News at Lamar

  • Jazz at Jefferson features Hendelman Oct. 12

    Jazz at Jefferson features Hendelman Oct. 12

    The Lamar University Cardinal Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Rick Condit, will present its first concert of the 2017-18 school year Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Jefferson Theater in downtown Beaumont. The concert, dubbed “Jazz at the Jefferson,” will feature special guest artist Tamir Hendelman.

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    Posted: September 19, 2017

  • $1.8 million grant to enhance school counselor mental health training

    Lamar University has been awarded a $1.8 million four-year grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce Education and Training to implement an interdisciplinary model for behavioral health prevention and intervention in local area schools and agencies.

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    Posted: September 19, 2017

  • Famous female flyers featured in Oct. 3 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

    Lamar University has selected Sara Hillin, associate professor of English, as the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. The free, public lecture will be hosted October 3 by the Lamar University Faculty Senate and will be sponsored by ExxonMobil. The 6 p.m. lecture in the Lamar University Theatre is free and open to the public.

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    Posted: September 15, 2017

  • KVLU 91.3 working to restore broadcast after flooding, programming still online

    Southeast Texas’ public radio station 91.3 KVLU lost its broadcast signal when Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rainfall pummeled Orange County August 30 and the station’s transmitter site in Rose City lost power. KVLU’s leadership is working with Lamar University administrators and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to develop a plan for the restoration of its signal.

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    Posted: September 14, 2017

  • LU engineering, sciences receives $395,805 National Science Foundation grant

    The National Science Foundation has awarded Lamar University a $395,805 grant under the provisions of its Major Research Instrumentation Program for the acquisition of a nanoindentor, a high tech instrument not currently available in the region.

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    Posted: September 12, 2017

  • LU listed among top Federal Work-Study Financial Aid colleges

    According to The Student Loan Report, Lamar University ranks 21st nationally among its list of top public colleges for Federal Work-Study Financial Aid.

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    Posted: September 12, 2017

  • Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco to present at LU Academic Lecture Series

    Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco to present at LU Academic Lecture Series

    The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series presents a distinguished lecture featuring model, actor and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, winner of Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. The free event is hosted by the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

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    Posted: September 11, 2017

  • Support group offered for LU students with autism

    Autism College Connect is a new group dedicated to providing support and building relationships that help LU students with autism overcome obstacles in college life.

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    Posted: September 08, 2017

  • LU creates fund for students affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Lamar University recently established a new fund to support students affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey throughout Southeast Texas.

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    Posted: September 08, 2017

  • LU supports resident students, provides options

    Lamar University students who where sheltered from the storm in its Cardinal Village residence halls were presented with three options in an assembly today, the result of the loss of water service in the city of Beaumont caused by flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. Without water services, LU can’t continue to provide support for the 1,200 of students currently living on campus, officials said, and is offering opportunities for students who can to relocate and continue studies online.

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    Posted: September 01, 2017

  • Semester to begin with hybrid online, face-to-face model

    Lamar University’s Fall 2017 semester, which was to have begun last week, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 5, using a hybrid face-to-face and online model, administrators announced.

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    Posted: September 01, 2017

  • Emergency Aid to College Students Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

    The Texas higher education community have launched a unified giving initiative to provide emergency aid to college students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Harvey HELP will enable individuals, institutions, foundations, and corporations to contribute funds for emergency aid for Texas college students as they recover from the storm and return to the classroom.

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    Posted: September 01, 2017

  • Museum joins Smithsonian magazines Annual Museum Day Live!

    Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

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    Posted: August 22, 2017

  • Convocation signals new beginnings

    Convocation signals new beginnings

    Lamar University opened with fanfare as faculty and staff gathered on Tuesday, August 22, to hear the annual “state-of-the-university” address from President Kenneth Evans signaling the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

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    Posted: August 22, 2017

  • Lamar University Recognized at 2017 College Sports Media Awards

    Lamar University Recognized at 2017 College Sports Media Awards

    Lamar University was recognized at the 2017 College Sports Media Awards for Outstanding Live Game Production thanks to its athletics video offices and their live coverage of men’s basketball.

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    Posted: August 17, 2017

  • LU ranked fourth on national list for economic mobility among online programs

    Lamar University was fourth on the national list for economic mobility among online programs in a study of 2,273 colleges. LU was one of only 25 to rank on both the comprehensive list as well as the list of 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Student Economic Mobility.

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    Posted: August 16, 2017

  • Business studies in Rennes expand horizons

    Kay-Alana Turner, double major in management and Spanish, studied at the ESC Rennes School of Business in France during spring 2017. ESC Rennes is a semester-long exchange program offered through the Lamar University College of Business.

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    Posted: August 14, 2017