News at Lamar

  • Deaf Studies and Deaf Education awarded $1.25 million grant

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. The focus of the grant is to prepare teachers for deaf and hard of hearing students in kindergarten through 12th grade who have additional disabilities. During the five-year project, students will receive full funding to complete their masters’ in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at LU.

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    Posted: May 02, 2016

  • Cardinal Racing set to compete nationally

    A team of 16 senior LU mechanical engineering students will put the culmination of a year’s work designing and creating a mini dune buggy to the test in the SAE Baja Design Series West competition May 19-22 in Gorman, California.

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    Posted: May 02, 2016

  • LU presents leadership awards, recognizes 2016 'Seniors of Significance'

    The Lamar University Seniors of Significance is a new award recognition presented by the Division of Student Engagement. The award recognizes seniors who will graduate in May, August or December for excellence in scholarship, leadership and community service and for bringing distinction to Lamar University.

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    Posted: May 02, 2016

  • Students design John Gray Center pond makeover

    Lamar University’s pond at the John Gray Center will undergo aesthetic improvements as the result of a Senior Design Project. “Lamar Beautification Project: Evaluation and Enhancement of Pond Water Quality, Sustainability, and Aesthetics at the John Gray Center,” is an effort by four civil engineering seniors for their Civil Engineering Systems Design courses.

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    Posted: April 29, 2016

  • Museum offers Gladys City Games

    Sports and games of the turn of the 20th century will be featured as Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum holds the first Gladys City Games, June 4.

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    Posted: April 28, 2016

  • 'A History of Blood and Oil' to be penned with Author

    Spindletop-Gladys City will hold a booksigning with Author Bartee Haile. This event will take place on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Haile is the leading Texas history newspaper columnist in the Lone Star State today.

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    Posted: April 28, 2016

  • Participation, presentations up in Undergraduate Research Expo

    Lamar University’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Expo, which took place on April 20, saw a rise in attendance, presentations, student involvement and the number of academic departments represented from the 2015 expo.

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    Posted: April 28, 2016

  • Engineering seniors design for sustainability

    Senior civil engineering students have created plans to enhance the beauty and energy efficiency of LU’s campus by incorporating sustainable elements to existing structures. The research, analysis and design are part of the Civil Engineering Systems Design course’s Senior Design Project “Sustainability Plan for Lamar.”

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    Posted: April 27, 2016

  • Department of Theatre & Dance hosts Taiwanese dance students

    They’ve traveled thousands of miles for the opportunity to study with Lamar University faculty, dance with LU students, and learn as much as they can about Southeast Texas. And now that they’re here at Lamar University, their journey has just begun. For the next two weeks, 16 dance students from Taiwan’s Tianan University of Technology will be on campus to take classes, perform in dance three concerts, present a Taiwanese dance exhibition, and perhaps even take in an Astros game.

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    Posted: April 26, 2016

  • A Cappella Choir performs third annual "Love U" concert

    Lamar University's A Cappella Choir, under the direction of conductor James Han, will perform their third "Love U" concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 1, in the Dishman Art Museum. An annual spring tradition, "Love U" celebrates the genre of love songs from the Elizabethan era through today. Admission is free and open to the public.

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    Posted: April 26, 2016

  • Computer Science Career Forum brings bright students big prospects

    Helping LU’s computer science graduates start terrific careers was the goal of the university’s first Computer Science Career Forum. The event, organized by the Center for Career and Professional Development and the Department of Computer Science, brought five industrial companies and government agencies to campus to meet with prospective employees.

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    Posted: April 26, 2016

  • LU to award IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarships

    Lamar University has been selected to receive $7,500 to support new study abroad scholarships as part of its commitment to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad® initiative to increase the number and diversity of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

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    Posted: April 25, 2016

  • Lamar University selects 2016-2017 Ambassadors

    Lamar University has selected 19 students to serve as Lamar Ambassadors. They will join 28 returning ambassadors in representing the student body at official university events during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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    Posted: April 25, 2016

  • Free MyPD app offers quick connection, information

    Remembering the number to call to reach Lamar University’s police in an emergency can be challenging — it’s 880-8311— but if you’ve downloaded the MyPD app you’ll have that number, and a whole lot more, in the palm of your hand.

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    Posted: April 25, 2016

  • STAIRSTEP opens new worlds of science and math

    Lamar University’s Students Advancing through Involvement in Research Student Talent Expansion Program (STAIRSTEP) recently hosted a campus visit by 43 Little Cypress Mauriceville High School students, their computer science and engineering teachers Terry Morris and Cory Parson, and Vice Principal Kristine Brown.

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    Posted: April 25, 2016

  • LU Dance Team presents ‘In a Perfect World’

    The Lamar University Dance Team will demonstrate its talent and dedication at the 11th annual spring show, “In a Perfect World”, at the Jefferson Theater, 345 Fannin St. in Beaumont on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

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    Posted: April 23, 2016

  • Cardinal Jazz Singers "swing into spring" concert

    Lamar University’s Cardinal Jazz Singers' concert on Thursday, April 28, will feature a variety of contemporary jazz selections from artists such as Bobby McFerrin and Kerry Marsh, and new music composed by faculty member Rebecca Windham, all performed a cappella or with a live student rhythm section. The free concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall.

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    Posted: April 22, 2016