The call to action for creative writers and thinkers alike is upon us. Many people, especially students, may not know about the extensive month-long creative writing project that is finally here. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual creative writing project that takes place online. Writers keep a progress log of their goals, ultimately writing 50,000 words by the end of the month.
Creative writers can log into the site and create a profile, whilst using the resources to stay motivated in writing every day to meet their goals. NaNoWriMo has programs to keep writers inspired, such as pep talks, buddies, badges and workshops. This month-long event has gained responses from Youtubers, who even give their own tips and advice for a successful project.
Personally, I’ll be participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge and as vice president of the Creative Writing Club, I encourage all our writers on campus to take on this challenge or one similar. It doesn’t have to be a novel, but at least set a goal of the amount of words to write. Get writing every day! It doesn’t matter how good your written pieces are; just get it done. Worrying about mistakes shouldn’t be a problem because the errors can be corrected later through editing. If anyone feels they need help going through this challenge, they can hunt down one of our friendly writers.
Poets, fiction writers and screenwriters all make up the Creative Writing Club. Not everyone in the club are creative writing or English majors, either. If you have the will to write and to share your stories, join the club. There is always someone willing to make connections and help with your creative work.
Interested? Join us for our two events in November, including our “Night of Laughter” and the Senior Showcase & Open Mic. These events aspire to let students and faculty come together with their creative bits and works to share with one another. It’s also all about taking a break and having fun. Look out for flyers around campus for the official dates or sign up for the email list for updates.
Daily Comet: Nicholls Culinary Institute Hosts International Chefs
The Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance visited Nicholls this past week to get a taste of the Bayou Region.
Daily Comet: Rouses' New Thibodaux Store to Open Wednesday
Rouses is set to open its Nicholls-themed store on Wednesday. The store will also match the first $25,000 in sales from 7 to 10 a.m. and donate the money to the university.
Daily Comet: Local Photographer Gets Her Start at Rougarou Festival
Nicholls art graduate Savanne Solet got the opportunity to make her professional debut as a photographer this past weekend at the Rougarou Festival in Houma.
Daily Comet: New Partnership to Conserve Rare Louisiana Irises Is In Full Bloom
The Nicholls Farm and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society are working together to conserve a species threatened by development and coastal land loss.
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English Professors Help High School Students With Technical Writing
Nicholls Alum Paul Taylor brought his St. James Career and Technology Center technical writing class to the Languages and Literature Department on Thursday to learn about writing from a different perspective. Dr. Shana Walton and Dr. Erick Piller are teaching the students about applying technical writing to the real world through the example of a cookbook project.
Nicholls Professor's Work Published in "New Orleans: A Literary History"
Dr. Richmond Eustis, associate professor in Nicholls’s Department of Languages and Literature, has an essay in “New Orleans: A Literary History,” which was published this month by Cambridge University Press. The collection brings together landmark studies in “the most significant writing that this city has ever inspired,” including Faulkner, Williams, hip-hop and vampire fiction. Dr. Eustis’s essay focuses on space and place, and the classical echoes of Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer (1961).”
Want to Help Your Peers in Chemistry, Biology, Accounting or Finance?
Set your own schedule, gain valuable training and help others! Minimum requirements for the Tutoring Center 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 our webpage, or they may call 448-4110 for more information.
The Tutoring Center is seeking undergraduate peer tutors for the Spring 2020 semester who are majoring in Chemistry, Biology, Accounting and Finance. Qualified applicants should be able to tutor the following subjects: Chemistry 105, 106, 109, 221, 222; Biology 105, 106, 155, 156, 203, 205; Accounting 205, 206, 321, 322; Economics 211 and 212; Finance 302; and QBA 282 and 283.
Nicholls English 101 Students Helping South Lafourche College-Bound Seniors
Dr. Alex Fabrizio’s English 101 students are collaborating with South Lafourche High School’s college-bound seniors for a semester-long service-learning partnership. In the partnership’s first phase, ENGL 101 students used their expertise in crafting personal narratives to create multimodal projects. In their projects, the 101 students suggested best practices for the seniors’ college application essays.
Win a Prize for Building a Structure From Your Nicholls Can Donation
SGA is hosting the Nicholls Can Wars again. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the Bollinger Suite. Build the most creative or unique structure possible or the most school-spirited structure by using items collected for the “Nicholls Can” food drive. All items must be for donation to “Nicholls Can” food drive. Two $250 cash prizes will be awarded: Most Creative/Unique Structure and Most School Spirited Structure.
SGA Sponsoring 20 Tickets to SHRM Etiquette Dinner
Want to learn more about how to conduct yourself in a professional dinner setting? The SGA is offering students free tickets to this Nov. 13 event in the Cotillion Ballroom. Drop by the SGA office in Suite 14 in the Student Union to sign up.
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Flu Vaccine Shots by Dept. of Health on Nov. 19
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Monday, Oct. 28
Letters to Survivors — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union
Canned Food Drive — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union
SGA Meetings — 2 to 6 p.m., Leader’s Suite
Tuesday, Oct. 29
District Marching Band Festival — 3 to 9 p.m., Guidry Stadium
Halloween Dinner — 4:30 to 7 p.m., Galliano Cafeteria
Thinking About Going to Law School? — 5 to 6 p.m., Powell 113
Creative Writing Reading Series and Halloween Costume Contest — 5 to 7 p.m., Colonel’s Retreat
Theater Karaoke — 6 to 7 p.m., Student Union
Nicholls Camerata — 7:30 to 9 p.m., Danos Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 30
SPA Meeting — 3 to 5 p.m., Leaders’s Suite
Octuba Fest — 7:30 to 9 p.m., Danos Theater
Thursday, Oct. 31
Nicholls Day of Service — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union
Nicholls Volleyball vs. Central Arkansas — 7 to 9 p.m., Stopher Gym
Friday, Nov. 1
2019 Bayou Region Business Institute — 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Powell 208 and 219
Nicholls Women’s Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana — 4 to 6 p.m., Colonel Soccer Complex
Saturday, Nov. 2
Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs. Northwestern State — 1 to 3 p.m., Stopher Gym
Sunday, Nov. 3
Phi Mu Bingo — 2 to 5 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom
Monday, Nov. 4
SGA Meetings — 2 to 6 p.m., Leader’s Suite
Thursday, Nov. 7
Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs. New Orleans — 7 to 9 p.m., Stopher Gym
Friday, Nov. 8
Matthew Swihart Faculty Chamber Concert — 7 to 9:30 p.m., Danos Theater
Saturday, Nov. 9
Nicholls Football vs Houston Baptist — 3 to 6 p.m., Guidry Stadium
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