Inside Clune

There is always a renewed, vibrant energy when classes get started in the Fall. New students are walking our campus for the first time, while returning students know they are closer to finishing their degree and beginning the next chapter of their lives. 

That is the classical definition of a college student. They come to our campus after they have finished high school or received a 2-year degree. Then, once they have their bachelors or their masters, they leave and only return for sporting events or alumni functions. 

I see a vision where our campus attracts lifelong learners. We already have the successful Little Colonels Academy pre-K program, and the MAX Charter School for K-8 students with dyslexia. 

This Fall, we are collaborating with the Lafourche Parish School Board to introduce a magnet school program in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Twenty high-performing 4th- and 5th-grade Thibodaux students will come to campus daily to receive an advanced and personalized education from our students and faculty. Think to the future when one of these students comes back to Nicholls and earns their degree. What do you think they will be thinking about when they walk across the stage? 

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Wednesday, Aug. 14

Fall 2019 Convocation

  • 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Peltier Auditorium
  • The morning session includes President Dr. Clune’s State of the University, awards and other presentations. In the afternoon, the colleges will break out in various locations on campus.

Thursday, Aug. 15

CROWN Mentee Move-In

  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Brady Complex Clubhouse
  • New members of the CROWN program will be given a priority day to move into their residence halls.

Friday, Aug. 16

RED OUT Friday!

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Saturday, Aug. 17

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Sunday, Aug. 18

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Monday, Aug. 19

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Thursday, Aug. 22

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Friday, Aug. 23

RED OUT Friday!

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Saturday, Aug. 24

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

Sunday, Aug. 25

Move-In Day

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residence halls
  • Welcome back to campus, Colonels! For more information, visit, https://www.nicholls.edu/housing/move_in/

Nicholls Women’s Volleyball vs Nicholls Alumni

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stopher Gym

2nd Annual HUDDLE UP! on the 50

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Biology Instructor to Visit Indonesia

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(Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)
9/30/16

A Nicholls biology professor has been selected to visit Indonesia in August as part of the World Class Professor program. Dr. Raj Boopathy, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, will visit the Institute of Technology, Bandung, for two weeks. The Indonesian government only awards 10 World Class Professorships every year, and it is based on research output and publication record. Dr. Boopathy’s work has been cited more than 7,000 times worldwide.

Nicholls, LSU Health New Orleans Partner to Offer Culinary Medicine Course

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Nicholls State University is proud to announce a partnership with the LSU Health New Orleans to offer a two-week course in culinary medicine beginning this summer. Nine third-year LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine students are studying the effects that nutrition can have on preventing and treating chronic diseases, as well as learn the necessary culinary skills and recipes to promote good nutrition. The program began July 1. 

Nicholls Alum Among Catholic school principals preparing to welcome students

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Sacred Heart School in Warsaw and St. John the Evangelist School will welcome freshman principals. Michael McClain is serving at the former, with John Loflin at the latter. Loflin, a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Parish, has worked as a public school teacher and administrator for the past 20 years, receiving his B.A. from Nicholls State University in Louisiana and his master’s in education and educational specialist degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Florida