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Posted Jun 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Students now have the choice of completing the program either on campus or online, according to Dr. Dena Matzenbacher, head of the McNeese Department of Psychology.

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM

From Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, the four schools located in Cameron Parish totaled 1,349 students in October of 2015. By comparison, Sulphur High School alone had a total of 2,003. During the school year of 2004-05, Cameron Parish had 1,844...

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The final budget deal struck by Louisiana's lawmakers took a lopsided approach to the TOPS program, giving college students full tuition funding for the fall semester and only 42 percent financing for the spring.

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM

In 2015, 71 percent of Louisiana's fourth-graders were not proficient in reading, according to the data. This was down from 2007 when 80 percent of the state's fourth-graders were not proficient.

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Teens considering a career or having an interest in aviation were divided up between five counselors who instructed them on weather as it relates to aviation, radio communications, pre-flighting an airplane, piloting an airplane using a flight...

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM

In economic well-being, Louisiana finds itself in last place in the nation. Louisiana worsened in every category judged except for one — children remaining in school — where it remained unchanged from 2008.

Posted Jun 20, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Frasch Elementary in Sulphur is planning two events coming up in August geared toward the start of a new school year.

Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 2:30 PM

The McNeese State University Honor Roll for the 2016 spring semester has been announced. The honor roll lists undergraduate students earning at least a 3.0 or B average while carrying 12 or more semester hours.

Posted Jun 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM

The President's Honor List for the spring 2016 semester at McNeese State University has been announced. To be on the President's Honor List, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average or better while carrying at least 15...

Posted Jun 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Retired McNeese State University President Robert Hebert died of a brain hemorrhage while vacationing in Italy with his family.

Posted May 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM

At the spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, a total of 4,102 degrees were awarded – the largest amount of degrees awarded at a single commencement surpassing last year's 3,977 degrees awarded in the spring.

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