa Wolffe

NATCHITOCHES – Five Northwestern State University faculty have been recognized with the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Here is part five in a series of profiles of this year’s honorees.

Name: Lisa Wolffe

Academic college/department: Louisiana Scholars’ College

Number of years at Northwestern State: 33

Why is teaching important to you? I hope to inspire my students with a love […]

Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony to open concert season Sept. 21-22

NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will open its 2020-21 season on Sept. 21-22 in at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Douglas Bakenhus is music director of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra.

The Sept. 21 concert is for NSU students. Admission is free with a current student I.D. Tickets to the Sept. 22 concert are for […]

Campus events and activities for Sept. 13-19

NATCHITOCHES –Here is a look at the week of Sept. 13-19 at Northwestern State University.

Sept. 14-24 — Traveling exhibit, “Determined to Rise: The Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Louisiana,” Academic Success Center, Watson Library

Sept. 14 – Faculty recital featuring Dennette McDermott and Douglas Bakenhus, “From Baroque to Galant,” Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.



ECE will offer painting classes in September

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Pick Up Your Brush painting class on Thursday, Sept. 17 and 24 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on the second floor of South Hall. The fee is $45 per session.

In the class, participants will learn the art of painting using […]