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McNeese Holds First Responders Day

Faculty and staff of the Kay Dore Counseling Clinic

The Kay Doré Counseling Clinic (KDCC) at McNeese State University hosted a First Responders Day to bring attention to the mental health needs of police officers, firefighters and EMTs. The event was sponsored by Lake Charles Memorial Archer Institute Behavioral Health Hospital. Dr. Kevin Yaudes, assistant professor of psychology, and Misty Kelly, the director of behavioral…

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McNeese Graduates Are First Choice for Awards

Erica Young stands with her supervisor while holding her award.

Erica Young, a 1999 mass communication graduate of McNeese State University, has always loved telling stories. For the last 14 years she’s been able to do just that with the NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston, Texas, as a news producer. While she enjoys every moment of her career, Young has been behind the scenes on…

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McNeese Student Serves as Intern for the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

Intern Grant Leonards assists a local resident with her documents

McNeese State University history junior Grant Leonards received hands-on experience in his field with an internship at the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center’s special exhibit, “The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II.” The exhibit was hosted by the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to highlight Louisiana’s contributions…

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Learning From History to Serve the Future

McNeese history junior Grant Leonards reviews artifacts brought in by members of the Lake Charles community for inclusion in the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center’s special exhibit, “The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II.”

McNeese State University history junior Grant Leonards received hands-on experience in his field with an internship at the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center’s special exhibit, “The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II.” The exhibit is hosted by the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to highlight Louisiana’s contributions…

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Music Performance Major Attends Elite Masterclass


McNeese State University junior flute performance major Merritt Jones attended the prestigious “Beyond the Masterclass” (BTMC) flute workshop this summer, led by renowned flutist and instructor Jim Walker. Walker, known for his versatility in classical and jazz styles and for his master teaching, is on the faculty at the University of Southern California and the…

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2019 Spring Honor Roll


The McNeese State University Honor Roll for the 2019 spring semester has been announced. The honor roll lists undergraduate students earning at least a 3.0 or B average while carrying 12 or more semester hours. Honor Roll is as follows: LAKE CHARLES: Priscilla L. Abernathy, Nicholas R. Abshire, Kassem A. Abu-Shamat, Emily A. Ackley, Rachel…

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2019 McNeese Cowboy Camp Offered

McNeese hosts Cowboy Camp for incoming freshman. Here students gather around the quad clock for 19:39

The 12th Annual Cowboy Camp at McNeese State University will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, to give the incoming freshman class and transfer students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and history of McNeese before the 2019 fall semester begins. “Cowboy Camp is a two-­day program specifically designed to help students get…

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McNeese Banners Presents 6 Guitars

Chase Padgett

Most musicians dedicate their whole lives to mastering just one genre of music. Chase Padgett, with his one man show, “6 Guitars,” has mastered six. “6 Guitars” is a pitch perfect combination of live music, touching comedy and expertly drawn characters and Banners at McNeese State University will present this show at 7 p.m. April…

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McNeese Celebrates National Library Week

Books are on display during the rare books petting zoo

McNeese State University’s Frazar Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week – April 7-13 – with a series of special events for the community. An art exhibit by members of the McNeese Student Art Association and a display of book works created by English and art majors kick off the library’s “Student Art in the…

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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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