Biology Major Named First Nicholls Fulbright Semi-Finalist

Ethan Naquin is the first student in Nicholls State University history to become a Fulbright Semi-Finalist by the U.S. National Screening Committee.

Houma Courier: Here's where Houma-Thibodaux residents can get a free COVID test this week

Houma-Thibodaux area residents can get free COVID-19 tests again this week at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.

Yahoo News: Professor Talks Invasive Species

Biology professor Dr. Katherine Galloway spoke with Yahoo News about a new invasive species spotted in Florida, the arapaima.

Climate Change Might Be Helping Mangroves at Expense to Oysters in Florida

Biology professor Dr. Giovanna McClenachan spoke with the Orlando Sentinel about her research, “Replacement of oyster reefs by mangroves: Unexpected climate-driven ecosystem shifts.”

Welcome to Nicholls:
Monique Crochet, as executive director of external affairs for Alumni and External Affairs (March 1).

Eat at Walk-On's And Support Colonels Esports

AAUW Requesting Feedback from Fall Town Hall Meeting

Join Mosaic Staff For Poems and Short Story Reading

Student Dietetic Association Asks You to Personalize Your Plate

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. People are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes. A registered dietitian nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are. Learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth.

Mark Your Calendar For SGA Giveaway

The Student Government Association is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt giveaway from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on March 15 in the Student Union.

Join Creative Writing Club for Ides of March Special Reading

Please join the Creative Writing Club at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 for a special themed-reading: ‘The Ides of March.’ Students and faculty are encouraged to read works — their own or by published authors) — with themes of betrayal, superstition, political intrigue and bad luck.

This reading will be both in-person in the Carnival Room and virtual via Zoom.

SGA Amendments

Five amendments are on the ballot for the election set to be held March 23-25.

Faculty, Staff: Voya Hosting Virtual Retirement Days

John Desselle from Voya Financial will be available to all NSU staff for several days in March. The dates are March 9, March 11, March 19 and March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please use TimeTap to schedule an appointment.

You can discuss with John how to enroll in the supplemental retirement account (403b), talk about your retirement readiness, transfer old accounts, talk about DROP or ORP accounts and ask any retirement readiness questions.

His number is 504.376.4652 and email is jdesselle@voyafa.com .

Two Nicholls Professors Livestreaming Lecture Series

Dr. Raj Boopathy, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences and Dr. Himanshu Raje, assistant professor of biological sciences, will deliver an International Lecture series to Indonesian Universities as part of the celebration of 80 years of Chemical Engineering Education in Indonesia. Both biology professors will deliver four lectures in the month of March. The lectures will be livestreamed on Youtube.

Writing Coach Positions Available

The NSU Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center’s Writing Center is seeking undergraduate peer consultants for the Fall 2021 semester. The Writing Center offers one-on-one coaching.  Any student enrolled in the university is eligible for writing guidance. 

Applicants can be majoring in any subject. 

Set your own schedule, gain valuable training, and help others. Minimum requirements are a 3.2 GPA and a grade of A or B in or placement out of Nicholls English courses. 

To complete an application, applicants can visit our webpage or they may call 448-4100 for more information.

Still Time to Submit Petitions for SPA, SGA Offices

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. 

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

Please Sign Up To Learn About French Healing Traditions

Marlene Breaux Toups will host a workshop about French healing traditions. She is a native of the central Lafourche area and a resident of Thibodaux who learned many of the methods and materials used in the old-time ways of healing from family members. 

Toups will share her knowledge through two ZOOM programs, first in French, at 5:30 p.m. on March 9 and then in English at 5:30 p.m. on March 23. Anyone may join either or both programs by registering in advance at traiteuse2021@gmail.com to receive a link to join the program. 

Both programs are free to the public. Please specify which programs you wish to attend. The duration of each program is approximately one hour. For more information, feel free to call Dr. Robin White at 448-4854.

The event is sponsored by the Louisiana Folklore Society and the Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program.

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, 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 alma@btnep.org, 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.

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 amanda.fremin@nicholls.edu

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 tutoring@nicholls.edu or writingcenter@nicholls.edu.

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.

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.

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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