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  • July 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm
    THIBODAUX — After 40 years of service to Nicholls State University and the University of Louisiana System, Larry Howell will retire from his position as executive vice president on Friday, July 18. "My years at my alma mater were wonderful because of the people I worked with and the students it serves,” Howell said. “Nicholls has thrived as the leader in education due to the dedicated faculty and staff, and I am confident that Nicholls will continue to grow and prosper with the support of the region." A native of Paris, Illinois, Howell earned his bachelor’s degree from Nicholls in…...
  • July 10, 2014 at 10:51 am
    THIBODAUX — The Nicholls Foundation will present “Legends of Motown,” an evening of popular music hits benefiting Nicholls State University’s Mary M. Danos Theater on Saturday, Aug. 9. The live theatrical production, featuring Motown music favorites performed by local talent, is produced by Nicholls alums Lorna Gianelloni and Bernadette Dugas. Gianelloni’s film credits include casting for the Academy Award-nominated feature “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “A Gathering of Old Men” by Academy Award-winning director Volker Schlondorff. She has also acted on stage and in film, and currently owns Lorna's Boutique in Houma. Dugas also works in the film industry,…...
  • July 8, 2014 at 11:06 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University is celebrating its 10th year of hosting Super Bowl champions Peyton and Eli Manning and some of the nation’s top football talent during the Manning Passing Academy, from Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 13. Now in its 19th overall year, the four-day Manning Passing Academy employs top professional and collegiate coaches and players as counselors, and has attracted more than 9,000 young athletes and 1,100 football mentors to campus during its time at Nicholls. This year’s camp will draw more than 1,200 high school players from around the nation. Campers are accompanied by family…...
  • July 3, 2014 at 9:03 am
    THIBODAUX — Super Bowl champions Peyton and Eli Manning and some of the nation’s top collegiate quarterbacks will demonstrate their skills during the 2014 2014 Iberia Bank Air-It-Out and Papa John's Quarterback Challenge at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 in John L. Guidry Stadium at Nicholls State University. Last year, over 40 collegiate and professional quarterbacks took part in the star-studded competition, including NFL draft picks Teddy Bridgewater, AJ McCarron and Aaron Murray. The event is being held in conjunction with the 19th annual Manning Passing Academy. Now in its 10th year at Nicholls, the prestigious Manning Passing Academy…...
  • June 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University mathematics senior Tyler Dufrene has been selected to serve on national honor society Phi Kappa Phi’s Council of Students. Dufrene, a Raceland native, was one of 10 students from across the country selected to serve a two-year term on the honor society’s council. “I look forward to serving on the council and will do my best to make Nicholls shine on the national stage,” Dufrene said. “I cannot wait to begin working with other members of the council to better serve Nicholls and the society as a whole.” As a member of the council Dufrene…...
  • June 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    THIBODAUX — The public is invited to attend “How to Eat Like a Child,” a performance by the Nicholls State University Office of Continuing Education’s Performing Arts Camp. “How to Eat Like a Child,” based on the book of the same name by Delia Ephron, is a funny, musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child performed entirely by Nicholls campers. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28, at the Mary M. Danos Theater in Talbot Hall. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For more information,…...
  • June 24, 2014 at 9:54 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University has been cleared of the warning issued by its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), last June. The university is now gearing up for the next phase of its ongoing accreditation process. “I am pleased to report that we have received the best possible result from the commission’s deliberation — removal from ‘warning’ without an additional report,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls president. “Now that this challenge is behind us, we can focus our energies on reaffirmation of our accreditation and our Quality Enhancement Plan to improve student…...
  • June 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    THIBODAUX — Dr. Bruce Murphy, president of Nicholls State University, attended Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signing ceremony for the Workforce Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) Fund bill Thursday, June 19, in Baton Rouge. The $40 million fund will be available to universities to support programs and research that educate workers in high-growth fields, such as business, health care, petroleum services and engineering. Universities must have industry support to compete for funding. Nicholls faculty and administrators are discussing ways to leverage the fund to support the university’s high-demand workforce education programs. Murphy issued the following statement about the WISE Fund:…...
  • June 13, 2014 at 9:19 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University’s geomatics program will benefit from a $100,000 donation from the Contractors Educational Trust Fund. The donation will help Nicholls fund student scholarships, professorial endowments and workforce development opportunities. "The members of the Contractors' Trust clearly understand the heightened needs of higher education of this decade, and their support is a much appreciated example of a successful private-public partnership in higher education,” said Dr. John Doucet, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Balaji Ramachandran, head of the Nicolls geomatics program, said donations from the Contractors' Trust have allowed the geomatics department to recruit…...
  • June 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm
    THIBODAUX — After more than 35 years of service to Nicholls State University, Mike Naquin is retiring from his post as chief financial officer Friday, June 6. Naquin will continue to serve in a temporary appointment while the university prepares its annual budget and searches for his replacement. "Mike Naquin has been a tremendous asset to Nicholls State University for over 30 years,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls president. “In that time he has taken us through financial good times as well as lean times and done it superbly. He is well-respected not only on campus but also in Baton…...

 

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