Trivia Bash planned to help Nicholls students

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 trivia contests over the years, and those contests in Cut Off and Larose have inspired us here in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a contest on the Nicholls campus,” said College of Arts & Sciences Dean, Dr. John Doucet. “We think that it’ll be a fun and unobtrusive way to raise money toward helping our students progress through and succeed in earning their degrees.”

Teams will compete against one another in answering 10 categories of questions, including History, Sports, Entertainment and Louisiana. Additionally, the evening of fun will include some special brain buster challenges, which are more complicated questions for extra points.

During the event, individuals may also bid on donated silent auction items including rare books and sports items.

“I personally challenge all the teams I’ve competed with over the years to come to Nicholls and dare to compete in the contest we’ve designed,” Doucet said. “Come enjoy fun and camaraderie, show all the things you know, challenge your friends, and help support students at Nicholls. It’s gonna be fun.”

To sign up, call 985-448-4386 or


CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or

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