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  • Allied Health professor earns ASRT scholarship
  • NATCHITOCHES – Kelli Haynes, associate professor in Northwestern State University’s School of Allied Health in Shreveport, was awarded the Radiologic Sciences Educator Scholarship by the ASRT Foundation for the 2015-16 academic year.

     The $5,000 scholarship will help Haynes complete a doctor of education in curriculum with a health professions concentration at University of Louisiana at Monroe. This scholarship is made possible by generous donations to the ASRT Foundation. 

    “We are happy to provide Kelli with financial support to get the tools she needs to further her education and career,” said Phelosha Collaros, ASRT Foundation’s director. [Read More...]

  • University to observe Memorial Day
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will be closed Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday. Watson Library and the Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center will be closed Monday. The university will reopen Tuesday, May 26. [Read More...]

  • COEHD calls for outstanding educator nominations
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development Alumni Advisory Board is seeking nominations for the Hall of Distinguished Educators and the Distinguished Young Professional in Education.

     Nominees for the Hall of Distinguished Educators must have graduated from Northwestern State’s College of Education at least 30 years prior to nomination. Inductees will be honored during a brunch and induction ceremony at the Teacher Education Center during Homecoming festivities. 

    This year, the College is introducing a new honor, the Distinguished Young Professional in Education. [Read More...]

  • Scholarship will help students earn ET degrees
  • NATCHITOCHES – A Northwestern State University professor and his wife have established a scholarship to benefit students participating in a program in which he has devoted the last several years of his career. Dr. Phil Brown and his wife Mary Lou Brown made a donation to the NSU Foundation to support the Project Lead the Way Articulated College Credit Scholarships for Engineering Technology Students.

     The scholarship will facilitate the path for high school students who participate in Project Lead the Way who intend to earn degrees in engineering technology at Northwestern State. [Read More...]

  • Music, a smile and the chance to dance
  • Junior theatre major Kathleen Kerner will shine on the football field this fall as a member of the 2015-2016 Demon Dazzlers dance line. Kerner, of Mandeville, comes from a background of musical theatre and ballet training. She is thrilled for this new dance experience.

     Kerner is one of the five newest additions to the 10-member team. [Read More...]

  • A Family of Nursing Students
  • An entire Leesville family has chosen Northwestern State University as the avenue through which to pursue their nursing degrees. The Guy family, parents Chris and Angela, and their children, Gibson, Alisa and Elizabeth, are or will be utilizing programs offered at NSU’s Leesville-Fort Polk campus to reach their educational goals. Currently, Chris and Gibson are taking advantage of face to face options in Leesville and Angela is predominately an online student. Daughters Alisa and Elizabeth have completed their senior year of high school and have already been accepted by NSU. [Read More...]

  • Summer Dinner Theatre to present two musicals
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Summer Dinner Theatre will present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and “Always….Patsy Cline” this summer.

    “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” will be performed June 10-13 and 17-20 while “Always….Patsy Cline” is set for July 30 – Aug. [Read More...]

  • La. Studies Conf. calls for proposals
  • NATCHITOCHES – The seventh annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 11-12 at Northwestern State University. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Louisiana Cultural Crossroads.”

     “Although we are especially interested in proposals that deal with the theme of Louisiana Cultural Crossroads, all papers, creative writing, and short performances (dance, music, or theatric) that address any aspect of Louisiana studies are welcome,” said Dr. [Read More...]

  • Schedule set for Freshman Connection 2015
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold its annual freshman orientation program, Freshman Connection, May 28-29, June 18-19 and July 16.

    The program will assist incoming freshman as they make the transition to university life. During the program, participants will meet with university administrators, visit with faculty and staff, and learn more about campus life. Freshman Connection will provide information on academic programs and services provided by the University such as academic advising and support services. [Read More...]

  • Studying, sliding and staying abroad

    After a 45-minute hike Bria Williams found herself quickly building up speed as she traveled down a steep 41-degree slope. Pebbles were kicked up into her face, though she didn’t feel any pain due to the adrenaline rush of speeding down the side of a volcano!

    Williams, a Northwestern State University junior psychology major from Zachary, is currently studying abroad in Nicaragua as part of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). ISEP is an international network that encourages student exchanges all around the world.

    Williams is one eight NSU students currently studying abroad through the ISEP program. [Read More...]

  • Calling all young Picassos: Art camp dates set
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine + Graphic Art will again offer the popular Art Fundamentals Summer Camp, a three-week event for youngsters ages 5-11. Three sessions with three different themes will be offered. All sessions run from 1-5 p.m. [Read More...]

  • Fun with Music Camp set for June 1 - 5
  • NATCHITOCHES – The School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present a Fun With Music Camp June 1 – 5. The fee is $135 per student. A discount is available for siblings.

    The camp will be held each day from 9 a. [Read More...]

  • Buddy Bonnette Golf Tournament May 23
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold the 15th annual Buddy Bonnette Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, May 23 at Northwestern Hills Golf Course. The 18-hole golf scramble for 4-person teams will benefit the Coach Buddy Bonnette Scholarship Fund that benefits Northwestern State students in the Department of Health and Human Performance who intend to become teachers or coaches.

     The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. [Read More...]

  • Business law seminar set for May 16
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a business law preparation seminar for Louisiana State Contractors Licensing applicants Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. [Read More...]

  • Alum surprises wife with named endowments
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University is pleased to announce the foundation of the Carolyn Bellue Holly Distinguished Professorship in Teaching and Learning. This endowment was made by her husband, Dr. James L. Holly, in loving honor of his wife and companion. [Read More...]

  • Afternoon ceremony's top grads honored
  • Top graduates from Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health and College of Science, Technology and Business were honored prior to afternoon commencement ceremonies Friday. On the front row from left are Evgeniya Ellender of Fulshear, Texas; Courtney Coriell of Leesville, Juliet Johnson of Leesville and Adriane Lemoine of Pineville. On the back row are Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Lisa Abney, Alexander Rothenberger and Maxwell Rothenberger of Bossier City, Joshua Steinke of Many, commencement speaker Gary Fields and NSU President Dr. [Read More...]

  • Morning ceremony's top grads honored
  • Top graduates from the College of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies and Research and the Gallaspy Family College of Education and Human Development were recognized prior to morning commencement exercises at Northwestern State University Friday. On the front row from left are Nancy Williams of Hornbeck, Jessica Viator of Prairieville, Ashley Webster of Bossier City, Richelle Dorris of Hornbeck and Catherine Mahan of Gonzales. Standing are Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Lisa Abney, Elliott Rodrigue of Baton Rouge, Christopher Freeman of New Iberia, Christopher Williams of Delcambre, Jaime Guillot of Slidell, MacKenzie Neely of Austin, Texas; John Calvin Johnson of Alexandria, Christopher Taylor of Ruston and Hannah Street of Baton Rouge with commencement speaker Gary Fields and NSU President Dr. [Read More...]

  • Webb named President Emeritus
  • NATCHITOCHES -- Former Northwestern State University president Dr. Randall J. Webb was awarded the title of President Emeritus Friday at the university’s spring commencement ceremonies.

    Webb retired in December after more than 18 years as president, the longest tenure of any chief executive in the university’s history. [Read More...]

  • Degrees awarded to Spring 2015 graduates
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University awarded degrees to 752 students Friday at Spring Commencement Exercises in Prather Coliseum. Alumnus Gary Fields, senior special projects reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was the commencement speaker.  Former NSU President Dr. Randall J. [Read More...]

  • Harris stays focused when plans change
  • NATCHITOCHES – Things were going just the way Dadrian Harris had planned. He was playing Division I college basketball and working toward a degree when the needs of his family intervened.

    But as Harris’ priorities were rearranged and his time was stretched, Harris was determined to stay in college and graduate. That determination will be rewarded Friday as Harris receives a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern State University. [Read More...]

  • Future teachers prepare literacy bags for students
  • Northwestern State University education students in an early childhood methods class donated materials for literacy bags for children in the Kids Hope program at Parks Elementary and L.P. Vaughn. Members of the class were, front row from left, Makayla Thompson, Ja'Marion Kelly, Ricky Scott, Jaydra Lewis, Tommy Wiley, Jaleah Jackson, Zikiyia White, Ellegence Moses-Nicholas. [Read More...]

  • Summer swim classes announced
  • NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University pool at the Recreation Complex is now open and several aquatics activities are available for the public.

     Regular hours of operation are 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday with extended hours to 7 p. [Read More...]

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The Psychology Department, offering Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Addiction Studies, is one of the most popular fields of study on campus, with over 2600 students currently taking courses through the Department. Our online program was the first fully online Bachelor’s degree in Louisiana, and we also offer courses through the CALL program for adult learners, as well as at all of NSU’s satellite campuses.

In addition, the Psychology Department features a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.  This year saw record enrollments in this highly regarded graduate program.

All courses are taught by our dedicated faculty, who are fully committed to the traditional scientist-practitioner model of psychology education.