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Christus St. Patrick Hospital has donated $5,000 to the McNeese Alumni Association to help sponsor the 2011 McNeese homecoming week activities

An exhibit highlighting the 50th anniversary of McNeese State University’s Frazar Memorial Library – its history and development from 1961 to present day - is currently on display during regular library hours through Dec. 11.

Oct. 14 is the deadline for community entries for the 2011 McNeese State University Homecoming Parade scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

Dan L. Donald Jr., from left, chairman and chief executive officer for Jeff Davis Bank and Trust Company, Richard Reid, executive vice president of the McNeese State University Foundation, and Dr. Philip C. Williams, McNeese president,

Meagan Green, a visual arts junior from Sulphur, helped hang a local art exhibit at the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center in Lake Charles titled "As Far as the Eye Can See" by one of her McNeese art professors - Lisa Reinauer. Conducting research, tagging wildlife and hanging art exhibits-these types of internships allow McNeese State University students to connect their classroom knowledge with on-the-job applications. Whether the internships are offered only in the summer or are ongoing, paid or unpaid or for academic credit or just for the experience, internships put students a step ahead in today's job market upon graduation. According to Mary Kaye Eason, instructor and coordinator of support services for the College of Business, internships are a win-win for students

The Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at McNeese State University has been named one of the Top 50 MFA programs in the United States, according to a ranking released in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers magazine.

ConocoPhillips has donated $5,000 for the process plant technology program in the college of engineering and engineering technology at McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation. Willie A. Tempton Jr., left, general manager for the ConocoPhillips Lake Charles

Fun, food and some facts are dished up to students returning to the McNeese State University campus for the fall semester during Howdy Rowdy Week set for Aug. 17-19. Student organizations, local businesses and community service agencies welcome the students back to classes at this annual event, according to Dr. Chris Thomas, associate dean and director of student union and student activities. Events are held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union Annex (New Ranch). Scheduled activities are as follows:

Important information for new and returning students. Find out about new student ID cards, office relocations, residence hall check-in, orientation, fee payments, late fall registration, fee deferral plans and personal touch accounts.

The Sonny Watkins Athletic Scholarship was recently established with the McNeese State University Foundation with donations totaling $15,664.30 from friends and businesses in honor of Watkins, former athletics director, basketball coach and student-athlete in basketball at McNeese. Looking over the criteria for the new scholarship are, from left, Watkins and Melissa Ellis Northcutt, director for university advancement operations and special events.

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