Harvard Graduate School of Education
Last week, I attended the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Participating in professional development sessions such as financial leadership, strategy development in an era of risk and uncertainty, institutional advancement, and academic and moral leadership while also connecting with 57 university presidents from across the United States was a great experience.

Campus Construction
I ask for your continued patience on the Sam Sibley Drive Overlay Project. I know it’s a minor inconvenience, but the end-result will be gratifying. For those accessing the WRAC, please enter behind Brown-Stroud Field (baseball complex) and drive around to the parking lot in front of Roy Hall. The work should be completed by next week.

ARP Application Notice to Students
The University has $17,346 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds that can be awarded to students during Summer 2022. Students will be required to complete an online application and must be enrolled, or completed, at least on1 credit hour for Summer 2022 as of July 7, 2022.  A limited number of students will receive funding and funds will be awarded in the order the applications are received. The application period will begin on Monday, July 18 and will expire on July 22, 2022. A link to the application will be forthcoming.

We have witnessed a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases nationwide. This is a reminder that all employees are asked to report positive COVID-19 cases and the need to quarantine to Human Resources via email: covid19hr@nsula.edu.

Remember to provide your full name, department, date of test, and when you first noticed symptoms or exposure. For NSU COVID protocols, please visit Living and Learning During COVID-19 resource page.

Natchitoches Folf Festival

42nd Annual Folk Festival Next Weekend
After a two-year hiatus the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held in Prather Coliseum on Saturday July 23. Come enjoy the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship , a hall of crafts, folk foods, and three stages of music including headliners Geno Delafose and the French Rockin’ Boogie and Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys.

For more information, visit Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival 2022 or call 357-4332.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University