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  • February 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University art department will host the popular and interactive fundraiser, Art Works, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in Talbot Hall. The event will include tours of the studios; interactive learning experiences for attendees; a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by faculty, alumni, local artists and students; an exhibit of local artists’ work; complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. “Art Works is a great fundraiser that supports scholarship, student development activities and the attainment of art studio equipment for the Nicholls State University Department of Art,” said Jean Donegan, assistant dean of…...
  • February 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Enrollment at Nicholls State University continued its upward trajectory with a fifth-consecutive semester of student population growth. Overall enrollment, including undergraduate and graduate students, increased by 82 students to 5,845. “It’s encouraging to see that Nicholls is an appealing option to students during one of the most competitive higher education environments in Louisiana history,” said Dr. Jay Clune, Nicholls President. “I attribute our success to the entire Nicholls community but most of all to the great work done by our Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Admissions. I believe we can provide an affordable, high-quality…...
  • February 6, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    The five Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students chosen for this summer’s Institut Paul Bocuse. From left, seniors Meifung Liu of Columbus, Ohio, Austin Babineaux of Lafayette, Kyong Han of Gretna, Logan Boudreaux of Lockport and Ashlé Turnipseed of Baton Rouge. (Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)12/12/17 THIBODAUX, La. — Five Chef John Folse Culinary Institute students will receive a once in a lifetime opportunity this summer to travel to France and learn from the culinary minds at Institut Paul Bocuse. Seniors Meifung Liu of Columbus, Ohio, Austin Babineaux of Lafayette, Kyong Han of Gretna, Logan Boudreaux of Lockport and Ashlé…...
  • February 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University is giving you a chance to show what you know to help the student excellence initiatives in the College of Arts & Sciences. The inaugural Big Bayou Trivia Bash — the bayou world’s greatest contest of sometimes, somewhat useful knowledge — is scheduled at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the student union ballroom. Teams of six can sign up for $30 per individual for a chance to win cash or consolation prizes. Funds will be used for student travel scholarships, student learning technology and support high-impact learning practices. “I am a veteran of…...
  • February 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Talented jazz musician and Nicholls alum George Bell will host a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. A Thibodaux native who spent three decades working in healthcare, Bell has emerged as a coveted trumpeter in Louisiana over the past decade. He started out playing a few shows and now George Bell & Friends play multiple times across the state each year. While an administrator at Baton Rouge General – Mid City, Bell would bring his trumpet to the hospital and play for patients to help take their minds off…...
  • February 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Renowned New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. will perform for the second year in a row at the Danos Theater Feb. 7 as part of Nicholls State University’s celebration of African-American History Month. With tickets for the concert at just $20, the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Mary and Al Danos Theater in Talbot Hall. The 83-year-old Marsalis, regarded by many as the premier modern New Orleans jazz pianist, has been active in the jazz scene since the late 1940s. He has played and recorded with other well-known jazz musicians, including…...
  • January 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University will celebrate African-American History Month with special programming including concerts, film screenings, book talks and other presentations that span the month of February. Inspired by the national African-American History Month theme — African-Americans in Times of War — Nicholls will not only examine the impact African-Americans had in battle but also how other wars, such as the War on Drugs and War on Poverty, have affected African-Americans. “The 2018 theme ‘African Americans in Times of War’ is a theme that pays homage to the brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that have paved a…...
  • January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    Nicholls State University graduate students Richard Grabert, Kyle Bird, Brandon Bergeron and Andria Ostrowski lead students to the beach, while flying the Nicholls’ flag Friday. Nicholls associate professor Gary LaFleur has been organizing this trip with The Nature Conservancy since 2010. GRAND ISLE, La. — Nicholls State University Biology 575 students were able to visit Grand Isle Friday and take 20 elementary children on a hike to show the second and third graders how special their backyard is. Associate Professor Dr. Gary LaFleur has been taking Nicholls students to Grand Isle since 2010 as part of a trip organized with…...
  • January 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls Foundation and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute are hosting a trip to Europe to give Nicholls supports a first-hand look at one of the most unique culinary experiences across the globe. Visitors will travel to Paris, Normandy and Lyon with the Nicholls Foundation, following in the footsteps of top Nicholls culinary students who travel to Institute Paul Bocuse every summer to learn advanced culinary techniques. The Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance, founded by the celebrated French chef, unites 14 universities from across the world in the pursuit of top-notch culinary education. Nicholls’ Chef John…...
  • January 23, 2018 at 4:56 pm
    Dr. Sean Graham(Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University) THIBODAUX, La. — A research team led by a Nicholls State University professor received more than $530,000 to study the lasting biological impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative distributed $50 million across 31 projects studying the effects of oil on the Gulf’s ecosystem. Of the $50 million, $35 million was awarded to eight large research groups, while the remaining $15 million was given to 23 small team awards, including proposals from Brown University, Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech University. Dr.…...