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Month: January 2020

Cover of Flores' Book

SAGE Series Presents “Louisiana Birding: Stories on Strategy, Stewardship and Serendipity”

January 31, 2020

As part of the McNeese State University spring 2020 SAGE series, award-winning outdoor writer and photographer John Flores will present a lecture titled, “Louisiana Birding: Stories on Strategy, Stewardship and Serendipity,” at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, in the SEED Center. Based on the book by the same title, Flores’ lecture explores the bayous of…

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Katie Cortese book cover "Make Way for Her"

Author Katie Cortese to Give Fiction Reading

January 30, 2020

Author Katie Cortese will give a free fiction reading at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Business Conference Center at McNeese State University. Cortese is the author of the short story collections “Make Way for Her and Other Stories” (2018) and “Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories” (2015). Her stories and essays have appeared…

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Aspinwall and Burckel sign MoU agreement

McNeese and SOWELA Partner to Ensure Student Success

January 29, 2020

McNeese State University and SOWELA Technical Community College have made the transition easier for SOWELA students completing two-year associate degrees in business administration to pursue four-year bachelor’s degrees in business at McNeese. Through a memorandum of understanding (MoU), SOWELA transfer students who meet the minimum admission requirements to enter McNeese and who have completed the…

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Dr. Ilya Okhotnikov

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ilya Okhotnikov

January 28, 2020

Dr. Ilya Okhotnikov is an Assistant Professor of Family Science. He received his doctorate in family science from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Okhotnikov’s current research focuses on studying relational virtues and cross-cultural issues. He recently completed a two-year service term at a section of the National Council on Family Relations, the premier professional association focused…

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Dr. Lonnie Turpin points on data points on the project screen to a class of students.

Excelling in Business

January 28, 2020

The College of Business recently hosted an Excel workshop for students to learn functions and commands that can be used to evaluate business expenses and cost predictions. Dr. Lonnie Turpin, Associate Professor of Operations and Statistics, led participants through a series of real world examples and practical applications that can be used to provide evidence-based…

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FBLA students stand on stage as they answer a series of Jeopardy style questions in front of their peers.

Changing Lives of Future Business Leaders

January 28, 2020

Over 750 middle and high school students were on campus last week for the Future Business Leaders of America District Leadership Conference hosted by the College of Business. Students attended workshops focused on developing leadership and technical skills.

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Honor Band performs

McNeese Hosts District Honor Band

January 27, 2020

McNeese State University recently hosted students from 19 middle schools and 14 high schools from across the five-parish area for the District V Honor Band Clinic and Concert. This gathering represents the most accomplished students in the school district chosen for Honor Band by competitive auditions. The Band meets for two days of intensive rehearsals…

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Molly Goforth perfoming on cello

Upcoming Faculty/Guest Artist Performance

January 23, 2020

McNeese State University’s W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free concert by Molly Goforth, cello, and Michael Blaney, violin, at 5 p.m., Jan. 26, in Ralph Squires Recital Hall. The program is part of the department’s Faculty/Guest Artist Series. The program will feature “Suite No. 5 in C minor” by…

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Dr. Faye White with her award

Dr. Faye White Recognized With State Award

January 21, 2020

Dr. Faye White, Professor of Education and Director of Student Teaching, was recently recognized as the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators Post-Secondary Educator of the Year. This is the second year in a row that a McNeese faculty member has received this award for integrating the use of technology and innovative instruction into the…

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Perez headshot

Guest Percussionist to Perform at McNeese

January 16, 2020

McNeese State University’s W. A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free concert by percussionist Francisco Perez at 7 p.m., Jan. 23 in Ralph Squires Recital Hall. The program is part of the department’s Faculty/Guest Artist Series. The program will feature “Apocalyptic Etude,” by Dave Hall, “Deus Ex Metronome” by Russell…

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