News at Lamar

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  • LU joins Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

    Lamar University was recently accepted into the Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (GC-CESU), a network designed to encourage educational opportunities and provide a platform for partners to coordinate research.

  • Two earn Plummer Awards as top August grads

    Lamar University honored two students with the Plummer Award, recognizing them as the top male and female graduates in Lamar’s 2014 August graduating class.

  • 23 graduate with honors during August commencement

    Lamar University graduated 23 students with honors during summer commencement ceremonies August 16 in the Montagne Center.

  • LU opens year with convocation

    Lamar University opened the new academic year with a reception and standing-room-only convocation for faculty and staff on Monday.

  • Reese Construction Management Program nationally accredited

    The Reese Construction Management Program has recently become nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

  • Lamar to confer 683 degrees; Charlie Amato keynote speaker

    Lamar University will confer 683 degrees at summer commencement August 16 in the Montagne Center. Texas State University System regent and entrepreneur, Charlie Amato, will be the keynote speaker.

  • LU hosts computing workshop for teachers

    Seven Lamar University undergraduate and four graduate computer science students are taking on the role of teacher this week as they lead a workshop to teach K-12 school teachers fundamental computing concepts and help the teachers develop curriculum materials for the coming year.

  • LU hosts Construction Career Academy

    The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development will host the gOlden Opportunities for Southeast Texas Construction Career Academy (gO SETX Construction Career Academy) from July 20-25.

  • LU offers computer game development course

    Lamar University’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new course, Introduction to Computer Game Development, designed for students interested in learning more about the game development industry.

  • LU hosts gO WEST Academy

    The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development hosted the gO With Engineering, Science, and Technology Academy (gO WEST) from July 7-11.

  • Teaching Environmental Sciences tours Big Thicket

    Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences 19th annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute introduces Southeast Texas EC-12th grade teachers to local environmental issues through first-hand experiences.

  • Alumni Affairs announces 2014-2015 Alumni Advisory Board

    The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Stephanie Molina of Beaumont to serve as 2014-2015 president. Vernon Durden of China is past president and Carol Hebert of Nederland will serve as president-elect.

  • Lamar hosts Texas Governor’s School

    The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development hosted the Texas Governor’s School, a program of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, from June 15-July 3. The three week intensive leadership summer program is offered to secondary students in grades 9-12. One hundred and seventeen students participated in this year’s program.

  • Lamar names 573 to President’s List for spring

    A total of 573 Lamar University students earned places on the President’s List for the 2014 spring semester, President Kenneth Evans announced.

  • Lamar names 981 to Deans’ List for spring

    A total of 981 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the spring 2014 semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced.

  • Microbiology professor receives NHARP research grant

    Ashwini Kucknoor, assistant professor of microbiology, has received a Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) Grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. Her proposal, “Characterization of Rhomboid Proteins in Tritichomonas foetus Pathogenesis,” was awarded $85,000.

  • Dodson appointed founding dean of Honors College

    Following a national search, Kevin Dodson, professor of philosophy and interim dean of the Lamar University Honors College, has been named founding dean of the college effective September 1.