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An exhibit highlighting the 50th anniversary of McNeese State University’s Frazar Memorial Library – its history and development from 1961 to present day - is currently on display during regular library hours through Dec. 11.

Dr. Joe Cash Receiving Award
Dr. Joe Cash, retired chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at McNeese State University, was recently honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status.

Oct. 14 is the deadline for community entries for the 2011 McNeese State University Homecoming Parade scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

Dan L. Donald Jr., from left, chairman and chief executive officer for Jeff Davis Bank and Trust Company, Richard Reid, executive vice president of the McNeese State University Foundation, and Dr. Philip C. Williams, McNeese president,

McNeese State University will host a Parents Weekend Oct. 7-8. “This weekend is a great way for parents to connect with their student and enjoy what McNeese has to offer,” said Kedrick Nicholas, Assistant Dean of Student Services.

McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will present "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 2 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.           "Pygmalion" remains Shaw's most popular and most famous play, mostly through its film adaptation as "My Fair Lady." It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined society lady merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. Eliza teaches Henry that being a lady is more than just speaking like one.

"Thrive" by Marielle Myers, Alumna Stoneware, acrylic, oil paint. Two McNeese State University exhibitions - the Annual Faculty Exhibition and Emerging Artists and Their Mentors - will have a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in McNeese's Grand and Abercrombie Galleries respectively. Both exhibits are currently on display and the free reception coincides with the citywide Annual Gallery Promenade 2011.        The Annual Faculty Exhibition features 45 recent works by visual arts faculty members including Robbie Austin, Cynthia Howes-Baskin, Ken Baskin, Martin Bee, Meghan Fleming, Amanda Hext, Teresa Johnson, Heather Ryan Kelley, Lisa Reinauer, Lynn Reynolds, Larry Schuh, Lewis Temple and Gerry Wubben.

The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free guest artist recital featuring the Post-Haste Reed Duo of Sean Fredenburg, saxophone, and Javier Rodriguez, bassoon, with Mitchell Giambalvo on piano,

Meagan Green, a visual arts junior from Sulphur, helped hang a local art exhibit at the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center in Lake Charles titled "As Far as the Eye Can See" by one of her McNeese art professors - Lisa Reinauer. Conducting research, tagging wildlife and hanging art exhibits-these types of internships allow McNeese State University students to connect their classroom knowledge with on-the-job applications. Whether the internships are offered only in the summer or are ongoing, paid or unpaid or for academic credit or just for the experience, internships put students a step ahead in today's job market upon graduation. According to Mary Kaye Eason, instructor and coordinator of support services for the College of Business, internships are a win-win for students

The Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at McNeese State University has been named one of the Top 50 MFA programs in the United States, according to a ranking released in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers magazine.

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