Nicholls Give-N-Day Set for Fourth Year

The Nicholls Foundation will host the fourth annual 24-hour fundraising event, Give-N-Day, on Tuesday, March 2. 

Daily Comet: 10th Annual Bayou Lafourche Cleanup March 1-15

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program will host its 10th annual Bayou Lafourche Cleanup March 1-15.

Houma Courier: Alum Michelle Eroche named Terrebonne Artist of the Month

The Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild has selected alum Michelle Eroche of Thibodaux as Artist of the Month for March.

WDSU: 5th Annual ‘Pardoning of the Crawfish’ celebrates crawfish season

Lt. Governor of Louisiana Billy Nungesser, along with other tourism leaders, held a pardoning for a special crawfish Tuesday.

Art History Professor Presents Research at Southeast College Art National Conference

A Nicholls State University professor does not believe art history has to put non-art majors to sleep.

Sign Up Today for Bayou LaFourche Cleanup

Ready to get your hands dirty? We’re hosting our Bayou Lafourche Cleanup from March 1st through the 15th. Our cleanup will look a little different this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Grab your family and friends, your COVID-19 “bubble”, and your boat and join us to help rid our drinking water supply of trash and debris. Don’t have a boat? No problem. Clean the batture (roadside), and around the bridges and storm drains which also keeps debris from entering our bayou.

To register, click here. Once registered, you will receive a data card from BTNEP. Fill out your data card between March 1-15, and return your card by mail to: P.O. Box 2663, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA 70310, by email to, or by text to 855-8255. Once we’ve received your filled data card, you’ll receive a FREE BTNEP Bayou Lafourche Cleanup 2021 T-shirt.

We look forward to seeing you on the water and out and about as we work together to keep our bayou and our drinking water source clean and free of debris.

Give-N-Day is Tomorrow

With nearly 100 campus organizations participating, you have the opportunity to not only support specific campus organizations, but to also spread your donation across campus. Click here to support the organizations and departments.

Nominate Your Professor for Apple Awards

The Division of Student Affairs annually honors teaching faculty for their work with students outside the classroom.  The “Apple Awards” are based on nominations by students, student organizations, faculty and staff, and final selection is by a committee of students, faculty and staff.  The awards will be presented on the day of the University Convocation for the fall semester, Aug. 12. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 26. The form can be found here

Please consider nominating deserving faculty, in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding Faculty Advisor of a Student Organization.  An award is made to the faculty advisor who has given the most effective guidance to the organization.  This person will have been assiduous in his/her attendance at organizational functions; will have led the group through a difficult problem; will have helped the group to achieve its goals; and/or will have molded leaders for the group.
  2. Outstanding Faculty Mentor.  An award is given to the faculty member who has contributed most to an individual student’s development; who has encouraged the student to pursue his/her education in the face of hardship; who has taken great interest in the student’s present and future; and/or who has personally gone out of his/her way to help the student.
  3. Outstanding Faculty Support for Student Activities.  An award is given to the faculty member who regularly attends student performances, athletics events, honor-awards ceremonies, fraternity/sorority activities; who donates time, materials or funds to support student activities; and/or who shows visible support for students in a variety of ways.
  4. Student Affairs Faculty Merit Awards.  An award is given to faculty whose support of students, student activities and Student Affairs mission and goals fall outside the above described categories. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs or Amanda Fremin at 448-4022 or

Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center Has Moved

The Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center has moved to room 149 in the Ellender Memorial Library. For more information, contact them at 448-4100 or or

Join MACO on Zoom For Discussion on why Representation Matters in Media

Dr. Ashley Busby, assistant professor of Art History, has been quoted on the Yares Art Gallery’s website for a Dorothy Fratt gallery in February 2021.

A quote from Dr. Busby’s catalog essay on Dorothy Fratt (published in Farbe/Form: Dorothy Fratt and Stefan Rohrer published in May 2020 by the Städtische Galerie in der Reithalle, Paderborn, Germany) is featured on Fratt’s artist listing for Yares Gallery’s website. Founded in 1964, the Yares Gallery has locations in Scottsdale, Arizona, and New York.  In addition to Fratt, the gallery represents the estates of artists including Milton Avery, Jule Olitski and Larry Poons. Fratt’s work was most recently on exhibition at Yares in early 2020 in the exhibition “Leap of Color.” For more information, click here.

Dr. Busby is honored to have her scholarship visible in this online venue and to contribute to the growing body of scholarship on Fratt’s work.  Such research would not be possible without support from Fratt’s son Fr. Gregory Fratt, Pastor of Sacred Heart in Cut Off, LA and a priest in the diocese of Houma Thibodaux.

Center For Teaching Excellence Announces March Events

Scholarships Available

Scholarships for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters are currently available. Please submit all applications by close of business for each deadline date. Please contact the scholarship office at 448-4411 if you have any questions.

Take The Next Step With Graduate Studies

Student Employee of the Year Submissions Sought

Please consider recognizing outstanding student employees who have made valuable contributions to your department by nominating them for the 2020-2021 Student Employee of the Year. Undergraduate students employed through the student employment office during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to be considered for the award. The deadline to submit your nomination is March 26. 

Nicholls will celebrate Student Employee Appreciation Week from April 12-16. This week draws the awareness of others, inside and outside of the university, to the major achievements student workers have made in the multitude of roles they fill. We encourage you to recognize all student employees and the contributions they make to our university.

Woman of Achievements Submissions Due March 5

Woman of Achievement Award submissions are due by Friday, March 5, to recognize three deserving women in our community. The categories are faculty/staff, student and community member.

Nominations should be submitted via the Woman of Achievement Award 2021 Form.     

The awards will be announced during a special virtual ceremony this year, due to COVID-19. The premiere date will be emailed to campus. 

Nicholls Soccer Hosting Jambalaya Fundraiser

Nicholls soccer is putting on a Jambalaya Plate Lunch Fundraiser on Thursday, March 4 to help raise money for new uniforms and cleats for next season. 

They are pre-selling plates at $10 and offering free delivery for orders of 10 or more. Payment can be made via cash, check made payable to Colonel Athletic Association-Soccer, or venmo @ColonelAthleticAssociation. 

Student Grant Writers Available

For the second half of the semester, Nicholls grant writing students are required to complete a practicum in which they write a grant for a client.

If you or your department have a suitable project, please let Shana Walton know by March 1 at Students can write grants for nonprofits, educational institutions, community groups and for individuals. As part of the process, students can help find appropriate funding sources.

Because they are just beginners, these students are not appropriate grant writers for major foundation proposals or federal grants. Clients should already have an idea of what they want funded; students cannot be asked to develop concepts from scratch for clients.

The client would agree to meet virtually with the student at least 3 times between March 16 and May 3, and the student will send the client a grant narrative, budget and budget justification by semester’s end. Clients, of course, will be responsible for submission.

Spring Election Deadlines

Nominations are due for Mr. and Ms. Nicholls by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 to the SGA Office in Suite 14 of the Student Union. 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.

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

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

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.

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