News at Lamar

  • Noah Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship established

    The Lamar University Foundation recently announced a new endowed scholarship for the College of Engineering. The Noah Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship will provide funding for incoming freshmen in the college.

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    Posted: October 20, 2017

  • Victor L. Lovelady Memorial Scholarship in Engineering established

    The Lamar University Foundation has announced a new endowed scholarship for the College of Engineering. The Victor L. Lovelady Memorial Scholarship in Engineering will provide assistance to engineering students.

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    Posted: October 18, 2017

  • ‘Politics, Media, and Storytelling’ with award-winning filmmaker Martin Gerner

    ‘Politics, Media, and Storytelling’ with award-winning filmmaker Martin Gerner

    The Lamar University Department of Communication, Reaud Honors College, along with Lamar's Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta and the Office of Undergraduate Research, are co-sponsoring a three-day interdisciplinary seminar on Politics, Media, and Storytelling, October 19-21.

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    Posted: October 18, 2017

  • LU receives gift of educational materials from former president Jimmy Simmons

    Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music recently accepted a donation of educational materials from President Emeritus James M. Simmons. The large number of books and other materials, collected over a career in higher education, were distributed in the department for educational purposes and referencing.

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    Posted: October 13, 2017

  • Tokgoz appointed Summer Faculty Fellow at U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

    Tokgoz appointed Summer Faculty Fellow at U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

    Cagatay Tokgoz, assistant professor in the Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering at Lamar University, was awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Sensors Directorate.

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    Posted: October 12, 2017

  • Jean R. Bost Scholarship in Biology established

    The Lamar University Foundation has announced a newly endowed scholarship, the Jean R. Bost Scholarship in Biology to support students pursuing a career in teaching biology.

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    Posted: October 12, 2017

  • Classic and Antique Car Show scheduled

    Many people do not know that Pattillo Higgins’ 1930 Model A Ford is stored at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. Higgins bought the car for $745 brand new and took it around Texas to find oil sites. His car will be joined by other classic and antique cars on November 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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    Posted: October 11, 2017

  • McNair Scholars program receives renewal

    Lamar University recently received confirmation from the U.S. Department of Education that funding for its McNair Scholars Program has been renewed for five years.

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    Posted: October 10, 2017

  • Diaz discusses diverse history courses

    Diaz discusses diverse history courses

    Activist, professor and writer Tony Diaz presented the National Hispanic Heritage Month lecture “From Ban to Boom: The State of Ethnic Studies in Our State,” at the Center for for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

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    Posted: October 06, 2017

  • Enrollment remains strong after hurricane's impact on region

    Lamar University is expected to experience only a slight drop of around 3 percent in enrollment for Fall 2017 due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey on the region, officials said. Using the most comparable data, due to the delayed start date, LU’s enrollment is down about 3.2 percent with 14,516 students enrolled compared to 15,001 in fall 2016

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    Posted: October 04, 2017

  • Wind Ensemble and Concert Band present year's first concert

    Lamar University’s Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present the year’s first concert on Friday, October 5 in the University Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

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    Posted: October 04, 2017

  • Theatre and Dance presents Mauritius

    Theatre and Dance presents Mauritius

    The Lamar University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Mauritius” by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, directed by guest director Carolyn Johnson, October 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and October 8 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.

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    Posted: October 03, 2017

  • New programs among dozens featured at LU Study Abroad Fair Oct. 11

    The Lamar University Study Abroad Fair, October 11, will showcase dozens of opportunities for students to gain benefits of traveling and study abroad. Held under a tent on the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Fair will present all of LU's study abroad programs, including new opportunities to study in Japan, South Africa, and Quebec, Canada.

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    Posted: October 02, 2017

  • Basic photography classes offered

    Have you wanted to start a new hobby? Are you tired of doing the same old thing on Saturday? Returning to Gladys City again is our popular Basic Photography class!

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    Posted: October 02, 2017

  • Donor support of Cardinal Emergency Fund helps students meet post-hurricane challenges

    In response to the needs of students affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey throughout Southeast Texas, the university established the Cardinal Emergency Fund to help students with the greatest needs.

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    Posted: September 26, 2017

  • CommunityBank supports LU students

    CommunityBank of Texas is supporting students at Lamar University with an annually funded scholarship that helps them overcome financial barriers that would hinder them from receiving a college education.

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    Posted: September 26, 2017

  • Theatre and Dance presents Mauritius

    Theatre and Dance presents Mauritius

    The Lamar University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Mauritius” by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, directed by guest director Carolyn Johnson, October 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and October 8 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.

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    Posted: September 22, 2017