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  • December 6, 2016 at 10:48 am
      THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University's accreditation was renewed for another 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges during their annual board meeting in Atlanta on Dec. 5. For the next decade, Nicholls will focus on carrying out its new Student Advising and Mentoring (SAM) Plan, which will empower students to work closely with faculty mentors for guidance in selecting a career path, becoming fully engaged on campus, graduating on time and ultimately securing a job upon graduation. "Reaccreditation is critically important to the future of Nicholls and verifies the incredible quality of…...
  • December 5, 2016 at 4:41 pm
      THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University will award more than 650 degrees during its annual fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in John L. Guidry Stadium. Harvard Professor Dr. Kevin Kit Parker will serve as the keynote speaker. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Parker is the Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. Parker joined the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in 1992 and, following the Sept. 11 attacks, served two tours in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze…...
  • December 2, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University physical science professors, Dr. Chadwick Young and Dr. Kaisa Young, will explore the origin of the Star of Bethlehem in a presentation at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in the Plantation Suite in the Student Union. Also known as the Christmas Star, the Star of Bethlehem signaled the birth of Jesus and led the three wise men to Bethlehem, according to the nativity story. Titled “O Star of Wonder: The Astronomy, History and Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem,” the Youngs' presentation will offer insight into the genesis of the star while also…...
  • December 2, 2016 at 11:43 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls State University Music Department is getting in the holiday spirit with two Christmas-themed recitals next week. Up first, is the traditional candlelight Christmas concert performed by the Nicholls Concert Choir. Titled “A Joyful Christmas!,” the concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec 6, in the newly renovated Mary and Al Danos Theater in Talbot Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The choir will tell the traditional Christmas story through familiar and fresh arrangements of classics like “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” “We Three Kings,” “Joy to the World,” “O…...
  • November 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University has named the press box at John L. Guidry Stadium in honor of former Nicholls quarterback and successful business executive Cooper Collins. The C.C. Collins Press Box recognizes the Nicholls graduate’s college and professional achievements as well as his ongoing financial support to the Colonel Athletic Association.   “We want our student-athletes to be champions on the field, in the classroom and ultimately in their future profession,” said Nicholls President Bruce Murphy. “Cooper Collins is the prime example of a Colonel who turned his student-athlete experience into a successful business career. We are incredibly…...
  • November 15, 2016 at 9:28 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University’s student Society for Human Resource Management chapter won the state championship at the Louisiana Human Resource’s first annual Case Competition. During the Nov. 4 competition in Baton Rouge, the Nicholls chapter presented the top solutions for the mock case, narrowly edging out the LSU chapter. As a result, the LA SHRM organization will send the Nicholls chapter to the National Case Competition in Houston in March.“This accomplishment validates the hard work of our students and what we’re teaching in the classroom. We know they have what it takes to compete. We practiced and the…...
  • November 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University invites you to join the campus in honoring veterans this week by attending the Thursday premiere of a student-filmed documentary showcasing the lives of local veterans as well as a Veterans Day celebration in the Quad on Friday. The documentary, “Local Veterans: An Oral History” was filmed by students from the Nicholls mass communication and history departments and edited by professors Dr. Andrew Simoncelli and Lance Arnold. History Department Head Dr. Paul Wilson also assisted with the project, which was funded by an $88,000 Board of Regents grant.   Filmed during the 2015-2016 school…...
  • October 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University’s Ellender Memorial Library has been named the top library in the state among higher education institutions by LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network earlier this month. The Library of the Year award, which is handed out annually during the organization’s conference in Baton Rouge, recognizes libraries for their services, programs and projects as well as their contributions, collaborations and partnerships with the LOUIS staff and other state libraries. “This award is a reflection of the hard work and collaboration of our team of librarians and staff along with the support of the University,” Library co-Director,…...
  • October 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University’s Department of Music will host the Eighth Annual Monster Piano Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, in the newly renovated Mary and Al Danos Theater. This year’s concert is being dedicated to the memory of Mary and Al Danos, who were benefactors and longtime supporters of the performing arts at Nicholls. More than 35 performers - including Nicholls faculty, alumni, community members and local high school students - will perform the “Carnival of Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens on seven Steinway grand pianos. Other program highlights include a chamber orchestra featuring piano faculty,…...
  • October 17, 2016 at 11:20 am
    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University is the safest school in the University of Louisiana System and third safest university in the state, according to BackgroundChecks.org. The website ranked 20 Louisiana public and private colleges based on campus safety in a Sept. 26 report. Nicholls ranked just behind Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans and LSU Shreveport. BackgroundChecks.org ranked accredited public and private not-for-profit four-year institutions using campus crime rates per 1,000 residents, graduation rates and student retention rates from the U.S. Department of Education. They also used FBI Crime Report data, student surveys, social media analysis…...