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  • November 17, 2017 at 9:26 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University professor of Art, Deborah Lillie, received the 2017 Honored Educator award by the Society for Photographic Education’s South Central Chapter.   Lillie, who has taught at Nicholls for nearly two decades, delivered a presentation on her artwork at the chapter’s annual conference in October in Waco, Texas on the campus of Baylor University. She also curated the nonprofit’s 2017 photography exhibition. Throughout her tenure at Nicholls, Lillie has helped push the envelope of photographic education, expanding the curriculum from black and white documentary photography into the digital age. Organized in 1963, the Society of…...
  • November 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University’s student Society for Human Resource Management chapter won the state championship at the Louisiana Human Resource Case Competition for the second year in a row.   During the Nov. 3 competition, the Nicholls chapter presented the top solutions for the mock case, which was held in Baton Rouge. “The value of this event goes beyond what they receive in the classroom,” said Melanie Boudreaux, faculty sponsor and instructor of management. “The CASE competition helps our students tie together everything they learned in their classes, and it lets them actually apply the material.” With 120…...
  • November 14, 2017 at 6:13 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors announced today the selection of Dr. Jay Clune as the university’s 6th president, effective Jan. 1, 2018. For more information, visit: UL System Board Selects Nicholls President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2017 CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@nicholls.edu...
  • November 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm
      THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University announced a $200,000 donation to the nursing program and $80,000 for the creation of an endowed professorship in nursing thanks to the generosity of Mike and Blanche Callais and their daughters, Leah and Rachel. Leah and Rachel Callais donated $100,000 each for two computer labs in Ayo Hall to support the nursing program. Their parents, Mike and Blanche Callais, have made a donation to create the Sister Mary Roland Bienvenu, RSN Endowed Professorship. “The Callais family’s gift will have a significant impact on our nursing students,” said Nicholls President Dr. Bruce Murphy. “Our…...
  • November 8, 2017 at 11:44 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls Xi Zeta chapter of the national nursing honor society, Sigma Tau Theta received a Chapter Key Award, the highest honor that a local chapter can obtain. Established in 1991, the Chapter Key Award honors chapters that excel in membership recruitment and retention; publicity and programming; professional and leadership development; and local, national and international collaboration. Nicholls is one of 88 chapters from three different global regions to receive the award. Faculty advisor, Michelle Patterson, accepted the award during the 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis on Monday. “I am so proud of our members who have made…...
  • November 8, 2017 at 8:19 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls Blue Bayou Big Band will hold their fall concert featuring a number of contemporary jazz classics at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. One of 13 ensembles in the Nicholls department of music, the jazz band features the talents of 20 Nicholls students. Among the set list this fall are works written and arranged by Sammy Nestico, Bob Mintzer, Benny Golson, Thad Jones, Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie. The band will be under the direction of Taylor Assad, assistant professor of music. The concert is free and open…...
  • November 7, 2017 at 10:05 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University invites you to join us in supporting our international student community at the 10th annual International Student Banquet at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Cotillion Ballroom. This year’s fundraiser is themed, “The World Awaits” and features unique cuisine and vibrant entertainment from cultures rooted in countries across the globe. “This is the premier event to showcase our international students,” said Marilyn Gonzalez, director of International Student Services. “These students contribute in so many ways to the Nicholls campus, not only in athletics but with diverse perspectives in the classroom.” Tickets are…...
  • November 3, 2017 at 11:31 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University invites you to honor all veterans during a Veterans Day celebration in the Quad on Friday, Nov. 10. Nicholls Veteran Services will hold a public ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Nicholls Quad and veterans will be served a free lunch in the cafeteria. “Veterans Day might be one day of the year but for those who served, it is a year-round deal,” said Gilberto Burbante, veteran and coordinator of Veterans Services at Nicholls. “I say that because, for anyone who has laced up their boots, thrown on a rucksack and carried a rifle…...
  • November 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- A panel of veterans and historians will explore the lingering effects of the first world war during a discussion at Nicholls State University next week. Titled, “World War I and America” the panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 in Le Bijou Theatre and is free and open to the public. Moderated by Dr. Paul Wilson, associate professor and department head of history, panelists are Dr. Kurt Stiegler, assistant professor of history at Nicholls; Dr. Chad Parker, associate professor and interim department head of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; C.J.…...
  • October 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University will collect food to donate to area food banks beginning next week and running until Nov. 13. The annual food drive, Nicholls CAN, is a campus-wide movement to donate non-perishable food items to area food banks. Annually, more than 5 million households in the United States required the services of a food bank. Michael Williams, assistant professor of art, said the goal of the food drive is to collect one can per student, faculty and staff on this campus. “That would give us more than 7,000 food items that could be making a difference…...