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Nicholls to unveil new food court in student union


The public is invited to the grand opening of the food court at 11 a.m. today in the Student Union. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will signal the official opening of five new dining options: Bayou Pizza and Pasta, Original Burger Co., Wall of Greens, Subconnection and Simply to Go. For additional information, go to

Nicholls film club to offer free entertainment
Nicholls’ International Film Club invites the public to attend free showings of two, major-run films: “Eat, Pray, Love” on Jan. 28 and “Into the Wild” on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the LeBijou Theater in the Student Union.. For additional information about the International Film Club, call (985) 448-4633.

Nicholls awards two retirees with emeritus titles
Nicholls retirees, Carroll Falcon David Middleton, were awarded the titles of provost and vice president for academic affairs emeritus and professor emeritus, respectively, at the first faculty meeting of the spring 2011 semester on Jan. 13. The emeritus title recognizes exceptional dedication, outstanding accomplishments, professional contributions and years of service to the University. Falcon is a 43-year veteran of higher education with more than 31 years of service at Nicholls. He served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Nicholls since July 2004, and retired in June. Middleton served as poet-in-residence, Distinguished Service Professor, Alcee Fortier Professor and head of the Department of Languages and Literature until his retirement in June.

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• Scholars’ Day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Student Union • Interest meeting for Vagina Monologues from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Student Union Bowie Room

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• Dyslexia Conference 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Student Union • Men’s baketball vs. Lamar from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Stopher Gym • SPA Movie Night from 7 to 10 p.m. in Le Bijou Theater

Nicholls Calendar of Events

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
• Yearbook distribution from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union • SGA meetings from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in the Student Union Plantation Suite • Yearbook distribution from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union • Valentine classifieds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union • Valentine classifieds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union

• NAACP meeting from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. the Bayou Suite

• Yearbook distribution from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union

• Vagina Monologues tryouts from 4 to 9 p.m. in Powell Auditorium • Thursday Night Live from 7 to 9 p.m. in Le Bijou Theater

• PRSSA meeting at 3 p.m. in the Talbot Green Room

• Vagina Monologues tryouts from 4 to 9 p.m. in Powell Auditorium

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Jan. 20

A Millet Hall resident Re reported items missing from po rts his dorm room after the winter break. University Police advised the student to check with the Housing Office and collected a report on the missing items.



Jan. 23 SGA discussed work being done with help from assistant director of computer services Slade Besson to resolve the slow internet issue in La Maison du Bayou Apartments. Besson proposed that wireless access points be placed in every other room instead of every room, as it is currently. Besson’s proposal states that he is 95 percent positive this will fix the issue, and additional access points can be set up if necessary. The work for this project would take place during the summer to not inconvenience students. Having access points in alternating rooms would cost the University $100,000, compared to the current $150,000 cost. Students are encouraged to remind anyone using tobacco products on campus that the University is now tabacco-free. Students are now receiving Inside For Students newsletter by e-mail every Monday in an effort to cut down on the amount of e-mails students receive from the University. The document includes information on campus events. Construction workers are currently working seven days a week on the rec center. A live feed of the construction site is available at
A student reported a painful headache. University Police called an ambulance from Thibodaux Medical Regional and made the student comfortable until it arrived.

Jan. 24
A student reported damage to her vehicle on her return from class. University Police filed a report. A student reported that she discovered a vehicle had hit hers on return from class. The vehicles were still touching. University Police found no damage and filed a report.

photo by Patrick Boudreaux

Student Government Association president Brittany Taraba, marketing senior from Monroe, speaks about Internet problems La Maison du Bayou residents have reported during Monday’s SGA meeting in the Lafitte room of the Student Union.

graphic by Ashley Falterman

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photo by Bridget Mire Graphic By: Ashley Falterman

Construction continues last week at the site of the future recreation center, which is to be completed by next year.

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