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(February 25, 2015)  A property and casualty insurance pre-licensing course will be offered from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 13-14 and 20-21 in Room 118 of the Burton Business Center on the McNeese State University campus.           Cost is $279 per person, which includes textbooks. This course provides 40 hours of class time suitable to prepare an individual to sit for the licensing exam. Topics include basic terminology, concepts, sales, the fundamentals of insurance law and an agent’s responsibility.             March 6 is the deadline for registration. To register, contact the Bossier Parish Community College at 318-678-6015 or go to www.bpcc.edu/continuingeducation.

(February 20, 2015) The McNeese State University Meal Club will offer eight meals on Thursdays this spring prepared by students in the nutrition and food science program within the Harold and Pearl Dripps Department of Agricultural Sciences. These meals – “Flavors of the World”- will be served from 5-7 p.m. in the Gayle Annex Food Services Lab behind Gayle Hall. Students from the Department of Performing Arts will provide entertainment and gourmet oil and vinegar tastings will be offered during the final two meals. The dates and menus include: Feb.

February 10 - 7:30pm
Pianist Agnes Wan will perform in a free piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Tritico Theatre of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex

The SAGE lecture series at McNeese State University will continue its spring program on Louisiana history with a lecture on the early days of New Orleans jazz by Dr. John Troutman.

(February 9, 2015) Louisiana State University Shreveport will present a one-day seminar, “Business Law Exam Preparation for LA State Contractors Licensing Applicant,” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, on the McNeese State University campus.             This seminar will aid potential state contractors seeking to prepare for the business law portion of their Louisiana State Contractors Examination.             Cost is $115 for the session and $95 for early registration by Feb.

February 5 - 6:00pm
The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host a reception for its Annual Juried Student Show and an Ink and Stick Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

Entergy has donated $10,000 for the spring 2015 Banners program.

(January 21, 2015) The Louisiana State University Shreveport Continuing Education Department will present a seminar, “National Electrical Code,” from 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 2-18, on the McNeese State University campus.             The seminar will prepare the participant to sit for a journeyman, master electrician or state contractor license. The seminar will also work to enhance participants’ overall knowledge of the National Electric Code.             Cost is $295 and doesn’t include the Study Reference and Electrical Theory manual also required for the course.

Phillips 66 has donated $25,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering through the McNeese Foundation.

Graduation procession
McNeese State University awarded diplomas and certificates to 689 students at the university’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 13, at Burton Coliseum.

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