Houma Courier: Nicholls research may help sugar cane planters avoid pesticide contamination

Sugar cane planters may be able to use pesticides more safely, according to two studies published by Nicholls State University recently.

Houma Courier: Jimmy Nguyen Gives Business Development Presentation to Parish Council

The Lafourche Parish Council voted last month to give the Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University $37,500.

New Culinary Art Installation Inspired by Louisiana Cuisine

The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute is proud to unveil the “Herb Garden” sculpture by Arizona artist, Dr. Stephen Fairfield. 

Welcome to Nicholls:
Austin Vonvallet, as assistant athletic director for compliance and administration for athletics (March 8).
Chris Domingue, as the greenhouse coordinator for grounds (March 1).
Garry Hood, as a custodian for custodial services (March 11).

SGA, SPA Announces Candidates For March 23-25 Election

Congratulations to Tyler Legnon, Student Government Association president-elect and Symphony Brown, SGA vice president-elect who were unopposed.

Below are those who will be on the ballot for the March 23-25 online election.

Student Programming Association president:

  • Taylor Roussel
  • Angela Yanez

SPA vice president:

  • Trevor Tabor
  • Taylen Daigle

Mr. Nicholls:

  • Ethan Henry
  • Tyler Legnon
  • Remy Lodrigues
  • Ethan Naquin

Ms. Nicholls:

  • Kirsten Angelette
  • Gracie Bellanger
  • Tamera Castle
  • Kayla Freemon
  • Madison Liner
  • Tabitha Tabb

Please join us for the presentation of Mr.  Ms. Nicholls finalists and candidate’s forum from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 in the Student Union.

Thank You For Your Give-N-Day Support

Healthy COVID-19 Test Sites Modified

Thank you for your commitment to keeping our campus healthy by participating in the Healthy COVID-19 Testing. Beginning today, we will be closing some of the sites. There will be one site open each day and the revised schedule is above and here. Intramural participants will receive additional testing availability dates and time at the Rec through IM Leagues. 

Sign Up For Beyond The Pantry Meal

Please reserve your Beyond the Pantry Bag for Creamy Spinach Pasta here. This program will be first come first services for the first 100 students. 

Pick up will be March 23rd through 25th from 8:15am-4:15pm in the Office of Student Life in Suite 13 in the Student Union.  

Dean of Students Final Public Forum Today

Jerrell Sherman will interview for the dean of students position at 2 p.m. today in the Bollinger Suites. 

The previous public forums, featuring Montrice O’Neal and Janice Lyn, were recorded and can be found here. The Office of Student Affairs is seeking feedback, so please fill out an evaluation form.

Dr. Boopathy Publishes Paper in Applied Sciences

Dr. Raj Boopathy, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences along with his international colleagues from Indonesia recently published a paper titled “Conversion of Glucose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural, Levulinic Acid, and Formic Acid in 1,3-Dibutyl 1-2-(2-butoxyphenyl)-4-5-diphenylimidazalium Iodide-Based Ionic Liquid” in the journal Applied Sciences. This paper can be viewed here.

Interested in Helping Children This Summer?

The Office of Continuing Education is currently accepting applications for summer camp employment. Click here for the application form.

State Releases TOPS Renewal Tips

Worried about maintaining your TOPS award for this academic year?  Check out the Don’t Blow Your TOPS renewal requirements before dropping or resigning.  For more information, please contact the Scholarships Office at 985-448-4411.

Listen to the 2021 Scholars Expeaux Symposium

The 2021 Undergraduate Humanities Symposium at Scholars Expeaux will feature three panels on Wednesday, March 17. 

From 10 to 11:30 a.m., the symposium will feature:

  • The Phenomenon of Human Trafficking in The United States, Mallory Marse
  • The Practice of Christianity: What is Christianity, Anjeinay Johnson
  • The Glass Ceiling: Women and the Struggle to Reach Higher Positions in Business, Morgan Dupre

Zoom link. 

Meeting ID: 841 6107 2393

Passcode: 096146

The second panel is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. It features:

  • Seeing Surreal Sexism in “Circe”, Nathan Mylie
  • Anthony Bourdain: How a Culture Is Viewed, Zoe Cancienne
  • The Disenchantment of Disney, Rasheeda Reagans

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 847 7358 3534

Passcode: 166711

The third panel is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. It features: 

  • We Are Blessed to Live in America, Jacob Quaglino
  • President Andrew Jackon’s Impact on American Politics, Trevor LeBlanc

Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 812 1845 0525

Passcode: 634712


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 the center at 448-4100 or tutoring@nicholls.edu or writingcenter@nicholls.edu.

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.

AAUW Requesting Feedback from Fall Town Hall Meeting

Mark Your Calendar For SGA Giveaway

The SGA is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt giveaway from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. today 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.

Writing Coach Positions Available

The Nicholls 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.

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