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Month: November 2017

Tritico Theatre, McNeese State University

77th Annual Messiah Set

November 20, 2017

The Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra will present a holiday tradition here in Southwest Louisiana with the 77th performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Tritico Theatre at McNeese State University. The tradition began in 1940 when a new young college teacher – Francis G. Bulber -conducted the…

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Art sale visitors admire student work on display.

2017 Holiday Art Sale Set at McNeese

November 20, 2017

The McNeese State University Student Art Association’s annual holiday art sale will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Grand Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. Over 300 artworks by McNeese visual arts students and faculty will be for sale, all produced during the fall 2017 semester. Available works include…

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Front view of SEED Center

McNeese LSBDC Presents Tax Workshop

November 20, 2017

A 2017 Tax Workshop will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 1, at the SEED Center at McNeese State University. The workshop will be presented by the IRS and the Louisiana Department of Revenue and is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese. Cost is $30 per person and includes continental…

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Dr. Robert Carriker

Final McNeese Fall SAGE Lecture Set

November 20, 2017

The 2017 Fall McNeese State University Sage Series concludes with a lecture from Dr. Robert Carriker, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, titled “Adventures with ‘Dr. Boudin’ and the Accidental Invention of the Boudin and Cracklin King Cake” at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the McNeese SEED Center. Carriker, or…

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Huanrong Ouyang of McNeese helps 6th grader Ava Lankford with her robot.

McNeese Partners With Calcasieu Parish School Board and CITGO to Bring STEM Education Program to Elementary Students

November 15, 2017

McNeese State University has partnered with the Calcasieu Parish School System and CITGO to bring STEM education to over 900 elementary students in 23 participating elementary schools through a national program called Engineering is Elementary. EiE is a national STEM education program developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, Mass., that is designed to…

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Lee and Jim Boyer with Martha Boyer LaBorde present a check to Richard Reid and Dr. Daryl Burckel of McNeese.

McNeese Receives Donation to Establish Boyer Scholarship

November 15, 2017

Lee Boyer, Jim Boyer and Martha Boyer LaBorde have given $30,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the William and Margaret Boyer Scholarship in memory of their parents, William and Margaret Boyer. On hand for the presentation are from left Lee Boyer, Jim Boyer, Martha Boyer LaBorde, Richard H. Reid, vice president for…

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A young person stares to the left while deep in thought in this lithograph

2017 Fall McNeese Senior Exhibit

November 13, 2017

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts is hosting the Fall 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition Nov. 16-Dec. 7 in the Abercrombie Gallery located in the Shearman Fine Arts Center. A public reception for the graduating seniors featured in the exhibit will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Abercrombie Gallery. The featured…

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Fred VanNess

McNeese Hosts Guest Recital

November 10, 2017

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will host a free vocal recital featuring McNeese alumnus Fred C. VanNess Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Tritico Theatre. VanNess, a tenor noted for his domineering voice, is a native of Kinder. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in…

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Richard Reid and Coach Mike Fluty of McNeese receives check from Alan Heisser of Cops and Jocks

McNeese Receives Donation from Cops and Jocks for Scholarships and Women’s Golf

November 9, 2017

Cops and Jocks has donated $18,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation – $15,000 for the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Academic Scholarship #6 and $3,000 for women’s golf – from its recent golf tournament held at L’Auberge Casino Resort. On hand for the presentation are from left: Richard H. Reid, vice president for university…

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Up above view of McNeese band members in an M shape on the football field.

McNeese Season Celebration Concert Set

November 9, 2017

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a Season Celebration Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Burton Coliseum. Featured on the program will be the Pride of McNeese Marching Band, percussion ensembles and the Jazz Band. This free concert will be conducted by Dr. Jay N.…

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