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  • New alumni advisory board members announced

    The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Carol Hebert of Nederland to serve as 2015-2016 president. Stephanie Molina of Beaumont is past president and Ransom Jones of Beaumont will serve as president-elect.

  • Zani: Monster stories will loom large

    “Monsters in Literature in Philosophy – Vampires, Zombies and Bears, Oh My!” will be the topic of the Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by Steve Zani, professor of English and Modern Languages, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

  • STAIRSTEP program exceeds goals

    Lamar University’s STAIRSTEP program has exceeded its goals once again in its mission to retain and transition students into their advanced studies and career placement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

  • LUPD adds, upgrades body-worn cameras

    The Lamar University Police Department is expanding its use of body-worn cameras to enhance safety.

  • Business college hosts Savoy as ExxonMobil Executive in Residence

    As ExxonMobil Executive in Residence, Brian Savoy will present “Don’t be Transactional with Your Career” in Lamar University’s Landes Auditorium in the Galloway Business Building at 11:10 a.m. on Oct. 13. The lecture, with advice and stories centered on being fully invested in your career, is free and open to the public. He will also host a faculty colloquium and meet with graduate business students that day.

  • Dishman Art Museum exhibition explores Civil War themes through a contemporary lens

    Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum is currently exhibiting large-scale photographs by Eliot Dudik from two recent series, “Broken Land” and “Still Lives.”

  • Dr. Russ A. Schultz Innovation Fund in fine arts established at Lamar University

    A new fund honoring Russ Schultz’s leadership as dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication has been established through the Lamar University Foundation.

  • Controversial Hardin County paper to be digitized

    Lamar University Archivist Penny Clark, who previously used a grant to have 16,864 pages of University Press holdings digitally archived, has now been awarded a 2015 Rescuing Texas History grant from the University of North Texas to start a new digital archival project.

  • Library hosts Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page

    Lamar University’s Mary and John Gray Library will host Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page as part of the annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. The community-reading event will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 30, in the University Reception Center on the 8th floor of the library.

  • LU geologists: the evidence is in the details

    Through the years, Jim Westgate, University Professor Earth and Space Sciences at Lamar University, has not only excavated the largest of creatures – ancient whales, giant sharks, towering dinosaurs, and mega-scale mammals – he has also spent considerable time and effort sifting out evidence of the smallest creatures as well.

  • Cardinal Jazz Orchestra concert offers classic jazz with a contemporary twist

    The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra’s fall concert will put a fresh spin on the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock and more on Thursday, Oct. 8. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.

  • LU posts new enrollment record

    Lamar University has set another all-time enrollment record, officials announced today. Official figures for the fall 2015 semester taken on the 20th class day show the university has the highest enrollment in its history.

  • LU hosts synthetic-biology authority Keasling Oct. 14

    From Nebraska farm boy to groundbreaking researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, Jay Keasling has become one of the world’s foremost authorities on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. At Berkeley, he developed engineered bacteria to create life-saving malaria drugs and carbon-neutral biofuels that provide an alternative to petroleum. Keasling will share his story and vision of the role of engineers and scientists for the betterment of mankind in a free public lecture at Lamar University Oct. 14.

  • Comedic thriller ‘The 39 Steps’ kicks off LU Theatre season

    Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2015-16 season with the fast-paced whodunit, “The 39 Steps,” Sept. 24 - 27, in the Studio Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, this Tony-Award winning play mixes Hitchcock's cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and adds a dash of Monty Python.

  • LU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Lamar University will host a variety of Hispanic culture events across campus in observation of Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebrations that run through Nov. 4 will honor the history, traditions and culture of the generations of Hispanic Americans who have had a positive impact on society to raise awareness of important causes in the nation’s present and future.

  • Conversation on impact of Hurricane Rita Sept. 22

    Lamar University, 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 in Beaumont.

  • Mena serves as associate vp, dean of students

    Following a national search, Lamar University has named Terry Mena associate vice president and dean of students for Lamar’s Division of Student Engagement.