Just like that, the semester is over. For us in the Office of Marketing and Communications, it’s been a fun one. We have enjoyed being able to tell the story of Nicholls State University. 

And as the semester winds down, we’d like to take a moment to look back on these events through the lens of campus photographer Misty McElroy. Be it the first day of class, athletic success, a day of service or the antics of Boots Clune, we have been there and many have appeared in Inside. We’ve selected some of our favorites, and you can find them later in the newsletter in the On Campus section.

Speaking of looking back, earlier this semester, we debuted a new design of the Inside Campus Newsletter. Over the summer, we asked you what you thought about Inside and many of those ideas appeared in the revamp. We changed the way we produced the calendar, and made it two weeks. A completely new addition is the News section, where we share the good news about Nicholls. Finally, there is this section you are reading, the column space. Here we have given voice to faculty, staff, students and the administration. We’ve previewed events, showed off organizations that don’t often get into the limelight and had a touching piece about Veteran’s Day from Gilberto Burbante. And of course Dr. Clune has updated us on topics important to campus.

We’ve enjoyed this first semester putting together a new Inside. But as with everything, we always strive to make it better. And with that, we’d like to ask you to email us to let us know your thoughts. What have you liked? What would you like to see more of? Less of? Do you have ideas for columns you’d like to see? We appreciate your feedback!

From the Marketing and Communications Office, thank you and we hope you have an enjoyable winter break!

Shell Sponsors Nicholls Biology Coastal Work

Nicholls State University Department of Biological Sciences, Nicholls Football and Shell are excited to announce a $21,000 contribution to university coastal restoration projects. 

Daily Comet: Former Teacher to be Inducted into E.D. White Hall of Fame

A graduate of Nicholls State University, Gary Phillips served as a teacher for nearly 50 years. He was inducted into the E.D. White Hall of Fame on Sunday.

City Business: Alum's Documentary Explores Unique Cocktail

After coming back from Peru, Matthew Noel, a Houma man and Nicholls alum, had the idea to tell the story of Pisco, a brandy made from grapes native to the country.

St. Mary Now: Nicholls Administers, Faculty Visit to Explore Waterways

Nicholls State University administrators and faculty visited Morgan City Thursday to share ideas and communicate initiatives in programs centered around the area’s waterways.

Nicholls Announces New Scholarship for South Lafourche Graduates

A donation from Mike and Blanche Callais will create the Abdon Callais Family First-Generation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for Maritime Management. 

Welcome to Nicholls:
Dominique Pitre
 began as a paraprofessional for Little Colonel’s Academy (Dec. 13).

Job Changes:
Kristen Anselmi
from marketing and communications specialist for Auxiliary Services to Director of Marketing  (Nov. 30).

DesLey Plaisance
will retire as an associate professor of mathematics and director of graduate studies, after 35 years and 3 months to the state (Jan. 10).
Mary Clement will retire after 19 years as an administrative assistant for Teacher Education (Dec. 13).

For Our Future Conference Registration Opens

Registration for the third annual Universities of Louisiana For Our Future conference is open. We hope you will join us in Monroe January 30 and 31 for a time of learning and collaboration.

This year’s conference will focus on innovation, integrity, and inclusion.

  • Innovation – research, technology, communication, marketing, student services, academic excellence, and alumni engagement
  • Integrity – finances, transparency, public-private partnerships, institutional research, governmental affairs, and facilities
  • Inclusion – diversity, adult learners, and human resources

Register today and be on the lookout for more information about accommodations and pre-conference events coming soon.

We can’t wait to see you in Monroe!

How Do You Feel About the Health of Your Community?

The LSU AgCenter is hosting a public forum to discuss the health of Thibodaux, identify health problems and create solutions. The forum is open to all community members, businesses and organizations to provide input. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center. 

Scenes From The Fall Semester

Check out Inside Bulletin for More!

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Nicholls Men’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi  — 7 to 9 p.m., Stopher Gym
Join Coach Austin Claunch and the Colonels on the bayou for the Southland Conference opener. The Colonels finished non-conference play 6-5 with wins over Pittsburgh and University of Maryland-Baltimore and good road losses to ranked LSU, Illinois and West Virginia.

Friday, Dec. 20

Saturday, Dec. 21

Nicholls Women’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian  — 1 to 3 p.m., Stopher Gym
Join the Lady Colonels for their home Southland Conference opener. Through the non-conference schedule, guards Ari Hamilton and Adrian Mann are leading the team in scoring with more than 11 points per game. Mann is hitting .444 percent of her three-point attempts.

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