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McNeese Hosts Undergraduate Exchange Program Students


McNeese State University is hosting two Pakistani students this spring semester as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan. McNeese is the only university in Louisiana selected to host students through the program, according to McNeese’s Director of International Programs Preble Giltz Girard. “This is a tremendous honor for…

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1,000 Trees Project Wraps Up This Saturday for McNeese, Sasol and Other Community Organizations

Volunteers watch how to dig and plant tree species.

The 1,000 Trees in 1,000 Days program comes to a close this Saturday, March 30, with the planting of the 1,000th tree at 10:30 a.m. in Tuten Park. A wrap-up celebration for the community and volunteers will follow. Since the program began in 2016, 845 trees have been planted by 585 volunteers. Volunteers are still…

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McNeese Banners to present Peter Gros of Wild Kingdom fame

Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

Wildlife expert Peter Gros will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, in McNeese State University’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese season. Gros has almost 30 years of field experience with wildlife. As the former director of land animals and vice president at Marine World/Africa USA, he and his…

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McNeese SAGE Lecture on Florida parishes

Pistols and Politics Book Cover

As part of the Spring 2019 SAGE Series, author and professor Dr. Samuel C. Hyde Jr. will present a lecture titled, “Louisiana’s Florida Parishes: The Gulf South’s Most Curious Region” at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in the McNeese State University SEED Center. In the 19-century South, the Florida parishes of southeastern Louisiana were characterized…

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McNeese engineering graduate is director of NASA’s International Space Station

Sam Scimemi

This year’s National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23) theme is “Invent Amazing,” something that Sam Scimemi, a 1984 mechanical engineering graduate from McNeese State University, has witnessed during his 33-year career with NASA. Scimemi accepted his first position with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, with the Space Shuttle Program. While at the…

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McNeese SAGE Lecture on Civil War Flora and Fauna Set

Flora And Fauna of the Civil War Book Cover

Author Kelby Ouchley will present a lecture titled “Flora and Fauna of the Civil War” at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the McNeese State University SEED Center as part of the Spring 2019 SAGE Series. Based on his book by the same title, Ouchley’s presentation will explore the impact the Civil War had on…

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Changing Lives Through Alumni Experience

B.J. Hebert and Dr. Daryl Burckel

B.J. Hebert, a 1988 chemical engineering graduate from McNeese State University, recently told a classroom of McNeese senior engineering majors that “success is all about making an investment in oneself.” His conversation with the students highlighted how putting in the extra effort and time in his career is what prepared him to serve as the…

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McNeese Hosts Louisiana Intercollegiate Honor Band


McNeese State University will host the 2019 Louisiana Intercollegiate Honor Band Jan. 18-20. Over 80 college musicians representing 11 universities from across the state will converge on the McNeese campus for this event. The honor band will perform in a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in Tritico Theatre. The group will be…

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McNeese to Host Prestigious Hult Prize Competition

Hult Prize logo

McNeese State University has been selected as a university host site for the 2018 Hult Prize competition, billed as the world’s largest university competition that offers student teams an opportunity to win $1 million. The Hult Prize, in partnership with the United Nations, provides start-up funding to the winning team of students that develops an…

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McNeese Blue and Gold Peerleaders Selected as Homecoming Parade Marshals

Blue and Gold Peerleders lead the way for an exciting campus tour.

The McNeese State University student orientation organization – the Blue and Gold Peerleaders – will serve as grand marshals for the 2018 Homecoming parade scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The Peerleader group is celebrating its 20th anniversary and between 150-200 former Peerleaders plan to attend reunion activities during…

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