Hello fellow Colonels!

If you do not already know me I am the electronic resources librarian and the OER coordinator for campus. Last year, I also became one of the faculty advisors to AAUW-Nicholls. AAUW stands for the American Association of University Women and is a non-profit organization focused on empowering women through advocacy, education, and research. As a librarian, mother of a young daughter, and advocate for students I knew this role was perfect for me. 

I am excited to invite you all to the upcoming “AAUW presents Impactful Women in Louisiana” panel featuring Nicholls alum Kristine Russell, Nicholls professors Dr. Melissa Clay from nursing and Melissa Remark from language and literature, and local journalist Halle Parker. 

We are hosting this panel to educate our students on how they can make an impact locally. Many times we convince ourselves we have to go somewhere “bigger” to make a difference, but these four women will show that they’ve been able to make an impact right here at home.

We hope to see you all there on October 23rd at 3:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room on the third floor of Ellender Memorial Library. As with this panel, all students and faculty are invited to any of our AAUW sessions. We meet once a month to discuss ways we can make an impact on campus and in our community. Like our national organization, our mission is to empower the women on this campus by gaining ground on equity for females. Like our guest panelists, AAUW is making an impact across Louisiana with nine collegiate chapters.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event. If interested in joining AAUW, you can reach us at aauwnicholls@gmail.com. 

With all my colonel pride,

Elizabeth Batte

Donation to Terrebonne School District Helps Nicholls Expand Dual Enrollment

Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune visited H.L Bourgeois High School recently to sign a memorandum of understanding to expand its dual enrollment offerings with Terrebonne Parish high school students.

Daily Comet: Nicholls Research Brings Awareness to Garfish

Nicholls professor Dr. Solomon David will have his first class of #GarLab graduates next semester. The Daily Comet sat down and talked with Dr. David and a couple of students.

Nicholls Chemistry Students to Present at American Chemical Society Meeting

Abigail Grabert is one of three Nicholls Students traveling to Wichita, Kansas for an American Chemical Society Regional Meeting this month. Grabert’s research will be highlighted at the conference as an exceptional abstract.

Daily Comet: Coach Clement Still Part of Nicholls Football Family

Former Nicholls head football coach Bill Clement was the first coach on campus and became a fixture at Nicholls in the 1970s, winning the school its first championship. Today, Clement rarely misses a practice.

Grambling, Nicholls Finalize MBA Partnership

The two sister institutions in the University of Louisiana System signed a memorandum of understanding creating a pathway for graduates of the Grambling College of Business to enter the Nicholls Master of Business Administration program. 

Welcome to Nicholls:
Shantel Mokhtarnejad
began as an administrative coordinator for the Liberal Arts Department (Oct. 14).

Parking Services Out in Full Force for Citations

Please remember to park in your correct zone. Students may not park where the curb is painted red for faculty and staff, yellow indicating a no parking zone, white for a visitor’s spot, blue for an authorized DMV permit or in any area identified by signs. There is no parking on Bowie Road. If you need another map or guide for parking on campus, please visit Parking Services to obtain one.

Rotary Club of Thibodaux Invites Applicants For Scholarship

The global grants support scholarships for graduate students studying abroad in one of the six areas of focus. Their graduate-level educational goals support this career interest in: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Economic and Community Development.

William Charron Wins Louis Library Award for Excellence in Support

Mosaic Deadline Extended to Nov. 1

Students: Come Help Beautify Campus With Day of Service

What to help make the campus look nicer? Nicholls State University will host a Day of Service: Colonel Clean-Up from at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Lunch and drinks will be provided. The first 100 students to sign up and attend will receive a free t-shirt! Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. for check-in and assignment placements at the Student Union. If you are interested in volunteering please follow this link. If you have any questions please contact Carly Clark.

Check out Inside Bulletin for more!

Monday, Oct. 21

CAFE: Who are Our Student Veterans? — 3 to 4 p.m., Carnival Room
This SAM session led by campus Coordinator of Veteran Services Gilberto Burbante will help you understand veteran students here at Nicholls. The discussion will then turn to the variety of resources for veteran students, considerations for advising and the PTSD stigma. Register here.

Gospel Choir Homecoming Service — 6 to 7:30 p.m., Danos Theater
The University Gospel Choir will perform to mark the beginning of Homecoming Week at Nicholls.

Homecoming Breakfast and Dance — 8 to 10:30 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom
Come out for SPA’s annual Homecoming Breakfast with a Throwback Dance Party. Wear your favorite decade-themed clothes and get ready for a dance party like no other!

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Extravaganza — 6 to 9 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom
A Nicholls tradition for two decades, Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Tasting Extravaganza raises funds to help Nicholls attract and support bright, talented students. Guests enjoy food and wine samples donated by area restaurateurs and beverage providers. More information and tickets here.

Nicholls Trivia Night — 7 to 9 p.m., Colonel’s Retreat
Come test your knowledge with two rounds of Nicholls trivia, one segment for teams and then the other with individuals. Winners will receive free Chick-fil-a items or munch money.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

National Retirement Security Week — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Le Bijou Theater
Representatives of the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company will provide information for retirement planning.

Share a Coke with a Colonel — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union
Participants who hug the Coke machine will get a free Coke!

SPA Meeting — 3 to 5 p.m., Leaders’s Suite
SPA invites you to its weekly meeting where they plan some of the most highly anticipated on-campus events.

NAACP Homecoming Fashion Show — 5 to 8 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the annual NAACP Fashion Show. The Theme is Project X: Witness the Experience.

Creative Writing Reading Series Senior Showcase and Open Mic Night — 5 to 7 p.m., Colonel’s Retreat
The Creative Writing Club invites you to wear a Halloween costume for a reading contest as the group hosts an open mic night and a senior showcase.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Wear Red, Get Fed — 11 to 1 p.m., The Quad
To promote school spirit during Homecoming week, students who are wearing red will receive a slice of pizza and a beverage.

Alive at Five — 5 to 8 p.m., Rec Center Parking Lot
The SPA invites you to its free concert with live music, food, games, giveaways, pep rally and a bonfire!

Entrepreneurship in Europe — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gros Auditorium
We are pleased to welcome two MBA graduates back to Nicholls. Thomas Efstathiu and Pierre Guerin, currently living in Paris, have recently launched a consulting firm (ViaLyber) and will be sharing that experience with our current MBA students. They will touch on French vs. US social and business models, and how that translates in terms of business activities. They will also discuss entrepreneurship in Europe. 

NAACP Homecoming Comedy Show — 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom
Come out and experience comedians Subtweet Shawn, Mark Caesar and 2 Realmacdatfee (shoosh) during our homecoming week!

Friday, Oct. 25

Pirogue Races — 2 to 4 p.m., by the Nicholls Fountain
Come to Bayou Lafourche to watch the annual Pirogue Races and see who ends up in the water this year!

Nicholls Women’s Soccer vs. Northwestern State — 4 to 6 p.m., Nicholls Soccer Complex
The Colonels will return home after a pair of road matches to host Northwestern State.

Homecoming BBQ — 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rienzi Circle
Following the Pirogue Races, you are invited across the street to Rienzi Circle for a spirited BBQ party in front of Elkins Hall.

BWLA Haunted House — 5 to 7 p.m., Shaver Gym
The Black Women Leadership Association is creating a haunted house for kids in the community.

Concert Choir ‘Love Is’ — 7:30 to 9 p.m., Danos Theater
Guest composer John Muehleisen will join the concert choir as they explore love in its many facets: love of nature, sacred love, love and loss and love unbounded. Muehleisen is a world-renowned composer from the pacific northwest. He will have a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgating Games — 8 to 10 p.m., Manning Football Field
In the spirit of homecoming, students will have a chance to play games and win prizes on the night before the event.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Nicholls Football vs. Abilene Christian — 3 to 6 p.m., Guidry Stadium
The Colonels will return home following a trip to Huntsville, Texas, to face Abilene Christian for this homecoming match. 

Sunday, Oct. 27

Nicholls Women’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas — 1 to 3 p.m., Colonel Soccer Complex
The Colonels second of its three final home games leading to the Southland Conference Tournament. 

Monday, Oct. 28

Letters to Survivors 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union
Breast cancer survivors have shown amazing resilience and are an inspiration. The American Association of University Women will have a table set up where you can write a personalized letter to help uplift their spirits.

Canned Food Drive 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union
Want to help out the less fortunate in the community? The Nicholls Order of Omega has set up a canned goods drop-off spot at the student union where you can leave non-perishable goods as well as make donations. 

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Creative Writing Reading Series and Halloween Costume Contest 5 to 7 p.m., Colonel’s Retreat
The Creative Writing Club invites you to present at its open mic night, and enjoy a reading and Halloween costume contest. Seniors will also have an opportunity for a showcase and open mic night.

Theater Karaoke 6 to 7 p.m., Student Union
The Brothers of CROWN invite you to dress up in your most creative costume and put on a show for fellow students.

Nicholls Camerata — 7:30 to 9 p.m., Danos Theater
The Nicholls Department of Music invites students and the public to this free concert featuring the string instrument program, which includes violins, violas and cellos. 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

SPA Meeting — 3 to 5 p.m., Leaders’s Suite
SPA invites you to its weekly meeting where they plan some of the most highly anticipated on-campus events.

Octuba Fest — 7:30 to 9 p.m., Danos Theater
The Nicholls Department of Music will celebrate the tuba in this concert, which is free and open to the public. Several Nicholls faculty members will perform works by Marcello, Broughton and York. Dr. Gabriel Arnold and alum Michael Francis will perform Vaclav Nelhybel’s Ludus, a trio for three tubas.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Nicholls Day of Service — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union
Join your fellow Colonels for a Day of Service to help beautify our campus. If you are interested in volunteering please follow this link.

Nicholls Volleyball vs. Central Arkansas — 7 to 9 p.m., Stopher Gym
The Colonels return from a four-game road trip to host Central Arkansas. 

Friday, Nov. 1

2019 Bayou Region Business Institute — 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Powell 208 and 219
CPA and State Rep. Julie Stokes will give a legislative update as the College of Business Administration hosts this one-day conference where you can learn about broad business topics and for CPAs, get continuing education hours. For more information, read the brochure.

Nicholls Women’s Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana — 4 to 6 p.m., Colonel Soccer Complex
Come out to support the Colonels as they host Southeastern in the team’s final match of the season before the Southland Conference Tournament in Conway, Arkansas.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs. Northwestern State — 1 to 3 p.m., Stopher Gym
In its second of a three-match home stay, the Colonels will host Northwestern State. 

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