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  • 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.


  • LU to confer 800 degrees in Aug. 22 Commencement

    Lamar University will confer 800 degrees at summer commencement August 22 in the Montagne Center. Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.


  • J. Donald Warren tapped for Business Hall of Fame

    An accomplished academic and distinguished career accountant J. Donald Warren Jr. will become the newest member of Lamar University’s College of Business Hall of Fame.


  • Engineering major Torres tapped for LOFT Fellowship

    Roberto Torres, a Lamar University junior from Beaumont majoring in mechanical engineering, is one of 20 Hispanic students chosen from universities across the nation to participate in ExxonMobil’s LOFT Fellowship. The fellowship assigns a regional mentor to students to guide them as they advance in their engineering education and prepare to enter the workforce.


  • Leleux to present STAIRSTEP research in Chicago

    Hannah Leleux, a Lamar University junior from Bridge City majoring in computer science, has been awarded a scholarship from the Association for Computing Machinery – Women to attend SIGITE 2015, the 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, at DePaul University in Chicago.