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Cullen and Morita Joint Recital Set


The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a joint faculty recital featuring Sarah Cullen, violin, and Lina Morita, piano, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in Tritico Theatre. The free performance will feature works by Brahms, Grieg, Chopin and Vivaldi. Cullen, an adjunct faculty member, has degrees in…

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Changing Lives Through Scholarships

Spencer Jackson, engineering senior, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, Rainwater, Stacy Lyons, elementary education and visual arts senior, Chloe Pugliese, elementary education junior, and Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management.

Many students are able to attend McNeese State University for one reason—scholarships. A recent $10,000 donation from a 1985 McNeese alumnus has changed the lives of four students by providing financial support to obtain a degree. Paul Rainwater, a native of DeQuincy, is a former local and state government official in Louisiana and an expert…

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McNeese Hosts Katie Williams for Fiction Reading

Katie Williams

Author Katie Williams will give a free fiction reading at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Business Conference Center at McNeese State University. This reading is sponsored by the McNeese Honors College and the Department of English and Foreign Languages. Williams is the author of  “The Space Between the Trees” (2010), “Absent” (2013) and…

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McNeese Hosts Johnnie Bankens and Michael Borowitz for Guest Recital


The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a recital featuring alumnus Johnnie Bankens, bass-baritone, and pianist Michael Borowitz at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Tritico Theatre. This free program will include works by such composers as Schubert, Debussy, Barber and Poulenc. A native of Sulphur, Bankens has…

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McNeese Nursing Professor Elected to National Leadership Role

Dr. Tari Dilks

Dr. Tari Dilks, professor of nursing at McNeese State University, has been elected president-elect of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors. Dilks will begin her term at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference Oct. 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio. Dilks is co-coordinator of McNeese’s Master of Science in Nursing programs and director of the psychiatric/mental…

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McNeese Alumni Association Receives Homecoming Donation

David Sickey and Greg Raynor of Coushatta present a check to Joyce Patterson of McNeese Alumni Association

Coushatta Casino Resort donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Alumni Association to help sponsor 2018 Homecoming week activities. On hand for the presentation are from left: David Sickey, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana chairman; Joyce Patterson, director of McNeese Alumni Affairs; and Greg Raynor, Coushatta Casino Resort chief financial officer.

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McNeese Alumni Association Receives Donation for Homecoming Events

James David Cain Jr., McNeese Alumni Association president, accepts the donation from Heather Hidalgo and Kevin Holland of CHRISTUS Ocshner Health

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Alumni Association to help co-sponsor 2018 Homecoming week activities Oct. 20-27. James David Cain Jr., center, McNeese Alumni Association president, accepts the donation from CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana representatives Heather Hidalgo, left, director of marketing and communications, and Kevin Holland, CEO.

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McNeese 2018 Fall Preview Day Set

Preview Day is Oct 6

McNeese State University’s annual Fall Preview Day for prospective students and their families will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. This event is sponsored by the Admissions and Recruiting Office. Fall Preview Day is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to tour campus, learn about admissions, colleges and offered majors and…

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McNeese to Introduce Joli Blon Beer

Joli Blon, the official McNeese beer will begin distribution on Sept. 17.

McNeese will soon introduce a popular tradition to restaurants and retailers throughout Louisiana with the launch of Joli Blon, the official McNeese beer. “We are excited to partner with one of the most established and highly successful Louisiana craft breweries, Bayou Teche, to create this unique beer and to work with our wholesale partner, Southwest…

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Meet the President


Dr. Daryl V. Burckel began his term as the seventh president of McNeese State University on July 1, 2017. He is a professor of accounting and holds the Arthur Hollins III Endowed Professorship in Accounting. Dr. Burckel earned both his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1980 and his Master of Business Administration in 1982 from…

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