A generous $1 million memorial gift for Cameron Parish native and business man Leslie R. Richard has been given to the McNeese Foundation for academic scholarships.
Dr. Steven Rainey, assistant professor of geography at McNeese, has been selected for a Fulbright Award to teach and conduct research for a semester in Brazil at the Federal University of Rondonia in Porto Velho.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Citgo Petroeum Professorship in Engineering.
Four recent graduates of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy have been sworn in as McNeese State University police officers.
Dr. Toby Osburn has been presented the 2013 Dr. Dan Seymour Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.
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.
Knight Media Inc. has donated $5,000 to Banners at McNeese State University.
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
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present the Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers in a free fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.