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McNeese Hosts Poetry Reading

September 11, 2017

Award-winning poet – and a McNeese State University alumnus – Michael Shewmaker will give a free reading at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the McNeese Stream Alumni Center as the guest speaker for the 2017 Leo Luke Marcello Visiting Poet Reading Series. Michael ShewmakerShewmaker received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing degree…

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McNeese BRIDGES Program Set for Fall

September 11, 2017

The McNeese Autism Program will offer its BRIDGES program this fall for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. BRIDGES – Building Respect and Independence by Directing, Guiding and Encouraging Socialization – was introduced this summer on campus to “bridge a gap” between the increasing need for services for youth ages 14-18. The program…

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Student Central in Chozen Hall

Student Central Opens

August 31, 2017

Fall classes began Aug. 21 at McNeese State University and students will notice several changes around campus this semester. STUDENT CENTRAL Inside Chozen HallStudent Central – a one-stop shop – is now open in Chozen Hall on the McNeese State University campus for prospective students and parents and incoming as well as continuing students. Now…

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Student Life Coalition booth during Howdy Rowdy Week

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back 2017

August 14, 2017

August 21-25 & August 29-31 By popular demand….we are pleased to announce that Welcome Back activities in 2017 will extend beyond the first week of school!   1.0 – Get Connected, Get Involved Monday, August 21 9:30am – 12:30pm / New Ranch “Meet the Greeks” During the spring 2017 semester, McNeese Greek Life received the…

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McNeese to Host Energy Presentation

August 11, 2017

The McNeese State University H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis will host a presentation by internationally known energy economist Dr. Anas F. Alhajji from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, on the second floor of the McNeese SEED Center. This event, co-hosted by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, is open free to the…

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The School of Rock on KBYS prepare Elvis tribute show

McNeese’s School of Rock to pay tribute to Elvis

August 9, 2017

Aug. 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, the legendary “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and McNeese State University’s weekly radio show – the School of Rock on KBYS 88.3 FM – will pay tribute to the King. The show, hosted by McNeese’s Dr. Ray Miles, history professor and director of the Doré…

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Hand to perform at National Flute Association convention

August 8, 2017

McNeese State University Associate Professor of Music Judy Hand has been selected to perform at the 2017 National Flute Association convention Aug. 10-13 in Minneapolis, Minn. This annual convention draws over 4,000 flutists from around the world. Hand will perform a program dedicated to the flute works of the late composer and McNeese colleague Keith…

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McNeese Fall Fee Deadlines Set

August 3, 2017

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University’s 2017 regular fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 to pay fees. Fall classes begin Aug. 21. Effective this fall, McNeese’s installment plan for paying fees has been divided into three payments. Students are required to pay one-third of the total amount plus a $30…

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McNeese professor Amber Hale returns to the Nautilus second year in a row

McNeese Professor Selected to Set Sail on the Nautilus Second Year in a Row

August 2, 2017

For a second year, McNeese State University assistant professor of biology Dr. Amber Hale will sail aboard the 211-foot Exploration Vessel Nautilus Aug. 4-18 as it scours the coasts of Oregon and California in the name of scientific exploration. The E/V Nautilus is operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET), a nonprofit founded by Dr. Robert Ballard in 2008,…

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McNeese students head to Illinois to view solar eclipse sponsored by NASA

Student Team Headed to Southern Illinois for Solar Eclipse

August 1, 2017

A student team from McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is headed to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., on Aug. 21 to take part in a NASA-sponsored real-time scientific study of the first total solar eclipse over the mainland United States since 1979. The McNeese team, with its module, Dorothy, will…

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