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McNeese State University’s Autism Program was one of 60 organizations in six states that won grants in Albertson’s LLC inaugural Community Partners Challenge.

McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will present “All My Sons” by the great American playwright Arthur Miller at 7:30 p.m. March 14-17, with a 2 p.m. matinee March 18 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.

March 9 - 7:30pm
A Far Cry, a chamber orchestra that says it is “a far cry” from a traditional chamber orchestra, will perform for the McNeese Banners Cultural Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in F.G. Bulber Auditorium on the McNeese campus.

The McNeese Visual Arts Department will sponsor a gumbo fundraiser on March 9 to raise funds to help send ceramics students to the 46th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts Conference.

The McNeese Department of Visual Arts has received a $1,000 donation from Associated Louisiana Artists Inc. Each year, the organization sponsors a fundraiser - Affaire D'Art - in support of the department, with the proceeds used to help fund student scholarships. Larry Schuh, left, associate professor of art, accepts the donation from Anne Dentler of Associated Louisiana Artists. ALA operates Gallery by the Lake & the Creative Arts Center at 106 W. Pryce St.

Dr. Wendy Whelan, McNeese assistant professor of American literature and women studies, has received her doctorate in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

McNeese is holding a t-shirt design contest for an upcoming t-shirt exchange in March.

Andrew Armand of Lake Charles is the Campus Life Student of the Month for January.

The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a faculty recital featuring Jan Scott on clarinet, with Lina Morita on piano and guest artist Lin He on violin, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Ralph Squires Recital Hall.

McNeese Theatre auditions for spring productions, "All My Sons" and "Louisiana Purchase," will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre, with call backs beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. Based upon a true story, "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller opens the spring season March 14-18. This play is a tremendously impressive drama that received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award for Best Play. Set in August of 1946 in the mid-west of the United States, Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop that made airplane parts during the war. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money.

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