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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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McNeese to Host Geaux Teach Event for Area High School Students

January 18, 2018

The McNeese State University Department of Education Professions is hosting its first “Geaux Teach” event for area high school juniors and seniors who are interested in the teaching profession Friday, Jan. 19. Sixty students from 10 area high schools in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes will get a first-hand look at what it takes to be…

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Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

McNeese Spring 2018 Late Registration

January 8, 2018

Students can still register for the spring 2018 semester at McNeese State University online or with their faculty adviser during late registration Jan. 12-17. Students must be admitted to the university and should see an adviser to get their alternate PIN, if required, prior to registration. To register, students can go online to and…

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2018 Spring SAGE Series Set

January 4, 2018

“Louisiana – A Mélange” is the theme of the spring 2018 SAGE Series at McNeese State University. SAGE offers a series of short lectures and discussions at 3 p.m. on Mondays in the McNeese SEED Center centered on a specific theme each fall and spring. This spring’s series will kick off on Monday, Jan. 8,…

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The McNeese Band and Cowgirl Kickers walk the streets of London in the parade.

McNeese Band leads the London New Years Day Parade

January 2, 2018

The McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band and Cowgirl Kickers led the way through the streets of London for the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival. Participation in the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival is by invitation only. The official invitation to this prestigious event came more than a year ago…

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Austin Young, Ty Ellender, and Joseluis Botello-Esquivel of McNeese pack instruments into a large box.

McNeese Marching Band Preparing for London New’s Years Day Parade

December 15, 2017

A group of 127 members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band and Cowgirl Kickers will be flying out of Houston on Dec. 28 to take part in the 2018 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival. Large instruments have been packed up and sent ahead of the event and the band…

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McNeese Team Wins First Place in Poster Competition

December 15, 2017

A team of students from McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science took first place in the recent poster competition at the Annual High Altitude Conference at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. The winning group – Team Event Horizon – was comprised of engineering majors William Dever, Sulphur, brothers Brian and…

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Investiture and Commencement

December 14, 2017

McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, right, was officially installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr. James B. Henderson, president and CEO of the University of Louisiana System during the 149th commencement exercises held in Burton Coliseum. During the investiture ceremony, Burckel was presented with a traditional symbol of the…

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Fall 2017 McNeese Commencement and Presidential Investiture Set

December 11, 2017

With traditional pomp and circumstance, McNeese State University will hold its fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Burton Coliseum. At commencement, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel will officially be installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr. James B. Henderson, president and CEO of the University of Louisiana…

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