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Month: September 2019

Kedrick Nicholas, dean of students, Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist with the foundation, Robin Semien, assistant registrar, Ryan Preatto, director of student activities and cultural engagement and Janise Lewis, accounting specialist 2. McNeese Photo

McNeese Receives Scholarship Donation

September 30, 2019

The McNeese State University Black Faculty-Staff Council donated $15,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish the Creating Opportunities for Recruiting Excellence Scholarship. The scholarship is designated for an area freshman from an under represented population. Money for the scholarship was raised through faculty and staff contributions, private funds and a donation from the McNeese Alumni…

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Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, Jim Beam, and John Alario Jr., Louisiana Senate president. McNeese Photo

McNeese Receives Donation for Journalism Scholarship

September 30, 2019

John Alario Jr., president of the Louisiana Senate, has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Jim Beam Scholarship in Journalism No. 2. This scholarship was established in honor of Jim Beam and his longtime coverage of the Louisiana Legislature as a political columnist for the American Press. Jim began reporting…

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Alan Heisser, Cops and Jocks; Sterlin Gilbert, football head coach; and retired Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon, Cops and Jocks. McNeese Photo

Cops and Jocks Makes Donation to McNeese Football

September 30, 2019

Cops and Jocks has donated $20,000 to McNeese State University athletics for the football program through the McNeese Foundation from its recent golf tournament held at L’Auberge Casino Resort. On hand for the donation are from the left: Alan Heisser, Cops and Jocks; Sterlin Gilbert, football head coach; and retired Lake Charles Police Chief Don…

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Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

McNeese to Offer Financial Aid Workshops at Area High Schools

September 30, 2019

The McNeese State University Office of Financial Aid will present several free financial aid workshops in high schools throughout a seven-parish area in October and November for students and their parents and current McNeese students to explain financial aid application procedures. “We encourage all high school seniors, all continuing McNeese students and anyone wishing to…

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McNeese Faculty Recital Set

September 30, 2019

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free recital by McNeese faculty members Judy Hand, on flute, and Lina Morita, on piano, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Squires Recital Hall. The performance will feature “Allegretto” by Benjamin Godard, “Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27” by Albert…

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Dr. Frederick "Chip" LeMieux

Dr. Frederick LeMieux Named Dean of College of Agricultural Sciences

September 27, 2019

Dr. Frederick “Chip” LeMieux has been named dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management. LeMieux has been serving as interim dean since May 2018. Please unmute video for audio  “I would like to thank McNeese…

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Chamber Singers to hold Concert

September 26, 2019

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free concert by the McNeese Chamber Singers on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Tritico Theatre. The choral group is under the direction of Dr. Darryl Jones, director of choral activities. Dr. HaeJu Choi will accompany the choir. The…

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Schedule of upcoming SAGE events

SAGE Series Presents “A Cajun Girl’s Sharecropping Years”

September 26, 2019

As part of the fall 2019 SAGE series, author Viola Fontenot will present a lecture titled, “A Cajun Girl’s Sharecropping Years,” at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, in the McNeese State University SEED Center. Living as tenants on tracts of farmland in exchange for a one-third share of the profit generated from their crops, sharecroppers…

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John Warner Smith

Louisiana Poet Laureate and McNeese Alum John Warner Smith to Give Reading

September 26, 2019

Louisiana poet laureate and McNeese State University alumnus John Warner Smith will give a free poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall at McNeese. Smith is the author of “Muhammad’s Mountain” (2018), “Spirits of the Gods” (2017), “Soul Be a Witness” (2016) and “A Mandala of Hands” (2015).…

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Pokes in the Oaks Poster

McNeese to Host First Pokes in the Oaks

September 24, 2019

McNeese State University invites the community to campus for the first Pokes in the Oaks celebration to be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, in front of F.G. Bulber Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the McNeese Student Government Association. Pokes in the Oaks will feature live music from McNeese’s Zyde-Pokes, Rusty Metoyer…

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