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  • July 24, 2017 at 9:17 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University will welcome a variety of talents including a Beatles tribute band and Chinese acrobats in a new theater series titled ‘Oh Là Là’ that will be held in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. Opening the series is “Let’s Hang On” a Frankie Valli Tribute show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7. Next up is The Duttons Christmas Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, followed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, and the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. The…...
  • June 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm
    THIBODAUX - Classes and all activities at Nicholls State University are currently continuing as scheduled. With the approach of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three, the Nicholls Emergency Preparedness Committee has initiated a Phase I alert in accordance with the university’s Hurricane Emergency Plan, posted atemergency.nicholls.edu. The Emergency Preparedness Committee will continue to monitor the status of the storm and will take additional action if necessary. All Nicholls departments will refer to the Hurricane Emergency Plan and begin enacting internal Phase I storm preparations at this time. The community will be notified if Phase II storm preparations are implemented. Please continue to…...
  • June 1, 2017 at 11:58 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University has been recognized as one of the best values for students with dyslexia. BestValueSchools.com published a list ranking the top 15 four-year public and private universities based upon the cost of attendance and the services offered. Nicholls ranked No. 10 and is the only school from Louisiana on the list. “Nicholls is a good value to begin with and our students are getting the help they need to be prepared for the real world,” said Karen Chauvin, director of Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders. “Students from all over the state and…...
  • May 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University expanded its campus sustainability with the addition of eight new recycling bins. The new recycling bins have been placed around campus in an effort to make recycling more accessible as part of the Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program sponsored by Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Company. Nicholls will receive six recycling bins through the grant, and another two have been purchased by Shell. Student volunteers from the Biology Society, Nicholls chapter of TriBeta National Biological Honor Society and the Green Club will check the bins weekly and record their content. “We have…...
  • May 26, 2017 at 3:17 pm
    THIBODAUX, La -- Nicholls State University announced its top grantees for 2016. The leaders in grantsmanship collectively received more than $1.7 million to study topics such as accelerating recovery from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to creating the Bayou Educational Opportunity Center on campus. The top 10 grant award winners at Nicholls are: Gina Bergeron, executive director of the Family Service Center, received more than $358,000; Debi Benoit, director of research and sponsored programs, received nearly $263,000; Dr. Sean Graham, assistant professor of biology, received nearly $237,000; Dr. DesLey Plaisance, director of graduate studies, received more than $183,000; Tori Rayne, director of…...
  • May 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University professors received more than $280,000 in grants from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Dr. Sean Graham, assistant biology professor, received over $99,000 to study the effects of nutrients on coastal wetlands over the course of decades. Dr. Matthew Gamel, assistant math professor, received $85,000 to enhance the sophomore mathematics experience. Dr. Cynthia Vavasseur, assistant education professor, received nearly $40,000 to study how technology can be used in K-12 classrooms. Dr. Aaron Pierce, associate biology professor, received $36,000 to study how to improve biology graduate student recruitment. Dr. Uttam Pokharel, assistant chemistry professor, received nearly…...
  • May 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University awarded 672 degrees to students during its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May, 13. Five students received the President's Medal of Honor for graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Those students include Jon Dugas, history; Geoffrey Hebert, finance and accounting; Katie Granier, psychology; Trey Becnel, biology - pre-physical therapy; and Macy Gaubert, birth-to-5 early intervention, special education....
  • May 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls State University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will pay homage to the golden age of Broadway and the silver screen in a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the Mary and Al Danos Theater in Talbot Hall. Titled “A Grand Night for Singing” the concert features songs from Broadway hits The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Oklahoma, Les Miserables and Porgy Bess. Movie medleys are pulled from Singin’ in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Good Morning Vietnam, Shrek and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Nicholls Professor of…...
  • April 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Tommy Meyer, a longtime supporter of Nicholls State University and its athletics programs, has made a generous pledge that will enhance several Colonel athletic facilities. “I cannot begin to overstate the importance of Tommy’s transformative gift and its positive impact on our department as we strive to provide a model student-athlete experience. The facilities in which our young men and women practice and compete are vital to this effort,” said Matt Roan, Nicholls Director of Athletics. “We are humbled by Tommy’s ongoing leadership and generosity, and I am honored to call him a friend,” Roan added. “It…...
  • April 13, 2017 at 5:06 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Environmental advocate and educator Jonathan Foret will serve as the keynote speaker during the 100th commencement ceremony at Nicholls State University. Nicholls will award more than 650 degrees during the annual ceremony held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in John L. Guidry Stadium. A Nicholls alum, Foret grew up in Chauvin working on a shrimp boat and speaking Cajun French. After graduating from Nicholls in 2001, Foret taught English in Houma and Brooklyn. Foret then joined the Peace Corps and served in the Kingdom of Tonga for two years as a community development coordinator where he…...