· Leah Jackson

About Leah Jackson

Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.

Update – Friday, April 3, 2020

We have completed the first week of classes after returning from Spring Break and marked another week of working remotely.? Students have been engaged and understanding as they continued their academic activities, many in a new format.? I realize there were monumental challenges for everyone, but a number of people have shared inspirational stories […]

NSU offers flat rate tuition for online learning

NATCHITOCHES – Registration is currently underway for summer and fall classes at Northwestern State University, where flat-rate tuition is available for online learners. eNSU, Louisiana’s first electronic campus, offers accommodating class schedules, personalized instruction, military benefits and financial aid to those who qualify.

Early registration for the 11-week summer session is through May 19. Students taking […]

Maggio announces COVID-19 Grading Policy

To: Faculty, Staff and Students:

As Northwestern continues to assist and support students in every way possible to progress and succeed academically during these challenging times, the university has created a revised grading policy for the Spring, 2020, semester.

Students have provided extensive information and input related to the impact of the pandemic on their classes and […]

NSU faculty, staff go above and beyond to accommodate students

NATCHITOCHES – While students were on spring break, most faculty and staff at Northwestern State University were busy preparing for a new normal when classes resume March 30.? Many have been working remotely in accordance with government mandates to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“This is an unprecedented situation,” said NSU President Dr. […]

Business professor wins award for research on student-faculty communication

NATCHITOCHES – Dr. Eddie Horton, assistant professor in Northwestern State University’s Department of Computer Information Systems, won the Distinguished Paper Award presented at the Association of Business Information Systems/Federation of Business Disciplines.? Horton collected the award at the FBD conference in San Antonio earlier this month prior to social distancing.

“My paper focused on the issues […]

Science videos provide education, entertainment during social distancing

NATCHITOCHES – Dr. Michael Scanlan, professor of physics at Northwestern State University, has created a series of science videos that explore various branches of science with demonstrations and activities like growing crystals, making soap and navigating the night sky. Scanlan, father of two, said the videos are intended to educate and entertain during social isolation.

“The […]

NSU, pioneer in online education, embraces digital transformation

NATCHITOCHES – With classes transitioned to online and alternative delivery for the remainder of the semester, Northwestern State University’s faculty, student support services and information technology staff are working diligently to meet challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Northwestern has been a pioneer and a leader in online education since the 1990s,” said NSU President Chris […]