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McNeese Graduate Pursues MFA in Italy

Lindsey Johnson concentrates on her drawing

When McNeese State University graduate Lindsey Johnson moved to Florence, Italy, two years ago to work on a Master of Fine Arts from the Studio Arts College International (SACI), she knew that her days would be spent working long hours to prepare her to be an artist. As her journey comes to a close this…

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McNeese Banners cancels presentation tonight by Wildlife Expert Peter Gros

Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

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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McNeese Hosts Composer for Residency

Melissa Dunphy

Nationally acclaimed award-winning composer Melissa Dunphy will be in residence April 19-20 with the McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts. Her works will be featured in free public recitals on those dates at 7 p.m at First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles (corner of Kirkman and Broad streets). Dunphy,…

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McNeese Banners to Present Monster Fish Host Zeb Hogan

Zeb Hogan stands in water holding a large fish

Zeb Hogan, freshwater ecologist and host of National Geographic’s “Monster Fish” television show, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Parra Ballroom in McNeese State University’s Holbrook Student Union Annex as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. This event is open free to the public. Hogan works to preserve the…

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McNeese Banners Hosts Extreme Storm Chaser Reed Timmer

Reed Timmer

Extreme storm chaser Reed Timmer will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in McNeese State University’s Tritico Theatre as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. Having intercepted over 1,000 tornadoes and a dozen powerful hurricanes since he started chasing 20 years ago, Timmer is well known as the most successful and extreme…

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McNeese Spring 2018 School District Recruitment Fair


McNeese State University’s Career and Student Development Center will host the 2018 Spring School District Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 10, in the Ward Arena of the Recreational Sports Complex. Representatives from 18 school districts in Louisiana and four districts from Texas are expected to attend, including representatives from Calcasieu…

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McNeese participates in United Way VITA program

VITA intern Osauwen Osagie helps McNeese student Hannah Maust with her tax return.

Tax season is underway and 24 McNeese State University finance and accounting students are working as interns or volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, offering free tax preparation assistance to qualifying students, faculty and members of the community. Individuals with an income of less than…

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2018 Banners at McNeese Season Set

2018 Banners Cultural close up title

The 26th season of Banners at McNeese State University kicks off in March and this year’s entertainment includes everything from crowd-pleasing musical ensembles and breathtaking dance shows to captivating speakers and film screenings, according to Brook Hanemann, Banners director. “Our season this year boasts a variety of educational and entertainment offerings designed to engage patrons…

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McNeese Offers Prometric Testing on Campus

A hand is seen using a pen to mark on a test paper

A Prometric Testing Center is now available in Southwest Louisiana through the Office of Testing Services at McNeese State University. The center – located in Suite 210C in the Burton Business Center – is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday by appointment. McNeese’s Testing Services now offers academic and professional licensure and certification…

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Office of the President


Welcome to McNeese State University, one of the top regional universities in the south. McNeese was my first choice to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration. I have always believed that the people of McNeese are what set this university apart from the rest. I think…

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