It has been a very productive week on the campus of Northwestern State University. Cheer and Color Guard camps are in full swing, and I welcomed the senior participants to my home for dinner. This is a great recruiting tool for NSU and thank the Recruiting Office for their role in coordinating these camps. I look forward to the second group of seniors on Monday.

The Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts will perform two productions this summer. I encourage all supporters of NSU to come and support the hardworking students, faculty, and staff by attending these summer productions:

I appreciate the community support for the Demons “Ballin’ with the Ballers” event this week. There is another event slated for tonight, “Demons Drive and Dish,” where Demons will dish BBQ to you at the Breadhouse-Nakatosh. Please attend if you can.

I am elated to share the exciting news that the Replacement of John S. Kyser Hall is moving forward. The new academic building will be centrally located on campus for use by all students at some point in their academic careers. The building will feature flexible classrooms, along with multi-purpose spaces for meetings and events, clinical spaces for enhanced learning in several disciplines, and smart spaces that encourage collaboration between students and faculty. It is, indeed, an exciting time to be a Demon 😈.

Congratulations to Demon student-athletes Djimon Gumbs and Ebenezer Aggrey. Gumbs placed 23rd in the shot put and will participate in the discus throw on Friday. Aggrey was awarded the Southland Conference Steve McCarty Citizenship Award. The McCarty award recognizes a student-athlete who exhibits outstanding qualities in citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership, and community service.

Kyser Design

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University