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Monthly Archives: September 2012

THIBODAUX – Al Danos, center, presents the Nicholls State University Foundation with a $100,000 check to be used for hiring an architect for the Mary M. Danos Theater renovation project. The theater in Talbot Hall — named after Al’s late wife, Mary, in April — is set to undergo approximately $1.6 million in renovations, including […]

THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University’s 17th annual Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Extravaganza, featuring new food vendors and unique auction items, is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. One of the university’s most popular events, Sponsor A+ Scholar features food, wine and […]

THIBODAUX – BP invested $50,000 in a Nicholls State University program that provides biology students with yearlong research and mentoring experiences. Created to improve the retention of science majors, the Scholarship ‘N’ Action program targets first-generation freshmen and sophomores as well as minorities and women. Selected students are teamed up with faculty mentors and work […]

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University administrators officially dedicated the largest and most anticipated campus facility in years — the Harold J. Callais Memorial Recreation Center — on Friday, Sept. 21. Located near the intersection of Bowie Road and Ardoyne Drive, the 60,000-square-foot center will open to current Nicholls students at noon on Saturday, Sept. 29. […]

THIBODAUX – A campuswide push to recruit students has led to a 10.4 percent increase in first-time freshmen enrolled at Nicholls State University for fall 2012. Of the university’s 6,606 students, 1,253 of them are first-time freshmen — an increase of 118 from last year. The Office of Admissions attributes this growth to increased in-state […]

THIBODAUX – Sixteen pianists perform on eight Steinway grand pianos during Nicholls State University’s fifth annual Monster Piano Concert, held in the Mary M. Danos Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Approximately 200 people attended the event, which raised more than $10,000 for theater renovations.     ###

THIBODAUX – Members of the Nicholls State University Colonelettes dance team and Pride of Nicholls Marching Band perform in the quadrangle during Welcome Back Day on Thursday, Sept. 13. More than 1,500 students and 75 faculty and staff participated in the festivities.

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University students, Luke Robichaux, left, biology sophomore from Berwick, and Dillon Beadle, education freshman from Berwick, cheer as a new member joins their fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE). The excitement was part of Bid Day, held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, outside of Bollinger Memorial Union, where current members got their first […]

THIBODAUX – For the second consecutive year, Nicholls State University is ranked among U.S. News & World Report magazine’s best regional universities in the southern United States. Among public universities, the magazine rated Nicholls 50th in the region and third in the state. “Being ranked two years in a row by a national publication is […]

THIBODAUX – The family of the late Bubba Hale unveils his portrait at the dedication of the AADE Memorial Johnson L. “Bubba” Hale Jr. Drilling Fluids Laboratory on Friday, Sept. 7, at Nicholls State University. From left, Hale’s family members are son Paul, daughter-in-law Katie, daughter-in-law Melissa, granddaughter Stella, son Nicholas, granddaughter Rosalie, son Lyons, […]

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