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Gumbo Bowls
The McNeese Department of Visual Arts is sponsoring a gumbo fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex Atrium.

February 22 - 3:00pm
Guest lecturer Ray Brassieur
Dr. Ray Brassieur will give a lecture titled, “Louisiana Healing Traditions Into the 21st Century,” at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 in the McNeese SEED Center.

A life and health insurance pre-licensing course will be offered Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27 on the McNeese State University Campus.

According to a recently completed economic impact study, in 2014 McNeese had a $371.6 million impact on the regional economy and a $407.8 million impact statewide. Click to read more.
The importance of McNeese State University to Southwest Louisiana and the state as a whole is more than just providing highly educated graduates for workforce needs. According to a recently completed economic impact study, in 2014 McNeese had a $371.6 million impact on the regional economy and a $407.8 million impact statewide. The report also shows that while McNeese received $19.2 million in state appropriations in 2014, it generated $22.7 million in tax return for the state. “McNeese is a tax generator for the state,” said Dr. Philip Williams, McNeese president.

February 19 - 7:00pm
Duplantis with woodwind instrument
The McNeese Department of Performing Arts will present a senior woodwind recital by Matthew Duplantis, Friday, Feb. 19.

February 18 - 7:00pm
Adams with saxophone
The McNeese Department of Performing Arts will present a senior saxophone recital by Alicia Adams, of Westlake, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Tritico Theatre.

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AT&T, as part of the AT&T Aspire initiative, has announced a $15,000 contribution to the McNeese State University Foundation to provide 10 engineering scholarships

McNeese financial aid staff members will visit area high schools Feb. 15-March 10 to explain financial aid application procedures to students. February is National Financial Aid Awareness Month.

February 6 - 7:00pm
Poet John Wood
Dr. John Wood, nationally known poet and photographic critic whose books in both fields have won major awards, will give a free poetry reading at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Stream Alumni Center

McNeese is the site for the SEED (Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development) Center that serves as a hub for economic development and entrepreneurial activities for the Southwest Louisiana region.
McNeese State University is the site for the SEED (Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development) Center that serves as a hub for economic development and entrepreneurial activities for the Southwest Louisiana region. The SEED Center houses the Student Innovation Center and McNeese is one of the first universities in the country to offer an innovation curriculum to all students. The Center also hosts the spring Undergraduate Scholar and Research Symposium that offers students the opportunity to conduct research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors.

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