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  • Foundation supports scholarships, staff developmen
  • The Northwestern State University Foundation, the university’s non-profit fund raising arm, presented a check for $1.4 million to the university for scholarships, professorships and institutional support for the 2014-15 academic year. From left are Lola Dunahoe, president of the Northwestern State University Foundation Board of Directors, NSU President Dr. Randall J. [Read More...]

  • Abney, Henderson named Presidential Finalists
  • NATCHITOCHES – After two days of public interviews and on-campus meetings with four candidates, the Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee voted to recommend Lisa Abney and James Henderson to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.  Plans are for the UL System Board to interview the finalists and select the new university president on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Baton Rouge.

    Lisa Abney is Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Northwestern State University and has worked at the university since 1997. [Read More...]

  • Committee shows its support for Northwestern
  • Members of the Presidential Search Committee at Northwestern State University showed their support for the university by wearing purple on Friday for Purple Pride Day. The University of Louisiana System Committee has been working for several months to select a new Northwestern State President and concluded its work Friday. Members of the committee are, front from left, Northwestern Foundation President Lola Dunahoe of Natchitoches, Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert of Kenner, Jimmy Long, Sr. [Read More...]

  • Concealed Carry Class set for Sept. 13
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Louisiana Concealed Carry Class on Saturday, Sept. 13. 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. [Read More...]

  • PIKES will run game ball to Ruston
  • NATCHITOCHES – The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE) at Northwestern State University will hold it’s first Game Ball Run as the NSU Demons face off against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Sept. 20. The bothers of PIKE will physically run the game ball the 80 miles from NSU’s Natchitoches campus to Louisiana Tech in Ruston to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. [Read More...]

  • NSU ranked in Tier 1 by U.S. News
  • NATCHITOCHES  -- Northwestern State University was ranked in Tier 1 among regional universities in the South in the 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges," the most widely read assessment of the nation's colleges and universities published annually by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings take into account criteria including acceptance rates, retention and graduation rates, academic reputation, student/faculty ratio, class size and alumni giving. [Read More...]

  • Bequest will benefit HHP, female student-athletes
  • NATCHITOCHES – Students pursuing a degree in health education and women student-athletes at Northwestern State University will benefit from a bequest established by a teacher and long-time professor.

     Dr. Violet Davion Shaver left a gift of $100,000, stipulating that half would go to the Department of Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in health education and half would support women’s athletics, including scholarships.  

    “This is a wonderful legacy gift,” said Dr. [Read More...]

  • Creole Heritage Celebration Nov. 6-7
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Creole Heritage Center will host the 2014 Creole Heritage Celebration Nov. 6-7, celebrating 300 years of cultural heritage through “Sounds of Music.” Events will include a reception, an art exhibit, silent auction and several musical performances, including the premier performance of “Opera Creole” by Dr. Wilfred Delphin, faculty member and artist in residence at Xavier University in New Orleans. [Read More...]

  • Making nursing, allied health programs the best
  • Who’s Who at Northwestern StateName: Dr. Dana ClawsonTitle:  Dean, College of Nursing and School of Allied HealthEducation:  ASN, BSN, MSN Northwestern State University;DNS, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans;Years at NSU:  14

    Job description:  Manage all academic, student, faculty, recruitment, retention, fund-raising to make NSU’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health the best in the nation. Why I like working at Northwestern State:
I love to teach. I love inspiring people. [Read More...]

  • 45 Second Art show seeking short film entries
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine + Graphic Art will present the inaugural 45 Second Video Art Show, a competition open to individuals and collaborators 18 years or older. Only video works 45 seconds or less will be considered.

     Entries are due Oct. 22 with a screening and reception planned for Nov. [Read More...]

  • Housel named interim director of Scholars' College
  • NATCHITOCHES – Dr. William Housel has been named interim director of the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University. The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System has approved his appointment. The Scholars’ College is the state's only designated honors college

    Housel has been a member of Northwestern State’s faculty since 2003 and has served as coordinator of the School of Social Sciences since 2007. [Read More...]

  • Art meets engineering
  • An Introduction to Sculpture class at Northwestern State University will utilize software and equipment in the university’s Department of Engineering Technology this semester in a cross-pollination of disciplines that encourages students – and their instructors -- to use both sides of their brains. Curtis Desselles, an instructor in Engineering Technology, gave art students enrolled in the sculpture class an overview of Inventor software and showed them how a 3D printer works. Student projects could include action figures, anatomical models or small sculptures with the possibility of creating separate parts that can be put together. “Engineering is good with art,” Desselles said. [Read More...]

  • Friends honor Webbs through scholarship donations
  • Donors contributed $120,000 to the Dr. Randy and Brenda Webb Scholarship, presented during a retirement luncheon to honor the couple who have served as president and first lady of Northwestern State University since 1996. From left are Executive Director of the NSU Foundation Dr. Chris Maggio, Associate Director of Development Jill Bankston, Dr. [Read More...]

  • 1 of 7 volunteers roll up sleeves at food pantry
  • NATCHITOCHES – Ninety Northwestern State University students rolled up their sleeves last week and put themselves to work at the Robeline Food Pantry during the first organized 1 of 7 project that encourages students to pledge one day a week to helping others, performing service activities or volunteering in ways that improve the world around them.

     The food pantry was a hive of activity with students cleaning out freezers, tearing out and removing metal shelving to be recycled, cleaning the building’s exterior walls and roof, burning refuse and moving larges boxes of bulk food items to sort and prepare for distribution. 

    Established 14 years ago as an outreach of Triune Ministries, the Robeline Food Pantry serves as many as 250 people per month and recently began making deliveries to shut-ins.

    “We are so thankful and so blessed that these young people are helping us,” said Paula Jarvis, whose husband John established the ministry. [Read More...]

  • Adobe Photoshop class to begin Sept. 8
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer an Adobe Photoshop Photo Correction class beginning Monday, Sept. 8. The class will be held in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Annex on Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 7 p. [Read More...]

  • 65th Demon Battalion activated
  • Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science held a ceremony to activate the 65th Demon Battalion Aug. 28. The ceremony is held each semester to welcome ROTC cadets back to campus and encourage them to strive to develop their leadership skills. The ceremony took place in the Spirit of the Cadet Park at the James A. [Read More...]

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Engineering Technology

Engineering technologists  are capable of analyzing, implementing, modifying and maintaining systems and of advising both the engineer and the technician.  Engineering technologists are hands-on people who work directly with systems.  NSU is proud to have graduated many outstanding engineering technologists for the modern workforce.