|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 |
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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.
|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.
|6/18/2018 ||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.
|6/25/2018 ||McNeese Names Dean of College of Liberal Arts |
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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.
|6/28/2018 ||McNeese Cowboy Mural |
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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
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 |
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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.
|7/9/2018 ||McNeese Names Interim College of Business Dean |
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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.
|7/20/2018 ||McNeese Names in the News |
Dr. Ann Warner, professor and co-coordinator of the
graduate nursing program at McNeese State
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.
|8/23/2018 ||McNeese Kappa Sigma Fraternity Wins National Awards |
University’s Theta Rho chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity received
nine national awards at the 2018 Kappa Sigma Leadership Conference in New
|8/28/2018 ||Louisiana Pigment Commits to McNeese First Choice Campaign |
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
|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
|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 ||2018 McNeese Distinguished Alumni Recipients |
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.
|9/12/2018 ||McNeese People on Campus |
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 |
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McNeese will soon
introduce a popular tradition to restaurants and retailers throughout Louisiana
with the launch of Joli Blon, the official McNeese beer.
|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.
|10/3/2018 ||Rainwater Scholarships |
Many students are able to attend McNeese State University for one
reason - scholarships. A recent $10,000 donation from a 1985 McNeese
alumnus has changed the lives of four students by providing financial
support to obtain a degree.
|10/10/2018||McNeese Nursing Professor Elected to National Leadership Role |
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Dr. Tari Dilks, professor of nursing at McNeese State University, has
been elected president-elect of the American Psychiatric Nurses
Association Board of Directors. Dilks will begin her term at the APNA
32nd Annual Conference Oct. 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio
|10/10/2018||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.
|10/22/2018||McNeese Radiologic Sciences Grads Score Perfect National Exam |
The 2018 McNeese State
University radiologic sciences graduates had a 100 percent passage rate on the national certification
examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic
|10/22/2018||McNeese Ambassadors Selected |
Ten students from the College of Engineering and Computer
Science at McNeese State University have been selected as Ambassadors, a new
student organization established to assist the college with its recruiting
|10/23/2018||McNeese Rodeo Hall of Fame This Weekend |
State University is celebrating the careers and accomplishments of former rodeo
coach John J. Smith and former rodeo members - and brothers - Philip and David Fournier
by inducting them into the 2018 McNeese Rodeo Hall of Fame.|
|10/29/2018||2018 McNeese Homecoming Court |
State University students Sydney Broussard, a nursing senior from Hackberry, and
Gunnar Goodwin, an engineering senior from Lake Charles, have been named
McNeese’s 2018 Homecoming Queen and King.
|10/29/2018||McNeese 2019 Spring Registration Set |
Students can go
online now to view the class schedules for 2019 spring registration at McNeese
State University at www.mcneese.edu/schedule.
|11/14/2018||McNeese Rodeo Results |
The McNeese State University men’s rodeo team took first place and
the women’s team placed third at the 64th annual McNeese rodeo.
|12/5/2018 ||McNeese People on Campus |
| ||Kedrick Nicholas, associate dean of
students at McNeese State University, has been elected as the 2018-2019
president of the Louisiana Association of College and University Student
Personnel Administrators at its recent conference. He is the eighth McNeese
student affairs staff member since 1978 to serve as president of LACUSPA, which
isan organization dedicated to servicing higher education professionals,
students and associates in Louisiana.|
|12/10/2018||McNeese Student Cracks Code in IBM Challenge |
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Michael Casteel, a double major in
computer science and computer engineering at McNeese State University, placed among
the top 10 scorers in IBM’s national online interactive code cracking
challenge, The IBM Vault, held this fall. The challenge drew over 3,000
|12/10/2018||McNeese Bee Program |
State University is doing its part to help promote the benefits of bees as
pollinators through a partnership with local beekeepers and the Harold and
Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences with the introduction of a bee
program at the McNeese farm.
|12/17/2018||McNeese Ag Sciences Students Recognized by FFA |
Three agricultural sciences students at McNeese State University were
among 13 Louisiana students to receive the American Future Farmers of
America Degree at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
|1/9/2019 ||McNeese Musical Kicks Off Spring Theatre Season |
McNeese State University’s W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of
Performing Arts opens the 2019 spring McNeese Theatre season with the
musical production of "Songs for a New World” Jan. 9-13 at Tritico
Theatre. Times are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9-12 and 2 p.m. Jan 13.