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Seven McNeese State University men's and women's rodeo team members have qualified for the 65th College National Finals Rodeo to be held June 9-15 in Casper, Wyo.

Registration for McNeese State University’s summer sessions is currently underway through June 3, while registration for the fall semester is underway through Aug. 19.

McNeese State University is launching a radio station - 88.3 FM KBYS (Cowboys), and is holding a contest to determine the logo and slogan.

Award winners for the 26th annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition have been selected. This year’s competition attracted 726 entries from 242 artists from throughout the United States and is part of the McNeese State University Banners Cultural Season.

Jon C. Wall Jr., a biological science senior from Sulphur, and Taylor Beth-Elaine Beard, a government senior from Grand Lake, have been selected Mr. McNeese and Miss McNeese of the 2013 Spring Court.

The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host the Spring Senior Exhibition April 25-May 16 in the Abercrombie Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Center at McNeese State University.

McNeese State University alumnus Adam Johnson has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” set in North Korea.

Axiall Corp. has donated $10,000 for this year's Banners Series.

Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Boston Museum of Science, recently spoke at McNeese State University.

Dr. Thomas R. Laehn, assistant professor of government at McNeese State University, has just released his first book titled, "Pliny's Defense of Empire," which was simultaneously printed in both the United States and Great Britain by English publisher Routledge. "My book is on the political philosophy of a Roman imperial official named Pliny the Elder," said Laehn. "Pliny was the procurator, or chief financial officer, of several Roman provinces, a personal adviser to the Emperor Vespasian and the author of the world's first encyclopedia, "The Natural History." He died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.

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