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  • 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…...
  • March 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University and SOWELA Technical Community College signed an articulation agreement Monday that will make it easier for SOWELA students who have earned their culinary associate degree to transfer into the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. Nicholls President Dr. Bruce Murphy and SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall commemorated the agreement during a joint signing held in the President’s Dining Room in the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building. By signing the agreement, both schools have increased access for students from across the state to further their education. “We’re proud to partner with a well-respected higher education…...
  • March 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University students and faculty will sell their artwork, offer demonstrations and provide hands-on lessons during the fourth annual Art Works Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in Talbot Hall. The event will include tours of the studios; 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. This year, participants will also be able to peruse a section titled “Bon Temps” that includes hand-painted wooden chairs contributed by students, faculty and alumni. The chairs will be exhibited…...
  • March 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University will host a science communication competition to advance graduate and undergraduate research on Louisiana’s most pressing coastal issues. Titled Coastal Connections and sponsored by Louisiana Sea Grant, the public competition challenges students to concisely communicate their research. Three winners will receive a $500 travel award to attend a conference that aligns with their research. Students submitted their research earlier this month, and a panel at Louisiana Sea Grant selected 11 finalists to publicly present their research at 4 p.m. on April 3 in the Mardi Gras Suite of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. But…...
  • March 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University Student Services will hold a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at Danos Theater in Talbot Hall. Called one of the most important pieces of political theater by the New York Times, “The Vagina Monologues”, which premiered in 1996, is a collection of monologues that express different aspects of femininity. Tickets are $5 in advance for Nicholls students, faculty and staff, and $10 at the door. VIP tickets, which include admission to the play on Saturday, an invitation to the post-performance reception with…...
  • March 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls State University College of Business Administration has adjusted its Master of Business Administration curriculum to remove barriers that have traditionally discouraged prospective students from applying. Beginning in the fall, prerequisite courses in accounting, economics, statistics, management, marketing and finance are being folded into existing curriculum, cutting down the amount of time required to complete the program for non-business graduates. That decision was made to help two types of prospective students: those without a business degree and those who earned their degree years ago and are thinking about returning to school. “Over the years we’ve received…...
  • March 15, 2017 at 11:43 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls Players will perform the musical “Godspell” this week, the group’s first musical since 2011. “Godspell” is a set of short stories based on the gospels of Matthew and Luke and told through a series of modern songs containing lyrics from traditional hymns. “We’ve been wanting to do a musical for awhile. We chose this musical because it balances having a good message with being a fun opportunity to gain valuable experience for our students,” said Anna Broussard, instructor of speech and director of the Nicholls Players. “We are especially excited to put on our first…...
  • March 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls students finished in the top half of the competition in their first appearance at the regional Human Resource Case Competition held in Houston. During the competition held on March 10-11, the Nicholls undergraduate team in the University’s Society for Human Resource Management chapter finished eighth out of 20 teams, while the graduate team finished fourth of nine. “Our students represented Nicholls extremely well. While watching them present to human resource leaders from around the nation, I was overwhelmed with pride,” said Melanie Boudreaux, faculty sponsor and instructor of management. “I truly believe that our students will…...
  • March 6, 2017 at 5:02 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls English Society will host Novel Night, a guest reading and discussion with New Orleans author Amanda Boyden at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. A Minnesota native, Boyden is the author of the international bestseller "Babylon Rolling," which was named one of the Top 20 Books of 2010 by French weekly Le Point and named one of the best books of the year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her first book, "Pretty Little Dirty," was published in 2006. A former trapeze artist, Boyden and her husband, Joseph, are Writers-in-Residence at the University of New Orleans.…...
  • March 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University continues its annual Bonnie Bourg Lecture Series Tuesday with retired U.S. Navy veteran Yvette Dinvaut. Dinvaut served in the first Gulf War conflict, Operation Desert Storm, as an EMT and a nurse before returning home to Louisiana. The mother of three daughters, who was a guest speaker at Mount Carmel Academy’s “Women in the Spotlight” series, will share her experiences serving in the Navy, the lessons she learned and how she adjusted to life after the military. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the LeBijou Theater in the Donald G.…...