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Dr. Daryl Bruckel speaks to attendees.

McNeese Dedicates New Kaufman Plaza for 80th Anniversary

September 11, 2019

McNeese State University commemorated its 80th anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new Kaufman Plaza facing Ryan Street on Tuesday.   McNeese officially opened its door for classes on Sept. 11, 1939, with 140 students and 13 faculty members in Kaufman Hall, formerly known as the “College Building.” One of the three…

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LSBDC to Host “Women-Owned Small Business Certification” Workshop

September 5, 2019

McNeese State University will hold a workshop titled “Women-Owned Small Business Certification” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the SEED Center. The workshop is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese. The U.S. Small Business Administration developed the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification to give industries that generally have fewer…

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SAGE Series Kicks Off with “Cane River Bohemia”

September 5, 2019

“From the Cane River to Greece” is the theme of the fall 2019 SAGE series, held at 3 p.m. 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. “Cane River Bohemia,” presented by Patricia Becker, will kick off the…

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LSBDC to Host “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” Workshop

August 19, 2019

McNeese State University will hold a workshop titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Zigler Art Museum in Jennings, La. The workshop is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese and co-sponsored by SASOL and the SWLA Economic Development Alliance. This workshop will…

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Theatre Roundup Set at McNeese

August 19, 2019

The Lake Area community is invited to meet the McNeese State University theatre program faculty, production directors and students at the annual Theatre Roundup, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in Tritico Theatre. Information will be available about the season’s upcoming productions and directors will be present to explain the auditioning process.…

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Portrait of students Takyra Gauthier, Audriana Obey, Jonae Vital and Alexander Roach

Summer Bridge Program Changes Lives

July 29, 2019

Six first-time freshmen spent seven weeks on campus this summer getting an early look at university life thanks to the Summer Bridge initiative sponsored by McNeese’s Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed for eligible high school students in grades 9-12. The program exposes potential first generation students to various colleges and…

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Music Performance Major Attends Elite Masterclass

July 29, 2019

McNeese State University junior flute performance major Merritt Jones attended the prestigious “Beyond the Masterclass” (BTMC) flute workshop this summer, led by renowned flutist and instructor Jim Walker. Walker, known for his versatility in classical and jazz styles and for his master teaching, is on the faculty at the University of Southern California and the…

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