I am excited to see students return to campus for the fall semester. There’s nothing like the energy and thrill of a new academic year. The sights and sounds of a vibrant campus life are an inspiration to us all.

Demon Days Events
The [1 of 7] Service Kickoff Event today at the Student Union Ballroom from 1:00pm to 4:00pm has been cancelled. We hope you will join us for other service events planned throughout the semester. Stay tuned for more details!

Available Resources for Students
NSU proudly provides resources for students in times of need, such as academic or personal counseling, financial assistance, tutoring services, food bank, recreational facilities, and programs for emotional disruption. There are also opportunities for involvement in numerous activities, organizations, and events.

The Investiture of the Twentieth President
The Investiture Ceremony will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 10:00am in A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Auditorium. The Investiture Ceremony is one of the oldest traditions in academia and is a day of celebration and reflection for Northwestern State University. I cordially invite all students, faculty, staff, and community to be a part of it.

Following the ceremonial Investiture, all are welcome to attend the Community Reception in the Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom. For more information on the Investiture, please visit http://nsu.la/investiture.

Congratulations 2LT Alex J. Wade
ROTC Cadet Alex J. Wade was commissioned August 12, as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science and a minor in Military Leadership. She is slated for a second internship with NSU’s Strength and Conditioning Program and plans to obtain her Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification this fall prior to pursuing a Master of Science in Health and Human Performance, Sport Administration. 2LT Wade has assessed Quartermaster Corps and will serve in the Louisiana Army National Guard as a Platoon Leader assigned to A Company, 199th Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Colfax, LA.

Our Commitment to Student Success
We all know that a university degree unlocks doors to better jobs, healthier and more enjoyable lives, and a brighter future, and we need to instill that promise in current and potential students continually.

It is more important than ever to provide students with the support they need to succeed in college. Our daily efforts should be focused on better serving those who have chosen to enroll and guiding them through their experiences. With our support, NSU students will be well prepared for the workforce.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University