Today marks an exciting day as we gather for the twelfth annual University of Louisiana System Academic Summit, hosted right here on the beautiful campus of Northwestern State University. This event serves as a platform to showcase the academic excellence that our UL System Universities embody through outstanding projects and undergraduate experiential learning. Presentations will focus on outstanding projects from each university in the areas of research, service-learning, visual arts, and performing arts.

View the ULS Academic Summit Schedule

This weekend, we have an action-packed schedule lined up for everyone, from the Chris Roper Memorial Golf Tournament to Lady Demon Softball, Demon Baseball, and the Joe Delaney Bowl Spring Game. Visit for more information and join us for an exciting time.

Students, we value your feedback and are committed to improving your overall experience. I encourage all of you to take the Student Satisfaction Inventory, an anonymous survey that will provide us with valuable insights into how we can serve you better. Your input is crucial to our ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of education and services we provide. Please check your student email for a unique link to access the survey.

I am thrilled to share that our President’s Leadership Program (PLP) students have been organizing community impact projects for the past seven years, including the Red River Special Olympic Games. The event was a resounding success, and we are proud to have hosted our local superheroes and athletes on our campus.

As we celebrate our students’ accomplishments, let me take a moment to highlight some recent achievements from our students, Kasey Moore and Jenna Caswell. Kasey won the best undergraduate oral presentation in zoology/botany at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences annual meeting, while Jenna’s research abstract was selected for publication in the American Chemical Society’s Annual Meetings & Expositions archive and repository. Anna Kate Duplanits won First Place in Animation at the College Media Association’s annual Film and Audio Festival in Washington, DC, and Abigail Whitam had a creative nonfiction article “Too Good to Not Believe” published in the Agape Review. We are incredibly proud of these students’ hard work and dedication to their fields of study.

Let’s also recognize our Veterinary Technology students, who passed their first attempt at the VTNE licensure exam with a 100% pass rate. It is a testament to their hard work, perseverance, and dedication to learning.

Congratulations to the Cadets of the 73rd Demon Battalion. The Military Ball is one of our premier annual events.  It is a time-honored tradition that brings together Cadets, alumni, and the community in celebration and remembrance. If you’ve not yet attended the Military Ball, save the date for Saturday, April 13, 2024.

View 2023 Military Ball Photo Gallery

Thank you for being part of the NSU family, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University