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10/28/2017McNeese Hosts 27 High Schools for the Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Cost Marching Band Championship

The McNeese State University Band Program will host the Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Band Championship Saturday, Oct. 28, in Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles.

10/24/2017McNeese Hosts Lancon Senior Recital

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior recital by Emmie Lancon of Lake Charles at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

10/24/2017McNeese Small Business Seminar on Bookkeeping Set

A seminar titled "Basic Business Bookkeeping” will be offered from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University.

10/23/2017McNeese Alumna to Make Presentation on STEM Success

Dr. Paula Gant, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Office of International Affairs in the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., will make a presentation - "On Success in STEM: What It Takes for Women/Anyone to Succeed" - at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the SEED Center at McNeese State University.

10/21/2017McNeese to host 2017 Fall Preview Day

The McNeese State University Admissions and Recruiting Office will sponsor its annual Fall Preview Day for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

10/19/2017McNeese to Host Small Business Workshop

A seminar titled "Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” will be offered from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University.

10/15/20172017 McNeese Homecoming Celebration Set

McNeese State University wants students, alumni and the community to "Stand Up Get  Rowdy!” – this year’s theme for Homecoming 2017 scheduled Oct. 15-21.

9/29/2017 2017 Pinnacle Excellence Awards Announced at McNeese

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 science and agriculture.

9/29/2017 McNeese Financial Aid Workshops at Area High Schools
 The McNeese State University Office of Financial Aid will present several free financial aid workshops in high schools throughout a seven-parish area in October and November for students and their parents and current McNeese students to explain financial aid application procedures.
9/29/2017 McNeese Interns Gain Valuable Experience

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 in North Carolina and working with horses in Ecuador.

9/29/2017 McNeese Nursing Pass Rate Exceeds State and National Rates

McNeese State University’s 2016 nursing graduates have achieved a 97.2 percent first-time passage rate on the NCLEX-RN, the national licensure exam for nursing students.

9/29/2017 McNeese Ranks High in 2018 U.S. News & World Report

For the seventh consecutive year, McNeese State University has received national recognition as one of the best regional universities and one of the top public universities by U.S. News and World Report, widely considered to be the foremost authority on college rankings.

9/29/2017 McNeese Sees Fall Enrollment Increase

Enrollment at McNeese State University this fall is in the black for the first time in seven years.

9/27/2017 McNeese Theatre Presents The Crucible

The 78th McNeese State University theatre season will open with the fall production of "The Crucible” by American playwright Arthur Miller Sept. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. in Tritico Theatre.

9/21/2017 Rouge et Blanc Named Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event
  The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored Rouge et Blanc as a 2017 Top 20 Event for the month of October. The premier food and wine event will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, under the stately live oaks of McNeese State University from 2-6 p.m.
9/19/2017 2017 McNeese Homecoming Parade Applications Now Online

The 2017 McNeese State University Homecoming Parade is scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, and the community is invited to participate.

9/18/2017 McNeese Radiologic Sciences Graduates Ace National Certification Exam

The 2017 McNeese State University radiologic sciences graduates had a 100 percent passage rate on their first attempt on the national certification examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.

9/12/2017 McNeese BRIDGES Program Set For Fall
 The McNeese Autism Program will offer its BRIDGES program this fall for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum.
9/12/2017 McNeese People Briefs

Ramie Thibodeaux, director of Student Health and Development at McNeese State University, is serving a two-year term as secretary of the executive council of the American College Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association.

8/16/2017 Student Central Open at McNeese
 Student 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.
8/3/2017 McNeese Professor Selected to Set Sail on the Nautilus Second Year in a Row

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.

8/2/2017 McNeese Student Wins 2017 College Business Pitch Competition
  McNeese State University student Joseph Drinkard won the university division of the 2017 SEED Center Business Pitch Competition with his idea for Catalyst Medical Scribe Management.
8/2/2017 McNeese Upward Bounc Program Receives Federal Grant
 Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter meets with McNeese State University Upward Bound students prior to presentations during Advocacy Day. The McNeese program has been awarded a five-year federal grant totaling more than $1.6 million to continue serving potential first-generation college students.
8/2/2017 McNeese's Kappa Sigma Fraternity Receives National Awards

McNeese State University’s Theta Rho chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity was recently presented with four national awards at the 71st Biennial Grand Conclave in Las Vegas, Nev.

7/14/2017 McNeese Student Team to do NASA Research During Total Solar Eclipse in August

On Monday, Aug. 21, skies across the country will darken with the first total solar eclipse viewable over the United States since 1979. A team of students from McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science are headed to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., on that date to take part in a NASA-sponsored, real-time scientific study of solar eclipses.

6/19/2017 McNeese Rodeo Wins National Men's All-Around Championship at CNFR

McNeese State University captured the National Men’s All-Around Championship Saturday night at the 69th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.

6/2/2017 McNeese Nursing BSN Program Receives Continuing Accreditation

The McNeese State University College of Nursing and Health Professions’ baccalaureate nursing degree program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) following an extensive review process that culminated with a campus site visit last fall by CCNE evaluators, according to Dr. Peggy Wolfe, dean of the college.

5/24/2017 McNeese Spring Graduate Also Receives High School Diploma

McNeese State University’s spring commencement was held May 13, and one student, Joseph McKinney, 17, graduated with an associate degree in general studies with a 4.0. Incredibly, 11 days later (May 24), he receiveed his diploma as an honor graduate from Westlake High School.

5/17/2017 McNeese Radiologic Sciences Program Provides Quality Graduates

For almost 40 years, the McNeese State University radiologic sciences program has provided quality graduates to meet the increased demand for health care professionals in Southwest Louisiana and beyond.

5/5/2017 McNeese BRIDGES Program Kicks Off This Summer for Youth with ASD

The McNeese Autism Program has designed a new program to "bridge a gap” between the increasing need for services for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder that kicks off this summer on the McNeese State University campus.

4/28/2017 McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science Ranked Nationally in 2017 College ROI Report

McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science ranks third among all public and private institutions in the nation as one of the best value colleges for its engineering majors, according to the 2017 College ROI Report by PayScale, Inc., the world's leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software.

11/14/2016McNeese Marching Band Invited to 2018 London New Year's Day Parade

In a grand ceremony, McNeese State University’s Pride of McNeese Marching Band received a prestigious invitation on Friday to the 2018 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival "across the pond.”

9/15/2016 McNeese Receives National Recognition for Sixth Straight Year from U.S. News and World Report
 For the sixth consecutive year, McNeese State University has received national recognition as one of the best regional universities and one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report, widely considered to be the foremost authority on college rankings.



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