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(April 13, 2017) Six orientation sessions are offered this summer for incoming freshmen for the 2017 summer session or fall semester at McNeese State University. All first-time freshmen are required to attend a one-day orientation, which includes orientation, academic advising and class registration for their first semester at McNeese. Orientations will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17, May 25, June 7, June 23, June 29 and July 12 in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. Students must register in advance for the orientation date they plan to attend by going online to

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CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $5,000 donation for business scholarships in the McNeese College of Business.

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Keri and Rob McCorquodale, as well as Keri's brother, Jeff Forbess, have given $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Sherry Blount Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Javier Olondo
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free guest recital featuring guitarist Javier Olondo at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Tritico Theatre.

April 13 - 6:00pm
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A free screening of the 2002 documentary “Mystic Iran: The Unseen World” will play at the Holbrook Student Union at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, as a part of this season’s Banners at McNeese State University film series.

Jaren Braud
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior trumpet recital by Jaren Braud of Orange, Texas, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

April 10 - 3:00pm
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McNeese State University’s SAGE spring series concludes Monday, April 10, with a lecture by Dr. Janet Allured titled “On Their Own: Three Remarkable Louisiana Women Who Made a Difference” at 3 p.m. in the McNeese SEED Center.

McNeese State University Theatre will conclude its 2016-2017 season with its first musical production in three years - Cole Porter’s musical “Kiss Me Kate.”

Portrait by Mark Sission
The 30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will open with a reception honoring the exhibiting artists from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Grand Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex at McNeese State University.

April 4 - 6:00pm
The 2017 spring season of Banners at McNeese State University presents the documentary film “The Wrecking Crew” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Cinemark Lake Charles