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  • Boise Cascade creates ET scholarship
  • Boise Cascade in Lena initiated a Manufacturing/Engineering Technology scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a student from Northwood High School in Lena to attend Northwestern State University and major in Engineering Technology. Boise Cascade is a manufacturer of plywood, engineered wood products, lumber and particleboard and supplies a broad line of wood products and building materials. Support for engineering technology scholarships aligns with Northwestern State’s initiatives in developing a skilled workforce to contribute to the manufacturing sector in Louisiana. From left are Wayne Denley, vice president of Knowledge Platforms for the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance; Van Erikson, NSU’s associate director of Alumni Affairs; Nason “Tony” Authement, superintendent of schools for Rapides Parish; Lori Sepulvado, human resource coordinator; Jill Summers, assistant principal at Northwood High School, and Glen Lang, Boise Cascade’s Lena plant manager. [Read More...]

  • Phi Beta Delta induction set for April 19
  • NATCHITOCHES – Violinist Dr. Andrej Kurti will be the guest speaker at the spring induction of the Northwestern State University chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Sunday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in the Thomas-D’Amato Reading Room of the Watson Library. [Read More...]

  • A look at Northwestern in 1945
  • NATCHITOCHES – A piece of Northwestern State’s past made it back to campus this week and provided a good look at what the institution was like just after the end of World War II.

    Earlier this week, the campus post office received a copy of a 1945 Campus Life publication in the morning mail. According to Coordinator of Postal Services Bruce Dyjack, Northwestern State’s branch post office occasionally receives packages from a department of the U.S. [Read More...]

  • Dazzler, cheerleader tryouts set for this weekend
  • NATCHITOCHES –Northwestern State University holds auditions for its 2015-16 cheerleading squad and Demon Dazzlers jazz line April 18-19.

    Tryouts for the cheerleading squad will begin with a workshop Saturday, April 18 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Health and Human Performance Building with auditions on Sunday, April 19 at 9 a. [Read More...]

  • NSU-Fort Polk expand agreement
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will expand its memorandum of understanding with Fort Polk by signing an addendum in which the university’s Leesville-Fort Polk campus will offer associate degrees in nursing and bachelor’s degrees in business administration, criminal justice, social work, hospitality management and tourism, nursing and general studies with concentrations in arts and communications, computer and natural science and social science.

     The signing of the memorandum of understanding addendum will take place at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 27 in the courtyard of the NSU-Leesville campus with Garrison Commander Colonel T. [Read More...]

  • Alpha Lambda Delta induction Sunday
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta First-Year Honor Society will host an induction ceremony for new students at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in the ballroom of the Sylvan Friedman Student Union.

     Students eligible for membership must be a full-time (12 hours or more) student enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program for the Fall 2014 semester with no developmental courses. [Read More...]

  • 2015 - 16 student media leaders chosen
  • NATCHITOCHES – Four Northwestern State University students have been chosen to head campus media outlets for the 2015-2016 school year. Each were selected by the university’s Media Board and confirmed by the Student Government Association.

    Emily Fontenot of Lake Charles was named editor of the campus newspaper, the Current Sauce; Jessica Gabor of Leesville was selected as editor of Potpourri, the university yearbook; Maggie Harris of West Monroe was chosen as editor of Argus, the campus literary magazine, and Katelon Ramos of Hurst, Texas, was named general manager of the campus radio station, KNWD-FM.

    Fontenot is a junior liberal arts major with a concentration in humanities and social thought in the Louisiana Scholars’ College. [Read More...]

  • Nursing students assist in Start a Heart event

  • ALEXANDRIA – Junior and senior nursing students and faculty from Northwestern State University’s Alexandria campus participated as coaches for the second annual Cenla Start a Heart event.  

    Approximately 400 people attended this event to learn hands only CPR.  Students provided direct assistance and guidance to the participants as they practiced the lifesaving skills.  Students learned about community health needs, the importance of community education and collaboration with EMS and other health care providers. [Read More...]

  • Jazz Orchestra cancels concert
  • NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra has cancelled its April 20 concert due to a scheduling conflict. The ensemble will perform at the Natchitoches Jazz and R & B Festival Saturday, April 18 at 11:40 a.m. on the main stage. [Read More...]

  • Activities and events for April 12 - 18
  • NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of April 12 - 18 at Northwestern State University.

    April 12 - 18 – Early registration for summer, fall semesters

    April 12 – Baseball vs. University of New Orleans, Brown-Stroud Field, 1 p.m. [Read More...]

  • Crawford shares travel adventures
  • NATCHITOCHES – Where in the world is Drew Crawford? Posting pics of Vic the Demon from atop a clock tower in Prague, a fortress in Salzburg, a canal in Venice and a beach in Barcelona as he explores the landmarks of Europe during a semester abroad as part of the International Student Exchange Program.

     Crawford, who is from Folsom and graduated from Covington High School, has been able to share his experiences via Facebook and Twitter while keeping up with his friends at home and the goings-on at Northwestern State University where he is a junior business major. Crawford is studying this semester at Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz, Austria, where he made friends from all over the planet. 

    “I think one of the most outstanding things that has happened thus far is just the great opportunity I have had to make new friends that are from so many countries around the world,” he said. [Read More...]

  • 7th annual Oliphant Golf Tournament May 9
  • NATCHITOCHES –The seventh annual James L. Oliphant Memorial Golf Scramble will be held at the Northwestern State University Recreation Complex and Demon Hills Golf Course on Saturday, May 9. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NSU Athletic Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.

     The shotgun start will begin at 8 a. [Read More...]

  • Always ready to be part of a show
  • NATCHITOCHES – Jasey Gilbert thinks any time is a good time to break into a song. And she will do that as a member of the cast of “Avenue Q,” which will be presented by Northwestern State Theatre and Dance April 15-19 and 22-25 in Theatre West. Show time is 7:30 p.m. [Read More...]

  • School of Business reaccredited
  •  NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Business received confirmation of continued accreditation of its degree programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. 

    “This achievement wouldn't be possible without the support and dedication of our faculty, staff, students, administration and our alumni and business partners,” said Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, director of the School of Business. [Read More...]

  • NSU Food Pantry will open
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Social Work Club will hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly-organized NSU Food Pantry from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 and a grand opening at 10 a.m. [Read More...]

  • President meets with international students
  • Northwestern State University President Dr. Jim Henderson took time to get acquainted with international students during a breakfast last week. From left are NSU students Francisco Ballesta, Adrian Alfaro, Oni Luz Melendez, Fabián Correa, Aura Hernandez, Henderson and students from The Language Company who are learning English Luis Rivera, Anika Messina, Rolando Hamblin, Estaphanie Perez and Adan Martinez. [Read More...]

  • Activities and events for April 5 - 11
  • NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of April 5 - 11 at Northwestern State University.

    April 5 - 11 – Early registration for summer, fall semesters

    April 5 – 11 – Spring break

    April 10 – Baseball vs. University of New Orleans, Brown-Stroud Field, 6:30 p.m. [Read More...]

  • NSU will host Continuing Legal Education
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Business will host a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event on Friday, April 24 in Russell Hall.

     “The School of Business learned of the desire of local attorneys to have additional venues for CLEs in this area of the state,” said Dr. Carmella Parker, event organizer. “As a result, the School worked to make this a reality. [Read More...]

  • Fitenko, Zaitseva to perform April 11
  • NATCHITOCHES – Pianists Nikita Fitenko and Katerina Zaitseva will perform at Northwestern State University Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. [Read More...]

  • Learning to fight viruses
  • NATCHITOCHES – Nothing can make you more miserable than a virus and Blake Schouest wants to understand how they work and how to fight them.

    Schouest, a student in the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University, received an honorable mention for the 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholarship. He was recognized for his research project, “CTCF Binding Motifs as Enhancer Blockers in Herpes Simplex Virus-1.”

     “I am very pleased to receive an honorable mention when competing against top students, many from large research universities,” said Schouest, a junior liberal arts major with a concentration in scientific research from Des Allemands. [Read More...]

  • Partnership with DeSoto aims to recruit teachers
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development, in partnership with the DeSoto Parish School Board, is a recipient of a Believe and Prepare Grant issued by the Louisiana Department of Education that will provide funds to recruit, select, prepare and support new teachers for DeSoto Parish. Grant funding will run from May 2015 through June 2016.

     NSU and the DPSB will work together to identify teacher candidates who have a college degree not necessarily in education. The candidates will be trained through the collaboration between NSU professors and DeSoto Parish master teachers. [Read More...]

  • Spring break to be held April 3 - 11
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold its spring break April 3 - 11. The university will be closed Friday, April 3 for Good Friday. Administrative offices will be open April 6 - 10. Classes will resume Monday, April 13. [Read More...]

  • CIS students continue to excel at national event
  • NATCHITOCHES – Real world preparation is continuing to pay off for Northwestern State University computer information systems students. NSU students extended their string of success at the Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference by earning another first place award.

    The team of Adriane Lemoine of Pineville and Derek Young of Centerville won first place in systems analysis and design at the competition held in Omaha, Nebraska. Lemoine finished second in IBM Enterprise Server and Young was third. [Read More...]

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RT to BSRS Program

The RT to BSRS program provides a plan of education to assist technologists, who are ARRT registered in Radiography, in gaining the skills necessary to meet their future career goals.  This program was designed for technologists who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree and is offered entirely online.  As an online only student, there is no out-of-state tuition.