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  • Insurance agent classes offered at McNeese

    March 10, 2014 5:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A property and casualty insurance pre-licensing course will be offered April 4-5 and April 11-12 at McNeese State University. The classes will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and are offered in partnership with by the Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services at Louisiana... more »
  • Asbestos found in McNeese State's Kaufman Hall

    March 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University officials have closed Kaufman Hall until further notice because removal of a door led to the release of asbestos, which has contaminated multiple areas of the building. Philip Williams, university president, told the American Press Wednesday that a door on the third... more »
  • University receives StormReady certification

    March 23, 2012 10:36 AM

    McNeese is just the second university in Louisiana to receive the StormReady certification. In Louisiana, there are 16 StormReady sites including Calcasieu Parish and Lake Charles. According to Andy Patrick, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, the StormReady program provides communities, including universities, towns, cities, counties,... more »
  • McNeese May Study Need for New Jail in Jeff Davis

    February 11, 2012 1:29 PM

    McNeese State University will be asked to lead a study that would determine whether a new jail is needed in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports ( http://bit.ly/qjfACs ) the study would include projected construction costs as well as the impact of overcrowding and operational expenses at the existing... more »
  • McNeese offers small business seminar

    August 1, 2011 6:00 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seminar on starting and financing a small business is planned Aug. 4 at the Burton Business Center on the campus of McNeese State University. Scheduled from 5-7:30 p.m., the seminar is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese. Cost is $10... more »
  • New President Takes Over at McNeese State University

    November 15, 2010 7:47 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University President Philip C. Williams says he will recommend a reorganization of administrative personnel and services this week after a review by campus leaders. Williams, who faces budget cuts for 2011 after taking over as McNeese's sixth president July 1, was inaugurated Sunday... more »
  • McNeese State Enrollment Grows by 3.4 Percent

    September 21, 2010 7:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Officials say McNeese State University has reached its second-highest enrollment in the past seven decades 8,941 students, a growth of 3.4 percent this semester. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president of academic affairs, says this is the third consecutive enrollment increase. Enrollment for the fall... more »
  • Settlement Resolves Probe of McNeese State

    September 10, 2010 7:08 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A settlement with the Justice Department calls for McNeese State University to improve access to its Lake Charles campus for disabled students, employees and visitors. The settlement announced Thursday resolves an investigation the Justice Department launched in 2008 to review the school's compliance with the... more »
  • Hebert Named President Emeritus of McNeese St.

    August 28, 2010 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System has named Robert Hebert president emeritus of McNeese State University. Hebert retired in June after serving 41 years at McNeese, 23 of them as president, making him the university's longest-serving president. The "emeritus" title honors... more »

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