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Recreational Sports Complex


The Recreational Sports Complex offers students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs and sports that contribute to the educational environment, health and wellness of the university. Visit the Olympic size swimming pool, weight room, or cardiovascular theatre to work on your fitness goals on your own time. Or,…

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2019 Rouge et Blanc tickets to go on sale Aug. 16

A patron pours wine for a customer. Tickets for the 14th annual Rouge et Blanc gala will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Presented by Banners at McNeese State University, Rouge et Blanc is Southwest Louisiana’s premier wine and food event.

Tickets for the 14th annual Rouge et Blanc gala will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Presented by Banners at McNeese State University, Rouge et Blanc is Southwest Louisiana’s premier wine and food event. Rouge et Blanc will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, and is moving its location and time for…

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STEM Academy Prepares Students for Success

Students work together to complete an activity at STEM Academy.

Over 750 elementary and middle school students spent the summer engineering bioplastics, building model rockets and experimenting with materials to produce common products like Play-Doh at McNeese State University’s STEM Academy.  This 11-week program, which wraps up Aug. 9, seeks to encourage critical thinking and problem solving in students through hands-on activities that help them…

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Summer Bridge Program Changes Lives

Portrait of students Takyra Gauthier, Audriana Obey, Jonae Vital and Alexander Roach

Six first-time freshmen spent seven weeks on campus this summer getting an early look at university life thanks to the Summer Bridge initiative sponsored by McNeese’s Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed for eligible high school students in grades 9-12. The program exposes potential first generation students to various colleges and…

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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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McNeese Honors College Welcomes 22 New Students


For the last 19 years, McNeese State University’s Honors College has changed nearly 500 students’ lives. Honors College provides additional educational opportunities for students with strong academic backgrounds, including scholarships, priority registration, personalized academic counseling and access to special classes. Students also have the opportunity to participate in unique extra service-based and recreational curricular activities….

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McNeese Offers Three Summer Programs for High School Students


Alligators, rockets and crime scene investigations are the topics for three summer programs for students in grades 9-12 offered July 8-26 by the McNeese State University. The crocodilian biochemistry program offers high school students the opportunity to engage in research to investigate the unique immune system of the American alligator. The engineering academy offers a…

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Spring 2019 Honor Graduates

Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

Thirty-four McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 11, at Burton Coliseum. Eight students were recognized for earning a 4.0 GPA throughout their college careers: Alexis N. DeLeo, Haughton, in mathematical sciences; Yenifer V. Flores, San Miguel, El Salvador, in history; Haile M. Gilroy,…

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McNeese 2019 Spring Commencement Set

Graduates smile for the camera

McNeese State University will hold its 152nd commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Burton Coliseum. The spring class of 2019 includes 752 candidates from 34 parishes, 22 states and 28 countries, and 789 degrees will be awarded, including 55 associate degrees, 639 bachelor’s degrees, 94 master’s degrees andone education specialist degree. McNeese…

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McNeese Autism Program Provides Services and Training

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April is National Autism Awareness Month. Did you know that one in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder? For 10 years, McNeese State University’s Autism Program has been first choice in providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) and related therapies that can be effective in helping children on the autism spectrum adjust to school,…

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