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McNeese's 2014 Homecoming Week is October 12-18. There are several events planned for the week - including a special appearance by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the Homecoming Parade Oct. 16.
Pictured left: The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make a special appearance in the annual Homecoming parade for McNeese State University's 75th anniversary celebration. The parade will roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Pictured right: Margaret Anne Pellerin Akey was crowned 1960 Homecoming queen at McNeese. Akey will travel from her home in Virginia Beach, Va., to be a part of the 2014 Homecoming activities and ride in the parade Oct. 16 along with 30 other former Homecoming queens and kings. McNeese State University's Diamond Jubilee celebration, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales in the Homecoming parade, oozeball, college and department open houses, tailgating, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen and the Cowboys vs.

October 13 - 3:00pm
Photo of Russell Long
Dr. Michael S. Martin will present a lecture titled, “Russell Long: A Life in Politics,” from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Business Conference Center at McNeese.

October 17 - 6:00pm
McNeese 75th Anniversary Logo
McNeese will host its 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Stream Alumni Center. This event is for all alumni, friends of the university, faculty, staff and students.

October 13 - 8:00pm
alumni musicians
The McNeese Department of Performing Arts will present a free alumni recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.

The McNeese State University men's and women's rodeo teams both took second place in the first National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southern Region competition of the season Sept.

(October 1, 2014) A workshop titled "IRS 2014 Updates for Tax Preparers and CPAs" will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 in Room A of the Willis Noland Conference Center in the SEED Center at McNeese State University. kshop will be presented by the IRS and the Louisiana Department of Revenue and is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese. Certificates of attendance will be issued. Cost is $25 per person and includes continental breakfast.

(October 7, 2014) Are you interested in starting your own business but don't know where to begin? If so, a free seminar titled "Starting and Financing a Small Business" will be presented from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Rooms A/B of the McNeese State University SEED Center.             The seminar will offer information on financing a start-up, learning how to write a business plan and understanding what a banker really wants to know.             The seminar will be presented by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese.

(October 9, 2014) It's time for the McNeese 75th Anniversary Homecoming Week Scavenger Hunt! The rules are simple - just capture as many photos of yourself as you can with the items/locations from the following list and email them to by Monday, October 20.  (Photos can be selfies or taken of you by someone else). The winner will win a $100 gift card to the McNeese Bookstore! In the event that more than one person submits all the photos, or the same majority amount, the winner will be selected from that group by a random drawing. And just for fun, you can tweet or post your photos to Facebook and Instagram as you collect them during the week using the hashtags #McNeeseHomecoming14, #CowboysForever and #Selfie!

October 1 to October 5
Poster for Our Town
The McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will kick off the fall theatre season of the “Past, Present and Future” with a production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town."

Book cover
Dr. Michael T. Smith, associate professor of history at McNeese State University, has recently published a new book titled “The 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign: The Finishing Stroke.”