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Upcoming non-academic events at Nicholls State University.

August 13, 2015

Special Preview of Ledet Culinary Arts Building

Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: By invitation only. Guests are invited to preview the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, the new home of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. The evening will feature facility tours, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Alumni Meeting

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: August 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building

Description: Nicholls culinary graduates are invited to attend an initial planning meeting of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Alumni Association. Contact don.kasten@nicholls.edu for more information.

August 14, 2015

Graduate Day

Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: August 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Sponsored by the Nicholls Alumni Federation, Graduate Day provides an opportunity for students to order their caps and gowns, class rings and invites; take graduation photos; and celebrate the start of their final semester. Open to all Fall 2016 graduation candidates.
August 15, 2015

Move-In Day

Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm Location: Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: On-campus residents and their families are invited to Move-In Day, where residential students will receive their room keys, attend a campus/community resource fair and set up their rooms for the fall semester. Visit nicholls.edu/housing/move_in for details.

Move-In Movie Night

Starts: 6:00 pm Ends: August 15, 2015 - 9:00 pm Location: Nicholls Soccer Complex Description: The Nicholls campus community is invited to a free movie screening sponsored by Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship.
August 16, 2015

Sorority Recruitment: Greek 101

Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 16, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls women interested in joining Delta Zeta, Phi Mu or Sigma Sigma Sigma sororities must register for Fall Recruitment by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek. Greek 101 provides an opportunity for potential new members to learn more about Greek life at Nicholls and meet other women going through recruitment.
August 17, 2015

Free Water from Chi Alpha

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Chi Alpha will distribute free bottles of cold water to Nicholls students.

Free Popsicles and Pencils from the Student Union

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: Students are invited to stop by the Student Union lobby to pick up free popsicles and pencils to celebrate the first day of the fall semester.
August 18, 2015

Free Water from Chi Alpha

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Chi Alpha will distribute free bottles of cold water to Nicholls students.

Distracted Driver Simulation

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Gubernatorial Debate Viewing Party

Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm Location: Colonels Retreat, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Open to the campus community. Student Government Association and Student Programming Association will host a casual viewing party with refreshments for the Coastal Candidate Forum, which will be live-streamed from Peltier Auditorium.

Coastal Candidate Forum for 2015 Governor's Race

Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: Organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Coastal restoration is one of the most important issues facing Louisiana. Learn how the gubernatorial candidates plan to deal with challenges and opportunities related to coastal land loss. Free and open to the public.
August 19, 2015

Welcome Back Day

Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm Location: Quadrangle Description: Free for Nicholls students, faculty and staff. Kick off the fall semester with free food, music, giveaways, activities and more.

Guest speaker: Don McPherson on Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention

Starts: 2:00 pm Ends: August 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium

Sorority Recruitment: Philanthropy Night

Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 19, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls women going through Fall Recruitment learn more about Delta Zeta, Phi Mu and Sigma Sigma Sigma sororities and the philanthropy that each organization supports. To participate, students must register by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek.

Showing of "The Big Charity" documentary

Starts: 6:15 pm Ends: August 19, 2015 - 8:00 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: Sponsored by the International Film Club and Student Programming Association. Free and open to the public. "The Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital" (2014) tells the story of Charity Hospital, which served the city of New Orleans for nearly 300 years before its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
August 20, 2015

Lemonade Day

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: The Student Union staff will provide free lemonade for the campus community.

Grand Opening of the Ledet Culinary Arts Building

Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 20, 2015 - 11:00 am Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: The public is invited to the grand opening ceremony of the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, the new home of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. Festivities will begin outside of the building, at the intersection of Highway 1 and Bowie Road, followed by facility tours and refreshments.

Sorority Recruitment: Slide Show Night

Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 20, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls women going through Fall Recruitment learn more the sisterhood and personality of Delta Zeta, Phi Mu and Sigma Sigma Sigma sororities. To participate, students must register by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek.

Chi Alpha Back to School Bash

Starts: 5:00 pm Ends: August 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm Location: Lawn next to Ellender Memorial Library Description: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship will host a free Back to School Bash for the campus community featuring games, prizes and barbecue.

Shark After Dark

Starts: 8:00 pm Ends: August 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm Location: Ayo Pool Description: Open to the Nicholls campus community, this free movie night and swim party is sponsored by Art Club and Kappa Pi. Guests are encouraged to bring their own inflatables.
August 21, 2015

Sorority Recruitment: Preference Night

Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 21, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Potential new sorority members spend their last Recruitment night deciding which sorority feels most compatible to them. To participate, students must register by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek.

Boogie on the Bayou

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: August 21, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Location: Downtown Thibodaux

Description: Enjoy free live musical performances by Kerry Thibodaux (beginning at 6 p.m.) and The Groove (beginning at 7:30 p.m.) in front of the Courthouse in downtown Thibodaux. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

August 22, 2015

Sorority Recruitment: Bid Day

Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls women who have been through Fall Recruitment receive bids to join Delta Zeta, Phi Mu or Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
August 24, 2015

Fraternity Recruitment

Starts: 4:30 pm Ends: August 24, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls men interested in joining Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternities must register for Fall Recruitment by Aug. 14 at nicholls.edu/greek. Potential new members will learn more about Greek life at Nicholls as well as the brotherhood, traditions and philanthropy of each fraternity.
August 25, 2015

Fall Blood Drive

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: The Student Government Association will host its fall blood drive in conjunction with the Blood Center. Open to the public.

Cookie Day

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 25, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: Student Union staff will giveaway free cookies to the campus community.

Fraternity Recruitment

Starts: 4:30 pm Ends: August 25, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls men interested in joining Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternities must register for Fall Recruitment by Aug. 14 at nicholls.edu/greek. Potential new members will learn more about Greek life at Nicholls as well as the brotherhood, traditions and philanthropy of each fraternity.
August 26, 2015

Fall Blood Drive

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: The Student Government Association will host its fall blood drive in conjunction with the Blood Center. Open to the public.

Fraternity Recruitment

Starts: 4:30 pm Ends: August 26, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls men interested in joining Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternities must register for Fall Recruitment by Aug. 14 at nicholls.edu/greek. Potential new members will learn more about Greek life at Nicholls as well as the brotherhood, traditions and philanthropy of each fraternity.
August 27, 2015

Fraternity Recruitment: Bid Day

Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls men who have been through Fall Recruitment receive bids to join Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.
September 1, 2015

RELATE to Katrina

Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: September 1, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: RELATE is an open-mic venue for students, faculty and the public to share poetry, monologue, music or dance performances based on the evening's chosen theme – Hurricane Katrina.
September 13, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Court and Freshman Senators

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.
September 14, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Court and Freshman Senators

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.
September 15, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Court and Freshman Senators

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: September 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The Buffet Service dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
September 16, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Court and Freshman Senators

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.
September 17, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: September 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
September 22, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: September 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
September 28, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Display Contest

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.
September 29, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Display Contest

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: September 29, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
September 30, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Display Contest

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.
October 1, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Display Contest

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: October 1, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
October 2, 2015

Elections for Homecoming Display Contest

Location: Online Description: All full-time students are encouraged to visit nicholls.edu during the election period to vote.
October 8, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: October 8, 2015 - 8:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The Russian Service/Classical French dinner is $75/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.

RELATE

Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: October 8, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: RELATE is an open-mic venue for students, faculty and the public to share poetry, monologue, music or dance performances based on the evening's chosen theme.
October 13, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: October 13, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The Buffet Service dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
October 15, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: October 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
October 20, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: October 20, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
October 22, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: October 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
October 29, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: October 29, 2015 - 7:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The American Service/French Bistro dinner is $40/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
November 4, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: November 4, 2015 - 8:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The Russian Service/Classical French dinner is $75/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.

RELATE

Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: November 4, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: RELATE is an open-mic venue for students, faculty and the public to share poetry, monologue, music or dance performances based on the evening's chosen theme.
November 5, 2015

Bistro Ruth Dinner Service

Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: November 5, 2015 - 8:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The Russian Service/Classical French dinner is $75/person. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
November 19, 2015

Bistro Ruth Italian Dinner and Grand Pastry Buffet

Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: November 19, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: Bistro Ruth offers first-class dining experiences prepared entirely by Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students. The Italian Dinner and Grand Pastry Buffet full experience is $75/person and begins at 6:30 p.m. Or diners may choose to experience the Grand Pastry Buffet alone for $25/person at 9 p.m. Advance reservations required. Call 985-493-2700.
February 17, 2016

RELATE

Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: February 17, 2016 - 9:30 pm Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: RELATE is an open-mic venue for students, faculty and the public to share poetry, monologue, music or dance performances based on the evening's chosen theme.
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