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McNeese 2020 Fall Fee Deadline

August 6, 2020

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University’s 2020 fall classes have until Aug. 11 to pay fees. Fall classes begin Aug. 17. McNeese offers an installment plan for paying tuition and fees that is divided into three payments. Students are required to pay one-third of the total amount plus a $30 processing fee…

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McNeese Engineering Student Helps Design the Next Generation of Spacesuits at NASA Internship

August 4, 2020

Kevin Romero, a senior electrical engineering student at McNeese, is gaining valuable skills through a second internship with NASA in Houston, Texas. Raised in a military family, Romero now calls Lake Charles home. Before coming to McNeese, he worked as an electrician. “I always loved tinkering with electronics and fixing things. Working as an electrician…

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There’s Still Time to Register for McNeese 2020 Fall Semester

August 4, 2020

There’s still time to apply for admission and register for the 2020 regular fall semester at McNeese State University. Registration is currently underway through Aug. 7. The fall class schedule is available online at www.mcneese.edu/schedule and all students should see an adviser, if required, to get their alternate PINS prior to registration.   Classes begin…

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The McNeese baseball team lines up for the national anthem. Five members of the men's golf team gather around for a photo.

Cowboy Baseball and Golf Earn Academic Awards

August 3, 2020

The Cowboy baseball program has earned its fifth consecutive American Baseball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Excellence Award. The Cowboys are one of only 12 Division 1 teams in the country – and the only Southland Conference team – to receive the ABCA academic achievement recognition for five straight years for college programs whose student-athletes post…

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William J. Doré Sr. (center) recently presented a $500,000 donation to (L) McNeese State University’s Dr. Wade Rousse, vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business, and McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel as part of a $1 million commitment to the McNeese First Choice Campaign.

Doré Family Supports First Choice Campaign

August 3, 2020

William and Kay Doré have madea $1 million commitment to McNeese State University’s First Choice Campaign. Donations to the McNeese First Choice Campaign from individual donors and business and industry partners support the university by providing much needed capital for immediate academic needs and priorities. “Providing high quality educational programs requires resources,” McNeese President Dr.…

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McNeese Brings STEM Education to Local High Schools

August 3, 2020

McNeese State University is bringing the Louisiana STEM (LaSTEM) Pathways Pre-Engineering Certification program to local high schools as the result of a partnership with Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana Monroe. The LaSTEM Pathways Certification program provides high school students across Louisiana the chance to enroll in up to eight STEM courses. These…

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McNeese Food Technology Student Presents Research Results at National Conference

July 31, 2020

McNeese State University senior food technology student Oanh Vuong presented two posters on protein powders as sustainable food sources at the Graduate Research Competition at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) SHIFT20 Virtual Meeting this month. Her first poster, “Effects of Dark Rye, Cricket and Pea Powders on the Properties of 3D-Printed Novel Mulberry Canjeero,” reflected her research…

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Jessica Rathjen

McNeese Student Experiences Engineering First Hand through Internship

July 29, 2020

McNeese State University student Jessica Rathjen, an engineering major from Westlake, has had the chance to see what civil engineering looks like in the real world thanks to an internship with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. Rathjen originally started off as a pre-medicine major at McNeese, then she transferred into education. She found that wasn’t…

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The Petrochem Athletic Association has pledged $110,000 over three years to the Develop the Diamond Campaign. (L-R) Dr. Wade Rousse, vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business; John Bruney, president of the Petrochem Athletic Association; James Landreneau, head softball coach; and Kason Kimbrell, assistant athletics director for development and fundraising.

Develop the Diamond Campaign to Make Softball First Choice

July 28, 2020

The Petrochem Athletic Association has pledged $110,000 over three years to the Develop the Diamond Campaign for the McNeese State University softball program. Supporters of McNeese softball have launched the campaign that will make numerous improvements to the softball facility. “We received a very generous donation from Mr. Joe Miller Sr. that really kicked off…

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Jada Robinson with a microscope in the Bright Minds Studio

Education Graduate Brings STEAM to Preschoolers

July 28, 2020

Jada Robinson, a 2008 elementary education graduate of McNeese State University, is bringing a new enrichment center, Bright Minds STEAM Studio, to the Humble, Texas, community for preschool students. Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities are used as a basis to prepare these young students with the motor, physical, emotional and social skills they…

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