News at Lamar

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  • Lamar names 1,055 students to Deans’ List for fall 2014

    A total of 1,055 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the fall 2014 semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced.

  • Lamar names 597 students to President’s List for fall 2014

    A total of 597 Lamar University students earned places on the President’s List for the 2014 spring semester, President Kenneth Evans announced.

  • 72 graduate with honors during December commencement

    Lamar University graduated 72 students with honors during fall commencement ceremonies December 13 in the Montagne Center.

  • LU taps three with Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

    Lamar University conferred 1355 degrees during fall commencement exercises December 13. During the ceremony, Lamar president Kenneth Evans awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Regina Rogers, Hermann Ortega and Will Crenshaw.

  • Lamar confers 1355 degrees; Mehaffy keynote speaker

    Lamar University conferred 1355 degrees during fall commencement exercises December 13. George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker. Beginning this commencement ceremony, Lamar University joined many of its fellow universities and inaugurated a two-phase commencement format.

  • LU contributes in Setzer Student Center Food Drive

    Individuals and families in need will benefit from the generosity of Lamar University student organizations and departments that participated in the 18th annual Setzer Student Center Food Drive.

  • Washington Post: LU engineers top earners

    A recent Washington Post bog article recognized the return on investment realized by LU’s engineering graduates when it placed them in the Top 10.

  • Office of Veterans Affairs provides free stocking stuffers

    The Office of Veterans Affairs will be providing free toy stocking stuffers to Lamar University veteran students until Friday, December 12. The stocking stuffers, one per child, can be picked up in Room 101 of the Wimberly Building between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • ExxonMobil Corp. grants support LU engineering

    ExxonMobil Corp. recently awarded $19,000 in grants to four engineering departments at Lamar University as a part of their national program supporting higher education.

  • Computer science students garner recognition

    Four Lamar University computer science students won prizes in a student research competition hosted by the Association for Computer Educators in Texas at its 50th Annual Conference.

  • Lamar to confer 1355 degrees; Mehaffy keynote speaker

    Lamar University will confer 1355 degrees during fall commencement exercises December 13. George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker. Beginning this commencement ceremony, Lamar University will join many of its fellow universities and inaugurate a two-phase commencement format.

  • Therapy dogs on campus for finals week

    Certified therapy dogs with the local organization Paws 4 Love and rescue dogs from the Humane Society of Southeast Texas will be on campus at the Mary and John Gray Library during the week of finals, December 4-10.

  • 2014 Beck Fellows present research; new Fellows named

    The 2014 Lamar University David J. Beck Fellows presented their summer research projects, Nov. 21, in the Mary and John Gray Library. The 2015 Beck Fellowship recipients and finalists were also formally named during the ceremony.

  • Harn honored with Rogers Community Service Award

    Monica Harn, associate professor and department chair of the speech and hearing sciences department, will be honored with Lamar University’s 2014 Julie & Ben Rogers Community Service Award at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the University Reception Center of the Mary and John Gray Library.

  • LU Opera Theatre presents a tribute to American opera

    Lamar University Opera Theatre will perform opera scenes featuring works by American composers Leonard Bernstein, Gian Carlo Menotti, Stephen Sondheim, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber Nov. 21 - 23 in the Rothwell Recital Hall.

  • Dolores Jones Memorial Scholarship in Nursing established

    The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dolores Jones Memorial Scholarship in Nursing will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.

  • Closing Reception for Art Faculty Exhibition

    The Dishman Art Museum on the campus of Lamar University will host a closing reception for the Art Faculty Exhibition from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.