The Student Government Association is hosting a conference today and tomorrow, titled “Careful Leadership: Caring For Others And Yourself”. This conference is a great opportunity for LeadershipNSU students to gain insights from best-selling authors and renowned speakers on subjects of leadership. Attendees will learn essential tips on making a positive impact on their career, community, and personal lives.

Students will establish achievable goals for themselves and their organizations as well as a clear vision for their future success at NSU and beyond. Special thanks to SGA, First Year Experience, University Programming Council, Residential Life, Greek Life, and Cane River National Heritage Area for sponsoring this conference for our student leaders.

Swipe Out Hunger
NSU is proud to partner with Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger to help alleviate student hunger on campus by providing free meal swipes. Through an online, self-nominating form, enrolled students can apply for 14 free meal swipes from the Meal Swipe Bank that will be loaded onto their student ID card to be used at any eligible Sodexo dining facility (Natchitoches Campus).

NSU Swipe Out Hunger Request

If you have any questions about the Swipe Out Hunger Campaign, please contact swipeouthunger@nsula.edu.

Ja’Monta Black’s record-setting night paces Demons’ rout of HCU
NSU’s sharpshooting senior guard, Ja’Monta Black, set one school record and tied another, leading the Demons to an 82-63 Southland Conference victory against Houston Christian. Black tied NSU’s single-game 3-point record, connecting on nine long-range shots that lifted his single-season total to 88. The reigning Southland Conference Player of the Week, Black had 14 of his game-high 31 points in the first half and hit five of his nine 3s in the second half.

Double-header action this weekend as the basketball squads return to action hosting Lamar University. Lady Demons tipoff is at 1:00pm, followed by the Demons at 3:30pm inside Prather Coliseum.

Washington, D.C. Visit
This week I traveled to the Nation’s Capital to discuss a federal funding strategy for NSU with Merchant McIntyre & Associates. I also met with our congressional delegation to discuss higher education and why it is important to ensure that today’s workforce is equipped with the skills and abilities necessary for success in this rapidly changing world. It is our mission to prepare learners with the professional and technical skills necessary to excel in various industries for the jobs of today and tomorrow. A win for higher education is a win for a strong and prosperous Louisiana.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University