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McNeese Heifer Development Program Supports Local Industry

December 6, 2019

For the 13th year, McNeese State University is fostering connections between student learners and the local agricultural industry with its Heifer Development Program located at Fuller Farm in Kinder. The program was started in 2008, after Bill Fuller of Kinder partnered with McNeese to use his 800-acre cattle operation to build a special program to…

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McNeese Online Criminal Justice Programs Nationally Recognized

December 5, 2019

McNeese State University’s online criminal justice programs have been ranked top in the country by intelligence.com and thebestschools.org. Intelligence.com has included McNeese in its Top 5 Best Online Probation Officer Degree Programs, with the special distinction of Best Public University. Over 1,500 accredited colleges and universities from across the U.S. were evaluated for the ranking,…

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LSBDC to hold “Starting and Financing” Workshop

December 3, 2019

McNeese State University will hold a workshop titled “Starting and Financing your Business Idea” from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the SEED Center. The workshop is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese and is co-sponsored by Sasol and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. This workshop is recommended for…

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79th Messiah Set at McNeese

November 26, 2019

The Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra will present a Southwest Louisiana holiday tradition with the 79th performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in historic F.G. Bulber Auditorium at McNeese State University. The first Messiah was conducted in 1940 by a young Francis G. Bulber, who was inspired to…

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McNeese Recieves Donation from USPOULTRY Foundation

November 25, 2019

The USPOULTRY Foundation, through an endowed program funded by Cal-Maine Foods, has given $3,000 to the McNeese State University College of Agricultural Sciences through the McNeese Foundation. The funds are designated to aid in student recruiting and retention efforts.

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Two McNeese Political Science Students Receive Internships with U.S. Senator

November 22, 2019

Two Lake Charles senior political science students, Alexys Peron and Allie Williams, have been selected for the spring 2020 Congressional Internship Program for U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy from Louisiana. As interns, Peron and Williams will travel to Washington, D.C., for the spring 2020 semester, where they have the opportunity to learn about the federal government…

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SAGE Series Presents “Adventure Travels with Keith Monroe – Greece, Iceland and Truk Lagoon”

November 18, 2019

As a part of the fall 2019 SAGE series, award-winning photographer Keith Monroe will present a lecture titled, “Adventure Travels with Keith Monroe – Greece, Iceland and Truk Lagoon” at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the McNeese State University SEED Center. Beginning with Greece and Iceland, Monroe will present a stunning array of underwater…

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Student Honored by National Council on Family Relations

November 18, 2019

McNeese family science student Ava Simmons was recently selected to receive the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Honors designation in preparation for upcoming graduation. A fully online student who currently resides in Hawaii, Simmons is set to receive a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in family science in December 2019. The NCFR…

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McNeese SAGE Series Presents “Guidebooks to Sin”

November 11, 2019

As a part of the fall 2019 SAGE series, author Pamela Arceneaux will present a lecture titled, “Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans,” at 3:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, in the McNeese State University SEED Center. Between 1897 and 1917, a legal red-light district of Storyville thrived at the edge of…

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McNeese MFA Alumnus Featured at the Festival of Words

November 6, 2019

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts alumnus Tyler Robert Sheldon was featured in the 2019 Festival of Words held in Grand Coteau. The annual festival features award-winning writers from across the U.S. who conduct community readings and writing workshops. Sheldon was one of three artists featured, along with novelist Yuri Hererra and spoken word…

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