News at Lamar

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  • LU hosts computing workshop for teachers

    Seven Lamar University undergraduate and four graduate computer science students are taking on the role of teacher this week as they lead a workshop to teach K-12 school teachers fundamental computing concepts and help the teachers develop curriculum materials for the coming year.

  • LU hosts Construction Career Academy

    The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development will host the gOlden Opportunities for Southeast Texas Construction Career Academy (gO SETX Construction Career Academy) from July 20-25.

  • LU offers computer game development course

    Lamar University’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new course, Introduction to Computer Game Development, designed for students interested in learning more about the game development industry.

  • LU hosts gO WEST Academy

    The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development hosted the gO With Engineering, Science, and Technology Academy (gO WEST) from July 7-11.

  • Teaching Environmental Sciences tours Big Thicket

    Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences 19th annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute introduces Southeast Texas EC-12th grade teachers to local environmental issues through first-hand experiences.

  • Alumni Affairs announces 2014-2015 Alumni Advisory Board

    The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Stephanie Molina of Beaumont to serve as 2014-2015 president. Vernon Durden of China is past president and Carol Hebert of Nederland will serve as president-elect.

  • Lamar hosts Texas Governor’s School

    The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development hosted the Texas Governor’s School, a program of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, from June 15-July 3. The three week intensive leadership summer program is offered to secondary students in grades 9-12. One hundred and seventeen students participated in this year’s program.

  • Lamar names 573 to President’s List for spring

    A total of 573 Lamar University students earned places on the President’s List for the 2014 spring semester, President Kenneth Evans announced.

  • Lamar names 981 to Deans’ List for spring

    A total of 981 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the spring 2014 semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced.

  • Microbiology professor receives NHARP research grant

    Ashwini Kucknoor, assistant professor of microbiology, has received a Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) Grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. Her proposal, “Characterization of Rhomboid Proteins in Tritichomonas foetus Pathogenesis,” was awarded $85,000.

  • Dodson appointed founding dean of Honors College

    Following a national search, Kevin Dodson, professor of philosophy and interim dean of the Lamar University Honors College, has been named founding dean of the college effective September 1.

  • Engineering students pursuing summer projects

    Student involvement in faculty research and innovation is a hallmark at LU that continues year-round. This week's work involved the police and a radar gun, but it was all in the name of research.

  • 1655 degrees conferred at May commencement

    Lamar University conferred 1655 degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 17.

  • McNeil appointed VP for Division of Student Engagement

    After an extensive nationwide search, Lamar University has announced the appointment of Vicki McNeil to the LU staff as vice president for the division of student engagement.

  • LU hosts ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

    The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development will host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp from June 15-27.

  • Nursing department hosts 11th annual Nightingale Experience

    Thirty-six students from 17 schools will visit Lamar University and CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth and St. Mary on June 13 and 14 as part of the eleventh annual Nightingale Experience.

  • MSN on-line ranked No. 4 nationally for veterans

    U.S. News & World Report ranked Lamar University’s online graduate nursing program as fourth in the nation specifically for veterans. The program in the JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing was tapped No. 2 overall in 2013, and placed in the Top 20 in 2012 and 2014, by U.S. News & World Report.