News at Lamar

  • Bello-Ogunu Sr. joins LU as vp for diversity and inclusion

    Lamar University welcomes John Bello-Ogunu, Sr. as vice president for diversity and inclusion. He most recently was chief diversity officer and associate vice president at The College of Charleston, where he served since 2010.

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    Posted: July 27, 2016

  • Airboats on the Neches teach environmental science

    Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences 21st annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute introduced Southeast Texas EC-12 teachers to local environmental issues through first-hand experiences.

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    Posted: July 25, 2016

  • Scholarship celebrates a life of discovery

    Thanks to the newly established Dr. Thomas C. McGill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Engineering, engineering students at Lamar University will be awarded financial assistance that will help fund their education and allow them to focus on their studies.

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    Posted: July 20, 2016

  • New transfer agreements benefit LIT students

    Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology are working together to expand opportunities for students to successfully transfer from two-year programs at LIT into bachelor’s degree programs at Lamar University.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016

  • Public invited to form vintage Base Ball team

    Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum will hold an information and interest meeting on Thursday, July 21, for individuals interested in forming a vintage baseball team. Anyone age 13 and above is invited to hear about the rules and ideas for forming a team, practicing at the museum, and going to the Texas Vintage Base Ball competition.

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    Posted: July 13, 2016

  • LUTV on Fox features student documentaries

    “LUTV on Fox,” an award-winning program from Lamar University’s Department of Communication, will air student-produced documentaries on a wide range of topics including sports, health, history, the local arts community and much more on Sunday, July 17. Produced by the students, alumni, staff and faculty of the department, the programs will air on KBTV Fox 4 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the 17th.

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    Posted: July 12, 2016

  • Five ‘Visionary Projects’ selected for $1 million total funding

    In September 2015, Lamar University administrators put to the faculty and staff a new opportunity to advance the university’s scholarship in instruction, research and service. After soliciting and reviewing a number of proposals, the university administration has selected five “Visionary Projects” to receive nearly $1 million in funding over the next three years.

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    Posted: July 08, 2016

  • 'Raiders of the Lost Art' topic of Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Julia Fischer

    Lamar University has honored Julia Fischer, assistant professor of art history, as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2016. Fischer has been a member of Lamar’s faculty since 2013. “Raiders of the Lost Art: the Monuments Men and Their Legacy” will be the topic of her lecture, sponsored by ExxonMobil, to be presented this fall.

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    Posted: July 08, 2016

  • Tales of monsters, robots, clones and aliens teach ethics in new approach

    Monsters, robots, clones and aliens — not the first things that come to mind when one thinks of ethics. Yet, those are subjects Lamar University’s English 2300 course uses to spark critical thinking in a new approach that explores ethics through literature.

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    Posted: July 05, 2016

  • Alumni Affairs announces new advisory board

    The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Ransom Jones ’88 of Beaumont to serve as 2016-2017 president. Carol Patteson Hebert ’89, ’90 of Nederland is past president and Tony Landry ’94 of Nederland will serve as president-elect.

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    Posted: July 05, 2016

  • ExxonMobil contributes more than $250,000 to LU in 2016

    Lamar University has received $251,350 in support from ExxonMobil for 2016. The corporation’s Beaumont area contributions committee awarded LU $95,500 for several projects, an amount that is combined with the contributions of ExxonMobil employees who are LU alumni, strengthened further by ExxonMobil’s generous employee matching gift program.

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    Posted: June 30, 2016

  • Lei tapped for 2016 Faculty Mentor Award

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has named Xiangyang (Sunny) Lei, associate professor of organic chemistry and interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as the recipient of Lamar University’s 2016 Faculty Mentor Award.

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    Posted: June 29, 2016

  • Camp helps 7th and 8th grade girls ‘x-plore’ electrical engineering

    LU’s high-energy X-plore Electrical Engineering summer camp offers 7th and 8th grade girls the opportunity to discover the potential of a career in electrical engineering this week with hands-on learning in circuits, programming, robotics and more.

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    Posted: June 27, 2016

  • Six receive Distinguished Faculty Fellowships

    Six Lamar University faculty members received Distinguished Faculty Fellowships thanks to a generous contribution from Diane and Don Shaver of Beaumont, university officials announced.

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    Posted: June 27, 2016

  • 1038 students named to Deans’ list for spring 2016

    A total of 1038 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the 2016 spring semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced.

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    Posted: June 22, 2016

  • Youths experience STEM first-hand

    Middle school students are learning by doing at the 10th annual ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp — a free, two-week residential program for underserved sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students gifted in math and science hosted by Lamar University from June 19-July 1

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    Posted: June 22, 2016

  • Global Enrichment: academics to life lessons for group experiencing China

    On May 27, six Lamar University’s College of Business students in Kakoli Bandyopadhyay’s Global Enrichment class boarded a plane bound for China. There, they visited some of the most renowned companies in the world, but the academic lessons they learned on the Study Abroad trip were subsequent to the new perspectives they gained. They quickly realized they could learn lessons about life never found in a textbook.

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    Posted: June 21, 2016