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March 15 - 7:00pm
Popovich with cat and dog
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is coming to Lake Charles on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in Burton Coliseum as part of the 2016 season of Banners at McNeese.

Motivational speaker
McNeese State University will promote alcohol awareness on campus this month to show students that the university wants their relationship with alcohol to be both healthy and responsible

A property and casualty insurance pre-licensing course will be offered from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-12 and March 18-19 on the McNeese State University campus by Bossier Parish Community College

March 11 - 7:00pm
David Sears
David Sears, a veteran troop commander for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, will share his more than 20 years of experiences at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, as part of the 2016 Banners at McNeese series

McNeese State University art professor Martin Bee displays one of the many illustrations of rock star Steven Tyler that he created for the Skittles commercial that ran during Super Bowl 50. Bee submitted several illustrations until the ad agency and Tyler agreed upon the sketch used in the commercial.
What does a McNeese State University professor, rock star Steven Tyler and Super Bowl 50 all have in common? (March 1, 2016) This year’s popular Skittles commercial. You know the one –Tyler comes face to face with a caricature-like portrait of himself made out of Skittles that comes to life and is encouraged by Tyler to go “higher” and “higher” as it belts out the iconic rock song “Dream On” performed by Tyler with the band Aerosmith back in the 70s before it explodes into a million pieces on that last high note? Martin Bee, professor of art at McNeese since 1987, created the artwork for Tyler’s portrait for that commercial. And no one knew, not even his classes, until the night of Super Bowl 50. “I had signed a non-disclosure agreement so that’s why I couldn’t say anything,” said Bee.

The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host High School Portfolio Day 2016 for junior and senior art students from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

The McNeese Performing Arts Department will host a faculty flute recital featuring Judy Hand at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Tritico Theatre as part of its Spring Faculty/Guest Artist Series

March 3 - 7:00pm
South African dancers
Cirque Zuma Zuma will be in Lake Charles at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Burton Coliseum as part of the 2016 lineup of Banners at McNeese State University

March 5 - 3:00pm
Princess Bride movie poster
A free screening of the film, “The Princess Bride,” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Cinemark Movie Theatre as part of the 2016 season of Banners at McNeese.

March 2 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
The Spring 2016 McNeese State University Career Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in the Recreational Complex on campus.

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