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McNeese to Hold Virtual Awards Ceremony for Freshmen Scholarship Recipients

May 18, 2020

McNeese State University will hold a virtual awards ceremony Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. on the university’s Facebook page for incoming freshmen who have received a scholarship. “We’re excited to recognize and welcome our newest Cowboys and Cowgirls from Louisiana and around the nation,” said Dr. Toby Osburn, associate vice president for enrollment management…

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Virtual Commencement Celebration at McNeese Set for May 16

May 13, 2020

McNeese State University will honor its spring graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed on the university’s Facebook page. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of traditional spring commencement ceremonies scheduled at McNeese and at other institutions across the nation. “The…

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McNeese hosts Cowboy Camp for incoming freshman. Here students gather around the quad clock for 19:39

McNeese Combines Freshman Orientation and Cowboy Camp

May 8, 2020

McNeese State University has combined its two-day Cowboy Camp with its traditional summer orientation program to enhance the First Choice experience for all first-time freshmen.             “After 12 successful years with the Cowboy Camp program, we have decided to make this event available to all first-time freshmen,” according to Kedrick Nicholas, dean of students…

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Zoom tryouts for kickers

Cowgirl Kickers Prepare To Kick Off A New Season With Online Tryouts

April 29, 2020

McNeese State University Cowgirl Kicker tryouts are underway and have moved online this year. Originally scheduled to take place April 24-26, director Emily DeRouen and coach Lauren Morris replaced in-person with virtual auditions for the first time.  “Each year we begin training in late June/early July and we do not slow down until the completion…

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May 1 Is Financial Aid Priority Deadline at McNeese

April 23, 2020

May 1 is the financial aid application priority deadline for 2020-21 at McNeese State University. “New and continuing students should begin the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) procedures now for federal, state, university and private funding options,” said Taina Savoit, director of financial aid at McNeese. “FAFSA applications will be accepted after May…

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Leisure Learning at McNeese Brings the Classroom to You

April 21, 2020

McNeese State University’s Leisure Learning Office is offering a variety of classes online. “With 300 courses available online, Leisure Learning features everything from SAT/ACT prep to drawing for beginners,” says program director May Gray. “If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your job skills, explore a new career path or area of interest, Leisure Learning’s online…

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Riley Maggio and Merrit Jones

Two McNeese Music Majors Accepted to the Aria International Summer Music Academy

April 16, 2020

Two students in the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts at McNeese State University have been accepted into the Aria International Summer Music Academy in Massachusetts at Mount Holyoke College.  Merritt Jones and Riley Maggio, both junior music performance majors, were selected through a competitive audition process. During this intensive and in-depth program, Jones…

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LSBDC to Offer “Explore Options for Your Business to Survive COVID-19” Webinar

April 15, 2020

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University will be hosting a free webinar titled “Explore Options for Your Business to Survive COVID-19” from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 16. This course is intended to help small business owners find out more about available funding opportunities, including SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the…

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McNeese Autism Program Changes Lives

April 14, 2020

April is National Autism Month and for over 10 years the McNeese State University Autism Program has been changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. MAP revolves around the on-campus clinic staffed by six licensed board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs), doctoral-level faculty and 18 graduate student interns. “Our program not only provides a training…

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Student Central is Open and Ready to Help

April 6, 2020

Prospective students and their families can explore McNeese State University’s campus and find out about academic programs, scholarships and more from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to the communication efforts of university staff and recruiters. “We’re reaching out and engaging with applicants through email, text, over the phone and we will soon incorporate…

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