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  • April 23, 2014 at 3:45 pm
    THIBODAUX — The Nicholls State University Department of Music will present Nocturne, a concert in support of student scholarships, on Friday, May 9 in the Mary M. Danos Theater. The event, a showcase of faculty music talent, will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Guests, who are requested to wear cocktail attire, will hear a variety of music ranging from classical to electronic. Dessert and coffee will follow. "The faculty takes this opportunity to give back to the university," said Dr. Carol Britt, head of the Nicholls Department of…...
  • April 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    (Left to Right) Ridley Gros' daughters Felicia Cowen, Gabrielle Erny, Monique Gros Callagy and Mignonne Gros, and his wife, Kathleen Gros, pose with a portrait of the late dean at a ceremony in his honor. THIBODAUX — Family, friends and colleagues of former Nicholls State University College of Business Administration Dean Ridley J. Gros gathered to dedicate a Powell Hall auditorium in his memory Thursday, April 17. A portrait of Gros was unveiled and hung in the recently renovated Ridley J. Gros Auditorium in the presence of his widow, Kathleen Gros, as well as his children and grandchildren. Gros passed…...
  • April 11, 2014 at 10:39 am
    THIBODAUX — Students from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University were invited to gain work experience at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, a prestigious international sporting event. Thirty-six culinary students boarded a bus bound for Augusta, Ga., Thursday, April 3, and are expected to return on Monday, April 14. Chef Randy Cheramie, the culinary institute’s executive director, said the Augusta National Golf Club contacted him about involving Nicholls students in the Masters Tournament. John Johnstone, director of food service, visited the campus and provided information to interested students. During the week of the…...
  • April 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University faculty, staff, students and alumni donated more than 27,300 cans of food and nonperishable goods to area food banks during its annual Nicholls CAN! food drive. The campuswide service project benefits six area food banks in Houma, Dulac, Morgan City, Thibodaux, Raceland and Galliano. This year’s drive, which took place in March, saw double the donations collected over last year, when nearly 12,300 cans were donated. For more information, visit nicholls.edu/nichollscan or call 985-448-4597....
  • April 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    THIBODAUX — Dr. Bruce T. Murphy was inaugurated as the fifth president of Nicholls State University Thursday, April 3, during a ceremony on the university’s campus. The ceremony included a formal processional with more than 100 Nicholls faculty members and representatives of regional and national universities. Dr. Sandra K. Woodley, president of the University of Louisiana System, conducted the investiture, presenting Murphy with the presidential medallion, a symbol of office. Although a first-time event for the Nicholls campus, inauguration ceremonies are a long-standing tradition throughout the country. In his inaugural address, Murphy thanked attendees and encouraged them to engage with…...
  • April 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    THIBODAUX — The community is invited to the Nicholls State University campus for Take Back the Night, a march and rally calling for the empowerment of individuals and the end of sexual violence. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the flagpole in front of Elkins Hall on the Nicholls campus. The Student Veterans Association will lead the march in a Humvee and Nicholls students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to participate. Afterward, participants will convene on the steps of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union for a rally, including speakers, music, poetry, performance, open…...
  • March 28, 2014 at 11:33 am
      THIBODAUX —The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence Wednesday, March 26, on the Nicholls campus. The awards ceremony is held each year to honor alumni and students who have contributed to the university and greater community. The 2014 Nicholls State University Hall of Fame awards were also announced at the event, which recognize students with both scholastic and service-oriented excellence. Pictured, front row, left to right: Nicholls President Bruce Murphy and Hall of Fame honorees Nicole Doherty of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacob Foret of Houma; Lanie Detiveaux of Houma; Katherine Gianelloni of Donaldsonville; Brittany Chiasson…...
  • March 24, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and Delgado Community College signed a memorandum of understanding Sunday making it easier for culinary students to cross-enroll at Nicholls and Delgado, as well as to seamlessly transfer between both schools. The agreement was signed at the inaugural Dinner of the Century in New Orleans, a fundraiser benefiting the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University. Dinner of the Century celebrates dinners of the past. This year’s event commemorated the 200th anniversary of the “Defense of Fort McHenry,” the poem that would eventually become our national anthem, by recreating a dinner by President…...
  • March 24, 2014 at 11:37 am
    THIBODAUX — The community is invited to spend a hands-on evening exploring the Nicholls State University Department of Art at the inaugural Art Works fundraiser. Art Works will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in the Ameen Art Gallery, 200 Talbot Hall on the Nicholls campus. The event benefits student art scholarships. Attendees will be treated to studio tours, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a chance to participate in the artistic process, molding pottery or creating cyanotypes, a type of photographic print. Event-goers can also watch student and faculty demonstrations, including metal pouring and…...
  • March 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will hold its first-ever inaugural celebration to install Dr. Bruce T. Murphy as the fifth university president. Themed “Forward Together,” Nicholls Presidential Inauguration Week festivities are planned for Sunday, March 30, through Saturday, April 5, and will include musical performances, Colonels athletic events, fundraisers, service activities and special speakers to celebrate this historic moment for the campus community. The highlight of the week will be an Inauguration Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in Peltier Auditorium on the Nicholls campus. The public is invited to attend. Although this is a first-time event for the…...

 

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