Nicholls State University

Hurricane Season
2:17 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Nicholls State University Eyes Tropical Storm Karen

Officials at a university in the coastal Louisiana Parish of Lafourche are keeping an eye on tropical weather.

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux issued a statement Thursday after Tropical Storm Karen formed.

The university said it has begun early-stage hurricane emergency preparations while monitoring the strength, speed and path of Karen.

The university remained open and classes were continuing.

Manning Passing Academy
7:45 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Manning Passing Academy Draws Over 1K High School Football Players To Thibodaux

The Manning Passing Academy offers hands-on instruction, with one coach for every 10 campers.
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The Manning Passing Academy held its 18th year of camp this past weekend, bringing more than a thousand high school football players to Thibodaux, La., a town many of them couldn’t even pronounce.

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Latest News
2:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Nicholls Completes Stadium Renovations

The face-lift of Nicholls State University's football stadium is finished, a little behind schedule but on budget.

The Daily Comet reports the more than $1.3 million project was focused on replacing the stadium's 40-year-old, six-person elevator, which had become dangerously unstable.

Mike Davis, Nicholls' facilities director, said rebuilding the elevator shaft gave the school a chance to make some other changes to John L. Guidry Stadium's facade. Crews enlarged the lobby and built a patio in front of the stadium.

Latest News
8:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

New Thibodaux Station to Serve Hospital, College

A new fire station planned for Thibodaux will serve residences, a hospital and Nicholls State University.

The founders of Acadia Plantation donated 1.5 acres of land for the station, which the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department has been planning for years.

The Daily Comet reports that the station will be the department's tenth in the city. Fire Chief Randy Pate said he hopes to begin the public bid process for contractors in the next six to eight months and to break ground possibly by the end of the year.

Higher Education
1:35 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Nicholls Upgrades Website Features

Nicholls State University officials say upgrades to the university's website should make it easier for prospective students to apply.

Officials say students can research scholarship information, make formal application for admission to the university and track the process of an application.

More information is available online at www.nicholls.edu/apply.

Nicholls State University
4:03 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Anti-blowout technology in lab at Nicholls

A new laboratory at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux will give students hands-on experience with the kind of equipment used to prevent blowouts and other catastrophes on oil rigs.

Nicholls officials and industry executives last week unveiled the lab, which is named after Johnson L. "Bubba" Hale Jr., a Nicholls alumnus and oil industry executive. The Daily Comet reports the Friday ceremony was one of the last formal steps before students in petroleum services and safety technology courses start using the equipment.

Monster Piano Concert
2:55 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Nicholls sets piano concert for Sept. 18

Nicholls State University plans its annual Monster Piano Concert Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Mary M. Danos Theater on the Thibodaux campus.

The concert is presented by the Nicholls State University Foundation and the university's music department.

A total of 16 pianists, including faculty, staff and guests, will perform on eight Steinway grand pianos.

Proceeds will be used to help renovate the Danos Theater. Tickets are $50 each, or $25 for Nicholls students.

Reservations can be made by calling 985-448-4005.

Hurricane Isaac
11:50 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Nicholls State cancels classes through Thursday

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux has canceled classes and all on-campus events through Thursday.

University officials say students are not being evacuated from campus but residence hall students have been encouraged to leave.

Those who cannot leave will be permitted to remain in the residence halls, university officials say.

Nicholls State University
12:22 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Nicholls to offer master's in nursing

Nicholls State University is going ahead with plans to offer a master of nursing program beginning in spring 2013.

The university recently received approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to offer the program under its College of Nursing and Allied Health.

Master's candidates will be able to choose from four areas of concentration: family nurse practitioner, family psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, nursing educator or nursing executive.

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Community
2:20 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Nicholls to offer '1st generation' scholarships

Nicholls State University will offer 24 scholarships this fall exclusively to students who are the first in their family to attend college.

The scholarships will range from $500 to $1,250 for qualifying students. The Daily Comet reports that money for Nicholls' First-Generation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Program will come from Board of Regents. There will be matching funds from Thibodaux-area contributors.

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