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  • November 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will award more than 680 degrees during its fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 13, in Stopher Gymnasium. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. for College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing and Allied Health, and College of Business Administration graduates and at 2 p.m. for University College and College of Education graduates. The keynote address will be delivered by Nicholls alumnus Stephen Watson, executive vice president of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. He will also receive an honorary doctorate, the university’s highest recognition. Watson, a native of Scotland, came to Nicholls…...
  • November 17, 2014 at 10:05 am
    THIBODAUX — The public is invited to kick-off the yuletide season with music, fine food and holiday fun at the 28th annual Nicholls Chamber Singers Christmas Dinner Series Friday, Dec. 5. This year’s event, themed “The Colors of Christmas,” will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union’s Cotillion Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A Nicholls Christmas tradition since 1985, this year’s event features songs about holiday colors like red, green, silver, gold, white and blue along with other seasonal favorites. Performances include special arrangements of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”; favorite Irving…...
  • November 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    THIBODAUX — Prospective Nicholls State University students and their families are invited to learn more about the university’s degree programs, campus activities, financial aid opportunities and more at Colonel Day Saturday, Nov. 15. Check in for the university-wide open house begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union’s Cotillion Ballroom, and the program begins at 10 a.m. Prospective students and their families can tour the campus, explore their housing options, meet faculty and administrators from their potential academic programs and much more. Participants should RSVP by filling out the form available on the Colonel Day website, nicholls.edu/colonelday....
  • November 11, 2014 at 10:34 am
    THIBODAUX — American economist, author and Nicholls State University alumnus Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux will present the inaugural Frederic Bastiat Guest Lecture Thursday, Nov. 13. His talk, titled “The Lens of Economics,” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Ridley J. Gros Auditorium in Powell Hall. The lecture is being presented by the Nicholls College of Business Administration and the Department of Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. Boudreaux, a 1980 graduate of Nicholls and a native of Cut Off, received his doctorate from Auburn University and his law degree from the University of…...
  • November 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm
    THIBODAUX — As a part of America Recycles Day, Nicholls State University will kick off a new on-campus recycling program Wednesday, Nov. 12. Nicholls will expand its recycling services thanks to a Healthy Community Grant of $8,615 from the anti-littering organization Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The grant will provide visible recycling bins to be placed near garbage cans in offices and residence halls across campus, allowing students, faculty and staff the opportunity to recycle appropriate goods including paper, plastic and aluminum cans. Three cycling dumpsters will be placed on campus. The grant will cover the cost of picking up recycling through…...
  • November 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will be represented by 71 students in the 2014 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” The students were honored at a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 6, at Nicholls. The junior and senior honorees were selected as national student leaders by a campus nominating committee and editors of the nationwide annual directory. Nicholls selects the top one percent of its student leaders for inclusion in Who’s Who. For a list of the selected students click here: 2014 Who's Who Winners...
  • October 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University students, employees and campus visitors have a new option for quick, convenient access to hot and cold drinks, snacks, grab-and-go meals and other home staples. The Grid, a brand-new convenience store concept and the first of its kind in North America, is now open in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. The store will hold a public grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 with a ribbon cutting, cake, games, samples and prizes. The Grid is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays.…...
  • October 30, 2014 at 10:37 am
    THIBODAUX — In honor of Veterans Day, the Nicholls State University Veterans Organization will host a screening of the critically acclaimed feature documentary “The Hornet’s Nest” Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the LeBijou Theater at the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the screening at 6 p.m. A panel discussion featuring Nicholls student combat veterans will follow. “The Hornet’s Nest” follows award-winning journalists Mike Boettcher and his son, Carlos Boettcher, as they are embedded with U.S. forces fighting on the front lines of Afghanistan through gun battles, roadside bombings and sniper fire. The film uses…...
  • October 29, 2014 at 8:55 am
    Nicholls State University student athletes have the highest graduation rate among all Southland Conference schools in Louisiana, according to statistics released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association this week. The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report shows that 74 percent of Nicholls student athletes who began college in 2007 earned their degrees within six years. That’s an all-time high for Nicholls, marking the fourth consecutive year that the university shows overall academic improvement. Nicholls’ overall GSR ranks third among the 11 Southland Conference schools and fourth among Louisiana’s 11 public universities with Division I athletics — only trailing Louisiana State University,…...
  • October 23, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University students with dyslexia are eligible for a new scholarship thanks to a gift from the great-great granddaughter of the university’s namesake, Gov. Francis Tillou Nicholls. Nicholls, a native of Donaldsonville, was a Civil War brigadier general, a two-term governor of Louisiana and served as chief justice of the state’s supreme court. Baton Rouge resident Jane Matt, Nicholls’ descendant, said she created the scholarship to honor her parents for supporting her education and in loving memory of her father, James Henry Ware Jr., who died in 2012. The Blue Moon Scholarship for Dyslexia and Related Learning…...

 

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