Aired Thursday, July 18 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 34th annual Louisiana Folk Festival which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20 in Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University. For information about the festival, artists, and exhibits visit their web site at NSU Louisiana Folk Festivalor call (318) 357-4332.
As a high school student living in Los Angeles, Christina Palomo was strongly affected by the news of the BP oil spill. Now, she hopes her scientific research can be helpful.
A Northwestern State University student is preparing for a prestigious summer internship at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. Christina Palomo of Los Angeles will travel from Natchitoches to New York later this month to help Columbia scientists study the environmental consequences of the 2010 BP oil spill. The biology major said she’ll work alongside two geochemists.
Pianist Christopher O’Riley, the host of the NPR music program “From the Top,” will perform Saturday, March 23, at Northwestern State University as part of its Louisiana Piano Series International. O’Riley is finishing up a three-year residency at LSU School of Music. Northwestern State associate professor of music Christine Burczyk Allen said the series brings in big artists, and it just so happens that this one wasn’t too far away.
Northwestern State University assistant professor of English Thomas Reynolds recently presented a paper on Wikipedia at the South Central Modern Languages Conference in San Antonio.
The head of the first-year writing program at Northwestern State University has designed a writing curriculum around Wikipedia. The site relies on volunteer contributors to write and edit articles. Some academics downplay its relevance as a research tool.
Assistant professor of English Thomas Reynolds is writing a book on how professors should use Wikipedia in academic research and writing classrooms. Reynolds says the ultimate goal is for his students to write an article that passes muster and gets published.