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9/29/2018 McNeese 2018 Autism Conference

An "Independence in Autism” Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Farrar Hall on the McNeese State University campus. The conference is sponsored by the McNeese Autism Program, Department of Psychology and the Burton College of Education.

9/17/2018 McNeese Senior Recital

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present Victor Medina on trumpet in a free senior recital at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Tritico Theatre.

9/14/2018 McNeese Hosts Guest Recital

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free guest recital with soprano Jenny Brunner and harpist Jane Clark at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Tritico Theatre.

9/14/2018 Nye Reading at McNeese Set

Author Michael Nye will give a free reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the McNeese State University Business Conference Center. This reading is sponsored by the McNeese Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program.

9/13/2018 McNeese Makes USNWR Best Colleges List

For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report has ranked McNeese State University as one of the best regional universities in the South in its 2019 Best Colleges list released this week.

9/12/2018 2018 McNeese Distinguished Alumni Recipients

The McNeese State University Alumni Association will present its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year awards during halftime ceremonies at the Cowboys vs. Nicholls State Colonels football game Saturday, Sept. 15.

9/12/2018 Community Parade Applications Now Online for 2018 McNeese Homecoming

Registration for the 2018 McNeese State University Homecoming Parade is now open online for community entries at The fee is $50 per unit.

9/12/2018 McNeese Names New E-Learning Director

Dr. Wendi C. Prater has been named director of the Office of E-Learning at McNeese State University. Prater previously worked as an architect with Blockchain Technology in Austin, Texas.

9/12/2018 McNeese People on Campus

New officers and leaders have been selected for several student organizations on the McNeese State University campus for the 2018-2019 academic year.

9/12/2018 McNeese to Introduce Joli Blon Beer

McNeese will soon introduce a popular tradition to restaurants and retailers throughout Louisiana with the launch of Joli Blon, the official McNeese beer.

8/31/2018 2018 McNeese Pinnacle Award Winners

Six McNeese State University faculty members are recipients of the 2018 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.

8/28/2018 Louisiana Pigment Commits to McNeese First Choice Campaign
 Louisiana Pigment has made a $75,000 commitment to the First Choice Campaign for McNeese State University. McNeese has launched a three-year First Choice Campaign with its local industry partners with a goal of raising $1 million per year for those three years for sustaining growth and self-sufficiency.
8/23/2018 McNeese Kappa Sigma Fraternity Wins National Awards

McNeese State University’s Theta Rho chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity received nine national awards at the 2018 Kappa Sigma Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

7/20/2018 McNeese Names in the News

Dr. Ann Warner, professor and co-coordinator of the graduate nursing program at McNeese State University, is one of 49 nursing faculty from 25 states to be selected for the 2018 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

7/9/2018 McNeese Names Interim College of Business Dean

Dr. Cynthia Rodriguez Cano, assistant professor of marketing at McNeese State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1. Cano replaces Dr. Lonnie Phelps, who has been serving as interim dean since August 2017.

6/28/2018 McNeese Cowboy Mural
  A larger-than-life cowboy has appeared on the west side of the Shearman Fine Arts Center on the McNeese State University campus.
6/28/2018 McNeese Education Programs Earn Reaccreditation
 All teacher education programs in the McNeese State University Burton College of Education have earned reaccreditation for another seven years from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for education preparation.
6/28/2018 Ogea Named Interim Burton College of Education Dean

Dr. Angelique M. Ogea, associate professor of education professions, has been named interim dean of the Burton College of Education at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective July 1 following the announcement of the retirement of Dr. Wayne Fetter.

6/25/2018 McNeese Names Dean of College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Michael Buckles has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at McNeese State University. The appointment was approved at Thursday’s (June 21) meeting of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

6/18/2018 McNeese State University Rodeo Team and Individuals Win Championships

McNeese State University captured three national individual championships, one team championship and one reserve championship Saturday night at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

6/7/2018 McNeese Awards Emeritus Titles

McNeese State University has honored seven past faculty members and administrators with emeritus status for their exemplary service to students, the university and the community.

6/5/2018 McNeese MFA Graduate Receives Prestigious Stanford Lectureship

McNeese State University graduate Jenn Alandy Trahan has been awarded the prestigious Jones Lectureship in Fiction at Stanford University. As a Jones Lecturer, Trahan will teach courses in creative writing while working to complete her first book.

6/5/2018 McNeese Student Selected for NASA Internship

McNeese State University engineering junior Anthony Miller, of Sulphur, is one of 13 undergraduates from Louisiana institutions to receive a NASA-funded summer internship focused on what happens inside thunderstorm cells at high altitudes.

5/30/2018 McNeese MFA Student Accepted Into National Workshop

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Ashlee Lhamon has been accepted into the 2018 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at the University of California in San Diego.

5/30/2018 McNeese MFA Student Publishes First Book

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Tyler Robert Sheldon has had his first poetry collection, "Driving Together,” published by Meadowlark Books in Emporia, Kansas.

5/30/2018 McNeese Students Participate in NASA-Funded Project

McNeese State University engineering and computer science majors participated in the Louisiana Aerospace Catalysts Experiences for Students balloon project held at NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Center in Palestine, Texas.

5/25/2018 McNeese Arts Majors Selected to Internationally Recognized Arts School
 McNeese State University senior art majors Shelby Roberie and Madison Augustine were selected to attend workshops at the internationally recognized Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this summer.
5/25/2018 McNeese Student Receives Prestigious Medical Research Internship
 McNeese State University biological science major Robert Rutz has been selected for a 10-week summer internship with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, that will provide him with valuable hands-on experience in the medical or research field. Pictured is Rutz, seated, and Dr. William Dees, head of the biology department and coordinator of the internship program at McNeese.
5/12/2018 The Late Billy Navarre Receives Posthumous Honorary Doctorate at McNeese Spring Commencement

McNeese State University conferred a posthumous honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Billy Navarre, a prominent Lake Charles business owner, philanthropist, outstanding civic leader, community volunteer and a supporter of McNeese, during the 150th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, at Burton Coliseum.

5/8/2018 McNeese Beta Gamma Sigma Initiates and Student Awards for College of Business
 Joseph Provenzano, a double major in accounting and finance, received the 2018 Jeff and Rhonda Lee Miller Distinguished Senior in the College of Business Award at the recent Beta Gamma Sigma induction and awards ceremony at McNeese State University. 

Dr. Jeanne-Claire Patin, left, McNeese assistant professor of accounting, made the presentation to Provenzano, of Downers Grove, Illinois.
5/7/2018 McNeese ABA Graduate Program One of Only 20 Nationally Accredited

McNeese State University’s psychology graduate program in applied behavior analysis is the only one in Louisiana accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and one of only 20 accredited programs in the nation, according to Dr. Cameron Melville, coordinator of the psychology graduate program at McNeese.

5/4/2018 McNeese Grad Pursues MFA in Italy

When McNeese State University graduate Lindsey Johnson moved to Florence, Italy, two years ago to work on a Master of Fine Arts from the Studio Arts College International (SACI), she expected that her days would be spent sipping cappuccinos, riding Vespas (Italian mopeds) with beautiful Italian men and drinking fine wine while leisurely painting the Tuscan countryside.

5/1/2018 McNeese BAC Recognizes Community Leaders
 Six McNeese State University alumni were recognized at the annual Trailblazer Awards program sponsored by the McNeese Black Alumni Chapter. Recipients are from left to right: James Benton III, Thomas K. Clemons II, Shirley Winey Brown, Nona M. Leday, Dr. Whitney G. Harris and Don A. McZeal.
3/16/2018 McNeese Students Develop Involve U App for College Students
  Involve U is a new smartphone app, developed by McNeese State University students, that acts as a social media site specifically for campus events of student organizations at a single college campus. Team members behind Involve U are, from left, Taylor Venissat, Aaron Meyers and Garrett Benoit.



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