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Month: January 2018

Five hand made ceramic bowls

McNeese Visual Arts to Sponsor Gumbowl Fundraiser

January 30, 2018

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts is sponsoring a gumbo fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex Atrium. Tickets are $10 and proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to help defray costs of McNeese ceramics students attending the National Council on Education for the Ceramic…

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McNeese Hosts Marketing Small Business Workshop

January 30, 2018

A workshop titled “Online Marketing for Small Businesses” will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the McNeese State University SEED Center. This event is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese. The workshop is intended to familiarize small businesses with various online marketing tools to help attract and retain…

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The Secret Garden informational poster

McNeese Presents The Secret Garden

January 30, 2018

McNeese State University’s Department of Performing Arts will present a musical production of “The Secret Garden” Feb. 7-11 at Tritico Theatre. Times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11. “The Secret Garden” is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the classic 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The script and lyrics are…

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Third SAGE lecture set

January 30, 2018

Dr. Robert Carriker, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will be bringing his stories about his History on the Move program to the McNeese State University SEED Center at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, as part of the 2018 Spring Sage Series. Carriker, or “Dr. Boudin,” as he is sometimes known,…

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Collier Brown Poetry Reading at McNeese

January 30, 2018

McNeese alumnus Collier Brown will give a free poetry reading at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall at McNeese State University. This reading is sponsored by the McNeese Honors College. Brown is the author of “Eye, Thus Far, Unplucked” (2017) and is the founding editor of Od Review and editor…

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Brooke Hanemann

McNeese Has New Banners Director

January 26, 2018

Brook Hanemann has been named the director of Banners at McNeese State University. This annual spring event that is known for its series of concerts, exhibits, lectures and educational programming that has provided Southwest Louisiana with 26 years of easy access to exceptional arts and humanities events unique to this area. A native of New…

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Dr. Chip LeMieux, Kealy Stelly and Shae Doucet of McNeese stand with Ed Scott of Cal-Maine Foods

McNeese Receives Donation from Cal-Maine Foods

January 26, 2018

The Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University has received a $1,345 grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation as part of its Industry Education Recruitment Funding program, which provides annual recruiting and retention funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The McNeese grant was made possible…

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McNeese Band stands in front of Big Ben and Parliament in London.

Pride of McNeese Marching Band Selected for Honor

January 26, 2018

McNeese State University’s Pride of McNeese Marching Band is one of six university marching bands selected for video performance at the 2018 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southern Division Conference Feb. 22-24 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The CBDNA Southern Division, which includes universities from 11 states, invites performance applications every…

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Book cover with a woman dressed in a ball gown with a crown and scepter

McNeese SAGE lecture set

January 22, 2018

Jen Atkins, a New Orleans native and associate professor of dance studies at Florida State University, will present a lecture titled “The Secret Side of Mardi Gras: New Orleans Carnival Balls, 1870-1920” at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the McNeese State University SEED Center as part of the 2018 Spring Sage Series.  Mardi Gras…

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Camille Dungy

McNeese hosts poetry reading

January 22, 2018

The 2018 Frank Granger visiting poet, Camille Dungy, will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall. This free event is sponsored by McNeese’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: “What to Eat, What to Drink,…

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