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  • May 25, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University awarded 744 degrees to students during its spring commencement ceremony on May 19. Megan Boudreaux, Katelyn Cortez, Derek Daigle and Tricia Martin received the President’s Medal of Honor for graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Boudreaux graduated with a degree in biology, Cortez with degrees in finance and accounting, Daigle in chemistry and Martin in accounting. In addition to those four students, 21 students graduated summa cum laude for graduating with a 3.9 GPA or higher. Summa cum laude is the highest academic honor a student can achieve. Those students are Jill Knight, psychology;…...
  • May 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm
    Níhao, In the last post, I mentioned the idea of us all going out to experience the nightlife that Shanghai has to offer. Well, turns out last night was quite the night, but it was not exactly what I was expecting. To start off, we divided into groups of three because we were taking cabs to the club. Brock, David and I got into a cab and gave our driver the directions to the club. That plan did not work out, as not only was that club no longer in existence, but also our driver dropped us off in the…...
  • May 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    The Nicholls Concert Choir performs at he grand re-opening of the Mary & Al Danos Theater in 2016. (Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University) THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Foundation is pleased to announce a $10,000 sponsorship from the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center which will enable Nicholls choir students to perform at Carnegie Hall. Nicholls Concert Choir will perform Saturday, May 26, at the world-famous venue. It is the choir’s third time to participate in MidAmerica’s Carnegie Hall series and their first trip in a decade. “Thibodaux Regional and Nicholls have partnered in many endeavors throughout the years not only…...
  • May 23, 2018 at 10:10 am
    Níhao, Today, we made our way from Beijing to Shanghai. We checked out of our hotel and left for the train station at 7 a.m. in order to make our 9 a.m. departure on the Fu Xing train. It is about a 4-hour train ride to Shanghai, but considering that the train was also going over 200 mph it is very impressive. At the most, I noticed we were going 345 km/h, which is about 214 mph. During the trip, Dr. En Mao shared an assortment of Chinese snacks with us. Aside from the Chinese version of Vanilla wafers, among…...
  • May 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    Níhao, Today was somewhat bittersweet. It marked the last day of Beijing, but it is also the halfway point of this incredible trip. I have learned so much already, and I honestly don’t want it to end. Anyway, enough of the sadness and on to the next experience. For our last day of Beijing, we toured Tian Tan, known as the Temple of Heaven in English. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1404 during the Ming Dynasty, which spanned from 1369-1643. The gardens are even bigger than the Forbidden City. The temple has a circular shape because the Chinese…...
  • May 22, 2018 at 8:50 am
    Níhao, Of course, since this trip is through Nicholls College of Business Administration, throughout we will be visiting and touring various businesses. Although business isn’t my major, per se, it doesn’t make these tours any less interesting for me. When I would tell people that I was going on this trip, I’d often get asked, “Aren’t you worried?” or “Is it safe?” I feel as though since China is a communist country, which is very different from the U.S., there is this false notion about the living conditions here. People may tend to equate this type of government with poverty…...
  • May 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    Sug Meyer (center), wife of Lee Meyer, with Mendi and Laurie LeSueur (far left and mid left), pass a check to Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune (mid right) and External Affairs Director Monique Crochet (far right).Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University THIBODAUX, La. — Lee Meyer devoted his life to education and his legacy will live on in the form of a scholarship for Nicholls College of Education students. The Lee. A. Meyer Education Scholarship will go toward a graduating senior from an Assumption Parish high school who intends to enroll in the Nicholls’ College of Education. “He would be so…...
  • May 20, 2018 at 4:07 pm
    Níhao, Today was a very interesting day. We’ve all had those days where you spent hours planning, but the weather didn’t exactly permit you to follow through with those plans. Well, today was one of those days. When I woke up at 6 a.m., I had no idea what the weather entailed, but I knew for sure that this was going to be a memorable day. Having packed for somewhat warm weather, I wasn’t exactly the most prepared for a cold and wet day. Although the high of the day was 63 degrees, all that my packing skills allotted were…...
  • May 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    Níhao, Beijing is nothing like I would’ve ever expected. Being the nation’s capital, I assumed that it would be huge, but that doesn’t even begin to describe it. There are approximately 21.7 million people living in the city of Beijing. That is approximately 5 times the amount of people living in the state of Louisiana. Today, we toured Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, which was built during the Ming Dynasty, in the mid-fifteenth century. It served as the home of the emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for almost…...
  • May 18, 2018 at 10:00 am
    Hi, My name is Logan LeBlanc. I am 22 years old, and I’m from Thibodaux, Louisiana. I am currently a senior at Nicholls State University. My major is English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric, but I also am pursuing minors in French, Spanish and Business. Study abroad is an experience like no other. It opens your eyes to a new way of life as there are various cultural and language differences. Most importantly, it changes the way we think and look at things. We often become so caught up in our daily lives that it can become unimaginable…...