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  • Academic Lecture Series presents Judith Jamison

    Lamar University will present Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in a free public lecture in the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

  • Lin to present Distinguished Faculty Lecture Oct. 20

    Lamar University has honored Jerry Lin, professor of environmental engineering, as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2014. “Chasing Quicksilver: From an Emperor’s Tomb to the Global Environment” will be the topic of his lecture, sponsored by ExxonMobil, to be presented Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. The Lamar University Faculty Senate will host the lecture, which is open to the public without charge.

  • LU Theatre presents madcap comedy 'Anton in Show Business'

    Jane Martin’s “Anton in Show Business” is a fast-paced, satirical look into the world of theatre as three women pursue their dream of performing a play by Anton Chekhov in Texas. Produced by the Department of Theatre & Dance at Lamar University, “Anton in Show Business” will run Oct. 2 - 5 in the Studio Theatre.

  • LU student, alumnus release biometric app

    Matt Bukovicky, a senior business marketing major at Lamar University, and Charles Teel, a Lamar alumnus, are launching a new venture this week, an application for iOS devices called Lockbox.

  • Padilla visits Lamar Small Business Development Center

    Jose Antonio Padilla Salgado, the director of the Olancho Valley Small Business Development Center in Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras, recently visited the Lamar University Small Business Development Center as part of the 2014 Small Business Network of the Americas Fellows Program.

  • Fregia speaks for ExxonMobil Executive-in-Residence program

    Paul Fregia was the keynote speaker September 23 for the LU College of Business ExxonMobil Executive-in-Residence program. He is a 1981 graduate of Lamar University whose achievements range from manufacturing and engineering to information systems and finance.

  • LU conferred 683 degrees at August 16 commencement

    Lamar University conferred 683 degrees during commencement ceremonies on August 16.

  • Entertainer, educator to present during Hispanic Heritage Month

    As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete will present “A Celebration of Hispanic History and Culture through Storytelling and Music” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.

  • University posts record enrollment

    Lamar University has set another all-time enrollment record, officials announced today. Official figures for the fall 2014 semester taken on the 20th class day show Lamar has the highest enrollment in the university’s history.

  • LU to select student commencement speakers

    Lamar University is pleased to announce a new and exciting student opportunity. At every December and May university commencement ceremony only, a selected representative of the student body will deliver a commencement address to the graduating class.

  • Small Business Development Center offers seminars and workshops

    The Lamar University Small Business Development Center has announced the schedule for its fall business development seminars and workshops. Fall workshops begin Sept. 30 with a presentation dedicated to branding.

  • LU provides free math tutoring for the community

    The Lamar University Department of Mathematics is providing free math tutoring for students in grades K-12th at the R.C. Miller Library on Dowlen Road each Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m.

  • Spirit Team hosts Cheer and Dance Football Clinic

    The Lamar University Spirit Team will host the Cheer and Dance Football Clinic Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. for Pre-K through 8th grade cheerleaders and dancers.

  • Dan Hallmark joins Hall of Fame

    Dan Hallmark ’65 has been inducted into the Lamar University College of Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have excelled in business and is the highest tribute possible for graduates of Lamar’s College of Business. The members of the Hall of Fame serve as outstanding role models for current and future students.

  • LU Wind Ensemble concert

    Lamar University’s acclaimed Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the academic year at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Nederland High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

  • Visiting scholar lands prestigious position in China

    Hongbo Gu, a previous visiting scholar at Lamar from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, accepted a job as an assistant professor at Tongji University in China, which is one of the leading universities in China.

  • LU graduation ceremony format changes in December

    Graduates, guests and faculty are now invited to both a University Commencement Ceremony and a College Conferment Ceremony. Beginning December 13, Lamar University will join many of our fellow universities and host two commencement ceremonies.