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Month: January 2019

“From the Founding Fathers to Vincent van Gogh” is the theme of the spring 2019 SAGE series

McNeese 2019 Spring SAGE Series Set

January 31, 2019

“From the Founding Fathers to Vincent van Gogh” is the theme of the spring 2019 SAGE series, held at 3 p.m. on Mondays in the McNeese State University SEED Center. SAGE offers a series of short lectures and discussions centered on a specific theme each fall and spring. This spring’s series will kick off on…

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Pride of McNeese Marching Band

McNeese to Host High School Regional Honor Band Weekend

January 31, 2019

The McNeese State University High School Regional Honor Band Weekend will be hosted Feb. 7-9 by the McNeese Bands program. High school band directors from 22 high schools across Louisiana and Texas nominated over 200 of their best student-musicians, from which two concert bands were selected, according to Dr. Jay N. Jacobs, director bands at…

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Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, Megan Hartman, Phillips 66 public relations manager, and Richard G. Harbison, Phillips 66 plant manager

Phillips 66 Donates to McNeese College of Engineering & Computer Science

January 28, 2019

Phillips 66 has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese Foundation. The donation is designated for the power engineering laboratory, the Engineering is Elementary program and student engineering organizations. On hand for the donation are, from left, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, Megan Hartman, Phillips 66…

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Irvin Louque with a Blue Jay sitting on his hand

Changing Lives Through Mentorship and Connections

January 28, 2019

As the park manager of Tuten Park for the city of Lake Charles, Irvin Louque loves his job. He enjoys teaching the community about the various plants and animals that inhabit in the park. Louque, a natural resource conservation management graduate of McNeese State University, says area schools also bring children to the park to…

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McNeese Chamber Recital 2019

January 23, 2019

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present an evening of chamber music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Tritico Theatre. The free recital will feature Judy Hand, flute, Beverly Jones, oboe, Jan Scott, clarinet, Susan Lauderdale, bassoon, Rod Lauderdale, horn, and Lina Morita, piano. The program will…

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McNeese MFA Program to Host Free Reading

January 23, 2019

Author Amina Gautier will give a free fiction reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the McNeese State University Business Conference Center as the Ada Vincent Visiting Writer. This reading is sponsored by the McNeese Master of Fine Arts program and a Juliet Hardtner Endowed Professorship. Gautier is the award-winning author of  “The Loss…

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B.J. Hebert and Dr. Daryl Burckel

Changing Lives Through Alumni Experience

January 22, 2019

B.J. Hebert, a 1988 chemical engineering graduate from McNeese State University, recently told a classroom of McNeese senior engineering majors that “success is all about making an investment in oneself.” His conversation with the students highlighted how putting in the extra effort and time in his career is what prepared him to serve as the…

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Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Dr. Peggy Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Ann and Ray Todd, and McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel

Nursing Scholarship Established at McNeese by Ann and Ray Todd

January 17, 2019

Ann and Ray Todd have donated $40,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Ann Smith Todd Scholarship for nursing majors. On hand for the presentation are from left Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Dr. Peggy Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing…

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Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

McNeese Fall 2018 President’s Honor List

January 14, 2019

The President’s Honor List for the fall 2018 semester at McNeese State University has been announced. To be on the President’s Honor List, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average or better while carrying at least 15 semester hours. A senior eligible for graduation but carrying less than 15 hours…

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McNeese Fall 2018 Honor Roll

January 14, 2019

The McNeese State University Honor Roll for the 2018 fall semester has been announced. The honor roll lists undergraduate students earning at least a 3.0 or B average while carrying 12 or more semester hours. Honor Roll is as follows: LAKE CHARLES: Azeez I. Abbasi, Jasmine Noell Abel, Nicholas R. Abshire, John Adam Agee, Marie…

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