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Monthly Archives: January 2012

THIBODAUX – Enrollment in distance learning courses at Nicholls State University increased by nearly 1,600 students between 2010 and 2011 – and the number of unique online courses increased by more than 80.

Nicholls State University offered 246 scholarships, valued at $5.6 million over the next four years, to incoming students during the institution’s annual Scholars Night – a three-day event for high-achieving high-school students.

THIBODAUX – Capital One Bank has donated $45,000 to Nicholls State University, boosting a scholarship fund established by the bank in 2010 and supporting additional university programs. The scholarship assists low- to moderate-income students who meet entrance requirements.

THIBODAUX – Having won first place for the fifth consecutive year at the South Central Regional San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition, the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University will once again compete for the national title.

Students enrolled in Nicholls State University’s Environmental Diagnostics and Biomarkers course traveled to Grand Isle School on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, to teach second and third graders the importance of preserving one of the last surviving barrier islands in Louisiana.

THIBODAUX – An exhibit titled “East / West: Contemporary American Prints” is on display in the Ameen Art Gallery at Nicholls State University until Friday, Feb. 3. Sponsored by the Nicholls Foundation, the exhibit is free and open to the public.

THIBODAUX – The fourth annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival at Nicholls State University, slated for Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18, will feature an extensive lineup of Cajun, Zydeco and swamp pop acts – among them, two recent Grammy nominees.

Dr. Ronald A. Berk, professor emeritus of biostatistics and measurement and former assistant dean for teaching at The Johns Hopkins University, delivered the keynote address to Nicholls State University employees during the first faculty meeting of the spring 2012 semester.

THIBODAUX – Mr. Lionel Naquin and Dr. Terry Dantin, both retirees of Nicholls State University, were awarded the titles of vice president for finance and administration emeritus and professor emeritus, respectively, on Thursday, Jan. 12.

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University will continue to permit public parking in designated areas on the Thibodaux campus during the upcoming carnival season. Free parking and pay-to-park services are available.

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