McNeese SAGE program kicks off in DeRidder

DERIDDER -- This February, McNeese State University will kick off its first DeRidder SAGE program, a series that offers a number of short lectures and discussions centered on a central theme. The spring theme is “Louisiana Lagniappe.”
Lectures are open to the public and will be held in the afternoons from 2-3 p.m.  at the Historic First Street School at 401 W. First St. Cost is $35 for the series.
Spring SAGE lecture dates, topics and presenters are:
Feb. 28 – A Salute to Louisiana’s Music: Jazz and More – Rick Condit, Louisiana Artist Fellowship recipient and McNeese retired professor of jazz studies.
March 25 – The Myths and Legends Along Louisiana Byways – Dr. Keegan LeJeune, professor of English at McNeese. He teaches courses in folklore and Louisiana literature.
April 15 – Pageants, Parlors and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the 20th Century South – Dr. Blain Roberts, associate professor of American history at California State University.
April 28 – Louisiana Hayride: The Women Who Played the Hayride – Kevin Fontenot, a scholar of the American South and its music, and Caroline Gnagy, scholar and musician. This lecture will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
For more information on the spring SAGE program at DeRidder, contact McNeese Leisure Learning at 337-475-5616 or visit the website at
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