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Month: September 2018

Spencer Jackson, engineering senior, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, Rainwater, Stacy Lyons, elementary education and visual arts senior, Chloe Pugliese, elementary education junior, and Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management.

Changing Lives Through Scholarships

September 23, 2018

Many students are able to attend McNeese State University for one reason—scholarships. A recent $10,000 donation from a 1985 McNeese alumnus has changed the lives of four students by providing financial support to obtain a degree. Paul Rainwater, a native of DeQuincy, is a former local and state government official in Louisiana and an expert…

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Katie Williams

McNeese Hosts Katie Williams for Fiction Reading

September 23, 2018

Author Katie Williams will give a free fiction reading at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Business Conference Center at McNeese State University. This reading is sponsored by the McNeese Honors College and the Department of English and Foreign Languages. Williams is the author of  “The Space Between the Trees” (2010), “Absent” (2013) and…

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McNeese Hosts Johnnie Bankens and Michael Borowitz for Guest Recital

September 23, 2018

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a recital featuring alumnus Johnnie Bankens, bass-baritone, and pianist Michael Borowitz at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Tritico Theatre. This free program will include works by such composers as Schubert, Debussy, Barber and Poulenc. A native of Sulphur, Bankens has…

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Dr. Tari Dilks

McNeese Nursing Professor Elected to National Leadership Role

September 21, 2018

Dr. Tari Dilks, professor of nursing at McNeese State University, has been elected president-elect of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors. Dilks will begin her term at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference Oct. 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio. Dilks is co-coordinator of McNeese’s Master of Science in Nursing programs and director of the psychiatric/mental…

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McNeese Women’s Rodeo Team Takes First Place

September 21, 2018

The McNeese State University women’s rodeo team took first place and the men’s team placed fifth at the recent Panola Junior College Rodeo in Tatum, Texas. Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, won the women’s all-around competition. She also placed first in breakaway roping and tied for first place in goat tying. In breakaway roping, Lexi Gunter, Sulphur,…

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David Sickey and Greg Raynor of Coushatta present a check to Joyce Patterson of McNeese Alumni Association

McNeese Alumni Association Receives Homecoming Donation

September 21, 2018

Coushatta Casino Resort donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Alumni Association to help sponsor 2018 Homecoming week activities. On hand for the presentation are from left: David Sickey, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana chairman; Joyce Patterson, director of McNeese Alumni Affairs; and Greg Raynor, Coushatta Casino Resort chief financial officer.

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James David Cain Jr., McNeese Alumni Association president, accepts the donation from Heather Hidalgo and Kevin Holland of CHRISTUS Ocshner Health

McNeese Alumni Association Receives Donation for Homecoming Events

September 21, 2018

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Alumni Association to help co-sponsor 2018 Homecoming week activities Oct. 20-27. James David Cain Jr., center, McNeese Alumni Association president, accepts the donation from CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana representatives Heather Hidalgo, left, director of marketing and communications, and Kevin Holland, CEO.

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Preview Day is Oct 6

McNeese 2018 Fall Preview Day Set

September 19, 2018

McNeese State University’s annual Fall Preview Day for prospective students and their families will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. This event is sponsored by the Admissions and Recruiting Office. Fall Preview Day is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to tour campus, learn about admissions, colleges and offered majors and…

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Joli Blon, the official McNeese beer will begin distribution on Sept. 17.

McNeese to Introduce Joli Blon Beer

September 19, 2018

McNeese will soon introduce a popular tradition to restaurants and retailers throughout Louisiana with the launch of Joli Blon, the official McNeese beer. “We are excited to partner with one of the most established and highly successful Louisiana craft breweries, Bayou Teche, to create this unique beer and to work with our wholesale partner, Southwest…

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Fall SAGE 2018 theme is Rolling on the River

McNeese Fall 2018 SAGE Series

September 19, 2018

McNeese State University’s 2018 Fall SAGE series will kick off with a presentation titled, “Between the Levees: Adrift on America’s Untamable River,” by Boyce Upholt at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the SEED Center. SAGE offers a series of short lectures and discussions on a specific theme each fall and spring held on Monday…

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