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The McNeese State University Chemistry and Physics Department is currently taking applications for a graduate fellowship through the Doré School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education that leads to the Master of Science degree in environmental and chemical sciences. The fellowship is available for a currently certified Louisiana high school or middle school teacher to begin studies for the fall 2014 semester. The recipient will be awarded a $26,500 graduate level fellowship funded by the Board of Regents' Support Fund. The fellowship includes tuition, most fees and a stipend award for fall 2014, spring 2015, summer 2015 and summer 2016. The teacher will take classes, perform research and teach a freshman chemistry lab section.

McNeese State University offers an array of online degree and certificate programs for students interested in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The spring commencement ceremony for McNeese State University is May 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Burton Coliseum.
The spring commencement ceremony for McNeese State University is May 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Burton Coliseum.   Visit our commencement page for more information. Click here for a list of all graduates.

McNeese State University is partnering with the city of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to protect and improve the quality of life in Southwest Louisiana.

Presentation of award
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series has received the statewide Outstanding Arts Organization of the Year Award, presented by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.

Art print
The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host the Spring Senior Exhibition May 1-15 in the Abercrombie Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Center at McNeese State University.

Jazz Musician
McNeese State University’s Jazz and Percussion Festival featuring highly acclaimed jazz organist and trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco will close the 2014 McNeese Banners Cultural Season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

Ceramic pieces
The McNeese State University Art Association will hold its annual student spring art sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the lobby of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present the Concert Chorale and Men's and Women's Ensembles in a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.

April 26 - 7:30pm
singing group in letter jackets
The highly acclaimed doo-wop group, The Alley Cats, will perform the great songs of the 50s and 60s in concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, in F.G. Bulber Auditorium at McNeese State University as part of the 2014 Banners Cultural Season.