Northwestern State University

9:32am

Mon December 17, 2012
Arts

Yarn bombers target Natchitoches telephone pole

Intro to fiber students, from left, Daniel Tanielu, Ethan McManus, Anne Baham, Lauren Clemons and Casey Harris, worked on the yarn bomb.
Credit Northwestern State University

Art students at Northwestern State University have installed another yarn bomb in Natchitoches. NSU assistant professor of art Leslie Gruesbeck said the students made a proposal to the mayor to get permission to cover a telephone pole with a brightly-colored crocheted wrap, like a sweater. This is the sixth yarn bomb her students have completed. She said several fiber classes crocheted different pieces for the latest installation in Tricentennial Park.

"It's kind of a holiday-themed, patchwork sweater for a telephone pole in the middle of downtown Natchitoches," Gruesbeck said.

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10:01am

Thu September 20, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches about the 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference which takes place Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 in Magale Recital Hall on the NSU Campus. One of the topics this year includes the life and paintings of Clementine Hunter. Information available at the Louisiana Folklife Center.

Related Story: Biography gives fresh insight into artist Clementine Hunter

10:47am

Wed August 22, 2012
Science

Professor probes mental health stigma among nurses

Stephen Hernandez is researching the extent of stereotypes that exist among nurses in the military toward mental health services after serving in a war zone.

Northwestern State University assistant professor of nursing, Stephen Hernandez, aims to expand his research into active duty nurses who feel a stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Hernandez's findings reveal that nurses have a similar level of stigma found in soldiers returning from war when it comes to getting mental help.

4:37pm

Fri June 1, 2012
Local

Northwestern State dedicates Loft Theatre

Jack Wann is the retired artistic director at Northwestern State University, and returns each year to direct summer theater productions.

Northwestern State University has named its Loft Theatre in honor of former artistic director Jack Wann. The 76-year-old professor emeritus is credited for building NSU's undergraduate theater program.

7:15am

Tue March 13, 2012
Local

Composer's songs inspired by women poets in concert at NSU

Los Angeles-based composer Dale Trumbore is inspired by her Louisiana Poet Laureate aunt, Julie Kane. Trumbore's art songs, featuring "Snow White Turns Sixty," will be performed March 13 at Northwestern State's Magale Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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