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McNeese People Briefs

Six McNeese State University students received several awards at the recent 2013 ADDY Awards program sponsored by the Lake Charles chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Joe Racca (pictured left), a visual arts major from Sulphur, received the prestigious Rising Star Student Addy Award for the student who the judges thought showed the most promise in the field of advertisement. Racca also won three gold Addys in the elements of advertising category for his works in visual color photography titled "Gamblin' Man," "Alley Cat" and "Street Surfer." 

Alan Myers (pictured right), Grand Lake visual arts major, won a gold Addy in the collateral material category for a poster titled "Brighter Future," a silver ADDY in the elements of advertising category for his illustration titled "Pelican Pete" and another silver Addy for the out-of-home single category for his work with the Port of Lake Charles.

Galyn Bourgeois, Sulphur visual arts major, and Karlee Broussard, Lake Charles visual arts major, both won silver ADDYs in the elements of advertising category for logos.

Brittany Buller, Iowa visual arts major, received a bronze ADDY in the consumer or trade publication category for a Stride Gum advertisement, while Sarah Bercier, Grand Lake visual arts graduate, received a bronze Addy in the collateral material category for her work, "Sounding of the Whale," for publication design, editorial spread or feature.

Two McNeese State University members of the student chapter of Sigma Tau Delta recently made presentations at the organization's national convention in Portland, Ore. Megan Poole read her critical essay, "And Then There Was Time: The Influence of Ecclesiastes on T.S. Eliot's Poetry" and Eric Murnane read his short story, "Moving Day."

Amy Fleury, associate professor of English and director of the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program, has had poems nominated for this year's Pushcart Prize by Flyway, Flint Hills Review, and by the Board of Contributing Editors of the Pushcart Prize.

Baerbel Czennia, assistant professor of English, has joined the editorial board of Eighteenth Century Thought, an interdisciplinary journal published by AMS Press, New York. She will serve as a peer reviewer for submissions in 18th century literary and cultural studies. She also recently chaired two panels and presented two papers, "Friendship with Aliens in Imaginary Voyages of the Long Eighteenth Century" and "Change of Air, Change of Self: Adapting to Sudden Changes in Imaginary Voyages of the Long Eighteenth Century," at the annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Austin, Texas.

MFA student Mila Tangier's poem, "Noctilucae," will appear in the next issue of Foothill, a bi-annual print and online poetry journal out of Claremont Graduate University.
MFA student Allie Mariano's short story, "Anderson's Light," will appear in the new issue of Saw Palm, a print journal published by the University of Southern Florida. 

MFA student Jenn Alandy has a short story, "Webb," accepted for publication by Permafrost Magazine, the literary journal housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

MFA student Nate Friedman's poem, "On the Salt Marsh," will appear in the spring issue of Bayou Magazine published by the University of New Orleans.

Dr. Stella Nesanovich, award-winning poet and retired English professor, recently had her poem, "The Ache," accepted by Louisiana Literature. Six other poems will appear in a new anthology featuring vision/verse poetry to be published by Yellow Flag Press.

Dr. William Dees, professor of biological science, recently presented on mosquito research he conducted with McNeese students Adam Richard, Jesse Dupre, Jordan Blanchard, Janie Theriot and Shreedu Pradhan, Dr. Omar Christian, assistant professor of chemistry, Cecilia Richmond, Louisiana Environmental Research Center biologist, Janet Woolman, LERC director, and Jill Hightower, Calcasieu Parish mosquito control biologist, at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association in Lafayette.