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.

Welcome to Nicholls:
Chiaki Brooks
began as a degree audit coordinator for Records and Registration (Oct. 22).
Shannon Jones began as the director of athletic academic services for Athletics (Oct. 21).

Changes:
Paulette Mayon
from internal auditor to the director of the internal audit for the President’s Office. (Oct. 28).

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.
The deadline to register is Nov. 8 with the SGA office in Suite 14 in the Student Union or email sga.treasurer@nicholls.edu.

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.

Interested in Learning More About a Career in Maritime Management?

Flu Vaccine Shots by Dept. of Health on Nov. 19

Check out Inside Bulletin for more!

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. 

SGA Meetings 2 to 6 p.m., Leader’s Suite
Join SGA to discuss issues relevant to campus. Public relations and campus affairs discussed at 2 p.m., finance committee at 2:30 p.m., judiciary at 3:15 p.m., general meeting at 4 p.m. and the academic affairs committee at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

District Marching Band Festival — 3 to 9 p.m., Guidry Stadium
Join local high school marching bands and the Pride of Nicholls for a day’s worth of performances at the LMEA District VII festival. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Halloween Dinner — 4:30 to 7 p.m., Galliano Cafeteria
Please wear Halloween costumes as you enjoy a large menu with themed items like pumpkin soup and Halloween candy.

Thinking About Going to Law School? 5 to 6 p.m., Powell 113
The Nicholls Pre-Law Society will have LSU Law Admissions Counselor Laurel Miceli at its session to help answer any questions you have about law school.

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. 

Sunday, Nov. 3

Phi Mu Bingo — 2 to 5 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom
Phi Mu will host an afternoon of Bingo for the family to enjoy. $15 for 10 cards, $10 for 5 cards, $1 dot markers.

Monday, Nov. 4

SGA Meetings 2 to 6 p.m., Leader’s Suite
Join SGA to discuss issues relevant to campus. Public relations and campus affairs discussed at 2 p.m., finance committee at 2:30 p.m., judiciary at 3:15 p.m., general meeting at 4 p.m. and the academic affairs committee at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs. New Orleans — 7 to 9 p.m., Stopher Gym
The Colonels will host the Lady Privateers before going on a two-match road trip.

Friday, Nov. 8

Matthew Swihart Faculty Chamber Concert — 7 to 9:30 p.m., Danos Theater
The former Fulbright Fellow at the Hochschule for Musik in Detmold, Germany, will bring his trumpet talents to the stage in this faculty recital. 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Nicholls Football vs Houston Baptist — 3 to 6 p.m., Guidry Stadium
The Colonels return home to face the Huskies in this Military Appreciation and Hall of Fame game. The SPA will be hosting giveaways in the student tailgating area prior to the game.

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