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  • August 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University will host a Jambalaya Lunch on Friday to benefit the Nicholls Flood Emergency Relief Fund for students affected by the historic flooding earlier this month. As a service-learning event, students in the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute will put their culinary skills into action by preparing 1,000 pounds of chicken, sausage and andouille jambalaya. One pound portions of jambalaya will be sold for $10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Ledet Culinary Building on Bowie Road. "Nicholls is always looking for ways to provide experiential learning opportunities for…...
  • August 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University has announced Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey as dean of the College of Business Administration. The LaMarque, Texas, native served as the interim dean since November following the retirement of longtime dean Dr. Shawn Mauldin. She held the college’s assistant dean position prior to that appointment. Nicholls conducted a national search to replace Mauldin and Macik-Frey was the overwhelming choice of the search committee, said Dr. Lynn Gillette, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Marilyn has vast business experience, and she’s incredibly well-respected by the faculty in the College of Business Administration and across campus,”…...
  • August 17, 2016 at 5:58 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University is asking for community support to help a number of Colonels who have been impacted by the 1,000-year flood that devastated Baton Rouge and surrounding areas over the weekend. More than 40,000 homes have been damaged and 10 people killed by historic floods caused upwards of 2 feet of rainfall over the weekend. “Over the past several days, our thoughts have been with the thousands of families impacted by the historic floods sweeping across our state,” said Nicholls President Dr. Bruce Murphy. “Some members of our Nicholls community and their families have suffered damage,…...
  • August 9, 2016 at 11:12 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University Biology Assistant Professor Aimee Hollander was recently selected to receive the 2016 American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators Travel Award. The award is given annually to biology instructors with “leadership potential and a commitment to education” who display success in the classroom by developing active learning techniques. Recipients of the award receive funding to attend the conference held in North Bethesda, Maryland. Last spring, Hollander staged a faux crime scene that students evaluated over the course of multiple classes in an effort to show her biology students the different career opportunities that…...
  • May 31, 2016 at 10:04 am
    More than 1,900 Nicholls State University students have been named to the Spring 2016 President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll, which recognize academic excellence. View a complete list of spring honors students, sorted by parish. Full-time students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the President’s List, between 3.2 and 3.499 for the Dean’s List, and between 3.0 and 3.199 for the Honor Roll....
  • May 27, 2016 at 11:03 am
    Nicholls State University awarded 684 degrees to students during its three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14. Six students received the President's Medal of Honor for graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Those students include Lawrence Arceneaux III, history graduate from Chauvin; Anastasia Bergeron, secondary education graduate from Berwick; Laini Blanchard, elementary education graduate from Larose; Alison Guerrero, biology graduate from Thibodaux; Mary Sauce, biology graduate from Thibodaux; and Kade Smith, business administration graduate from Thibodaux. View the university's complete list of spring graduates, sorted by parish. Students graduating summa cum laude earned a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher, magna cum laude graduates earned a GPA…...
  • March 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University continues its annual Bonnie Bourg Lecture Series Thursday with a discussion of a 1929 Morgan City murder case that led to Louisiana’s first hanging of a woman. Retired Nicholls librarian Fran Middleton will deliver her “Justice Denied: The Dreher-LeBoeuf Case” lecture at 10:30 a.m. March 10 in Bollinger Memorial Student Union’s Le Bijou Theater on the Nicholls campus. The lecture includes an analysis of the historic case’s three defendants — Dr. Thomas Dreher, a prominent physician; Ada LeBoeuf, Dreher’s mistress; and James Beadle, Dreher’s handyman and the alleged gunman — and the circumstances that led…...
  • February 25, 2016 at 11:03 am
    THIBODAUX — This spring, Nicholls State University has posted an enrollment increase for the first time in five years as the university’s freshman retention rate reaches an all-time high. Total Nicholls enrollment is up 20 students from last spring, according to 14th class day statistics. In addition, fall to spring first-time freshman retention is 88.28 percent, up 4.9 percentage points from 2015. The record-setting retention rate along with successful recruiting efforts indicate that Nicholls is likely to see another enrollment increase in the fall. Applications for fall 2016 are up 15 percent (more than 300 students) from this time last…...
  • February 25, 2016 at 10:46 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University is hosting the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional Tournament this week, Feb. 25-27. Over 80 collegiate bass fishing teams from Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia will visit the Bayou Region for the three-day tournament. Bob's Bayou Black Marina, 164 Marina Drive in Gibson, located about 30 minutes from Nicholls, will serve as the Central Regional's official launch and weigh-in station. The final tournament weigh-in, which is streamed online and televised nationally, will take place in front of John L. Guidry Stadium on the Nicholls campus. Media are invited to attend and cover the…...
  • February 5, 2016 at 8:53 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program continues to exceed the national and state average on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) with a 95 percent pass rate. The NCLEX-RN is a national standardized exam used by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to measure a nursing candidate’s minimum safety preparedness for entry-level nursing practice. With a 95 percent pass rate for first-time takers during calendar year 2015, up from 91.96 percent in 2014, the Nicholls nursing program is well above the national pass rate of 84.5 percent and the Louisiana pass rate…...