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As part of a three-week biochemistry summer internship program at McNeese State University, high school students traveled to local marshes to catch wild

The Calcasieu-Cameron Association for Persons with Orthopedic Disabilities has established a $240,000 endowed scholarship - the Calcasieu-Cameron Students with Orthopedic Disabilities - with the McNeese State University Foundation. McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, seated center, accepts the donation from the association's president Pansy Skipper, seated left, and secretary Sondra Hodge, seated right. Richard H. Reid, standing left, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Vice President of the McNeese Foundation, and Bob Davidson, standing right, President of the McNeese Foundation Board of Directors, look on. McNeese Photo

The McNeese student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was recognized as one of the top 10 Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for 2010-2011 at the recent national SHRM conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Chuck Salvetti, center, SHRM's student and young professional programs manager, congratulates McNeese SHRM students and faculty adviser, from left: Sarah Upchurch, senior vice president, Angelica Gonzalez, past president, Mary Kaye Eason, faculty adviser, and Samantha Woodstock, vice president of communications. The McNeese State University student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has been named one of the top 10 Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for 2010-2011.

The McNeese College of Nursing will host a site review for initial accreditation of its baccalaureate of science in nursing degree program with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The public is invited to meet the visiting team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Oct. 6, 2011, at 3 p.m. in Stokes Auditorium, located in Hardtner Hall on the McNeese campus. Written and signed comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Christina Walcott Administrative Assistant Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036 All written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until Sept. 2, 2011.

The McNeese College of Nursing will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its associate of science in nursing degree program with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission..   The public is invited to meet the visiting team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Sept. 28, 2011, at 3 p.m. in Stokes Auditorium, located in Hardtner Hall on the McNeese campus.   Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:   Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326   Or email: sjtanner@nlnac.org   All written comments should arrive at the NLNAC by Sept. 21, 2011.

Dr. Michael T. Smith, assistant professor of history at McNeese State University, has just released a new book titled, "The Enemy Within: Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North." The 256-page book was published by the University of Virginia Press. Stoked by a series of major scandals, popular fears of corruption in the Civil War North provide a unique window into Northern culture in the Civil War era. In his book, Smith relates these scandals-including those involving John C. Frémont's administration in Missouri, Benjamin F.

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From band camp to cooking lessons, from robotics to all kinds of sports, summer camps at McNeese State University offer something for everyone - from children to teens - in June and July. The campus more than doubles in population during the summer months - over 6,000 McNeese college students and summer campers share campus facilities. Programs range from a few hours in class to several days on campus and campers can stay in residence halls or commute, gaining a real taste of college life.

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Students who have enrolled and registered online for McNeese State University's fall semester have until 4 p.m. Aug. 12 to pay fees. Fall classes begin Aug. 17. Fall 2011 term bills will be available online after July 18 to students through the MyMcNeese Portal or their Banner Self-Service account. Fee bills will not be mailed. To access the fee bills, use the "View My Bill" link under the Student and/or Registration tabs on the Banner Self-Service page, or go to the "View My Bill" link under the Quick Links section on the MyMcNeese Portal homepage.

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the endowed CITGO Petroleum Corporation Professorship in Engineering. From left are: Eduardo Assef, vice president and general manager for the CITGO Lake Charles manufacturing complex, McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Dana Keel, CITGO interim government and public affairs manager, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the McNeese College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and Tomeu Vadell, CITGO general manager engineering and technical services. McNeese Photo

The 12TH annual McNeese State University Harp Camp will be offered July 25-29 in the Shearman Fine Arts Center at McNeese. The camp, sponsored by the McNeese Department of Performing Arts, is open to interested persons of all ages and all levels of experience, according to Barbara Belew, camp director. Cost is $45 and July 13 is the deadline for registration. For more information, call the McNeese performing arts department at 475-5028 or Belew at 475-5036.

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