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McNeese State University faculty Dr. Anil K. Kandalam, left, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Kiran Boggavarapu, assistant professor of chemistry, discuss the displayed model of the new class of magnetic superhalogens that they and some of their research colleagues have recently discovered.  McNeese Photo/Anne Cobb Two McNeese State University colleagues in chemistry and physics have collaborated with researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Johns Hopkins University to discover "magnetic superhalogens," a new class of superhalogens. Dr. Kiran Boggavarapu, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Anil K.

At the recent unveiling ceremony are: back from left to right, Robert Chandler, IAB chairman, Global Industries, Ben Garber, IAB treasurer, W.R. Grace, Wejee Lechtenberg, IAB vice chairman, Lechtenberg Consulting, and Mike Nodier, Polaris Engineering; and front from left to right, Karl Heimbach, Firestone Polymers, Patricia Heinen, Sasol North America, Dr. O. Carroll Karkalits, Brenda Donnelly, Shell Global Industries, Joe Brewster, ConocoPhillips, and Alex Boti, ReCon Engineering Management. The McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board has named the Faculty Excellence Award that it sponsors each year for a McNeese professor in honor of Dr. O.

Richard H. Reid, vice president for development and public affairs at McNeese State University and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, has been re-appointed to the President's Advisory Board of Directors for the Louisiana Asset Management Pool. LAMP operates under the Louisiana law as a cooperative endeavor to assist local state governmental entities in investment and is administered by a state non-profit corporation, LAMP Inc. Pratik Koirala, a physics senior at McNeese, has won several awards for his nanostructure research on superhalogens and hyperhalogens that he has worked on since his freshman year with McNeese faculty member Dr. Anil Kandalam, assistant professor of physics.

Late registration begins Friday, June 3, for all three summer sessions at McNeese State University. Students must be admitted to the university prior to registration and should see an adviser to get their alternate PIN, if required, prior to registration. Students registering late can go online to Banner Self-Service. Late summer registration ends for both the regular session and the first mini-session June 8, while late registration for the second mini-session ends June 29. Summer fee bills are now available online to students through the MyMcNeese Portal or their Banner Self-Service account. Students can view and print their registration, fee deferrals and McNeese Bookstore PTA accounts.

McNeese State University employees raised $16,906 to support United Way of Southwest Louisiana's 2010 campaign. On hand for the donation are, from left, Wilbert Kelly, grounds superintendent, Kim Russo, associate of auxiliary accounting, Dr. John Griffith, professor of chemical engineering, Amy Veuleman, instructor of communications studies and current McNeese United Way committee chair, and Beverly Smith, United Way of Southwest Louisiana. McNeese Photo

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University is partnering with the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at LSU to bring a mobile classroom to Lake Arthur for business training sessions for business owners June 15-16 at the Community Center on 701 Eighth St. The free business education sessions offered are: Wednesday, June 15 "Starting and Financing Your Business," 9-10:30 a.m. "Marketing 101," 10:45 a.m.-noon "Working with Your Bank to Get a Loan," 1-1:50 p.m. "Preparing Your Business for a Disaster," 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday, June 16 "Creating a Facebook Page for Your Company," 9-10:15 a.m. "Customer Service," 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Growing Your Business Online," 12:30-1:45 p.

Sixteen McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 21, at Burton Coliseum. Eight students were recognized for earning a 4.0 grade point average throughout their college careers-Benjamin G. Bourgeois II, Sulphur; Erin E. Casteel, Sulphur; Elisabeth L. Conley, Lake Charles; Morgan Paige Daigle, Iowa; Lauren A. Hebert, Sulphur; Laci C. LeBlanc, Estherwood; Sami L. Richmond, Westlake; and Bianca A. Romero, Morse. The other honor students recognized were: SUMMA CUM LAUDE: Jennifer J. Barrilleaux, Lake Charles; Lacey J. Bellon, Elton; Lindsay Rose Ellis, Lake Charles; Valerie Alyce Guinn, Jennings; Allison M.

Students who have enrolled and registered online for McNeese State University's summer classes have until 3:45 p.m. June 2 to pay fees. Classes begin June 7 for both the regular and first mini-sessions, while the second mini-session begins June 28. Summer 2011 term bills are available online to students through the MyMcNeese Portal or their Banner Self-Service account. Students can view and print their registration, fee deferrals and McNeese Bookstore PTA accounts.

Several activities are offered for area youth of all ages during the summer months on the McNeese State University campus. The McNeese Leisure Learning office offers numerous classes this summer for children of all ages—classes in guitar, cooking, digital photography, video game design, creative writing, Spanish, golf, forensic science, math and so much more.

"Ninth Thunder: Cough in a Lecture" Artists book McNeese State University professor of art, Heather Ryan Kelley, has recently had work accepted into two national exhibitions - one in New York and the other in Los Angeles. Kelley's print, "Milagritos, will be included in the New York Society of Etchers Inc. First National Exhibition show housed in the National Arts Club in June.

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