Lady of the Night

Lady of the Night Amateur Drag Pageant
April 14, 2016

At Northwestern State University, the Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota hosts an amateur drag pageant as a fundraiser for local music programs. Each year, students volunteer to perform for an entertaining evening. The pageant is judged by three judges and the winner is chosen based upon their score in the categories of talent, evening wear, and interview.

This year’s pageant was held  in the band hall and offered a night of surprises and laughs.


International Festival of Cultures and Cuisines

The NSU International Festival
April 12, 2016
Front St. Natchitoches, LA

The students of the Northwestern State University’s hospitality management and tourism department along with student of the culinary arts program hosted the International Festival of Cultures and Cuisines. The festivals spanned the 500 block of the brick road Front Street from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tues. April 12 in downtown Natchitoches, LA.

The booths represented different countries in decor, cuisine and activities presented by the HMT students. The cuisine included samples of international foods, wines, beer, and desserts prepared by culinary students ad priced at $2-3. Featured activities included cancan dancing at the France booth, a salsa band at the Latin America booth, and smashing of plates at the Greece booth. All proceeds went towards the NSU Hospitality Foundation.

Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival

The Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival
April 16-17, 2016

This festival features fine arts & crafts held on the grounds of the historic Melrose Plantation. Home tours were available inside and around the plantation ground for an additional fee. This event has been held for over 40 years and showcased the exclusive cajun and creole cultures. And of course food  vendors were there!

The unique atmosphere and culture experienced at this annual festival is not one to miss.