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Student media editors named for 2020-21

NATCHITOCHES – Four Northwestern State University students have been selected as student media leaders for 2020-21. Named were Allie Atkinson of Berwick, editor in chief of Argus, the university’s annual literary magazine, Haleigh Gates of Moss Bluff, editor of Potpourri, the university yearbook, Tifphany McClinton of Shreveport, general manager of KNWD, NSU’s student radio […]

University benefactor Donald F. Derby dies

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University benefactor Donald F. Derby died recently in Las Vegas. He was 87.

Derby donated $60,000 to create the Donald F. Derby Endowed Professorship  in the School of Creative and Performing Arts in 1996. The gift was matched with $40,000 from the State of Louisiana to create a permanent $100,000 endowment which […]

NSU Theatre and Dance involved in possible debut of 18th century play

NATCHITOCHES – A group of students, alumni and faculty from Northwestern State University took part in ending what may be one of the longest leadups to a play’s debut ever.

This weekend, they collaborated with international faculty and a professional actor for what is likely the first reading of a play by 18th century British writer […]

Demon Dazzlers for 2020-21 selected

NATCHITOCHES – The 2020-21 members of the Demon Dazzlers at Northwestern State University have been selected. The Demon Dazzlers serve as the official dance line for Northwestern State.

Sarah Talbot of Baton Rouge is the group’s captain while Ashley Henry of Slidell is co-captain, JirNeicia Ward of Bossier City is lieutenant and Mallory Martinez of Jennings […]

Some theatre and dance students still hoping to perform this summer

NATCHITOCHES – Several Northwestern State University theatre and dance students are still hoping they will be able to perform this summer with professional theatre companies around the country.

A number of theatrical companies have postponed their summer seasons due to the COVID-19 virus, but still hope they will be able to open.

“Summer employment […]

NSU-TV newscast wins Telly Award

NATCHITOCHES – Students and faculty Northwestern State University’s Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts were awarded a Bronze Telly Award in the Non-Broadcast Educational Institution category for a March 19 NSU-TV Newscast.

The Telly awards are an international competition which hold a similar level of prestige as regional Emmy Awards. The awards are judged […]

After camps are cancelled, music faculty work with students online

NATCHITOCHES – The COVID-19 virus caused the cancellation of a number of music camps at Northwestern State University this summer, but NSU’s music faculty found new ways to reach out to high school students.

Thirty-two students from throughout Louisiana, Texas and Florida have been taking part in online music lessons with 11 music faculty. Each of […]