NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Student Media Board selected four students to serve as student media leaders for the 2017-18 academic year. Named were Alec Horton of Garland, Texas, editor in chief of The Current Sauce, NSU’s weekly student newspaper; Katie Rayburn of Natchitoches, editor in chief of Argus, the university’s annual literary magazine; Kierstin Richter of Shreveport, editor of Potpourri, the university yearbook, and Noah Baudoin of Shreveport, general manager of KNWD, NSU’s student radio station.
Horton is a junior majoring in music business. He has been visual editor at the Current Sauce for the past two years supervising photographers, designers and illustrators, editing stories and overseeing the design process of the newspaper. He has also been public relations manager, photo editor and lead photographer. In addition, he has worked as co-coordinator for the Spirit of Northwestern’s media team and is an experienced photographer/videographer. He has been a member of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, the NSU Percussion Ensemble, the NSU Drum Line, the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band and a vocalist in the FPC-Natchitoches choir.
The Current Sauce is NSU’s independent, student-operated newspaper that covers campus and community activities as well as relevant social issues of interest to students. The Current Sauce is published weekly during the regular semester with special issues during the summer. To view news reported by the Current Sauce, visit nsulastudentmedia.com.
Rayburn is a senior majoring in English with a minor in Spanish, history and global studies. She was junior editor and copy editor for Argus over the past two years and has served as ACDS Anthology editor and self-published a novel. She is president of NSU’s Spanish Club and Demon Dodgeball and is captain and treasurer for the Demon Quidditch team.
Argus is Northwestern State’s award-winning art and literary magazine that showcases the best of student art, poetry and creative writing and celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Editions are released every spring. Searchable, digital archives of each edition can be accessed through traditions.nsula.edu.
Richter is a sophomore majoring in psychology/addiction studies. She has been a staff writer for Potpourri for the past year and public relations manager this spring. She also served as an NSU Student Ambassador, is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and has been involved with Focus Ministries and NSU’s Demon Days committee.
The Potpourri is an independent publication that is planned, designed and produced by students. Coverage runs from March to March of each year, allowing the staff to feature many campus events. Searchable digital archives of all Potpourri editions can be accessed through traditions.nsula.edu.
Baudoin is a sophomore majoring in biology. He has served as KNWD’s director of technology for the past year and is a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, the Student Activities Board, the JOVE/NASA Research Lab Scholarship program, the American Society of Microbiology and the NSU Demon Crew.
KNWD the Demon 91.7 FM is a student-run, non-commercial radio station that transmits a digital stereo FM signal 24 hours a day to the campus and surrounding area. KNWD provides students with opportunities to acquire radio management skills through studio work, remote broadcasts and with DemonFest, the station’s annual music and arts festival, set this year for April 22-23. For more information, visit the station’s website at knwdradio.org.
Northwestern State’s student media is directed by the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts. Scholarships are available for some positions and one scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman interested in working with KNWD or the Current Sauce.