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McNeese People in the News

Richard Reid

Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement at McNeese State University and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, has been appointed to a one-year term on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Asset Management Pool Inc. (LAMP) at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. LAMP was created in 1994 as a cooperative endeavor…

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graduates at commencement

In honor of the 80th anniversary of McNeese State University, commencement exercises will return to an on-campus venue for the first time in 33 years. With the completion of the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex, McNeese now has a venue capable of holding the commencement ceremonies. Beginning this December, there will be two…

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79th Messiah Set at McNeese

Handel's Messiah

The Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra will present a Southwest Louisiana holiday tradition with the 79th performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in historic F.G. Bulber Auditorium at McNeese State University. The first Messiah was conducted in 1940 by a young Francis G. Bulber, who was inspired to…

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SAGE Series Presents “Adventure Travels with Keith Monroe – Greece, Iceland and Truk Lagoon”

Underwater divers

As a part of the fall 2019 SAGE series, award-winning photographer Keith Monroe will present a lecture titled, “Adventure Travels with Keith Monroe – Greece, Iceland and Truk Lagoon” at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the McNeese State University SEED Center. Beginning with Greece and Iceland, Monroe will present a stunning array of underwater…

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McNeese SAGE Series Presents “Guidebooks to Sin”

SAGE Flyer

As a part of the fall 2019 SAGE series, author Pamela Arceneaux will present a lecture titled, “Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans,” at 3:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, in the McNeese State University SEED Center. Between 1897 and 1917, a legal red-light district of Storyville thrived at the edge of…

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McNeese Ranks 3rd Best University in Louisiana

Wallet Hub Best Universities Badge

By: Marlisa Harding/ American Press McNeese State University was recently ranked the third best university in Louisiana according to Wallethub’s recent report, 2020’s Best College and University. Wallethub, a personal finance website, compared more than 1,000 higher education institutions and ranked McNeese in the top half of the country and third in the state behind…

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LSBDC to Hold Veteran-led Business Workshop

SBDC Louisiana logo

McNeese State University will hold a free workshop titled “Veterans: Get Your Business Online” from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the SEED Center. The workshop is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese and presented through Grow With Google. With the different features Google offers, veteran-led businesses can stand out…

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McNeese Scholarship Deadline Set


Dec. 1 is the priority deadline for 2020-21 academic scholarship applications at McNeese State University. “High school seniors should begin the application procedure now for academic scholarships to McNeese,” said Ralynn Castete, director of scholarships. “March 1 is the final deadline and the awarding of scholarships is currently underway and will continue until funding is…

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Women’s Studies Lecture Series – Raime Thibodeaux


As part of the fall 2019 Women’s Studies Lecture Series, Director of Student Health & Development Raime Thibodeaux will give a presentation titled “Me Too, But Not Yet: Understanding Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault.” A light lunch will be provided. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. The Women’s Studies Lecture Series is…

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