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(June 14, 2017)  After three days of competition, several McNeese State University rodeo members are currently among the top 25 in the various categories of competition at the 69th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., that runs through Saturday, June 17. After two go rounds, Cole Frey, Morganza, is the leader in the steer wrestling competition. He placed fifth in his first go and was No. 1 in his second go that took him to the current top spot. Gabe Soileau, Bunkie, is in 14th place in steer wrestling after two go rounds. He placed ninth in the first go round, but tied for 19th place in the second go round. Both Frey and Soileau will compete in their third go rounds in this category on Thursday, June 15. Frey is also 14th in team roping after two go rounds.

Students can still register for the regular summer 2017 session at McNeese State University online or with their faculty adviser during late registration June 9-13.

McNeese State University’s radio station KBYS 88.3 FM offers a popular weekly rock ‘n’ roll program called “School of Rock” at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Hosted by McNeese faculty Dr. Ray Miles and Dr. Jeff Lemke.
McNeese State University’s radio station KBYS 88.3 FM offers a popular weekly rock ‘n’ roll program called “School of Rock” at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The weekly radio show - hosted by Dr. Ray Miles, McNeese history professor and director of the Doré School of Graduate Studies, and Dr. Jeff Lemke, professor of music is focused on bringing music appreciation and education to a wide audience. Miles stresses that the show is meant to be both informative and fun. “We both love what is broadly called rock n’ roll music, but we approach it from different directions,” he says. “If you understand the question ‘Beatles or Rolling Stones?’ then I am Rolling Stones and Dr. Lemke is Beatles!” Repeat broadcasts of the show are available at 4 p.m. on Sundays and 11 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education seal
The McNeese State University College of Nursing and Health Professions’ baccalaureate nursing degree program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

A social media workshop for small businesses will be offered from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University.

Cowboy Camp students
The McNeese State University campus offers numerous summer activities for area youth of all ages.

Radiolgical technology students
The 2016 McNeese radiologic sciences graduates had a 100 percent passage rate on their first attempt on the national certification examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.

Rodeo team
Four McNeese State University rodeo team members have earned spots in the 69th College National Finals Rodeo scheduled June 11-17 in Casper, Wyo.

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University’s 2017 summer classes have until 4:30 p.m. June 7 to pay fees. Regular summer registration ends June 5 and classes begin June 12.

Fifteen business students have been inducted into the McNeese State University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Business Honor Society.