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McNeese Spring SAGE Program Set

McNeese Spring SAGE Program Set

(January 25, 2016) McNeese State University will kick off its spring 2016 SAGE series with nationally known Louisiana wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in the SEED Center. Book cover, Louisiana Wild

SAGE offers a series of short lectures and discussions on Monday afternoons in the SEED Center centered on a specific theme each fall and spring. This spring’s theme is “Louisiana Heritage Abounds.”

Lockwood will discuss his latest book, “Louisiana Wild: The Protected and Restored Lands of the Nature Conservancy,” which portrays the good work the Nature Conservancy is doing on over 280,000 acres of land in the state.
Other presenters this semester will include:
  • Dr. Ray Brassieur – “Louisiana Healing Traditions Into the 21st Century” – 3 p.m., Feb. 22
  • Dr. Laura D. Kelley – “Irish in New Orleans” – 3 p.m., March 14
  • Rich Campanella – “Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History” – 3 p.m., March 28
  • John H. Lawrence – “Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana” – 3 p.m., April 4
  • Dr. John Troutman – “Lagniappe-Kika Kilaawaiian: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music” – 3 p.m., April 25

In addition, SAGE participants can also register for a special behind-the-scene tour of the Historic New Orleans Collection led by HNOC curator Judith Bonner. The tour – titled “Awash With Color: Seldom-Seen Watercolor Paintings by Louisiana Artists, 1789-1989” - will be from 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday, April 18. Cost is $145 by April 4 and $155 after April 4.
Lectures are open to the public and cost is $65 for the series. For more information or to register, call 337-475-5616 or visit

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at