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Williams Scholarship will benefit NSU nursing or biology major

NATCHITOCHES – Friends, family and school classmates are honoring the memory of Belinda Michelle Williams by creating an endowed scholarship in her name that will benefit Northwestern State University students majoring in nursing and biology.

Gabrielle Bellard, a nursing major from Opelousas, is the inaugural recipient of the Belinda Michelle Williams Memorial Scholarship that will be […]

Flavor of Louisiana Feature: Great Raft Brewing

Great Raft Brewing of Shreveport will serve the brewery’s 318 Golden Ale, Reasonably Corrupt Black Lager, Life Itself Key Lime Gose and Farmhouse Slang Saison to guests at Flavor of Louisiana, Northwestern State University’s spring seafood fundraiser that will include craft beers, cocktails, prizes, raffles, music and more. Great Raft Brand Ambassador Bob Thames, center, […]

Living Library pays tribute to Ben Johnson’s legacy

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s second Living Library presentation commemorated the legacy of the late Ben Johnson, an entrepreneur, civic leader, mentor and advocate in the African American community. Johnson was remembered for his quiet fortitude, business acumen and generosity. Panelists Claire Prymus, State Rep. Kenny Cox, Coushatta Mayor Dr. Johnny Cox, Edward Ward Jr. […]

4th annual Flavor of Louisiana set for April 3

NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Foundation will host the fourth annual Flavor of Louisiana, the university’s popular spring food festival that raises funds for student scholarships, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3 in Prather Coliseum.  Presented in partnership with the Louisiana Seafood Board, Flavor of Louisiana will feature samplings of Louisiana seafood dishes […]

Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band names 2020-21 drum majors

NATCHITOCHES – The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band has named Chloe Farrar of Shreveport, Abigail Kent of Benton and Jacob St. Pierre of LaPlace as drum majors for the 2020-21 academic year.

“Our drum majors are an integral part of the Spirit of Northwestern,” said Assistant Director of Bands Daniel McDonald. “They hold the […]

Nungesser, Lasyone honored as Hospitalitarians

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Hospitality Management and Tourism program honored Natchitoches chef/restaurateur Angela Lasyone and Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser as the first inductees into the New Hall of Distinguished Hospitalitarians Friday.


The distinction acknowledges the contributions to Natchitoches cuisine, culture and tourism of the Lasyone family and Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant, an institution in the […]