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Sasol North America Inc. recently donated $15,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to be divided between the McNeese College of Engineering and the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Kaufman Hall will remain closed until further notice and all classes scheduled in Kaufman have been relocated to other buildings.

DeRouen Award
The McNeese State University Alumni Association will present its two most prestigious awards - the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award and Distinguished Service Award - during halftime ceremonies at the Cowboys vs. Weber State Wildcats football game Saturday, Sept. 21.

William Rose in recital
A McNeese State University faculty recital - featuring William Rose, an associate professor of music and multi-instrumentalist - will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 in St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church in Lake Charles.

For the second consecutive year, McNeese State University is ranked in Tier One in the Best Regional Universities-South category in the 2014 edition of "America's Best Colleges" published by U.S. News and World Report.

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Sowela Technical Community College and McNeese State University announced opportunities for cross enrollment by students from both institutions and residential housing at McNeese for Sowela students.

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The $13 million Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center is now officially open for business.

McNeese Cowboy Statue
A bronze statue titled "The Cowboy" by legendary western painter and sculptor Buck McCain was officially dedicated Aug. 14 at the Jack V. Doland Field House.

McNeese is one of 19 universities awarded a grant in a national competition to advance and strengthen regional economies. McNeese will use the $102,590 grant to become the hub of innovation for Southwest Louisiana business and industry.

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McNeese State University ranks third in Louisiana among all public and private institutions with the greatest lifetime return on investment for its graduates.