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McNeese Banners cancels presentation tonight by Wildlife Expert Peter Gros

Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

Special note: Tonight’s presentation by wildlife expert Peter Gros in F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of Banners at McNeese State University has been canceled due to a family emergency for one of his animal handlers. Tickets which have already been purchased will be reimbursed or honored for one of the remaining 2018 Banners season performances….

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McNeese Banners Hosts Grammy and Emmy Winning Trumpet Performer Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval

Winner of 10 Grammys, an Emmy and protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval will lead the Arturo Sandoval Sextet in a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Benjamin W. Mount Theatre in Central School’s Arts and Humanities Center of Lake Charles as part of the 2018 Banners at…

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McNeese Banners Schedules Classic Disney Film Mary Poppins

Movie poster featuring Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

A free public screening of the 1964 classic Walt Disney movie, “Mary Poppins,” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Stokes Auditorium of McNeese State University’s Hardtner Hall as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”)…

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McNeese Receives Donation from Southwest Louisiana District Senior Olympic Games

Dr. Burckel and Dr. Adrian and Dr. Soileau of McNeese accept a check from Angela Jouett of Southwest Louisiana District Senior Games.

The Southwest Louisiana District Senior Olympic Games has donated $5,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation for the Health and Human Performance Senior Games Award Scholarship it established last year. McNeese’s Health and Human Performance Department has hosted the regional senior games for over 20 years. On hand for the presentation are from left: Dr….

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McNeese hosts Amina Flore senior recital

Amina Flore

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior clarinet recital by instrumental music education major Amina Flore, of Orange, Texas, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. Her program will include: “Concerto in B Flat Major” by Johann…

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McNeese Hosts Composer for Residency

Melissa Dunphy

Nationally acclaimed award-winning composer Melissa Dunphy will be in residence April 19-20 with the McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts. Her works will be featured in free public recitals on those dates at 7 p.m at First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles (corner of Kirkman and Broad streets). Dunphy,…

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McNeese Receives Donation from Lake Charles Coca-Cola for Student Scholarship

Ken Francis and Blaine Royer of Coca Cola stand with Eddie Meche of McNeese for the check presentation.

Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $15,000 to McNeese State University to establish Coco-Cola Scholarship #8 through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left: Ken Francis, sales center manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, Blaine Royer, on-premise sales manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, and Eddie Meche, McNeese vice president for business…

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McNeese Announces 2018 Spring Court

Mr. McNeese Thaddeus Richard and Miss McNeese Rachel Zachary

McNeese State University students, Thaddeus Richard, a psychology senior from Eunice, and Rachel Zachary, a political science senior from Sulphur, have been selected as Mr. and Miss McNeese on the 2018 Spring Court. Richard is the son of Thaddeus and Tricia Richard. He is treasurer of the Student Government Association, a Blue and Gold Peerleader…

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McNeese Banners to Present Monster Fish Host Zeb Hogan

Zeb Hogan stands in water holding a large fish

Zeb Hogan, freshwater ecologist and host of National Geographic’s “Monster Fish” television show, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Parra Ballroom in McNeese State University’s Holbrook Student Union Annex as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. This event is open free to the public. Hogan works to preserve the…

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McNeese hosts internationally known flutist in recital


The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present British flutist and composer Ian Clarke in a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Tritico Theatre. Clarke will be accompanied by McNeese faculty members Lina Morita on piano and Judy Hand on flute. His program will consist of…

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