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2017 McNeese 2017 Pinnacle Award Winners

2017 Pinnacle Awards Announced at McNeese

September 29, 2017

Six McNeese State University faculty members are recipients of the 2017 Pinnacle Excellence Awards established by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. – the parent company of L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles – to recognize outstanding faculty achievement in each of the McNeese colleges – business, education, engineering and computer science, liberal arts, nursing and health professions and…

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Shaye Serice, a natural resource conservation management student

McNeese Internships

September 29, 2017

Several McNeese State University students in the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences took advantage of internships this summer that provided real life training outside of the classroom. These internships included tagging wildlife in Cameron Parish and New Mexico, promoting Brahman cattle in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, packing eggs in Iowa, vaccinating pigs…

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McNeese 2017 Fall Enrollment Up

September 25, 2017

Enrollment at McNeese State University this fall is in the black for the first time in seven years. The final fall enrollment count of 7,638 is just slightly above the 2016 enrollment of 7,626 but McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel says the numbers are moving in the right direction. “Enrollment, both recruiting new students and…

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McNeese Theatre Presents The Crucible

September 13, 2017

The 78th McNeese State University theatre season will open with the fall production of “The Crucible” by American playwright Arthur Miller Sept. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. in Tritico Theatre. Set in Salem, Mass., in 1692, “The Crucible” follows a Puritan colony wracked by scandal, superstition and hysteria. After a group…

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Cover image of Michael Shewmaker

McNeese Hosts Poetry Reading

September 11, 2017

Award-winning poet – and a McNeese State University alumnus – Michael Shewmaker will give a free reading at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the McNeese Stream Alumni Center as the guest speaker for the 2017 Leo Luke Marcello Visiting Poet Reading Series. Michael ShewmakerShewmaker received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing degree…

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McNeese BRIDGES Program Set for Fall

September 11, 2017

The McNeese Autism Program will offer its BRIDGES program this fall for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. BRIDGES – Building Respect and Independence by Directing, Guiding and Encouraging Socialization – was introduced this summer on campus to “bridge a gap” between the increasing need for services for youth ages 14-18. The program…

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Student Central in Chozen Hall

Student Central Opens

August 31, 2017

Fall classes began Aug. 21 at McNeese State University and students will notice several changes around campus this semester. STUDENT CENTRAL Inside Chozen HallStudent Central – a one-stop shop – is now open in Chozen Hall on the McNeese State University campus for prospective students and parents and incoming as well as continuing students. Now…

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Student Life Coalition booth during Howdy Rowdy Week

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back 2017

August 14, 2017

August 21-25 & August 29-31 By popular demand….we are pleased to announce that Welcome Back activities in 2017 will extend beyond the first week of school!   1.0 – Get Connected, Get Involved Monday, August 21 9:30am – 12:30pm / New Ranch “Meet the Greeks” During the spring 2017 semester, McNeese Greek Life received the…

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McNeese to Host Energy Presentation

August 11, 2017

The McNeese State University H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis will host a presentation by internationally known energy economist Dr. Anas F. Alhajji from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, on the second floor of the McNeese SEED Center. This event, co-hosted by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, is open free to the…

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The School of Rock on KBYS prepare Elvis tribute show

McNeese’s School of Rock to pay tribute to Elvis

August 9, 2017

Aug. 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, the legendary “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and McNeese State University’s weekly radio show – the School of Rock on KBYS 88.3 FM – will pay tribute to the King. The show, hosted by McNeese’s Dr. Ray Miles, history professor and director of the Doré…

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