Category Archives: Nsu News

NSU Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

Northwestern State University becomes a tobacco free campus Friday. This prohibits all tobacco on the campuses.
The school has had a prohibition on smoking within 25 feet of buildings and the athletic facility. Now the ban covers all interior spaces and applies to all students, faculty, staff, guests and workers.
Violators can be fined.
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12 Year Old Named Grand Fiddle Champion

Winners in the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship held during the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival were, from left, Carson Taylor, first;  Hal Mayfield, second place, and Ron Pace, third place.

Julia Taylor and Carson Taylor are pictured with their fiddle teacher Steve Cannon. Taylor won the Non-Championship Round playing an original waltz and Carson won the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship.
NATCHITOCHES – Twelve-year-old Carson Taylor was named Grand Champion of the 2014 Louisiana State Fiddle Championship.  Carson’s 9-year-old sister Julia Taylor is the 2014 Non-Championship winner.  [...]

NSU Band to Perform at St. Patty’s Parade in Ireland

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The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band has been booked in the Dublin Ireland Saint Patrick’s Festival Parade in March 2015.
“This will be an outstanding opportunity for our students to be part of a unique event they will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Northwestern State Director of Bands Dr. Jeff Mathews. “I think [...]

NSU Honors Graduate on 100th Birthday

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NSU honors one if its oldest living graduates on her 100th birthday. Pinkye Simpson Mitchell has earned the Nth degree, an honor for those who go the extra mile in service to others.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1914 and spent her childhood on a large farm near Many. She was the first of 12 children [...]

NSU To Close for Independence Day

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen Monday, July 7.

NSU preseason party with $10,000 giveaway on Aug. 23

NATCHITOCHES – A $10,000 giveaway highlights NSU’s inaugural “Games & Fame” event to be hosted by the Demons Unlimited Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 23, and proceeds from the event will benefit NSU’s student-athletes, coaches and staff by providing funds to be used for scholarships, facility enhancements and daily operating costs.
For $100 per ticket, fans will [...]

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival July 18-19

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[ July 18, 2014 to July 19, 2014. ]

Concealed carry class set for June 28 at NSU

[ June 28, 2014; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Louisiana Concealed Carry Class on Saturday, June 28. The class is for those age 21 or older who want to obtain a Louisiana concealed handgun permit.

The course will be from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. in South Hall on the Northwestern [...]

Summer Theatre Camp Preparing for Broadway Presentation

NSU student Taylor Smith leads Vernon Parish students in a rehearsal of a "A Night on Broadway." The show is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the Polk Outdoor Theatre.

[ June 20, 2014; ] [caption id="attachment_37607" align="aligncenter" width="500"] NSU student Taylor Smith leads Vernon Parish students in a rehearsal of a “A Night on Broadway.” The show is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the Polk Outdoor Theatre.[/caption]

LEESVILLE–The 2014 Leesville Summer Theatre presentation is in full swing, and students across Vernon Parish are preparing for a night [...]

Northwestern State allied health program named one of the best in the country

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University bachelor’s program in allied health has been named as one of the best online medical assistant certification schools and training programs by bestonlinecolleges.org.
The allied health program, which is entering its fourth year, is an exclusively online degree that is designed to provide an opportunity to those working in the allied [...]