NOLA: Nicholls Alum Named First Female Chef at Commander's Palace

For the first time in almost two decades, Commander’s Palace has a new chef in Meg Bickford, Chef John Folse Culinary Institute alum.

Courier: Nicholls, Lafourche schools sign admissions agreement

Nicholls State University and the Lafourche Parish School District announced an agreement Friday ensuring qualified high school graduates admission to Nicholls.

Dr. Enmin Zou from professor to distinguished service professor for biological sciences (Aug. 5).

Lee Hewitt to retire as a custodian (Oct. 23).

University Asks for Street Name Recommendations Around Six Themes

Over the last two weeks, you have submitted recommendations, nominations and feedback about potential renaming ideas for our campus streets. The Nicholls State University Building & Street Renaming Task Force has reviewed those submissions and identified six overarching themes:

  1. Names of Individuals who have impacted Nicholls State University
  2. Academic Terminology
  3. Cultural Terminology
  4. Campus Traditions
  5. Geographic Locations
  6. University Values

As a university, we are committed to embracing the uniqueness of every individual on our campus. As we move one step closer to identifying new names for our streets, we are asking the campus community to share your voice again by selecting one theme from the list above. After you select a theme, you can provide a single recommendation with up to six names to fit that selected theme. Recommendations are due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. Submit your recommendations here.

The goals, objectives, plans and activities around diversity and inclusion will provide a multitude of opportunities for the Nicholls community to grow together with a common purpose. Because while we are each unique, we are all Colonels.

Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony Dates Announced

Nicholls State University’s 106th commencement ceremony exercises will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, in John L. Guidry Stadium.

Session I  will be at 9 a.m. and features the College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences and Technology and Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.

Session II will be at noon and features the College of Business Administration, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and College of Nursing.

Summer and Fall 2020 Commencement Dates Announced

Nicholls State University’s 107th commencement ceremony will take place at John L. Guidry Stadium over two days, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.

Nov. 21:

  • Session I will be at 9 a.m.  and features the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Session II will be at noon and features the College of Nursing and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.
  • Session III will be at 3 p.m. and features the College of Business Administration.

Nov. 22:

  • Session I will be at 9 a.m. and features the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Session II will be at noon and features the College of Sciences and Technology.

Take Time for Self Care at NAACP Event

Join Nicholls NAACP for this virtual and in-person event today as we take some time to reflect and care for ourselves. 

The event will feature personalized pampering boxes with goods and activities catering to your mental and physical well being. Ladies and gents need love too so all Nicholls students are welcome, RSVP to claim a pampering box.

Nicholls Seeks Feedback to Help University Grow

Nicholls Launches Halloween Fest Website

Celebrate Halloween with Nicholls Circle K

Interested in Alpha Phi Alpha?

Dress Up For Halloween and Listen to Spooky Stories With Creative Writing Club

Faculty, Staff: Time to Consider Annual Enrollment Options

Enroll in Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance or Cancer Insurance. These plans supplement your regular health plan, and pay you a cash benefit to help with medical expenses, co-pays, rent, childcare and anything else you need.

Open Enrollment has begun and ends Nov. 15. Sign up today through your Nicholls Supplemental Benefits program.

Graduate Studies Offering Information Sessions

Blood Drive to be at Nicholls Next Week

There is a blood shortage, and The Blood Center is asking all who are able to please donate. All donations will be screened for COVID 19 antibodies to find potential CCP donors. The bloodmobile will be at the Student Union from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Appointments are preferred, sign up below.

All donors will receive a free Blood Center t-shirt.

Author Rob Dreher to Speak in Peltier Auditorium Wednesday

Nicholls students, professor publish work in International Journal

Nicholls biology student Ethan Naquin and former Biology students, Christopher Oubre, Hiba Soorya and Sarah Rogers, along with Dr. Raj Boopathy, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences, published a peer-reviewed research paper titled “Effect of Sulfonamide Class of Antibiotics on a Bacterial Consortium Isolated from an Anaerobic Digester of a Sewage Treatment Plant.” The paper was published in the International Journal, Environmental Quality Management. 

Free Flu Shots Available Oct. 29

Save the Date: Colonels Leaders and Scholars Virtual Awards Presentation

Fill out a Survey for a Chance to Win $50 Munch Card

Peer Tutor Positions are Available

The Tutoring Center is seeking undergraduate peer tutors for the Spring 2021 semester who are majoring in chemistry, biology, mathematics, allied health, and nursing.  Qualified applicants should be able to tutor some of the following subjects, depending on major: 

  • Chemistry 105, 106, 109, 221, 222
  • Biology 105, 106, 114, 116, 155, 156, 203, 205 
  • Math 101, 102, 115, 116, 117, 118, 165, 166, 214

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 in the courses you wish to tutor. To complete an application, applicants can visit the webpage, or they may call 448-4100 for more information. 

NAACP to Host Fun, Festive Event at Little Colonel Academy

The NAACP is asking for volunteers to join us on Thursday, Oct. 22 during this fall festive event as we play fall themed games and activities with the Little Colonel Academy.

If interested in volunteering, please email us at

Mosaic Seeks Student Work

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