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78th Messiah Set at McNeese

Handel's Messiah

The Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra will present a holiday tradition here in Southwest Louisiana with the 78th performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in historic F.G. Bulber Auditorium at McNeese State University. The tradition began in 1940 when a new young college teacher – Francis G. Bulber…

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McNeese Arena Opens

The new $40 million McNeese Arena will open November 16, 2018.

McNeese will play its first men’s home basketball game in the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex on Friday, Nov. 16, against Loyola University New Orleans. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the ticket office in the Doland Fieldhouse from 8 a.m.-5…

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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 Presents Guest Vocal Recital


The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free lecture recital titled “Love and Loss: A Study in Early Romanticism” by Dr. Grace Edgar, mezzo-soprano, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Tritico Theatre. Dr. Lina Morita will accompany on piano. Edgar will perform Richard Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und…

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Nicholas Bedwell Senior Recital Set


The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior recital by Nicholas Bedwell, saxophone, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Tritico Theatre. Ulysses Loken will accompany on piano. Bedwell will perform “Aria” by Eugene Bozza, “Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano” by Paul Creston, “Tableaux…

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McNeese Fall SAGE Series Concludes

Native Flora

The Fall 2018 SAGE Series concludes at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, with a lecture on native flora of Louisiana by Dr. Lowell Urbatsch, professor of botany and herbarium director emeritus at Louisiana State University, in the McNeese State University SEED Center. Urbatsch’s lecture will focus on the life and work of botanical artist Margaret…

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McNeese to host state art education conference

Art Cover by LAEA

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts is hosting the 2018 Louisiana Art Education Association State Conference Nov. 8-10 in the Shearman Fine Arts Center in conjunction with the art educators in Calcasieu Parish Public Schools. LAEA is a professional organization for persons interested in or engaged in activities related to art, art education…

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Tyler Brumback Senior Recital Set


The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior recital by Tyler Brumback, tenor, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Tritico Theatre. The program includes: Beethoven’s “An Die Ferne Geliebte,” selections from Finzi’s “A Young Man’s Exhortation,” three selections from Bellini’s “Sei Ariette,” two Duparc chansons,…

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McNeese Alumni Association Donates to McNeese First Choice Campaign

Dr. Daryl Burckel and James David Cain

The McNeese State University Alumni Association has donated $40,000 to support the First Choice Campaign at McNeese. The university has launched a three-year First Choice Campaign with local industry partners and contractors with a goal of raising $1 million per year for those three years for sustaining growth and self-sufficiency. These funds will provide the necessary…

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