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McNeese ranks second among public and private schools in Louisiana for affordable tuition, fourth for the best average starting salary and fifth for the best college education value.

Three McNeese rodeo members - Wayne Bamford, Jim Campbell and Thomas “Tom” D. Watson Jr. - have been selected for induction into the McNeese Rodeo Hall of Fame.

McNeese Ducks Unlimited will kick off its inaugural event called "Sportsman's Night Out" at 6 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Our Lady Queen of Heaven Life Center.

October 28 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
The Boston Brass - the premier brass group in America - will be in residency at McNeese State University from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 in F.G. Bulber Auditorium.

Dalton Hinton, a senior from Moss Bluff, and Truclinh Truong, a senior from Lake Charles, have been named as McNeese’s 2015 Homecoming King and Queen.

The McNeese State University Rodeo Team is holding its 61st annual rodeo at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Burton Complex Outdoor Arena.

The Market Basket Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to McNeese State University for the Market Basket Academic Scholarship.

Several contests were held in conjunction with Homecoming activities on the McNeese State University campus this week. Phi Mu won first place in the Homecoming float, University Large Division.

October 26 - 7:00pm
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free percussion studio recital at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in the Tritico Theatre.

October 26 - 6:00pm
HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen will present a free lecture titled, “Past Empires Strike Back: Europe’s Uncertainties” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at McNeese.