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Street upgrades to Sam Sibley Drive begin today

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University is in the beginning stages of an overlay project of Sam Sibley Drive.  Regional Construction has begun mobilization and placed barricades in front of the Dr. Randall J. Webb Wellness, Recreation and Activities Center and Caspari Hall.  The campus community can expect workers and construction equipment from the corner of […]

Phlebotomy course to begin June 6

NATCHITOCHES – An online phlebotomy technician training course through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will begin in Natchitoches on June 6.
This course is designed to teach entry-level phlebotomy skills to students interested in pursuing a career in phlebotomy. Students are required to complete classroom instruction and 50 venipunctures before they will […]

DemonSats cleared for space balloon launch at noon today

NATCHITOCHES –A team of Northwestern State University students presented their Flight Readiness Review (FRR) before the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium (LaSPACE) Monday, earning permission to launch their payload into space via sounding balloon.  The DemonSats-3 team of Derek Dupre of Houma, Jordan Sensat of Pineville and Arianna Jackson of Mandeville, a student at Louisiana […]

Campus events and activities for May 15-21

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

May 15-21 – Registration for summer, fall semesters

May 15 – Demon Last Chance Meet, Walter P. Ledet Track Complex, 12 p.m.

May 18-19 – Freshman Connection, Natchitoches campus




Laughter, tears and celebration as NSU grads collect diplomas

NATCHITOCHES – Anne Fruge of Kinder, 67, left college at 18 to marry her husband of 48 years, but returned to earn a degree in general studies with a minor in social sciences to fulfill a promise she made to her father that she would finish her degree. Fruge also has Parkinson’s disease, but she […]

Seven U.S. Army officers commissioned through NSU ROTC

NATCHITOCHES – Following spring commencement ceremonies, seven cadets of  Northwestern State University’s 72nd Demon Battalion were commissioned Thursday, May 12 as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The cadets completed additional military training as well as their academic requirements to graduate and commission.

The seven took the Oath of Office during Northwestern’s final graduation ceremony at […]

NSU awards honorary doctorate to Lela Mae Wilkes

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities to Lela Mae Wilkes, seated, during spring commencement ceremonies. NSU President Dr. Marcus Jones presided over the honors. Wilkes was honored along with graduates of the School of Business and Technology. Wilkes, a 1968 graduate of NSU, is owner and chief executive officer of […]

NSU awards Spring 2022 diplomas

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University awarded 1,025 degrees to 991 graduates during spring commencement May 11-12.  Graduates collected diplomas for associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates and post-master’s degrees.  An honorary doctor of humanities was awarded to Baton Rouge businesswoman and 1968 NSU alumna Lela Mae Wilkes.

Graduates listed by hometown are as follows.

Abbeville – […]

Freshman Connection to begin May 18

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold seven sessions of its freshman orientation program, Freshman Connection, beginning May 18.

Four sessions will be on the Natchitoches campus on May 18-19, May 25-26, June 1-2 and July 7. The program will be held on the Alexandria campus on June 21, the Leesville/Fort Polk campus on June 22 […]

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 […]