The Fall 2007 issue of Voila is now available in digital format for you to download.

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This digital edition of Voila is available in PDF format.

Voila 2007 Fall Cover

On the Cover

Sociology students spent a semester investigating the history of a deserted Chackbay church and its long-gone congregation.

In this issue:

  • To the Point
    New and renovated student housing, university and program accreditations and emergency police drills top campus news.
  • The Bottom Line
    Enrollment, retention, minority recruitment and student quality are thriving at Nicholls.
  • Chefs du Jour
    Sample the flavor of success with these culinary alumni.
  • The Classroom of Life
    Service learning has real power to inspire, despite clichés that often accompany the new education catchphrase.
  • From Bitten Ears to Battlefield Letters
    Library archives preserve treasures from Audubon, Shakespeare and the Bayou Region’s past.
  • The Forgotten People of a Forgotten Time
    Age-old Louisiana traditions are as much in peril as the land in which they’re embedded. One piece at a time, Nicholls is trying to keep the Louisiana of legend alive.
  • Fruits of Labor
    Ag faculty lend a hand to citrus growers.
  • ‘I Launched My Own Corporation’ (or ‘What I Did Last Semester’) Student Kelsi Guidry dreams of making it big in the Internet business, with a little help from the Entré Lab.
  • Beyond Finger Painting
    Learning to be a teacher means learning to work with children and their parents.
  • Trying on Old Age
    New technologies help nurses experience the world of the elderly.
  • The Freshman Connection
    University College is reaching out to freshmen with a Facebook/MySpace-inspired web site to help them through the first year of college.
  • One Man, Two Stars, Many Hats
    Alumnus Hunt Downer rises to the highest ranks of the Louisiana Army National Guard and state government.
  • Leveling the Playing Field
    Sports facilities are receiving $1.6 million in upgrades.
  • Duty Calls … Again
    Jim Hunter has answered the call of duty to Vietnam, tennis and now Nicholls.
  • Just Plain Barb
    Reliable and soft-spoken, Barbara Naquin becomes the first woman inducted into the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.