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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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2018 Spring SAGE Series Set

A man and women in 1920's dress stand under the title Dixie Bohemia.

“Louisiana – A Mélange” is the theme of the spring 2018 SAGE Series at McNeese State University. SAGE offers a series of short lectures and discussions at 3 p.m. on Mondays in the McNeese SEED Center centered on a specific theme each fall and spring. This spring’s series will kick off on Monday, Jan. 8,…

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McNeese Band leads the London New Years Day Parade

The McNeese Band and Cowgirl Kickers walk the streets of London in the parade.

The McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band and Cowgirl Kickers led the way through the streets of London for the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival. Participation in the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival is by invitation only. The official invitation to this prestigious event came more than a year ago…

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