News at Lamar

  • LU hosts annual Women's Symposium March 25

    The Lamar University Office of Diversity and Inclusion will recognize Women’s History Month with the celebration of the second annual Women’s Symposium “Honoring Trailblazers and Mavericks" on Saturday March 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McDonald Gym.

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    Posted: March 13, 2017

  • Literary Press author Stan Crawford honored

    A Lamar University Literary Press author is among the honorees in Texas Institute of Letters annual awards for Texas’ literary works. “Resisting Gravity” by Stan Crawford was tapped an honoree for the Bob Bush Memorial Award for First Book of Poetry.

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    Posted: March 09, 2017

  • Alumni Affairs hosts Jazz Night

    Lamar University’s Office of Alumni Affairs invites LU alumni to Jazz Night at Rao's Mid-County location at 3504 Highway 365 in Nederland, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Seating is limited, and the registration fee is $7 per person. Advance registration is required by March 17 at 5 p.m. at lamar.edu/jazznight.

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    Posted: March 09, 2017

  • Gill Scholars explore entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

    Gill Scholars explore entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

    Ten Lamar University graduate students recently traveled to Silicon Valley as Gill Scholars to participate in Ignite!, a three-day, immersive entrepreneurial experience. LU graduate students joined others from Rice University, UC-Davis and Texas Medical Center to visit start-ups, high-tech firms and venture capital firms and to learn from successful innovators who discussed their entrepreneurial journeys as guest speakers.

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    Posted: March 09, 2017

  • Original 1892 Gladys City map donated to LU

    Original 1892 Gladys City map donated to LU

    A piece of history came home this week when Kit Herrington of Corsicana delivered an original map of Gladys City as envisioned by entrepreneur Pattillo Higgins to Lamar University, home of the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum.

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    Posted: March 08, 2017

  • Professionals host 'Dinner and Conversation'

    Professionals host 'Dinner and Conversation'

    Eight successful alumni returned to campus recently for Lamar University’s annual ‘A Dinner and Conversation,’ a night of networking and career exploration for students with successful alumni in their field of study. Professionals from business, healthcare, engineering, entrepreneurship, legal and theater each hosted a table at the event held in the University Event Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.

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    Posted: March 07, 2017

  • LU confers 1,496 degrees in December exercises

    Lamar University awarded 1,496 degrees at its December 2016 commencement. The university conferred 31 doctoral degrees, 888 master’s degrees and 577 bachelor’s degrees during the commencement ceremonies.

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    Posted: March 06, 2017

  • CEO Angela Blanchard talks at LU

    CEO Angela Blanchard talks at LU

    Lamar University alumna Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of BakerRipley (formerly Neighborhood Centers Inc), visited campus to present her breakthrough strategies to revitalized neighborhoods in two public lectures and a luncheon for Women and Philanthropy March 2.

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    Posted: March 05, 2017

  • Art student Gonzalo Alvarez enters national conversation with ‘Borders’

    Art student Gonzalo Alvarez enters national conversation with ‘Borders’

    Lamar University art student Gonzalo Alvarez is gaining national attention for his video game art installation, “Borders,” currently on display at the SOL Gallery in the Department of Art.

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    Posted: March 01, 2017

  • LU tapped site for 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

    LU tapped site for 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

    Lamar University has been selected as one of 10 sites nationally to host a 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. The two-week residential all-expense-paid camps for aspiring innovators, scientists and engineers are held on college campuses across the country for middle-school students.

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    Posted: March 01, 2017

  • LU hosts alumna and Texas' first African American female sheriff

    LU hosts alumna and Texas' first African American female sheriff

    Lamar University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team (BEST) presented an evening with Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens, Feb. 22, on “Embracing the Present to Ensure Our Future.” Stephens recently became Texas' first African American female sheriff when she was elected to the position in Jefferson County.

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    Posted: February 27, 2017

  • Earth Week video contest announced

    Lamar University’s Office of Sustainability will observe Earth Week April 17-28, and is sponsoring a Student Sustainability Video Contest to help share the key concepts of sustainability.

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    Posted: February 23, 2017

  • Bobby Sanabria headlines LU Percussion and Jazz Weekend, March 3 - 4

    Bobby Sanabria headlines LU Percussion and Jazz Weekend, March 3 - 4

    Seven-time Grammy nominated drummer and percussionist, Bobby Sanabria, will be the featured artist at the upcoming Lamar University Percussion and Jazz Weekend March 3 - 4, 2017.

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    Posted: February 20, 2017

  • Student team wins awards in Shell 'Hack-a-Truck'

    Student team wins awards in Shell 'Hack-a-Truck'

    Four senior mechanical engineering students at Lamar University currently building a car for the Shell Eco-marathon took some time off last weekend to participate in the Shell Hack-a-Truck competition in Mountain View, California at the Google Garage bringing home two awards.

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    Posted: February 20, 2017

  • College of Business extends AACSB accreditation

    The College of Business at Lamar University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

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    Posted: February 19, 2017

  • LU hosts alumna and Neighborhood Centers CEO Angela Blanchard

    LU hosts alumna and Neighborhood Centers CEO Angela Blanchard

    Lamar University hosts Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of Neighborhood Centers, Inc., March 2 in a day that includes two free public lectures and a presentation at a Women and Philanthropy luncheon. Women and Philanthropy promotes philanthropic education, leadership and advocacy by empowering women to be active participants in the giving process.

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    Posted: February 16, 2017

  • LU hosts Panama Canal CEO Quijano

    LU hosts Panama Canal CEO Quijano

    Lamar University’s Center for Advances in Port Management will host Jorge Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, who will speak on the “Development and Operation of the Newly Expanded Panama Canal and Vision for Its Future” at 2 p.m. Friday, February 24, in Room 113 of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

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    Posted: February 14, 2017