Spring Welcome Back

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Welcome to Spring Welcome Back 2020!

Spring Welcome Back is a series of FUN and FREE events designed to welcome new and returning students to Northwestern State during the spring semester.

Monday, January 13

First Day of Classes 
Welcome back! We hope you all had a great break. We are excited to see what adventures this semester holds! Fork ‘em Demons!

Tuesday, January 14

Meet and Greet with the Center for Inclusion and Diversity
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby
Come out to the Student Union and learn how our campus is developing and sustaining a diverse campus community

Movie Night
7:00 p.m. | Parkway Cinema
Go ahead and treat yourself early this semester for a movie night at Parkway Cinema with some of your fellow Demons. Stop by Room 222 in the Student Union with your current NSU ID to pick up your free movie ticket.
Sponsored by University Programming Council

Get Back in Shape
WRAC
Start the new year off healthy and strong by attending the Group Exercise classes offered at the WRAC. They begin on January 14th and continue to May 7th. Be sure to checkout the detailed schedule with days and times of the various classes at https://wrac.nsula.edu/wellness/

Wednesday, January 15

Welcome Back Gathering
8:30 p.m. | The BCM
Come fellowship with the BCM as we start the semester off right. All students are welcome, and food will be available.

Thursday, January 16

Demon VIP Organization Informational
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Student Union Cane River Room
Do you like to be a part of big things? Come hear what Demon VIP is all about and learn how you can get involved all year with Spring and Fall Demon Days, Family and Parent Programs, and Freshman Connection.
Sponsored by First Year Experience

Waffle Night
8:30 p.m. | The BCM
Come enjoy waffles, coffee, and fellowship with the BCM. All students are welcome.

Wednesday, January 22

Money on Your Mind
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby
An integral part of college is finances. Stop by and visit with Bank of Montgomery in the Student Union Lobby and learn how to balance your finances, open a checking account, and more!
Sponsored by Bank of Montgomery

Thursday, January 23

Late Night Lagniappe
8:00 p.m. | Café DeMon
Join the University Programming Council at Café Demon for the Late-Night Lagniappe Kickoff party. Music, Coffee, and giveaways!

Welcome Back Party
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom
Hangout with the TRIO Student Support Services as they host a welcome back party for all Demons!

Saturday, January 25

Double Header Basketball Game vs. SELU
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Prather Coliseum
Women’s hoops start at 1:00 p.m. and Men’s hoops start at 3:00 p.m. Come cheer on the Demons to victory!

Monday, January 27

Intramural Basketball Season Begins
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | The WRAC
Come ball with Intramural Athletics for the start of the season. $30 to enter you and your team.

Tuesday, January 28

Scoops for Success
6:00 p.m. | Watson Library 1st Floor
Enjoy a couple of scoops for success provided by Marble Slab Creamery with Alpha Lambda Delta
Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta

Intramural Singles Pickleball
3:00 p.m. | The WRAC
Go cheer on your fellow Demons as they compete in the Intramural Singles Pickleball game!

Wednesday, January 29

Greek Night and Women’s Basketball vs. UNO
6:30 p.m. | Prather Coliseum
Come show cheer on the Demons while wearing your favorite Greek Letters as they take on the UNO Pirates.
Sponsored by Athletics & Student Government Association

Thursday, January 30

Study Abroad Open House
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby
The opportunity to travel and earn your degree awaits! Go visit with the International Student Resource Center to learn information about Northwestern State University’s Study Abroad program.

Friday, January 31

Leadership NSU: 2020 Your VISION for Leadership
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Student Union
Bringing Leadership training to you! Register at: nsula.edu/leadershipNSU
Sponsored by Student Government Association

PaintJam for Autism Awareness
6:00 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom
Directly following Leadership NSU, come test out your paint skills and have some fun with UPC as they bring awareness to Autism.
Sponsored by University Programming Council

Saturday, February 1

Leadership NSU: 2020 Your VISION for Leadership
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Student Union
Continued
Sponsored by Student Government Association

Double Header Basketball Game vs. Central Arkansas and Chili Cook Off
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Prather Coliseum
Women’s hoops start at 1:00 p.m. and Men’s hoops start at 3:00 p.m. Between the games, be sure to enjoy some delicious Chili cooked by our very own Natchitoches locals in the Chili cook off!
Sponsored by Athletics

Tuesday, February 4

Intramural 2 on 2 Volleyball
3:00 p.m. | The WRAC
Cheer on your fellow Demons as they compete for 2 on 2 Volleyball victory!

Wednesday, February 5

RSO Serves Night and Men’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian
6:30 p.m. | Prather Coliseum
Come see how our Registered Student Organizations give back while watching the Demons score!

Tuesday, February 11

Spring Career Fair
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom
It’s never too early to get a head start on planning your future! Go visit the Spring Career Fair at the Student Union Ballroom and network with some of the leading businesses in the region.
Intramural Doubles Badminton
3:00 p.m. | The WRAC
Enjoy some intense rounds of Intramural athletics as Demons battle it out in Doubles Badminton.

Thursday, February 13

Lobby Life ft. Jaylene Clark Owens
12:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby
Grab some lunch at Vic’s and go listen to the Spoken Word of Jaylene Clark Owens in between classes at the Student Union.
Sponsored by University Programming Council

Friday, February 14

Baseball vs. Wichita State
6:30 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field
Come on out to the ballpark, buy you some cracker jacks, and watch the Demons Baseball team take on Wichita State for their first home opener of the season. Students get in free with their Student ID! The series will continue from Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 16th.

Lady Demons Classic Softball Tournament
TBD | Lady Demon Diamond
Join in the fun and cheer on the Lady Demons as they host the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Lady Demon Classic tournament. The tournament will continue from Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 16th.

Saturday, February 15

Double Header Basketball Game vs. McNeese
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Prather Coliseum
Come cheer on the Demons and Lady Demons as they battle against the McNeese Cowboys for their last home game of the regular season. Women’s hoops start at 1:00 p.m. and Men’s hoops start at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18
20th Annual Black History Program: 20 Shades of Black

6:30 p.m. | Magale Recital Hall
Attend a powerful program hosted by NSU Helping Hands.
Sponsored by TRIO Student Support Services

Intramural 3-Point Shootout
3:00 p.m. | The WRAC
See who can make the most points on the court at the Intramural 3-Point Shootout.

Vic Night
6:30 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom
Enjoy a night a fun and games hosted by the University Programming Council.

Baseball vs. ULM
6:00 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field
Watch the Demons as they square up to the plate against the ULM Warhawks.

Wednesday, February 19

Krewe of NSU
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Prather Coliseum
Let the good times roll with the Krewe of NSU from the Student Affairs Department. Come discover the opportunities and resources you have on campus, while also having a chance at winning cool prizes and eating King Cake. Following the fun will be the Demons vs. the Colonels as NSU faces Nicholls State for a basketball victory.
Sponsored by the Student Affairs Department

Thursday, February 20

Life on the Move – Financial Literacy
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby
Learn how to balance life and your finances with TRIO Student Support Services.

Friday, February 21

Meet Your Senator Day
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby
Meet your official representatives to the University Administration and learn more about getting involved in YOUR Student Government.
Sponsored by Student Government Association

Baseball vs. North Alabama
6:30 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field
Watch the Demons take on North Alabama for a three-day series. First game starts Saturday, February 21st and will continue until Sunday, February 23rd.

Monday, February 24

Mardi Gras Break
Northwestern State University
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Enjoy the Mardi Gras holiday break.
Tuesday, February 25
Mardi Gras Break
Northwestern State University
Continued

Thursday, February 27

President for a Day
3:00 p.m. | Caspari Hall
Have you ever wanted to be NSU President for a day? Now’s your chance! Dr. Maggio has agreed to swap places with a student for one day…all you have to is win the Presidential Olympics.

Late Night Lagniappe
8:00 p.m. | Café DeMon
Enjoy an evening of good coffee, good company, and good vocals with the University Programming Council.

Friday, February 28

Baseball vs. Eastern Illinois
6:30 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field
Watch the Demons take on Eastern Illinois for a three-day series. First game starts Saturday, February 28th.