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Aisholpan stands with an eagle on her hand

McNeese Banners concludes season with film

April 23, 2018

The 2018 Banners at McNeese State University season concludes with a free public screening of the documentary, “The Eagle Huntress,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Stokes Auditorium in McNeese’s Hardtner Hall.   The G-rated film follows the story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl from Mongolia, as she attempts to become the first…

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McNeese presents Huerta and Young in joint senior recital

April 23, 2018

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior recital featuring Diana Huerta on trumpet and Tyler Young on Tuba at 7 p.m. April 30 in Tritico Theatre. Both will be assisted on piano by Lina Morita. Huerta will perform “Voluntary No. 1” by William Boyce, “Concerto…

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McNeese Hosts Joint Junior Recital

April 23, 2018

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free joint junior vocal recital featuring Lindsey Bower and Amy Phillips at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. Phillips, a mezzo-soprano from Livingston, Texas, played the leading role of Lily in the…

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McNeese Presents Spring Choirs and Ensembles Concert

April 23, 2018

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Ensembles in a free spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Tritico Theatre. The concert is under the direction of Darryl Jones, director of choral activities. The Women’s…

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Haden Cooley and Bethany Lejeune are first place winner and runner up as the 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year at McNeese.

McNeese People on Campus

April 20, 2018

McNeese State University student Haden Cooley, of Welsh, has been recognized as the McNeese 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year. Cooley works in the Recreational Sports Complex. Bethany Lejeune, of Mermentau, was the other finalist for this award. Lejeune works in the admissions and recruiting office. McNeese currently employs 563 students throughout the…

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Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

McNeese Banners cancels presentation tonight by Wildlife Expert Peter Gros

April 20, 2018

Special note: Tonight’s presentation by wildlife expert Peter Gros in F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of Banners at McNeese State University has been canceled due to a family emergency for one of his animal handlers. Tickets which have already been purchased will be reimbursed or honored for one of the remaining 2018 Banners season performances.…

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Arturo Sandoval

McNeese Banners Hosts Grammy and Emmy Winning Trumpet Performer Arturo Sandoval

April 19, 2018

Winner of 10 Grammys, an Emmy and protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval will lead the Arturo Sandoval Sextet in a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Benjamin W. Mount Theatre in Central School’s Arts and Humanities Center of Lake Charles as part of the 2018 Banners at…

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McNeese Spring Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Concert Set

April 19, 2018

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony in a free spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. The concert will include a special guest performance by the Airline High School Symphonic…

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Movie poster featuring Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

McNeese Banners Schedules Classic Disney Film Mary Poppins

April 19, 2018

A free public screening of the 1964 classic Walt Disney movie, “Mary Poppins,” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Stokes Auditorium of McNeese State University’s Hardtner Hall as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”)…

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Dr. Burckel and Dr. Adrian and Dr. Soileau of McNeese accept a check from Angela Jouett of Southwest Louisiana District Senior Games.

McNeese Receives Donation from Southwest Louisiana District Senior Olympic Games

April 18, 2018

The Southwest Louisiana District Senior Olympic Games has donated $5,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation for the Health and Human Performance Senior Games Award Scholarship it established last year. McNeese’s Health and Human Performance Department has hosted the regional senior games for over 20 years. On hand for the presentation are from left: Dr.…

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