News at Lamar

  • New scholarship in athletics established

    Lamar University recently finalized the Scott Curtis Memorial Scholarship in Athletics thanks to a gift from the Dugas Leger Law Firm. It will be awarded annually starting in the fall of 2017.

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    Posted: August 26, 2016

  • New art scholarship established

    LU art students will benefit from the recent agreement to begin the Merle Merritt Booker Scholarship in Art. The first award will be given in fall of 2016 to financially support a deserving art student towards his or her educational goals.

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    Posted: August 26, 2016

  • New music education scholarship established

    Lamar University has announced a new scholarship, the Diane Baker Scholarship in Music, for students pursuing music education. The scholarship was established in February 2016 with gifts from Baker’s many friends and colleagues.

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    Posted: August 25, 2016

  • Student's own cancer inspires life of research

    Lamar University junior Cade Johnson of Lumberton joined researchers at Children’s Hospital Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania to study cancer treatments this summer as his research project funded by the 2016 David J. Beck Fellowship at LU.

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    Posted: August 25, 2016

  • Bayoulands Photographs and Art Faculty Reception at the Dishman

    The Dishman Art Museum on the campus of Lamar University will host an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for two exhibitions: the Art Faculty Show; and Bayoulands: Photographs by Jason Miller.

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    Posted: August 23, 2016

  • Ebanks scholarship in accounting established

    Lamar University’s accounting majors have a new opportunity to defray their college costs through the recent establishment of the J. Sam and Dr. Elizabeth Ebanks Scholarship in Accounting.

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    Posted: August 23, 2016

  • 3D printing marries high tech and tradition

    The advent of affordable 3D printing has taken the fields of engineering and science by storm with its ability to create complex models used for everything from aerospace to biomedical devices. That same technology is also fueling a revolution in art and design.

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    Posted: August 23, 2016

  • SGA President Lavergne draws motivation from community need

    Senior mechanical engineering major and Houston native Aaron Lavergne is a man of many hats. Actively involved in organizations varying from Greek Council and the Student Government Association to coaching little league baseball and presiding over Lamar’s branch of the National Society of Black Engineers, Lavergne attributes his involvement on campus and in the community to his philosophy that one should strive to give more than they receive.

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    Posted: August 22, 2016

  • Academic year begins with convocation, presidential address

    Lamar University opened the new academic year with a reception and convocation for faculty and staff on Wednesday, August 17. Returning students begin moving in Thursday and classes start Monday, August 22.

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    Posted: August 17, 2016

  • Robotic hand first step toward rehabilitation system

    Thanks to a grant from LU’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE), the university’s Department of Industrial Engineering has made headway in a long-term project to develop a hybrid, brain-computer interface based rehabilitation system for victims of a neurological disease to regain their mobility.

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    Posted: August 16, 2016

  • Galiano Memorial Scholarship supports future journalists

    The Lamar University Foundation has finalized a new scholarship to assist students in their pursuits in the study of communication. The Julian M. Galiano Memorial Scholarship in Communication was established upon the wishes of the late Julian Galiano, who was an important figure in southeast Texas news media.

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    Posted: August 11, 2016

  • Clarity for service animals in new campus policy

    Lamar University’s Disability Resource Center recently announced a new policy setting clearer rules and guidelines for the presence of animals on campus. The result is that individuals with disabilities can more easily understand LU’s provisions and access from the assistance of a service animal.

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    Posted: August 09, 2016

  • Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum offers free 'Back -to-School Day'

    Do you need a place to go and have fun with your kids before they return to school? Spindletop-Gladys City will hold a free “Back-to-School” Day on August 20, 2016!

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    Posted: August 08, 2016

  • LU student receives International Fellowship

    Synthia Parveen Mallick, a 25-year-old Master’s student at LU, was awarded the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship that will fund her tuition, fees, and living costs during the 2016-2017 academic year while she studies environmental engineering.

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    Posted: August 05, 2016

  • MBA student receives Texas Business Hall of Fame Ben J. Rogers Scholarship

    Keyana Carr of Lamar University is among a select group of exceptional students from across Texas to receive scholarships this year from the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation. Carr and others will be recognized formally at the foundation’s annual induction dinner October 27 in San Antonio.

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    Posted: August 05, 2016

  • Craig Ness appointed vp for finance and operations

    Lamar University is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Craig Ness to the position of vice president for finance and operations after a national search. He will begin the position September 1.

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    Posted: August 05, 2016

  • Lamar University dance team earns top honors

    The Lamar University Dance Team (LUDT) brought home top awards after attending camp at the University of Alabama for the first time.

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    Posted: August 04, 2016