Northwestern State University

Northwestern State University

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches has formed a partnership with its university neighbor, Northwestern State, and the Louisiana State Museum System.

The cooperative endeavor agreement between two state agencies will pave the way for collaborations in areas like marketing, programming and educational efforts, according to Doug Ireland, chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and NSU’s assistant athletic director.

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Northwestern State University in Natchitoches released an active shooter training video Tuesday. The 15-minute video, produced entirely in house, took a year and a half to complete, according to NSU officer Jon Caliste who headed up the project.

“We saw a rise in active shooter events around the country and we said to ourselves, we need to have something that we can train our people on. It was born from that,” Caliste said.

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A Northwestern State University psychology professor arrived in Nepal this week to distribute hundreds of scholarships to young girls. It guarantees they get an education in their village and decreases the likelihood that they’ll fall prey to human trafficking.

Patrice Moulton is a volunteer with the Empower Nepali Girls Foundation. She’ll trek the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal with yaks delivering backpacks to girls who show educational promise. The backpacks are their ticket to one year of school.

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Northwestern State University’s Louisiana Folklife Center is hosting a symposium Tuesday featuring six historical military re-enactors who will discuss the cultural significance of reenactment.

Natchitoches attorney Eddie Harrington is one of the speakers. He’s coordinating the Battle of Natchitoches this weekend where soldiers will clash on Front Street.

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Northwestern State University’s art department is organizing its first 45-second video art show. The video submissions must be 45 seconds or less, and the competition is open to anyone 18 or older. NSU instructor Corbin Covher collaborated with his colleagues in an effort to bring more video art to the region.

“A lot of video work becomes abstract and artistic, and it’s not something that they’re used to. They’re used to video work being movies and show format, not necessarily an artistic expression,” Covher said.

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