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Kenneth Baskin's art exhibit

McNeese Art Professor Explores Implied Movement in Solo Art Exhibit

January 22, 2021

McNeese State University Professor of Art Kenneth Baskin’s solo exhibition of ceramic sculptures titled “Mechanical Movements” is currently on display at the Ameen Art Gallery at Nicholls State University until Feb. 5. Baskin says that “Mechanical Movements,” which features 18 sculptures, was inspired by Baskin’s own past working as a maintenance technician at a bleach…

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Fall 2020 Honor Roll

January 20, 2021

The McNeese State University Honor Roll for the 2020 fall 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:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Louisiana Cities Abbeville: Porsha L. Fontenot, Grant A. Frick, Noell Elizabeth Hebert, Ali…

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MFA degree program graduate student Gauri Awasthi with a lamb at Firefly Farms

MFA Student Attends Prestigious Writing Residency

January 20, 2021

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Gauri Awasthi is receiving valuable writing experience through a residency at the distinguished Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) at Firefly Farms, a 45-acre working farm outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. From Kanpur, India, Awasthi is currently a third-year poetry graduate student at McNeese and is the second…

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A statue of John McNeese surrounded by greenery and flowers on campus

Fall 2020 President’s Honor List

January 20, 2021

The President’s Honor List for the fall 2020 semester at McNeese State University has been announced. To be on the President’s Honor List, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA or better while carrying at least 15 semester hours. A senior eligible for graduation but carrying less than 15 hours is also…

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Gauri Awasthi holds a lamb while at Firefly Farms.

MFA Student Attends Prestigious Writing Residency

January 19, 2021

Master of Fine Arts student Gauri Awasthi is receiving valuable hands-on writing experience through a two-week residency at the prestigious Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) at Firefly Farms, a 45-acre working farm outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. From Kanpur, India, Gauri is the second McNeese student to receive a SAFTA residency, which regularly hosts well-known…

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Tabitha Nicholas

Innovative Graduate Changes Lives of Patients

January 19, 2021

Tabitha Nicholas, a 2006 family and consumer science graduate and 2009 health and human performance graduate of McNeese State University, is changing the lives of diabetes and kidney patients in Southwest Louisiana by providing critical nutrition care that can delay or prevent a patient’s need for dialysis. As the 2020 Business Pitch Competition winner in…

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Jeff Wainwright

McNeese Graduate Named 1A Coach of the Year

January 19, 2021

Jeff Wainwright, a 2000 health and human performance graduate, has been named Class 1A Coach of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. This season Jeff led the Grand Lake Hornets to an 8-2 overall season and a state championship appearance. This was the first time the team advanced beyond the regional round. Jeff…

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On hand for the presentation are from left, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, Dr. Wade Rousse, vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business, Bruce Elder, JD Bank president and CEO, and Dan L. Donald Jr., chairman of the board.

JD Bank Supports McNeese

January 13, 2021

JD Bank has donated $40,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the bank’s second installment of the First Choice Campaign ($35,000) and men’s basketball enhancement ($5,000). McNeese Photo

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Ashley Lavine

McNeese Educators Adapt During Adversity

January 12, 2021

Educators across Southwest Louisiana, like Ashley Lavine, a 2006 business education graduate of McNeese State University, have shown resiliency and adaptability during the coronavirus pandemic and hurricane recovery. Lavine teaches business courses at St. Louis Catholic High School where students are provided with several technology resources. However during these challenges, she and her colleagues had…

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Shreewan Rupakheti reviews his concrete samples.

Concrete Research Looks at Environmental Effects on Outdoor Design

January 12, 2021

Shreewan Rupakheti, a 2019 engineering graduate and current master’s degree student, is conducting research on the environmental effects of concrete deterioration. It’s widely understood that changes in temperature cause concrete degradation, but Shreewan hopes to provide quantified data that could improve and increase the longevity of outdoor concrete design. As part of his research, Shreewan,…

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