KTVU: Black History Month focusing on ‘The Black Family’ as theme for 2021

Nicholls’ Black History Month event was mentioned in an article exploring this year’s Black History Month theme.

KATC: LANG COVID-19 testing sites announced for first week of February in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health has announced testing site locations, including Nicholls, operated by the Louisiana National Guard for the first week of February in Louisiana.

Houma Courier: Friends of Bayou Lafourche break ground on Nicholls bayouside park

Shovels hit dirt Wednesday in a Lafourche park project that has been years in the making.

Welcome to Nicholls:
Davey Breaux, as director of institute for industry – education collaboration for research and sponsored programs (Feb. 1).
Kayla Hastrup, as an instructor of speech for mass communication (Feb. 2).

Changes:
Randi Ruiz, from administrative coordinator to coordinator for contracts and assignments for residential living (Jan. 25).

Nicholls Biology Student Naquin Named Fulbright Semi-Finalist

Nicholls Student Government Association President Ethan Naquin has been named a Fulbright Scholar semi-finalist. He is Nicholls first Fulbright semi-finalist. Naquin is a biological sciences senior from Thibodaux.

Join CROWN for Black History Month Kickoff Event

Visit Nicholls Black History Month Website

For up to date information on all of Nicholls Black History Month events, click here. The theme for the month is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. Events include panels, celebrity chefs and A Celebration of the Negro Spiritual.

Scholars Expeaux Calls for Abstracts

This March, Nicholls will host Scholars Expeaux 2021, a virtual showcase of student research and creative activity presented by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. All Nicholls students who have or are in the process of completing projects are invited to submit abstracts. Scholarship awards are available for the best presentations in a variety of categories.

Research and creative activities include many things such as course projects, independent and group research, service learning projects and extramural activities (including summer workshops and internships). We have creative experts that can help you create a visually stimulating and informative submission that students, faculty, competition judges and viewers from the community can appreciate and understand.

SGA Sponsoring Supply Drive for Student

The SGA is sponsoring an emergency supply drive for a student whose family suffered a house fire that destroyed everything they own. The drop off location is the student engagement suite in the student union. The family is in immediate need of toiletries, bedding, towels, food, drink, plates, utensils and clothes. The size range for the family for tops is small, 4x and 2x; pants size 5, 4x and 18; shoes, 7, 11 and 9; undergarments 7, 12 and 9. After they find a place to live, the family will need furniture, small appliances and other household items.

Spring Election Dealines

Petitions to run for an SGA and Student Programing Association office are due at Noon by Thursday, March 11 at the SGA office in Suite 14 of the Student Union. 

Nominations are due for Mr. and Ms. Nicholls by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 to the SGA Office. Nominees must be carrying at least 7 hours or more, have completed 85 semester hours at the end of the Fall semester, and have a 2.5 overall GPA. Graduate students meeting qualifications are eligible.

Nomination packets and election petitions are available in the SGA and SPA offices.

CIS Professors Win Best Paper Award

Ms. Sherry Rodrigue, CIS instructor, Dr. Lori Soule, CIS professor and director of Online Business Education, and Dr. Betty Kleen, professor emeritus, received the Best Paper award for the 2021 Association of Business Information Systems Virtual Conference. They reported on the challenges faced by university faculty in converting to a virtual environment during the Spring 2020 Pandemic. The paper is titled “Faculty Perceptions of Technology Challenges in a University’s 100 Percent Virtual Instruction Environment during a Pandemic.”

Know Your Rights Event Set for Wednesday

Join Center for Teaching Exellence in February for Webinars

The CTE is hosting a robust lineup of webinars this semester. Please check the CTE website and your email for more information and zoom links 

Visit River Road African American Museum with SGA

Join the SGA for a free bus tour to the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville to
commemorate Black History Month. The tour is from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 5. Students must reserve a seat with the SGA office in Suite 14 of the Student Union.

Creative Writing Club Offering Virtual Reading Event Celebrating Black Voices

The Zoom Meeting ID is 849 4637 8060, Passcode: 673660

Nicholls Library Hosting Virtual Book Talk with Charlie McNabb

SGA Giving Away T-Shirts Feb. 2

The Student Government Association is sponsoring a Dri-Fit T-shirt giveaway from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Student Union.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships for the Spring semester are currently available. The deadline date is Friday, Feb. 5. Please contact the scholarship office at 448-4411 if you have any questions.

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