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Students who have enrolled and registered online for McNeese State University’s spring semester have until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15 to pay fees. Spring classes begin Jan. 21.

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"The Nutcracker" is returning to the Lake Area Dec. 13-15 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This holiday event is presented by the McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts.

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Turner Industries gave $2,500 to the Louisiana Environmental Research Center at McNeese State University.

The McNeese State University Student Art Association will host its annual holiday art sale from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Grand Gallery on the first floor of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

Registration for McNeese State University’s spring 2014 semester is currently underway through Jan. 10. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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The Market Basket Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to the McNeese Foundation for Market Basket Scholarships.

photograph print by McNeese Senior
The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts will host the Fall Senior Exhibition Nov. 21 - Dec. 12 in the Abercrombie Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Center. A public reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21.

The Department of Performing Arts will present the 2013 Band Spectacular Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.

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The city of Lake Charles is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art at McNeese State University, through Jan. 4, 2014, at the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center.

poster for The Glass Menagerie
The McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will bring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee William's classic play, "The Glass Menagerie," to the state at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-16 with a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 17