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  • 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…...
  • October 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University invites community members to experience an evening of vibrant entertainment, unique food and culture at the university’s seventh annual International Student Banquet, “Amazing Africa!” The banquet is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. Guests will enjoy authentic global cuisine, and international students currently enrolled at Nicholls will provide entertainment native to their countries, giving the audience a glimpse into international cultures. Tickets are $5 for students and $28 for faculty, staff and community members. Tickets must be reserved in advance either online…...
  • October 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm
    THIBODAUX — The Fletcher Lecture Series at Nicholls State University will present a question-and-answer session and lecture by Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, author of the award-winning “Red Beans & Ricely Yours,” on Thursday, Nov. 13. An author, folklorist and professor of English at Dillard University in New Orleans, Saloy won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for “Red Beans & Ricely Yours.” Her most recent book, “Second Line Home,” is a refreshing collection of poems that capture everyday New Orleans speech, reflect on family dynamics, celebrate New Orleans and give insight into the city’s unique culture.…...
  • October 22, 2014 at 9:56 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University’s Ellender Memorial Library will host the traveling exhibit, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963,” beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the library’s archives. The exhibit, which will be on display through Dec. 15, examines the relationship between two major human rights movements in America: The acts of resistance, organized rebellions and political pressure that resulted in President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which ordered the freedom of enslaved individuals in the United States, and the March on Washington for civil rights in 1963, which eventually led to bills that…...
  • October 21, 2014 at 10:45 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will commemorate Veterans Day with a public ceremony in the campus quadrangle at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. Hosted by the Nicholls Veterans Organization, the event will feature an address by university President Bruce Murphy, a retired lieutenant colonel who spent 23 years in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany, Panama and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Dr. Stephen Michot, Nicholls associate professor of history, a Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Louisiana National Guard, will provide Murphy’s introduction. Nicholls student veterans will also take part in the patriotic program along with the…...
  • October 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm
    THIBODAUX — Dr. Todd Keller has been selected as Nicholls State University’s interim vice president for academic affairs. Keller previously served as director for the College of Nursing and Allied Health’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. "In appointing an interim vice president for academic affairs, one of the qualities I looked for was a great relationship with the faculty,” said Nicholls President Bruce Murphy. “As a former Faculty Senate chair, Todd is well respected by his colleagues and has a reputation for being a highly competent, self-motivated campus leader. I look forward to his leadership over the next…...
  • October 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    THIBODAUX — The public is invited to a Homecoming weekend concert featuring the musical sounds of Nicholls State University alum George Bell and Thibodaux native Thaddeus Richard beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Mary M. Danos Theater in Talbot Hall. Tickets to A Homecoming Concert with George Bell and Friends, presented by the Nicholls Foundation, can be purchased for $25, and a cash bar will be available during intermission. Proceeds will benefit the Mary M. Danos Theater and a student scholarship. Bell leads the jazz group George Bell and Friends on trumpet and flugelhorn. He plays with…...

 

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