The year 2020 marks 250 years from the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest composers in history. His music is some of the most recognizable classical music ever because it continues to resonate with audiences in a powerful and unique way. As a man, Beethoven struggled to reconcile his incredible artistic genius with his deafness. The creative result of this are his compositions which dazzle and inspire us to this day.

As Louisiana’s only all-Steinway public university, Nicholls State University is celebrating this historic anniversary by presenting a monumental musical task: performing the complete 32 piano sonatas requiring 8 concerts and totaling over 11 hours of music. The entire musical community around the world will celebrate Beethoven this year. Beethoven 250 will bring this celebration to Nicholls as the center for the performing arts in our region.

From January 25 through May 2, our beautiful Danos Theater will host internationally renowned pianists from Brazil, Cuba, France, and Ireland, alongside Nicholls faculty and students. It will be an impactful experience for our students to learn from these guest pianists and to perform alongside them on this series. It will be a practical, professional application of their coursework and research. Beethoven 250 will be the catalyst for our students to mature into the artists they aspire to be.

Tickets are free to Nicholls faculty, staff, and students! Visit our webpage or like us on Facebook at Beethoven 250 at Nicholls State University. You won’t want to miss any minute of music!

Nicholls Music, Beethoven 250 to Bring World-Renowned Artists to Thibodaux

Beethoven’s sonatas are often called “The New Testament” of piano literature and this spring you can experience them live in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. 

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Credited with transforming Nicholls State University academically and culturally, the college awarded Stephen Hulbert the title of president emeritus — the first in its history.

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Welcome to Nicholls:
Maria Gros 
began as a visiting instructor for Nursing (Jan. 15).
Brendan Doyle began as an instructor for Biological Sciences (Jan. 15).
Lynn Kunkel began as an administrative assistant for Teacher Education (Jan. 13).
Casey Chiasson began as an adjunct for Psychology (Jan. 15).
Amber Boykin began as an adjunct for Psychology (Jan. 8).
Louis Voiron began as an adjunct for Teacher Education (Jan. 15).
Judy Walker began as an adjunct for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute (Jan. 15).
Jana Billiot began as an instructor for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute (Jan. 15).
Lilah Landry began as an instructor for Biological Sciences (Jan. 15).
Monique Clark began as an adjunct for Allied Health Sciences (Jan. 15).
Rebecca Pye began as an adjunct for the Languages and Literature (Jan. 15).
Karla Beck began as an adjunct for Social Sciences (Jan. 15).
Sandy Glover began as an adjunct for Business Administration and CIS (Jan. 15).
Seth Temple began as an adjunct for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute (Jan. 15).
Patrick Bowen began as an adjunct for Social Sciences (Jan. 15).
Kalvin Dehart began as an adjunct for Psychology (Jan. 15).

Job Changes:
Ray Peters
from 10-month faculty to 10-month unclassified staff for Business Administration (Jan. 11).
Ellen Barker from professor/department head to professor for Languages and Literature (Jan. 8).

Retirement:
Joanne Price
 retired as an administrative assistant for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute after 20 years and five months of service (Jan. 17).

Campus Dining Announces Commuter Plans for Spring Semester

Seats Still Available for Introductory Mandarin Chinese

Stuff Stopher as the Colonels Face Houston Baptist Jan. 22

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Tuesday, Jan. 21

Blood Drive — 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Student Union
Consider giving the gift of life as the Blood Center hosts a blood drive in front of the student union. About one in seven people who enter a hospital need blood, and it is needed every two seconds.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Blood Drive — 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Student Union
Consider giving the gift of life as the Blood Center hosts a blood drive in front of the student union. About one in seven people who enter a hospital need blood, and it is needed every two seconds.

SPA Meeting — 3 to 5 p.m., Leader’s Suite
SPA invites you to its weekly meeting where they plan some of the most highly anticipated on-campus events.

Nicholls Men’s Basketball vs. Houston Baptist — 7 to 9 p.m., Stopher Gym
Join the Colonels for their home match against Houston Baptist as Nicholls prepare for a three-game road trip. The Colonels are 4-0 against the Huskies in Stopher. The SPA will have a giveaway at the game!

Friday, Jan. 24

Saturday, Jan. 25

Beethoven 250 – Dr. Richard Jeric — 7 to 9 p.m., Mary and Al Danos Theater
Nicholls Music Professor Dr. Richard Jeric will be performing five of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas as part of the Beethoven 250 concert series featuring performers from around the world. The concert will begin at 7:30, but it will open with a pre-concert lecture at 7. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for Nicholls students, faculty and staff.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Nicholls Men’s Tennis Vs. Alcorn State — 2 to 5 p.m., Colonel Tennis Complex
Join the Colonels as they open their spring tennis season against the Alcorn State Braves.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Nicholls Women’s Basketball Vs. McNeese — 2 to 5 p.m., Stopher Gym
The Lady Colonels host McNeese after two games on the road. In the last 10 games, Nicholls is 6-4 against McNeese.

Friday, Jan. 31

The Color Purple — 7 to 9 p.m., Danos Theater
Based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker and its 1985 film adaptation, the play follows the journey of Celie, a black woman from the South in the early 1900s. The musical will be put on by the Nicholls Department of Music. Tickets are $20 or $10 for students with ID and children.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Luciana Soares Beethoven 250 — 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Danos Theater
Nicholls professor Dr. Luciana Soares will perform three sonatas including the “Pathétique Sonata.” A native of Brazil, Dr. Soares has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States and abroad. The concert will begin at 7:30, but it will open with a pre-concert lecture at 7. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for Nicholls students, faculty and staff.

Sunday, Feb. 2

The Color Purple — 2 to 5 p.m., Danos Theater
Based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker and its 1985 film adaptation, the play follows the journey of Celie, a black woman from the South in the early 1900s. The musical will be put on by the Nicholls Department of Music. Tickets are $20 or $10 for students with ID and children.

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