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Golf tournament to fund Nicholls lecture series

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University is seeking sponsors and golfers for the 17th annual Bonnie J. Bourg Lecture Series Golf Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, March 16, at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux.

Sponsorships available for the golf tournament range from the Caddie level at $25 to Tournament Marshal level at $500 or more. Donors will be recognized, depending on their sponsorship level, with a plaque, a sign presentation on the course, a program listing, tournament entry for golfers and passes to the lunch and awards program.

Golfers are also needed for the tournament, which will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Gift certificates will be awarded for two flights for each tee time, 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be given for the first- and second-place, closest to the line, closest to the pin and the longest drive at each tee time. Door prizes will also be awarded.

The entry fee for the tournament is $300 per team or $75 per person. One mulligan per player will also be available for $10. The fee includes green fees, cart rental and admission to the post-tournament luncheon and awards program. For more information, call (985) 448-4021.

Proceeds from the annual tournament are used in the spring to fund speakers for the Bonnie J. Bourg Lecture Series, named in honor of Dr. Bonnie J. Bourg, one of the original faculty members at Nicholls in 1948. During her 42-year career she served as an instructor, dean and vice president for student affairs, becoming the first woman to serve as a vice president at Nicholls.

The 2008 Lecture Series will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, in Talbot Theater on the Nicholls campus. The featured speaker will be Julie Hebert, a Nicholls graduate and writer/director for theater, film and television. Her lecture will be followed by a noon luncheon in the Plantation Suite of the Bollinger Student Union.

For luncheon tickets, call (985)448-5176 by Monday, March 31. Admission is $12. The Lecture Series is part of the 2008 Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities, slated for March 12 through April 25.

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