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22
Jul

Surge in support takes Northwestern to record private financial support

Building on the momentum generated by the beginning of Dr. Chris Maggio’s presidency, Northwestern State University received record levels of private financial support in 2017.

Donors contributed $4.7 million in commitments for private gifts and matching funds in the first six months of this year -- the most in Northwestern history outside of extended capital campaigns.

“This surge in financial support from alumni and others who care about Northwestern will benefit students and faculty and enhance the university now and for years to come,” Maggio said. “These generous gifts that help offset the decline in state funding over the past decade reflect intense loyalty and admiration for the university among its former students and other friends and stakeholders.

 

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Fri
21
Jul

NSU nursing faculty and students make educational trip to Cuba

Participants in an educational trip to Cuba from Northwestern State University were, front from left, Dr. Billy Morales, Lakesha Thomas, Rosaline Caldwell, center from left, Dr. Bea Launius and Kelly Crawford, back row from left, Dr. Katheryn Arterberry and Dr. Pamela Simmons.

 

    
Katheryn Arterberry decided to take one of her classes to a new level this summer. Arterberry, an associate professor of nursing at Northwestern State University, was part of a group of NSU students, faculty and administrators who completed a five-day educational trip to Cuba earlier this week.

The idea for the trip began in Arterberry’s Global Healthcare Advocacy and Transformation course about a year ago.

“Rather than simply talking about the differences and challenges in different health systems around the world, I wanted to give the students a chance to experience it in a hands on way,” said Arterberry. 

Thu
20
Jul

Five join Hall of Master Folk Artists for 2017

The Hall of Master Folk Artists at Northwestern State University recently added five new members as part of the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. Dr. Shane Rasmussen, director of the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival and Louisiana Folklife Center, far left, and Northwestern State President Dr. Chris Maggio, far right, welcomed inductees, from left, Sammy Nix, Ganey “Pop” Hymes, Barbara Franklin, Ed Huey and Steve Riley, Since 1981, the Louisiana Folklife Center's Hall of Master Folk Artists has recognized more than 100 state artisans in music, arts, crafts and more. Photo by Peter Jones


 

Thu
20
Jul

Northwestern ASN students have 100 percent pass rate on licensing exam

Graduates from Northwestern State University’s May 2017 Associate of Science in Nursing program recently achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the latest National Council Licensure Exam, according to Dr. Dana Clawson, dean of NSU’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health.

The 46-member graduating class includes students from Northwestern State’s Shreveport, Leesville and Natchitoches campuses. Nationwide, the first-time pass rate in 2016 for ASN programs was 81.68 percent. Statewide, the first-time pass rate in 2016 for ASN Programs was 87.48 percent.

Pam Holcombe, ASN and BSN program director at Northwestern, said the initial steps to launching a successful nursing career are to complete an accredited nursing program and pass the NCLEX.

Thu
20
Jul

NSU to offer concealed carry class July 29

Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Louisiana Concealed Carry Class Saturday, July 29. 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 State campus and at the Natchitoches Shooting Range. The cost is $80 plus a $20 range fee. The class will cover pistol shooting fundamentals, safe handling, use of force laws and related topics. Space is limited to 20 students.

For more information, call (318) 357-6355, (800) 376-2422 or go to nsula.edu/ece/non-credit-programs.

Thu
20
Jul

Administrators at Northwestern State University

Administrators at Northwestern State University signed an agreement with the Kathmandu (Nepal) College of Management to promote student and faculty exchanges between the two schools. Finalizing documents are, seated from left, NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio and Dr. Patrice Moulton, who coordinated the agreement.

Standing are Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, dean of NSU’s College of Business and Technology; Vice President for University Affairs Dr. Marcus Jones, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Vickie Gentry, Vice President for Technology, Innovation and Economic Development Dr. Darlene Williams and Telba Espinoza-Contreras, director of NSU’s International Student Resource Center.

 

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Wed
19
Jul

Mischler makes presentation in Estonia

Jim Mischler

NATCHITOCHES – Dr. Jim Mischler, associate professor of English and head of the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies at Northwestern State University, recently made a presentation at the International Cognitive Linguistics Association conference in Tartu, Estonia.

Mischler’s presentation was “(E)motional intensity in English: A historical study.”

The ICLA is the professional organization for researchers in the field of cognitive linguistics, which studies the complex relationship between language and the human mind. Both the field and the ICLA have promoted and contributed to current knowledge of that relationship. The results of the research have included advances in language theory and also applications in a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including cognitive science, communication, literary and discourse studies, artificial intelligence and education.
 

Wed
19
Jul

NSU has record fundraising success

Building on the momentum generated by the beginning of Dr. Chris Maggio’s presidency, Northwestern State University received record levels of private financial support in 2017.

Donors contributed $4.7 million in commitments for private gifts and matching funds in the first six months of this year -- the most in Northwestern history outside of extended capital campaigns.

“This surge in financial support from alumni and others who care about Northwestern will benefit students and faculty and enhance the university now and for years to come,” Maggio said. “These generous gifts that help offset the decline in state funding over the past decade reflect intense loyalty and admiration for the university among its former students and other friends and stakeholders.

“All of us at Northwestern genuinely appreciate these contributions and will work diligently to assure that they expand the excellence and prestige of the university.”

Sat
15
Jul

NSU hosts robotics camps for children

Robots wheeled around the floor of a Northwestern State classroom, dodging kids’ flailing limbs and maneuvering around tables and chairs. Kale Moffitt is smiling with a remote control in his hands, making his robot’s arms grab a flag after moving forward and backward. Moffitt is one of 25 kids attending the first of four robotics camps hosted by NSU’s Department of Engineering Technology.

 

“Laser beams,” said the 9- year-old Natchitoches native when asked his favorite part about robots. “I like learning how to make the robots move.” Curtis Desselles is in his eighth summer of organizing the free robotics camps, attempting to foster an interest in math and science in the youth of a nation ranking in the middle of advanced industrial nations on international tests in those subjects.

 

 

Fri
14
Jul

NSU, CRNHA will host Crafternoons

NATCHITOCHES – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will co-host a series of hands-on crafting workshops entitled, “Crafternoons at Los Adaes” in partnership with Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. 

“It is our pleasure to once again partner with the School of Creative and Performing Arts, and to offer this heritage-inspired crafting series to our community,” said Cynthia Sutton, CRNHA CEO. 

The Crafternoons will take place inside the visitor center at Los Adaes State Historic Site and will take place from 1-3 p.m. July 18, 20, 25, and 27.  Leslie Gruesbeck, associate professor of art, will lead the workshops. 

“Each of these workshops is designed to teach novice students new techniques and encourage seasoned crafters to consider new directions.  It's our hope that participants will be inspired by these traditional crafts and continue exploring ways that crafts can enrich their daily lives,” Gruesbeck said.

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