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Late registration begins Friday, June 3, for all three summer sessions at McNeese State University. Students must be admitted to the university prior to registration and should see an adviser to get their alternate PIN, if required, prior to registration. Students registering late can go online to Banner Self-Service. Late summer registration ends for both the regular session and the first mini-session June 8, while late registration for the second mini-session ends June 29. Summer fee bills are now available online to students through the MyMcNeese Portal or their Banner Self-Service account. Students can view and print their registration, fee deferrals and McNeese Bookstore PTA accounts.

McNeese State University employees raised $16,906 to support United Way of Southwest Louisiana's 2010 campaign. On hand for the donation are, from left, Wilbert Kelly, grounds superintendent, Kim Russo, associate of auxiliary accounting, Dr. John Griffith, professor of chemical engineering, Amy Veuleman, instructor of communications studies and current McNeese United Way committee chair, and Beverly Smith, United Way of Southwest Louisiana. McNeese Photo

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University is partnering with the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at LSU to bring a mobile classroom to Lake Arthur for business training sessions for business owners June 15-16 at the Community Center on 701 Eighth St. The free business education sessions offered are: Wednesday, June 15 "Starting and Financing Your Business," 9-10:30 a.m. "Marketing 101," 10:45 a.m.-noon "Working with Your Bank to Get a Loan," 1-1:50 p.m. "Preparing Your Business for a Disaster," 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday, June 16 "Creating a Facebook Page for Your Company," 9-10:15 a.m. "Customer Service," 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Growing Your Business Online," 12:30-1:45 p.

Sixteen McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 21, at Burton Coliseum. Eight students were recognized for earning a 4.0 grade point average throughout their college careers-Benjamin G. Bourgeois II, Sulphur; Erin E. Casteel, Sulphur; Elisabeth L. Conley, Lake Charles; Morgan Paige Daigle, Iowa; Lauren A. Hebert, Sulphur; Laci C. LeBlanc, Estherwood; Sami L. Richmond, Westlake; and Bianca A. Romero, Morse. The other honor students recognized were: SUMMA CUM LAUDE: Jennifer J. Barrilleaux, Lake Charles; Lacey J. Bellon, Elton; Lindsay Rose Ellis, Lake Charles; Valerie Alyce Guinn, Jennings; Allison M.

Students who have enrolled and registered online for McNeese State University's summer classes have until 3:45 p.m. June 2 to pay fees. Classes begin June 7 for both the regular and first mini-sessions, while the second mini-session begins June 28. Summer 2011 term bills are available online to students through the MyMcNeese Portal or their Banner Self-Service account. Students can view and print their registration, fee deferrals and McNeese Bookstore PTA accounts.

Several activities are offered for area youth of all ages during the summer months on the McNeese State University campus. The McNeese Leisure Learning office offers numerous classes this summer for children of all ages—classes in guitar, cooking, digital photography, video game design, creative writing, Spanish, golf, forensic science, math and so much more.

"Ninth Thunder: Cough in a Lecture" Artists book McNeese State University professor of art, Heather Ryan Kelley, has recently had work accepted into two national exhibitions - one in New York and the other in Los Angeles. Kelley's print, "Milagritos, will be included in the New York Society of Etchers Inc. First National Exhibition show housed in the National Arts Club in June.

Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president of academic affairs at McNeese State University, will confer degrees on 731 students at the university's spring commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Burton Coliseum. Spring 2011 graduates are: Education Specialist EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Lysonia Regina Robertson, Albany; Marc Anthony Turner, Erath; Mari-Scott Vinson Conrad, Kelly Durio, Aaron David McDonald, Lake Charles; Latanya Lachelle Evans, Rayne; Kimberly Storey, Shreveport; Sarah June Portie, Houston, Texas. Master of Arts ENGLISH: Charley Grant Silvio, Baton Rouge; Michael G. Rather, Lake Charles; Justin B. Fuller, New Orleans; Brendan Matthew Egan, Quaker Hill, Conn.; Vanni T.

McNeese State University's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has recently inducted 44 students into the society. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Student initiates are: Kevin M. Darling, Silsbee, Texas, Maria Christiana Dupre, Orange, Texas, 
Andrew Michael Fisher, Sulphur, Dorien Merci Fontenot, Ville Platte, Jacob Joseph France, Westlake, Derek E.

The Kappa Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at McNeese State University recently held its induction and installation ceremony. The following were inducted: May 2011 graduates: Amie Elizabeth Baer, Broussard; Kathleen Marguerite Barnes, Lake Charles; Noor Abbas Deeb, Lake Charles; Shrijana Dhakal, Nepal; Carolina Y.