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Encyclopedia > McNeese State University
Mcneese State University
Motto Excellence With A Personal Touch
Established September 1939
Type Public
President Dr. Robert Hebert
Faculty 500
Undergraduates 8343
Location Lake Charles, LA, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Blue & Gold
Mascot Cowboys
Website www.mcneese.edu

McNeese State University, founded in 1939, is a university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Originally called Lake Charles Junior College, the name became John McNeese Junior College in 1940; the school was part of the Louisiana State University system. In 1950, the school parted from the LSU system and became McNeese State College; in 1970, the institution gained university status. Image File history File linksMetadata MSUsmal. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... named, see Lake Charles (body of water). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Blue (from Old High German blao shining) is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength (about 470 nm) of the three primary colors. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... named, see Lake Charles (body of water). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


McNeese's colors are blue and gold. The school's men's sports teams are known as the Cowboys, while the women's athetic teams are the Cowgirls. McNeese State sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southland Conference. For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The Southland Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the south central United States. ...

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History

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MSU Athletic Logo

McNeese State University was founded in 1939 as a division of Louisiana State University, offering only the first two years of higher education. Originally called Lake Charles Junilege, the name became John McNeese Junior College in 1940 by resolution of the University Board of Supervisors in honor of a pioneer Southwest Louisiana educator. Image File history File links McNeeseState2. ... Image File history File links McNeeseState2. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ...


Advanced to four-year status and separated from L.S.U. in 1950, the University was renamed McNeese State College; and its administration was transferred to the Louisiana State Board of Education. Act 138 of the 1970 Louisiana Legislature gave the institution its present name, McNeese State University. McNeese gained significant recognition in 1954 through admission to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the highest accrediting agency in the United States for such schools in the South.


The Legislature authorized McNeese to offer curricula leading to the master's degree in 1960, and to the degree of Education Specialist in 1966. In addition to the Graduate School, McNeese University's academic organization includes the colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Science, the Division of Continuing Education, and the Division of Basic Studies.


Mcneese opened its doors in 1939 on an 86-acre tract donated by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury with a physical plant of two buildings: the former Administration Building (Kaufman Hall) and the McNeese Arena (Ralph O. Ward Memorial Gym). The Main Auditorium, now Francis G. Bulber Auditorium, was completed in 1940 as the third building on the campus. The three structures are still in use today. In 1989, the auditorium was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.


University Leadership

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MSU basketball
  • Dr. Joseph T. Farrar (1939-1940
  • Dr. William B. Hatcher (1940-1941)
  • Dr. Rodney Cline (1941-1944)

(Prior to 1944, University leadership were called deans. After 1944, the term President came to designate the universities' head individual) Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2009x2905, 589 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): McNeese State University ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2009x2905, 589 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): McNeese State University ...

  • Dr. Lether Edward Frazar (1944-1955) Retired in 1955, became lieutenant governor of Louisiana thereafter
  • Dr. Wayne N. Cusic (1955-1969) Retired in 1969
  • Dr. Thomas S. Leary (1969-1980) Resigned from presidency
  • Dr. Jack Doland (1980-1986) Resigned in order to run for state office
  • Dr. Robert Hebert (1986-present)

Lether Edward Frazar (December 1, 1904 - May 15, 1960) was the Democratic lieutenant governor of Louisiana under Governor Earl Kemp Long from 1956-1960, who had earlier, as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Beauregard Parish authored the state teacher retirement law. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ...

Campus

The McNeese State University main campus occupies 99-acres in South Lake Charles along the Contraband Bayou. The main campus also includes 68 main buildings. In addition to the main campus, the physical plant also includes the 402-acre McNeese Farm, a 65-acre Athletic plant, and the Burton Coliseum.


Academics

McNeese State University offers 83 degree programs under the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science, the Division of General and Basic Studies, and the Doré School of Graduate Studies.


Athletics

McNeese State University's teams are nicknamed the Cowboys (or Cowgirls). Their football team plays at Cowboy Stadium, also known as "The Hole", on the edge of campus. Their basketball teams play at Burton Coliseum south of campus. The baseball team hosts games at Cowboy Diamond.


Notable Alumni

Daniel Wayne Ardoin (born July 8, 1974 in Mamou, Louisiana) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Colorado Rockies (2005-present). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) West Division (1993-present) Current uniform Ballpark Coors Field (1995-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) {{{WORLD CHAMPIONS}}} NL Pennants (0) West Division titles (0) n/a Wild card berths (1) 1995 The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team... Benjamin Issac Broussard (born September 24, 1976, in Beaumont, Texas) is a first baseman who currently plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) Kingdome (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1... Bobby Dean Howry (born August 4, 1973) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and a former NBA basketball player. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier womens swimming league and one of the four major professional sports leagues of North America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Andre Dubus (August 11, 1936 - February 24, 1999) was an American short story writer, essayist, and autobiographer. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... In the Bedroom is a 2001 movie directed by Todd Field and starring Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, and William Mapother. ... Daniel Wesley Dan Richey (born October 31, 1948) is a Baton Rouge-based political consultant for pro-family candidates and organizations, including the Louisiana Family Forum. ... Bradley Jamar Sams (born October 29, 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He was an undrafted free agent out of McNeese State University in 2004. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens...

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Department of Visual Arts, McNeese State University (259 words)
For students majoring in other departments of the university, the Department of Visual Arts provides service courses and makes available to the campus and community at large such courses as art appreciation, art history, and studio courses which serve their particular needs and enrich their lives.
The Department of Visual Arts further attempts to provide a source of cultural enrichment and leadership for the university and community through exhibitions, artist lecture series and artist workshops.
McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System, EEO/AA/ADA
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