This evening, at 8:00 pm, I extend an invitation to all students to join us at the “Demons Come Out at Night Pep Rally” held at the NSU Tailgate Field & Collins Family Pavilion. Show your Demon spirit and gain insights from the players, coaches, and various spirit groups.

Please join us at the official NSU Alumni Association Tailgating Party tomorrow at 3:00pm at the Collins Family Pavilion. For members of the NSU Alumni Association, the cost is $10.00, while non-member pricing is $15.00. This fee covers one buffet pass and two beverages. To become a member and enjoy exclusive pricing for these events, please visit the NSU Alumni Association.

After tailgating, the NSU Demons will take on Stephen F. Austin State University at 6:00pm. I encourage all first-time freshmen to participate in the Inferno Run alongside me just before kickoff. Practice for the Inferno Run will be held this evening at 7:30pm at Turpin Stadium.

I hope to see you this weekend! Please see our relaxed outdoor cooking restrictions for tailgating:

  • Statewide burn ban is still in effect; however, tailgaters can cook outdoors with safety measures.
  • Use contained cooking equipment (grills, smokers) designed for cooking only.
  • Place on flame-resistant surface with nearby water source or fire extinguisher.
  • Fuel source (propane, charcoal, pellets) is permitted.
  • No open flames such as fire pits and campfires.
  • Fans can consider alternative catering options, including off-site food prep if needed.

On September 23rd, I invite you to the 15th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference hosted by Northwestern State University. This event promises an exploration of Louisiana’s rich cultural tapestry. The complete conference schedule can be found on the Louisiana Folklife Center website.

Finally, our very own Northwestern State Theatre & Dance is set to present a captivating rendition of “Antigone” from September 27th to October 1st in Theatre West. I encourage you to attend and witness the talents and creativity of our NSU community. Students who attend NSU, BPCC@NSU, and LSMSA are admitted free with a current student I.D.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University