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Month: August 2018

Dr. Dennis Reid

McNeese 2018 Autism Conference

August 29, 2018

An “Independence in Autism” Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Farrar Hall on the McNeese State University campus. The conference is sponsored by the McNeese Autism Program, Department of Psychology and the Burton College of Education. The conference will provide family members, caretakers, behavior analysts, education professionals and other service…

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L’Auberge Casino Resort Vice President and General Manager Michael K. Pendergast; Dr. Nidal Daou, Burton College of Education; Dr. Derek D. Bussan, College of Science and Agriculture; Jennifer Barrow, College of Nursing and Health Professions; Dr. Catherine Anderson, College of Engineering and Computer Science; Dr. Md Al-Emran College of Business; Dr. Philippe Girard, College of Liberal Arts; and McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel.

2018 McNeese Pinnacle Award Winners

August 29, 2018

Six McNeese State University faculty members are recipients of the 2018 Pinnacle Excellence Awards established by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. – the parent company of L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles – to recognize outstanding faculty achievement in each of the McNeese colleges – business, education, engineering and computer science, liberal arts, nursing and health professions and…

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McNeese Faculty Potpourri Recital Set

August 29, 2018

McNeese State University’s W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free Faculty Potpourri Recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in Tritico Theatre. The program will feature: “Dance Preludes” by Witold Lutoslawski, with Jan Scott on clarinet and Ulysses Loken on piano; “A Song for a Friend” by Kevin McTee, with…

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Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese President, and Tim Hall, Louisiana Pigment Plant Manager

Louisiana Pigment Commits to McNeese First Choice Campaign

August 28, 2018

Louisiana Pigment has made a $75,000 commitment to the First Choice Campaign for McNeese State University. McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel and Louisiana Pigment Plant Manager Tim Hall Industry partners are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through the First Choice Campaign, a three-year initiative with a goal of raising $1 million…

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McNeese People on Campus

August 24, 2018

New officers and leaders have been selected for several student organizations on the McNeese State University campus for the 2018-2019 academic year. Student Government Association officers are: Erik Martzahn, president, Lake Charles; Andres Arias, vice president, Tulua, Colombia; Andrew Carruth, treasurer, Sanford, N.C.; Hunter Little, speaker, Lake Charles; Carlee Smith, speaker pro-tempore, Nederland, Texas; Jaymee…

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2018-2019 McNeese Theatre Roundup

August 20, 2018

The Lake Area community is invited to meet the McNeese State University theatre program’s faculty, production directors and students at the annual Theatre Roundup at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in Tritico Theatre. Information will be available about the season’s productions, auditions and technical work and directors will give an overview of the upcoming theatre…

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Students enjoy sno-cones during Howdy Rowdy Week

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Continues This Week at McNeese

August 17, 2018

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back 2018 kicks off the fall semester Monday, Aug. 20, for thousands of new and returning students to the McNeese State University campus with a variety of events over the next two weeks. This event provides numerous opportunities for students to experience what campus and community life has to offer. Scheduled events…

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Sari Bosnyak and Dr. Edward Ferguson wit a horse

McNeese Welcomes International Intern

August 15, 2018

Sari Bosnyak, left, a Nottingham Trent University graduate student from the United Kingdom, is working on her thesis with Dr. Edward Ferguson, professor of animal sciences and an internationally known equine researcher. She is the first international intern for the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University. Equine research being…

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Thaddeus Richard

People On Campus

August 13, 2018

Thaddeus Richard, a psychology senior from Eunice at McNeese State University, has been recognized as the national student of the year by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Richard is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Phillip M. Summers Student of the Year award that is presented to one student among the 187 national chapters who demonstrates leadership…

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2018 McNeese Fall Late Registration Set

August 13, 2018

Students can still register for the fall 2018 semester at McNeese State University online or with their faculty adviser during late registration Aug. 17-21. 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 online to and…

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