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Audiences will experience a dress rehearsal of sorts as cellist Dennis Parker and pianist Lina Morita present their program for an upcoming May performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Ralph Squires Recital Hall

The McNeese State University Student Art Association's annual spring art sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the lobby of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

McNeese State University alumnus Adam Johnson has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” set in North Korea.

Axiall Corp. has donated $10,000 for this year's Banners Series.

Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Boston Museum of Science, recently spoke at McNeese State University.

Dr. Thomas R. Laehn, assistant professor of government at McNeese State University, has just released his first book titled, "Pliny's Defense of Empire," which was simultaneously printed in both the United States and Great Britain by English publisher Routledge. "My book is on the political philosophy of a Roman imperial official named Pliny the Elder," said Laehn. "Pliny was the procurator, or chief financial officer, of several Roman provinces, a personal adviser to the Emperor Vespasian and the author of the world's first encyclopedia, "The Natural History." He died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.

Six McNeese State University faculty members are recipients of the 2013 Pinnacle Excellence awards, recognizing outstanding faculty achievement in each of the McNeese colleges -

Axiall Corp. has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the Foundation to be divided between the colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology.

Faculty, staff and students from McNeese State University participated in the second annual University of Louisiana System Academic Summit on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

McNeese State University will host a grand opening reception and silent auction fundraiser for the newly renovated Band Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 19.

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