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Month: April 2019

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McNeese Offers Summer STEM Academy

April 12, 2019

McNeese State University is now offering a summer program focused on science, technology, engineering and math for children entering grades 1-8. The McNeese STEM Academy is an 11-week program – May 28-Aug. 9 – that seeks to inspire and motivate young minds to explore the world around them and imagine, create, test, improve and solve everyday problems, according…

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McNeese Sets Orientations for Summer and Fall

April 12, 2019

Six orientation sessions are offered this summer for incoming freshmen for the 2019 summer session or fall semester at McNeese State University. All first-time freshmen are required to attend a one-day orientation, which includes orientation, academic advising and class registration for their first semester at McNeese. Orientations will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May…

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McNeese Hosts Opera Workshop

April 12, 2019

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present an opera workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. The opera workshop will feature a number of opera scenes, including Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The…

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McNeese Banners Presents 6 Guitars

April 12, 2019

Most musicians dedicate their whole lives to mastering just one genre of music. Chase Padgett, with his one man show, “6 Guitars,” has mastered six. “6 Guitars” is a pitch perfect combination of live music, touching comedy and expertly drawn characters and Banners at McNeese State University will present this show at 7 p.m. April…

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McNeese Hosts Jazz Band Concert

April 12, 2019

The McNeese State University Jazz Band will perform in a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Tritico Theatre. The concert is under the direction of Tim McMillen, visiting music lecturer. The program will include “Sackbut City” by Rayburn Wright, “This Time, Last Year” by Kris Berg, “Afternoon” by Pat Metheny and arranged…

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McNeese hosts internationally known flutist

April 12, 2019

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Performing Arts Department will present a program featuring internationally known flutist, teacher, jazz and film musician Jim Walker on Monday, April 15. This program – open free to the public – will include a master class from 9 a.m.-noon and a recital at 7 p.m., both in…

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McNeese Banners Presents the Americans

April 12, 2019

The acoustic trio – The Americans – is coming to the stage for a very special performance showcasing highlights of early American roots music at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese State University cultural season. This lecture/performance hybrid will treat the audience to an…

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McNeese Kay Dore’ Counseling Center Focuses on Suicide Education and Prevention

April 9, 2019

McNeese State University’s Kay Dore’ Counseling Center is positioning itself to be the first choice in educating the Lake Area community on suicide education and prevention. According to statistics from the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office, the suicide rate in Calcasieu Parish is above both the state and national average. KDCC is working with several local…

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McNeese Rodeo Fundraiser Set

April 9, 2019

The McNeese State University Rodeo Team is sponsoring its third annual celebrity boxing challenge fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, in the Health and Human Performance arena on campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fourteen bouts are scheduled with each contest consisting of three one-minute rounds. Competitors…

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McNeese Honors Student Employee of the Year

April 9, 2019

McNeese State University student Khristian Anthony, of Sulphur, has been recognized as the McNeese 2019 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year. Anthony works in the Community Services and Outreach Office, which oversees the early admissions and dual enrollment programs for high school students. Ashley Hesnor, of Ville Platte, is the other finalist. Hesnor works…

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