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Screen print titled "Wake"
The 29th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition opens with a reception honoring the exhibiting artists at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Grand Gallery

A free workshop titled “Government Contracting Overview” will be offered from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, on the second floor of the McNeese State University SEED Center.

The McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will begin the spring 2016 season with a unique theater piece titled “BECKETT X FIVE” at 7:30 p.m. March 19 and at 2 p.m. March 20 in Tritico Theatre.

Fraternities and Sororities in quad
McNeese State University’s Greek Week is currently underway with several planned events through Friday, March 18

March 14 - 7:00pm
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present Victor Medina on trumpet in a free junior recital at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

McNeese State University’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is hosting the 2016 ASCE Deep South Regional Conference March 10-12.

Artwork on display
McNeese students enrolled in fall 2015 intermediate and advanced painting classes are featured in an exhibition that runs through April 8 at Art Associates Gallery in the Central School Arts and Humanities Center.

McNeese State University art professor Martin Bee displays one of the many illustrations of rock star Steven Tyler that he created for the Skittles commercial that ran during Super Bowl 50. Bee submitted several illustrations until the ad agency and Tyler agreed upon the sketch used in the commercial.
What does a McNeese State University professor, rock star Steven Tyler and Super Bowl 50 all have in common? (March 1, 2016) This year’s popular Skittles commercial. You know the one –Tyler comes face to face with a caricature-like portrait of himself made out of Skittles that comes to life and is encouraged by Tyler to go “higher” and “higher” as it belts out the iconic rock song “Dream On” performed by Tyler with the band Aerosmith back in the 70s before it explodes into a million pieces on that last high note? Martin Bee, professor of art at McNeese since 1987, created the artwork for Tyler’s portrait for that commercial. And no one knew, not even his classes, until the night of Super Bowl 50. “I had signed a non-disclosure agreement so that’s why I couldn’t say anything,” said Bee.

The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host High School Portfolio Day 2016 for junior and senior art students from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

Beginning Feb. 29, the Graduate Record Examination will be offered by the testing center at McNeese State University.