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2017 McNeese 2017 Pinnacle Award Winners

2017 Pinnacle Awards Announced at McNeese

September 29, 2017

Six McNeese State University faculty members are recipients of the 2017 Pinnacle Excellence Awards established by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. – the parent company of L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles – to recognize outstanding faculty achievement in each of the McNeese colleges – business, education, engineering and computer science, liberal arts, nursing and health professions and…

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Shaye Serice, a natural resource conservation management student

McNeese Internships

September 29, 2017

Several McNeese State University students in the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences took advantage of internships this summer that provided real life training outside of the classroom. These internships included tagging wildlife in Cameron Parish and New Mexico, promoting Brahman cattle in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, packing eggs in Iowa, vaccinating pigs…

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McNeese 2017 Fall Enrollment Up

September 25, 2017

Enrollment at McNeese State University this fall is in the black for the first time in seven years. The final fall enrollment count of 7,638 is just slightly above the 2016 enrollment of 7,626 but McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel says the numbers are moving in the right direction. “Enrollment, both recruiting new students and…

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Student Central in Chozen Hall

Student Central Opens

August 31, 2017

Fall classes began Aug. 21 at McNeese State University and students will notice several changes around campus this semester. STUDENT CENTRAL Inside Chozen HallStudent Central – a one-stop shop – is now open in Chozen Hall on the McNeese State University campus for prospective students and parents and incoming as well as continuing students. Now…

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The School of Rock on KBYS prepare Elvis tribute show

McNeese’s School of Rock to pay tribute to Elvis

August 9, 2017

Aug. 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, the legendary “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and McNeese State University’s weekly radio show – the School of Rock on KBYS 88.3 FM – will pay tribute to the King. The show, hosted by McNeese’s Dr. Ray Miles, history professor and director of the Doré…

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McNeese Fall Fee Deadlines Set

August 3, 2017

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University’s 2017 regular fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 to pay fees. Fall classes begin Aug. 21. Effective this fall, McNeese’s installment plan for paying fees has been divided into three payments. Students are required to pay one-third of the total amount plus a $30…

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McNeese professor Amber Hale returns to the Nautilus second year in a row

McNeese Professor Selected to Set Sail on the Nautilus Second Year in a Row

August 2, 2017

For a second year, McNeese State University assistant professor of biology Dr. Amber Hale will sail aboard the 211-foot Exploration Vessel Nautilus Aug. 4-18 as it scours the coasts of Oregon and California in the name of scientific exploration. The E/V Nautilus is operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET), a nonprofit founded by Dr. Robert Ballard in 2008,…

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McNeese students head to Illinois to view solar eclipse sponsored by NASA

Student Team Headed to Southern Illinois for Solar Eclipse

August 1, 2017

A student team from McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is headed to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., on Aug. 21 to take part in a NASA-sponsored real-time scientific study of the first total solar eclipse over the mainland United States since 1979. The McNeese team, with its module, Dorothy, will…

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Cowboy Stadium ranks in FCS top 10 football stadiums.

Cowboy Stadium in Top 10 FCS Venues

July 27, 2017

Cowboy Stadium, or “The Hole,” has been named one of the top 10 best football stadiums in the Football Championship Subdivision by fans in a recent poll conducted by the NCAA. The NCAA asked fans via Twitter and Facebook to fill in the blank on what stadium they believe to be the best in FCS.…

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McNeese Marching Band goes to London

2017 McNeese Cowboy Kickoff and Showcase Set

July 27, 2017

McNeese State University will host the third annual Cowboy Kickoff Dinner and Showcase fundraiser for the Pride of McNeese Marching Band travel fund Thursday, Aug. 17, in Burton Coliseum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner that includes barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, chips, brownies and beverages. The showcase begins at 7 p.m.…

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