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  • University seeks participation in QEP process

    Lamar University is seeking participation from the campus community in developing its new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) this fall.


  • Constitution Day features historical perspectives

    Lamar University’s Robert Robertson and Gene Preuss from the University of Houston-Downtown will speak at the annual Constitution Day conference Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the LIT Multipurpose Center Auditorium on the corner of East Lavaca Street and Jimmy Simmons Blvd.


  • Industry sustainability topic of OUR guest speaker

    Lamar University students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about innovation and creativity in industry at a lecture hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Sept. 10.


  • Undergraduate students invited to submit grant proposals for research, creative activities

    Lamar University undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals in the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Grant Competition. The competition is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and is designed to support students in their research and creative activity.


  • Houseman continues legacy of philanthropy

    Gisela Houseman, owner and CEO of The Houseman Companies in Orange, has added $50,000 to further strengthen the Tony Houseman Memorial Scholarship in Speech and Hearing at Lamar University. She also donated equal amounts to existing scholarships at Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College-Orange.


  • Academy offers Open House

    The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a fall Open House at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.


  • Neighborhood partnership hosts ‘A Day in the Park’

    The newly formed Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership is inviting residents of South Park and neighboring communities to “A Day in the Park” Sept. 12. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Alice Keith Park, at East Lavaca and Highland Avenue.


  • ExxonMobil employee match brings total gift near $250,000

    Educational programs at Lamar University received nearly $250,000 in support from ExxonMobil in 2015. The funding supports a variety of programs in engineering, science and business and includes $140,500 in matching gifts.


  • 32 graduate with honors

    Lamar University graduated 32 students with honors during summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 22 in the Montagne Center.


  • LU honors 4 with Plummer Awards as top August grads

    Lamar University honored 4 students with the Plummer Award, recognizing them as the top male and female graduates in Lamar’s 2015 August graduating class. Lamar University president Kenneth Evans presented the awards during the August 22 commencement ceremony. Plummer Awards honor the late Otho Plummer, who was chairman emeritus of the Lamar University Board of Regents and a longtime board member.


  • Kurt Gilman appointed to Music Field of Study Advisory Committee

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently appointed Kurt Gilman, chair of the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University, to the statewide Music Field of Study Advisory Committee. The committee is charged with setting a course of study that allows for the seamless transfer of credits to music degree programs at four-year universities.


  • Dishman Art Museum hosts Art Faculty Exhibition

    The Dishman Art Museum is currently exhibiting new work, including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and graphic design, from Lamar University’s art faculty. The annual Art Faculty Exhibition will be on display through Sept. 18.


  • University begins academic year with convocation

    Despite pouring rain outside, the outlook was bright as Lamar University opened the new academic year with a reception and convocation for faculty and staff on Thursday, Aug. 20. Returning students begin moving in today and classes begin Aug. 24.


  • Partnership hosts 'A Day in the Park'

    The newly formed Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership is inviting residents of South Park and neighboring communities to “A Day in the Park” Sept. 12. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Alice Keith Park, at East Lavaca and Highland Avenue.


  • Texas Tribune and Beaumont Enterprise host conversation on Hurricane Rita

    The Texas Tribune and The Beaumont Enterprise will host a free, open-to-the-public conversation marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Rita’s landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast and their forthcoming joint reporting project, The Road From Rita, at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 at Lamar University.


  • LU among 60 nursing schools selected for national White Coat initiative

    Today, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing announced that Lamar University’s Jo Anne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing is one of 60 schools of nursing selected to receive funding support to host White Coat Ceremonies, which emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care among health professionals.


  • Seventy years of student papers now online

    This past year, university archivist Penny Clark, with assistance from Andy Coughlan, director of the University Press, worked diligently to digitize LU’s newspaper. From its early days as The Red Bird to today’s University Press, issues once available exclusively as physical copies can now be read online.