Nicholls to Launch Scholarship Fundraiser

Nicholls State University invites you to host your own food and wine tasting extravaganza by donating to the Sponsor A+ Scholar scholarship fund over the next two weeks.  

Houma Courier: Oil company Conoco-Phillips donates $50,000 to Nicholls coastal program

Conoco-Phillips has donated $50,000 to Nicholls State University for coastal restoration research and coastal plant production. 

Daily Comet: Chackbay couple donate $30,000 for Nicholls scholarship

Mike and Christine Bourgeois of Chackbay have donated $30,000 to the Nicholls State University Foundation to create a new scholarship for upperclassmen. 

Chauvin Sculpture Garden Featured in myNewOrleans.com

myNewOrleans.com featured several art sites to experience something uplifting out of your house, including the Chauvin Sculpture Garden. The garden, owned by Nicholls, is open daily and admission is free.

Welcome to Nicholls:
Ellen Jenkins as an assistant professor/assistant librarian for University Library (Nov. 2).

Changes:
Shafonia Thibodaux from administrative coordinator to accounting specialist for Fee Collection (Oct. 19).

Scenes From the 2020 Iron Pour

The 2020 Iron Pour was recently held at the Nicholls Farm. The event featured collaborators from Alabama, LSU, local K-12 schools, Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department, Nicholls alumni and the Nicholls art, biology and chemistry departments.

SGA Providing Bus Transport for Voters Tomorrow

The Student Government Association is providing bus transportation to three voting precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The bus will board in front of the union and leave at three times:

  • 10 a.m. to Protector Fire Station at 549 Tetreau St.
  • Noon to Bowie Fire Station at 1075 LA-1
  • 2 p.m. to Lafourche Parish Courthouse at 201 Green St.

Visit the Louisiana Voter Portal if you are not sure what precinct you vote at. Students should have a picture ID, wear their mask and observe COVID-19 regulations.  

SGA Giving Away Boots T-Shirt on Election Day

The Student Government Association will be giving away T-shirts of Boots from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the union.

SGA Sponsoring Blood Drive for Nicholls Student

The SGA is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in front of the student union. The blood drive is to benefit Nicholls student Landon Cloe, 18, who was involved in an 18-wheeler accident on Oct. 7. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Please donate.

Beyond the Pantry Launches with Corn and Sweet Potato Recipe

In our ongoing efforts to support students experiencing food insecurity and hunger, we are excited to offer our new Beyond the Pantry program.

Beyond the Pantry focuses on food literacy by teaching students how to cook mostly with ingredients that might be found in Mom’s Pantry and in a manner that creates leftovers that they can use for several meals.

The first 100 participants will receive:

  • All ingredients necessary
  • A printed recipe card
  • Storage container for leftovers
  • All packed in a reusable Nicholls State University Beyond the Pantry bag. 

Halloween Costume Contest Moved to Nov. 5

Take the Next Step with Graduate Studies

College of Business Participating in Thibodaux Toy Drive

The College of Business Administration Christmas tree outside of the dean’s office at 106 White Hall will have tags you can pick off from Nov. 3 to Nov. 19. You can bring your wrapped gift to the College of Business Administration with the tag stating the gift in the space “Identify the gift”. Please do not include guns, weapons of any kind, clothes, gift cards, candy or money. Please purchase a gift at a cost of $10 to $15 for children between the ages of 0 to 13 years. 

Donate Now to Nicholls Can

The Nicholls Can project is a university-wide food drive that contributes to Mom’s Pantry and the 6 food banks in the Bayou Region.

Since 2012, Nicholls Can has collected and donated nearly 130,000 items to our area food banks.  The need for our assistance year has never been greater and the safety of our Nicholls’ family is an utmost priority. To limit exposure to one another, Nicholls Can will be collecting online this year. We will be utilizing an Amazon Wish list for food item purchases. You can find this list by clicking on the link provided. We also welcome monetary donations cash or checks. Monetary donations may be delivered to the Nicholls Can representative in the department of your choice or mailed to the Department of Art. A small monetary donation of just a few dollars can go along way when given to a food bank to purchase items that are in need.

The mailing address is:

Nicholls State University
Department of Art
P.O. Box 2025
Thibodaux La. 70310

Academic Affairs Seeks Faculty, Staff Volunteers for Commencement

The Office of Academic Affairs is asking for volunteers to help with the Spring 2020 Commencement on Nov. 7 and the Fall 2020 Commencement on Nov. 21-22.  

You will have to be at Guidry Stadium an hour and a half before each session. Let Carole George, carole.george@nicholls.edu, know which session you would like to work or if you would be available to work all day. Please keep in mind that compensatory time will be earned for classified and unclassified staff and faculty can use this as service to the university. Any help is appreciated. Masks and adhering to social distancing rules will be required.

Family Housing Vacancies Available

Vacancies are available in the Family Housing Apartment complex. The complex gives you the opportunity to live in affordable housing near all campus facilities. Depending on your needs, we have 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available. As a reminder to current on-campus residents, you will not be able to cancel your current room assignment to move into Family Housing unless you meet the qualifications to do so. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 448-4479 or email housing@nicholls.edu. If you are interested, please fill out our family housing interest form and you will be contacted as soon as possible by a representative from our office. 

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 call 448-4100 for more information. 

Inside Nicholls State University is published weekly on Mondays 

by the Office of Marketing & Communications.

To submit items for Inside, please email inside@nicholls.edu or call Ext. 4141.

Copyright © 2019 Nicholls State University. All rights reserved.

 You are receiving this email because you are employed as faculty or staff of Nicholls State University.