After competing in five rodeos this fall season, the McNeese State University women's rodeo team is ranked No. 3 in the nation by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The men's rodeo team is ranked No. 12. Kyla Foster, Bell City, is ranked third in the nation in breakaway roping and third in All-around Cowgirl standings. Chelsea Carroll, Opelousas, is ranked seventh in both breakaway roping and in All-around Cowgirl standings. Paige Plush, Merryville, is ranked 15th in breakaway roping. Lauren Hansen, Sulphur, is ranked No. 3 in the nation in goat tying, with Kirsten Smith, St.
After competing in five rodeos this fall season, the McNeese State University women’s rodeo team is ranked No. 3 in the nation by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The men’s rodeo team is ranked No. 12.
McNeese has 15 Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities representing over 400 students.
McNeese has 15 Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities representing over 400 students. Forty-two percent of McNeese Greek students have a 3.5 or higher GPA.
The Entrance Wall Plaza represents McNeese's six colleges: College of Business, Burton College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Nursing and College of Science and Agriculture.
The Entrance Plaza Wall, directly behind the Horse and Rider statue represents McNeese's six colleges: College of Business, Burton College of Education, College of Engineering, College of LIberal Arts, College of Nursing and College of Science and Agriculture. During Freshman Orientation, students walkt through the opening of the wall into campus signifying their entrance into college.
The SEED Center is a partnership between the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the city of Lake Charles and McNeese.
The three-story, 52,000 square-foot facility is located at 4310 Ryan Street, across from the McNeese campus. The facility serves as the central location for economic development for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes and as a catalyst for the creation, retention and recruiting of businesses and high quality, diversified jobs. The SEED Center is a partnership between the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the city of Lake Charles and McNeese. Merging existing resources into one facility creates an economical, efficient and effective one-stop shop with the services, technology and experience to capitalize on economic development opportunities for all of Southwest Louisiana. ...more
Once a week, McNeese College of Education students enrolled in the EDUC 316 Reading Methods course dedicate their teaching efforts to raising the reading level of each Brentwood Elementary School second grader.
College of Education students enrolled in Dr. Yvette Garner's EDUC 316 Reading Methods course share their joy of reading and love of teaching by tutoring Brentwood Elementary second graders each week.
McNeese Department of Visual Arts
McNeese Art Professor Gerry Wubben instructs a drawing class. The McNeese Department of Visual Arts program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and provides students with state-of-the-art equipment and studios. McNeese offers the Bachelor of Arts in art education and the Bachelor of Arts in art with studio concentrations in graphic design, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and photography.
McNeese College of Nursing
McNeese College of Nursing labs have patient simulation labs for obstetrics and pediatrics, adult care and intravenous therapy. Faculty lead students through real-life scenarios in the simulation lab that gives students the opportunity to practice and repeat procedures in order to improve their skills. The College of Nursing offers two undergraduate degrees, the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) and, as a member of the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing, the graduate degree, the Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN) and a family nurse practitioner concentration.
The McNeese Autism Program (MAP) provides comprehensive treatment services for children with autism spectrum disorders and is located on campus in the Kay Dore Counseling Center in Farrar Hall. Services include intensive early interventions, problematic behavior clinics, social skills groups, language training, pediatric feeding problem interventions, and family training. The staff is comprised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, who work closely with graduate students and interns. MAP is the only collegiate program of its kind in the state of Louisiana.
McNeese's 2013 Homecoming Week is October 13-19. This year's theme is Cowboy Strong.
"Cowboy Strong" is the theme of McNeese State University's 2013 Homecoming celebration Oct. 12-19 with a number of activities for students, alumni and the community. Events this year include a blood drive competition, oozeball, the homecoming parade, pep rally and fireworks, a golf tournament, door decorating contest, tailgating and the announcement of the Homecoming King and Queen - all leading up to the big Homecoming game Saturday night in Cowboy Stadium against Sam Houston State University. McNeese is partnering with LifeShare Blood Centers here in Lake Charles against Lamar University and LifeShare Blood Centers in Beaumont in a friendly blood drive competition that ends Nov. 20. The Cowboys travel to Beaumont for the final regular season game Nov.
Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week for Fall 2013 is August 25-30.
Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week for Fall 2013 is August 25-30. Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week in an opportunity for new and returning students to become connected to the University through a week-long schedule of activities to begin the fall semester.