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Winner with award
Joe Racca, a visual arts major at McNeese, won a Student Silver Addy award at the recent American Advertising Federation's national conference.

McNeese Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Judy Hand has been selected to perform at the 2013 National Flute Association convention.

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McNeese State University ranks third in Louisiana among all public and private institutions with the greatest lifetime return on investment for its graduates.

Michael Shewmaker
McNeese State University alumnus Michael Shewmaker has received a 2013 Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University.

Students who have enrolled and registered online for McNeese's fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22 to pay fees. Fall classes begin Aug. 26.

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The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Season is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $5,000 to Banners. On hand for the donation are, from left, Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director, Chris Ehlers, KMI chief operating officer, and Chuck Ehlers, KMI president and CEO.

Registration for the fall semester at McNeese State University is currently underway through Aug. 19. The fall class schedule is available online at and all students should see an adviser, if required, to get their alternate PINS prior to registration. Aug. 5 is the deadline to apply for admission to McNeese for regular fall registration. Classes begin Aug. 26 and students can go online to and click on the "Current Students" tab and then select Banner Self-Service under Registration to begin the registration process.      For more information about fall registration, contact the Registrar's Office at 337-475-5356 or 1-800-622-3352, ext. 5356.

the tempation of St. Anthony
Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art at McNeese State University, has artwork included in the 10th Anniversary Art Melt Invitational exhibition in the Louisiana State University Museum of Art.

Erosion art work
Meghan Fleming, McNeese State University associate professor of art, has an exhibition titled "Fluid Land: Cartographic Drawings of a Southwest Louisiana Landscape," opening at Art Associates Gallery in the Central School Arts & Humanities Center.

The Governor's Program for Gifted Children- a seven-week summer residential program on the McNeese State University campus - will present two theatre productions and a concert July 24-27 as part of its closing activities.