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  • March 25, 2019 at 2:33 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Four Nicholls students and a professor have been named a finalist for an award for their work to highlight a business innovator. Dr. Christopher Castille and students Samantha Hollingsworth, a senior accounting major from Raceland; Alexis Guzman, a senior marketing major from Houma; Donald August, a senior management major from La Place; and Geri Orgeron, a senior management major from Houma, were named finalists for the 2019 Flourish Prize by the global educational initiative AIM2Flourish. “For me, having students acknowledged as finalists for this award means a lot,” said Dr. Castille. “I introduced this project to help…...
  • March 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    Tawasi Donation 2019(Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)3/21/19 THIBODAUX, La. — A local women’s nonprofit is expanding their support of Nicholls State University with the creation of an endowed scholarship for graduate students. The Thibodaux-based TaWaSi has donated $12,000 to establish the TaWaSi Endowed Graduate Scholarship.   “We feel that the education of the students at Nicholls is so important to our community,” said Dr. Grace Monk Gueydan, TaWaSi member and retired Nicholls professor. “Educating our students is one of the most rewarding and satisfying things we can do.”   Beginning Spring 2020, recipients will receive $300 per semester for up…...
  • March 21, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University academic departments, student organizations and athletic teams raised more than $100,000 during the second annual Give-N-Day. A total of $100,454.37 – a nearly $25,000 increase over last year –  was raised on Tuesday from 1,310 gifts made by 856 donors to 95 groups. Donations were made from 26 states, ranging from Washington state to the Dakotas to the Carolinas and home. “This year was a huge success for us. More organizations received donations this year, we had more donors and we increased funds donated across campus,” Nicholls Foundation Executive Director Jeremy Becker said. “The committee…...
  • March 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Beginning Friday, Nicholls State University students will have a new way to scoot around the campus. Nicholls has partnered with scooter-share company, Spin, and Zagster, a dockless mobility startup based in Massachusetts, to bring e-scooters to students as a way to enhance campus recreation and alleviate parking limitations. “We are very excited about having the pilot Spin scooter program on campus,” Austin Wendt, SGA president said. “We believe that this program will be beneficial to students by providing them with another recreational activity, efficient and sustainable transportation around campus, and a chance for community building. Being that…...
  • March 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls History and Geography invites you to hear two prominent historians discuss “Perspectives on Southern History.” The Distinguished Scholars Series lecture, which is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, in the Bollinger Suite, features Dr. Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond, and Dr. John C. Rodrigue, Lawrence and Theresa Salameno Professor of History at Stonehill College. The event is free and open to the public. “If you’re interested in a serious and engaging discussion of history, especially the history of the South, you should attend,” said Dr.…...
  • March 18, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — The lead professor on a project aimed at maintaining and spreading the stories of two 18th century Pointe Coupee slave conspiracies will discuss his research later this week on the Nicholls State University campus. Bryan Wagner, associate professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley, is the leader of the Louisiana Slave Conspiracies Project, which studies two attempted slave revolts.The first, in 1791, involved Mina and Bambara slaves who planned to steal weapons, kill their masters and claim their freedom. The second follows a betrayed attempted revolution in 1795 when slaves were arrested for planning…...
  • March 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Dr. Shiva Adireddy THIBODAUX, La. — The co-founder of a Metairie-based battery startup that raised funding in Silicon Valley to support a 20-person research operation will discuss his experiences to Nicholls students next week. Nicholls chemistry invites you to hear Dr. Shiva Adireddy, the chief technology officer who co-founded Advano with Alex Girau, present a seminar titled “Making Lithium-Ion Batteries Better Using Silicon Nanotechnology” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 22 in Beauregard 104. “Chemists, businessmen, entrepreneurs, students and faculty should all consider attending,” said Dr. Chad Young, chemistry department head. “Dr. Adireddy has been on a wild…...
  • March 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls Players will present next week Tennessee Williams famous play exploring mental health, homosexuality and family struggles, “The Glass Menagerie.” The four-person cast will perform next weekend in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. Tickets are $7 for students who present their Colonel Cards and general admission is $15. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, March 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Williams’ first successful play, “The Glass Menagerie” premiered in Chicago in 1944 and has had many successful revivals on Broadway throughout the years. The play takes place in a…...
  • March 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Dr. Laura Valenti(Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University) THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University Marketing Professor Dr. Laura Valenti was named one of three finalists for the 2019 Association of College Marketing Editors AxcessCapon Teaching Innovation Competition. Dr. Valenti will present her submission, which details her Digital and Social Media Marketing class and teaching techniques in the class, on Thursday, March 14 at the ACME Conference in Houston in conjunction with the Federation of Business Disciplines Conference. A winner will be announced Friday, March 15. Finalists received a $250 prize, while the winner receives $500. “I’m humbled and honored,” Dr. Valenti…...
  • March 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Concert and Chamber Choirs invite you to the warm and acoustically pleasing St. John’s Episcopal for their performance of “Sing Me to Heaven” on March 22. The free concert is set for 7 p.m. and will run for about an hour at the church, which is located at 718 Jackson St. in Thibodaux. “The singers impress me each day as they bring not only an enthusiasm for singing but the discipline required to learn and shape the music to reach deep into its core and connect to its beauty so they can communicate…...