McNeese State University

Gateway Brass, the brass ensemble of the Air Force Band of the West, will present a free concert Jan. 24 at McNeese State University.

The performance is planned for 7:30 p.m. at the university's Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.

Gateway Brass, stationed in Texas, has performed around the country and plays a variety of musical styles.

The McNeese State University performing arts department will present a free faculty recital on Oct. 4.

Featured will be bass-baritone Bret Smithey.

The program will be at 7:30 p.m. in Ralph Squires Recital Hall of the Shearman Fine Arts Center.

Performers also will include Lina Morita on piano, Libby Looney as choreographer, Brett Dering, visual art, Colleen Cannon Benoit, Samantha Courville, Emily Looney, Libby Richards, Katie Blum, Amy Sonnier and Camryn Miller, dancers from Lake Charles Dance Academy.

A free lecture on the concepts of time and space as represented in the art of the Maya culture will be presented Thursday at McNeese State University.

The speaker will be David Ouellette, a McNeese assistant professor of art history. The presentation will be at 6 p.m. in the Stokes Auditorium at Hardtner Hall.

McNeese State University will be closed on Wednesday.

Essential personnel in critical areas were notified Tuesday by their supervisors if they are to report to work on Wednesday. Students and all other personnel are strongly encouraged to stay off roadways.

A decision about re-opening on Thursday will be made by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Housing, Rowdy's Cafeteria and the Convenience Store will remain open for resident students.