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Bryan Proksch
Bryan Proksch, assistant professor of music at McNeese, recently presented a paper on the music of Joseph Haydn at a symposium in Eisenstadt, Austria, held in the composer’s house-turned-museum at the invitation of the International Haydn Foundation and the Haydn Festspiele

The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a guest artist recital featuring violinist Lin He, assistant professor of violin at Louisiana State University, and pianist Lina Morita, assistant professor of music at McNeese, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.

Dr. Joe Cash Receiving Award
Dr. Joe Cash, retired chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at McNeese State University, was recently honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status.

McNeese State University will host a Parents Weekend Oct. 7-8. “This weekend is a great way for parents to connect with their student and enjoy what McNeese has to offer,” said Kedrick Nicholas, Assistant Dean of Student Services.

McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will present "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 2 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.           "Pygmalion" remains Shaw's most popular and most famous play, mostly through its film adaptation as "My Fair Lady." It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined society lady merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. Eliza teaches Henry that being a lady is more than just speaking like one.

"Thrive" by Marielle Myers, Alumna Stoneware, acrylic, oil paint. Two McNeese State University exhibitions - the Annual Faculty Exhibition and Emerging Artists and Their Mentors - will have a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in McNeese's Grand and Abercrombie Galleries respectively. Both exhibits are currently on display and the free reception coincides with the citywide Annual Gallery Promenade 2011.        The Annual Faculty Exhibition features 45 recent works by visual arts faculty members including Robbie Austin, Cynthia Howes-Baskin, Ken Baskin, Martin Bee, Meghan Fleming, Amanda Hext, Teresa Johnson, Heather Ryan Kelley, Lisa Reinauer, Lynn Reynolds, Larry Schuh, Lewis Temple and Gerry Wubben.

The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free guest artist recital featuring the Post-Haste Reed Duo of Sean Fredenburg, saxophone, and Javier Rodriguez, bassoon, with Mitchell Giambalvo on piano,

McNeese State University has partnered with Higher One, a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to offer faster delivery of refunds to students. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the all-new McNeese Choice Card and this new refund process. Who Gets A Refund? Students may receive refunds related to financial aid, scholarships, account over payments or other financial transactions with the University. How Are Refunds Delivered To Students? Students can select one of three options to receive their refund. Easy RefundSM deposit to the OneAccount, a no monthly fee checking account (refunds available the day McNeese releases them to Higher One).

McNeese Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members (from left) Jon Landry, Lafayette, Ross Conner, Grand Lake, Will Hetzel, Jennings, Deil LaLande, chapter president, Lake Charles, Collise Dupont, South Cameron, Ryan Rapp, Sulphur, Nicholas Dessauer, Lake Charles, chapter adviser Jimmy Grigus and Lance Horner, national Pi Kappa Alpha consultant, with the Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award at the recent international convention in Memphis, Tenn.   The McNeese State University Lambda Upsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity received the Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award - recognizing it as one of the top 40 chapters - at the recent Pi Kappa Alpha International Convention in Memphis, Tenn.

Ross Theriot, left, McNeese executive director of Up 'til Dawn, received the Danny Thomas Leadership Award and a $500 scholarship, while Liz Sanders, multimedia specialist in the McNeese marketing department, received the Advisor of the Year Award at the St. Jude 2011 Collegiate Leadership Seminar. McNeese State University's Up 'til Dawn program received two national awards at the annual St. Jude 2011 Collegiate Leadership Seminar recently held at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.   Ross Theriot, of Creole, executive director of Up 'til Dawn, was one of two students awarded the 2011 Danny Thomas Leadership Award and a $500 scholarship in recognition of his contributions to the mission of St.