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Dr Jay Sconyers and McNeese students demonstrate fundamental band skills

McNeese Bands Create Virtual Guides for High School Students

August 12, 2020

McNeese State University Bands is providing a new resource for high school band students to develop their skills through a series of virtual guides to marching band fundamentals. The 11-video series, which is available at mcneesebands.com/visual, is intended as an instructional supplement for high school teachers, as well as a method of asynchronous learning for…

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A statue of John McNeese surrounded by greenery and flowers on campus

McNeese Fall 2020 Late Registration Set

August 11, 2020

Students can still register for the fall 2020 semester at McNeese State University online or with their faculty adviser during late registration Aug. 13-18. Classes begin Aug. 17. Students must be admitted to the university and should see an adviser to get their alternate PIN, if required, prior to registration. To register, students can go…

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Heifer Program Featured in National Magazine

August 10, 2020

McNeese’s Heifer Development Program – a one-of-a-kind Louisiana program that supports the local cattle industry – was featured in an article in the recent issue of BEEF magazine, the nation’s leading cattle publication. The article focuses on custom heifer development and how beef producers are discovering that sending heifers off the farm for development helps cut…

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Lt. Col. Tommy Marks in front of the American Flag and Executive seal.

Changing Lives for a Lifetime

August 10, 2020

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tommy Marks, a 1977 McNeese State University health and physical education graduate, attended McNeese on a track scholarship. He was a cadet in the ROTC program and credits this experience for leading him towards a military career. “I was commissioned as a second lieutenant and reported for duty in 1978,”…

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Two band students in their blue and gold uniforms stand at the ready as Dr. Jay Sconyers talks to the camera.

McNeese Band Preparing Young Musicians for Success

August 10, 2020

Dr. Jay Sconyers, Director of Bands, is reaching potential Pride of McNeese members through a new video series, Virtual Guide to Visual Fundamentals. The 11-video series features Dr. Sconyers and music majors Tommy Holland and Audie Mae Owens leading viewers through a number of essential skills needed to develop visual performance proficiency. All videos are…

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James Landreneau, head softball coach, Kimberly Griffin, David Griffin, Heath Shroyer, interim athletics director and head basketball coach, and Kason Kimbrell, assistant athletics director for development and fundraising.

Griffin Family Support Develop the Diamond Campaign

August 10, 2020

Kimberly and David Griffin of Lake Charles have pledged $50,000 over four years to the Develop the Diamond Campaign to benefit renovations to the McNeese Softball Press Box. The Develop the Diamond Campaign provides funds for numerous indoor and outdoor improvements to the Cowgirl softball facility. To contribute to the campaign or for more information,…

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A statue of John McNeese surrounded by greenery and flowers on campus

McNeese 2020 Fall Fee Deadline

August 6, 2020

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University’s 2020 fall classes have until Aug. 11 to pay fees. Fall classes begin Aug. 17. McNeese offers an installment plan for paying tuition and fees that is divided into three payments. Students are required to pay one-third of the total amount plus a $30 processing fee…

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McNeese Engineering Student Helps Design the Next Generation of Spacesuits at NASA Internship

August 4, 2020

Kevin Romero, a senior electrical engineering student at McNeese, is gaining valuable skills through a second internship with NASA in Houston, Texas. Raised in a military family, Romero now calls Lake Charles home. Before coming to McNeese, he worked as an electrician. “I always loved tinkering with electronics and fixing things. Working as an electrician…

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There’s Still Time to Register for McNeese 2020 Fall Semester

August 4, 2020

There’s still time to apply for admission and register for the 2020 regular fall semester at McNeese State University. Registration is currently underway through Aug. 7. The fall class schedule is available online at www.mcneese.edu/schedule and all students should see an adviser, if required, to get their alternate PINS prior to registration.   Classes begin…

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The McNeese baseball team lines up for the national anthem. Five members of the men's golf team gather around for a photo.

Cowboy Baseball and Golf Earn Academic Awards

August 3, 2020

The Cowboy baseball program has earned its fifth consecutive American Baseball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Excellence Award. The Cowboys are one of only 12 Division 1 teams in the country – and the only Southland Conference team – to receive the ABCA academic achievement recognition for five straight years for college programs whose student-athletes post…

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