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Month: June 2018

McNeese Names Interim Dean of Burton College of Education

June 28, 2018

Dr. Angelique M. Ogea, associate professor of education professions, has been named interim dean of the Burton College of Education at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective July 1 following the announcement of the retirement of Dr.…

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Larger Than-Life Cowboy Mural

June 28, 2018

A larger-than-life cowboy has appeared on the west side of the Shearman Fine Arts Center on the McNeese State University campus. “We are rebranding McNeese to demonstrate that this is an exceptional university with a proud history and a bright future. This mural is one of the first steps in our MyMcNeese campaign,” said McNeese…

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McNeese Education Programs Earn Reaccreditation

June 28, 2018

All teacher education programs in the McNeese State University Burton College of Education have earned reaccreditation for another seven years from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for education preparation. In an announcement, CAEP says that McNeese’s teacher preparation programs at all levels meet the “rigorous,…

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Dr. Michael Buckles has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at McNeese State University.

McNeese Names Dean of College of Liberal Arts

June 21, 2018

Dr. Michael Buckles has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at McNeese State University. The appointment was approved at Thursday’s (June 21) meeting of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The appointment is effective Aug. 1, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president of academic affairs and…

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Seven members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band are participating this summer in the elite Drum Corps International

Pride of McNeese Band Members Selected for Elite Drum Corps International

June 20, 2018

Seven members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band are participating this summer in the elite Drum Corps International (DCI), which consists of 47 corps from the United States, Canada and Europe. The students will perform and compete head-to-head with their corps units during a national tour that ends with the DCI…

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MFA student Ashlee Lhamon has been accepted into the 2018 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at the University of California in San Diego.

McNeese MFA Student Accepted into National Workshop

June 20, 2018

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Ashlee Lhamon has been accepted into the 2018 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at the University of California in San Diego. Lhamon – one of 18 applicants selected for this national workshop – will spend an intensive six weeks on the UC San Diego campus…

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Dr. Daryl Burckel and Jennifer Leger of McNeese accept a $5,000 check from Ryan Abell and Vic Wukovits of the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

McNeese Receives Donation from Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

June 18, 2018

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Rotary Club of Greater Lake Charles Scholarship. The donation is from money raised during the annual Rotary auction. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president; Ryan Abell, Greater Lake Charles…

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The College National Finals Rodeo runs through Saturday, June 16.

McNeese Wins Four National Rodeo Championships

June 16, 2018

McNeese State University captured three national individual championships, one team championship and one reserve championship Saturday night at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, is the national champion inboth breakaway roping and goat tying as well as the national women’s all-around champion. McNeese also swept the women’s team…

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The College National Finals Rodeo runs through Saturday, June 16.

Four McNeese Rodeo Members Make Finals

June 15, 2018

Four members of the McNeese State University rodeo team have qualified for Saturday’s (June 16) finals at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The top 12 competitors in each of the events qualify for Saturday’s championship finals. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, has earned spots in both goat tying and breakaway roping Saturday…

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McNeese MFA Graduate Receives Prestigious Stanford Lectureship

June 14, 2018

McNeese State University graduate Jenn Alandy Trahan has been awarded the prestigious Jones Lectureship in Fiction at Stanford University. As a Jones Lecturer, Trahan will teach courses in creative writing while working to complete her first book. The two-year lectureship is only available to previous Wallace Stegner Fellows in the creative writing program at Stanford.…

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