Nicholls State University’s Softball program is offering a free clinic on Sunday, September 22, 2002 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Peltier Park. The clinic is open to all girls ages 5 – high school seniors. Please contact Lauren Koelemay, assistant softball coach at Ath-LK@nicholls.edu or 449-7112. Bring your glove, bat, water, and a HAPPY FACE!!!
It’s all about bugs. It’s all about music. It’s all about ecology. It’s all about home. It’s all about us. Join everyone for the La Fete d’ Ecologie Festival on September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Peltier Park. Activities include: Net making exhibit, Interactive children’s activities, Traditional crafts demos, Coastal Roots, Traditional Boat Building exhibit, Cultural and Heritage exhibits, Economic exhibits, Estuary theater, Silent auction, Traditional food booths, special cultural events, and more. Admission is FREE!! For more information call 1-877-ESTUARY.
Do you like hunting or fishing? Need new tools? The Civic Center is hosting the Kiwanis Club Gun & Knife show on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is only $3.
THIBODAUX SELECTED FOR DOWNTOWN RESTORATION STUDY
Approximately 16 students from LSU’s Interior Design class will take part in a restoration study of the downtown area of Thibodaux beginning Saturday, September 14. Thibodaux was selected last spring by the Louisiana Main Street Program to participate in the project, which is worth approximately $100,000 to the community. The service project will engage Interior Design students in hands-on, pre-professional experience to develop a revitalization promotion package for the City of Thibodaux. “The City is very fortunate to be chosen by the state for this project. The benefits to the city far outweigh the local cost to the city of approximately $3,500 and will greatly enhance and prepare us for future restoration projects in the downtown Thibodaux…resulting in a direct benefit to the entire community,” said Mayor Caillouet.
The students will survey, document and evaluate West Third Street from the Courthouse to Jackson Street. The students will be working with local businesses and owners to measure facades and interiors, take photographs and eventually produce conceptual drawings in Photoshop showing how the exteriors of buildings could appear if rehabilitated using Main Street design guidelines. The students will also make schematic drawings of appropriate interior treatments for buildings chosen by the students with the assistance of local business owners and prepare a Power Point presentation on CD-Rom for use by local property owners and Thibodaux Main Street.
The Thibodaux Main Street Board is spearheading the project. Together the Main Street Board and Professor Leon Steele, LSU Assistant Professor of Interior Design, will guide the students on a tour of downtown on Saturday morning to meet with various downtown businesses and begin their various studies. Professor Steele received the LSU Service-Learning Faculty Award in 2002 for his role in the production of a comprehensive plan for the restoration of the historical district of Bogalusa. The final product will be presented at an opening reception in the atrium of the Design Building at LSU at the end of the Spring 2003 semester. Afterwards, the entire package will be turned over to Thibodaux, where it will also be locally exhibited.
The Nichols State University Career Services Office will be hosting CAREER DAY 2002 on Wednesday, October 9. Over 300 companies have been invited to participate in this annual event. Students and faculty members from all university departments are encouraged to attend.
The event will be held in the Student Union ballroom from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Students are invited to utilize this event to learn about the companies that are interested in hiring NSU graduates. Students will have the opportunity to meet with employers and learn about potential job opportunities in this area. It is important that students dress professionally and bring copies of their résumé.
The Career Services Office will also be hosting a Culinary specific Career Day on Thursday, October 10, 2002. This event will take place from 9:00 am – Noon in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Student Union. All students from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, as well as any Marketing and Management majors, are encouraged to attend this first time event.
Any companies interested in taking part in either of these events, may contact Kristie Tauzin, Director of Career Services at 448-4508.