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Sports Photography from Home? How One McNeese Student Went Viral

March 26, 2020

McNeese State University sophomore Leighton Chamblee, from Sulphur, is finding ways to keep his sports photography skills sharp from home during the coronavirus outbreak, as shown by a short video that has since gone viral. The video was first posted on Chamblee’s personal Twitter account, but has since been retweeted by Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports…

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Students Celebrate Academic Signing Day on Social Media

March 25, 2020

McNeese State University’s Academic Signing Day is going virtual and high school students are invited to use social media to celebrate their academic achievements. Every year, Academic Signing Day showcases the highest-achieving students who have accepted academic scholarships to McNeese and declared their intent to attend in the upcoming fall semester. The day is also…

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Internships Make Students First Choice

March 25, 2020

Internships are one of the reasons McNeese State University students are the First Choice for employers seeking qualified candidates. The hands-on experience provides real world proficiency before students enter a professional field. The H.C. Drew School of Health and Human Performance offers concentrations in pre-chiropractic medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, sports and wellness management, and…

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McNeese Counseling Center Offers Virtual Sessions

March 24, 2020

The McNeese Counseling Center has moved online and is offering virtual appointments to currently enrolled students Monday-Thursday 7:30a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Online appointments can be scheduled by calling 337-475-5136.  “We know that this is a stressful time for students,” says James Grimes, interim Counseling Center director. “The Counseling Center provides a range…

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McNeese Hosts FFA Career Development Event

March 18, 2020

On March 10, high school students from all over Southwest Louisiana visited the McNeese State University farm for the Area III FFA Career Development Event hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences. The event featured contests in dairy foods, floriculture, meat identification, nursery/landscaping, poultry judging and veterinary science. Students were tasked with examining, identifying and…

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L to R): Jill Kidder, President and CEO of Louisiana Travel Association; Taylor Beard Stanley, Senior Sales Manager of Visit Lake Charles; and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

McNeese Grads Are Rising Stars

March 17, 2020

McNeese State University graduates like 2013 political science major Taylor Beard Stanley rise to the top of their careers. Stanley was recently recognized by the Louisiana Travel Association as the 2019 Rising Star of the Year. The award is given to an up-and-coming leader in the tourism industry. Stanley joined the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention…

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McNeese University Band Auditions Move Online

March 17, 2020

McNeese State University’s W.A. and Dorothy Hannah Department of Performing Arts has moved entrance and scholarship auditions for University Bands online. Scheduled to be held March 20 and 21, the auditions have been moved to the online format as a precautionary measure for those auditioning, according to associate professor of music Dr. Lonny Benoit. Now,…

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McNeese To Begin Remote Course Delivery March 18

March 13, 2020

McNeese State University will transition all face-to-face classes to online or remote delivery classes beginning Wednesday, March 18, and may continue through the spring semester. “The campus remains open,” Candace Townsend, director of public relations and university events, said. According to Townsend, residence halls will remain open, and the Holbrook Computer Lab, Frazar Memorial Library…

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McNeese Chemistry Students are Discovering the Secrets of the Scorpion Immune System

March 13, 2020

McNeese State University chemistry students are discovering the secrets of the scorpion immune system through a research project headed by professor of chemistry Dr. Mark Merchant. Their research is focused on the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in North America. These invertebrates pose no danger to humans and have a number of distinct characteristics:…

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Health and human performance seniors Andrew Eakin and Carlee Smith have been named Mr. and Miss McNeese on the 2020 McNeese State University Spring Court.

McNeese Announces 2020 Spring Court

March 13, 2020

McNeese State University health and human performance seniors Andrew Eakin, Sulphur, and Carlee Smith, Nederland, Texas, have been selected Mr. and Miss McNeese on the 2020 Spring Court. Other court members are: Cullen Ballard, Luling, Allison Blanchard, Lake Charles,  Jacob Guidry, Lake Charles, and Sydney Morales, Lake Charles, seniors; Tristan Baggett, Sulphur, Amelia Landreneau, Moss…

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