The W.R. Grace Foundation has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering.
Cops and Jocks has donated $15,000 to McNeese Athletics through the McNeese Foundation.
Westlake Chemical has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering through the Foundation for the college's engineering endowment campaign.
McNeese fans have a chance to give a competitive edge to their Cowboys against one of their big rivals - the Cardinals of Lamar University - by donating blood in the name of the university now through Nov. 20.
Kathleen Higgins, a 2011 visual arts graduate of McNeese State University has won the KBYS logo contest for the new radio station - KBYS 88.3 FM - to be launched in spring 2014 on the McNeese campus.
Renowned pianist Alexandre Dossin will be featured in a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.
The Dr. Patrick J. Unkel Scholarship has been established by family, friends and colleagues in honor of longtime Lake Charles pediatrician Dr. Patrick J. Unkel through the McNeese Foundation.
The Angels of Southwest Louisiana organization has donated $5,000 through the McNeese Foundation to sponsor the second Business Pitch competition hosted by McNeese and the SEED Center.
The 2013 McNeese Homecoming parade is scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and the community is invited to participate.