The College of Arts and Sciences has launched FLAME (Faculty Led Assistance in My Education) to enhance student success and retention in the School of STEM. FLAME offers supplementary instruction by faculty members accessible at the Academic Success Center in Watson Library.

Faculty assist students in completing assignments, understanding course content, and preparing for exams. FLAME services are available both in-person and virtually. I recommend STEM students in need of academic support to take advantage of these resources. For additional details, please visit FLAME.

Remember, the Academic Success CenterAcademic Advising Services, and Counseling and Career Services are available to all students who need assistance.

I understand starting a new journey on a college campus can be challenging, especially for new students who often feel homesick. Remember, it’s completely normal to miss home. Here are a few tips that will make your transition smoother and set you up for a successful journey:

  • Please get involved in campus activities.
  • It is imperative to stay positive and focused on your goals.
  • Make every attempt to attend your classes regularly.
  • Most importantly, make sure to eat well and get enough sleep.
  • Remember to enjoy your journey at NSU.

On Monday, September 11, we will commemorate Patriot Day in honor of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. We extend an invitation to the NSU community, along with service members and first responders, who valiantly stand at the forefront of our battle against terrorism.

Join us at the Student Services Center Flagpoles at 7:46 am on Monday, September 11, 2023. Together, let’s gather to remember and never forget.

Finally, on September 30, 2023, we invite high school juniors and seniors to N-Side View Day, a signature NSU event. It offers prospective students the opportunity to immerse themselves in our campus, interact with faculty and current students, and dive into various academic majors. Our Admissions and Financial Aid teams will be available to help as well.

If you’re aware of someone considering college, encourage them to seize this opportunity and register for N-Side View Day.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University