News at Lamar

  • Regents approve Lamar University concealed handgun policy

    At its May 26 meeting, the 10-member Texas State University System Board of Regents approved the official concealed handgun policy for Lamar University students, employees and visitors that will go into effect August 1, 2016.

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    Posted: May 26, 2016

  • Board of Regents Approves Concealed Handgun Policies for TSUS Institutions

    The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System today approved campus-specific policies regarding the possession of concealed handguns at the System’s eight member institutions. The policies, which take effect Aug. 1, 2016, were approved during the Board’s quarterly meeting at Texas State University’s Round Rock campus.

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    Posted: May 26, 2016

  • Ducks Unlimited chapter earns spot on Sweet 16 list

    Lamar University’s student chapter of Ducks Unlimited has been named to its Sweet 16 list of top-producing volunteer university chapters throughout the nation.

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    Posted: May 25, 2016

  • University Press introduces new leadership

    The University Press (UP), Lamar’s student newspaper, has named three students as the editorial team for 2016-2017.

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    Posted: May 24, 2016

  • Lamar University sees first graduate from 2+2 industrial engineering online program

    Lamar University announces its first graduate through Lamar’s BSIE 2+2 online program. Tyler Currie of Orlando, Florida completed his senior design project exploring large-scale human resource scheduling and graduated in spring 2016.

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    Posted: May 20, 2016

  • Students inducted into Eta Kappa Nu honor society

    Seven Lamar University electrical engineering bachelor’s students and one graduate student were recently inducted into the Delta Beta chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, HKN, the national electrical and computer engineering honor society of IEEE.

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    Posted: May 19, 2016

  • Showcase of Southeast Texas planning 2016 season

    The Showcase of Southeast Texas marching band is gearing up for the 2016 season, its seventh since Lamar University reinstated the football program.

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    Posted: May 18, 2016

  • Innovative business course teaches ethical decision making, gains recognition

    An innovative new business course for sophomores at Lamar University is gaining attention. BUSI 2300 “Introduction to Critical Thinking for Business Decision Making” was recently tapped the 2016 Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award runner-up by the Southwest Business Deans’ Association.

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    Posted: May 16, 2016

  • Lamar University announces 2016 Summer Camps

    Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.

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    Posted: May 16, 2016

  • New exchange program takes engineering student to South Korea

    “Studying abroad is such an amazing opportunity, and Lamar makes it so easy. There are no excuses not to go!” said Kirby Clayton, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in mathematics at Lamar University. The 20-year-old Orange native is spending the semester at Seoul Tech.

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    Posted: May 13, 2016

  • Nontraditional students sought for Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

    Lamar University has been accepted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. A non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to recognition of nontraditional students pursuing higher education, Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society and its 300 member institutions recognize the special achievement of adult students who accomplish academic excellence while maintaining commitments to family and career. Lamar University will invite student candidates to membership in the Omega Gamma chapter of the society in the next several weeks.

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    Posted: May 13, 2016

  • LU celebrates partnership with Lone Star College

    Lamar University celebrated a new partnership with Lone Star College with an official ribbon cutting at the Lone Star College-University Center in The Woodlands.

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    Posted: May 12, 2016

  • Middle schoolers to experience engineering in L.I.T.E. camp

    Fifty area middle school students are expected to participate in the Lamar Introduction to Engineering (L.I.T.E.) summer program, hosted by Lamar University’s College of Engineering July 18-22, 2016. The free one-week non-residential camp serves incoming seventh and eighth-grade students who excel in mathematics and science.

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    Posted: May 11, 2016

  • STAIRSTEP hosts campus visits for Central Magnet High School

    Lamar University’s Students Advancing through Involvement in Research Student Talent Expansion Program (STAIRSTEP) hosted campus visits by 47 Central Medical Magnet High School students, their AP Biology teacher Randy Pemberton, and Assistant Principal Belinda George on April 22 and April 27.

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    Posted: May 11, 2016

  • 'See something, say something' key to campus safety

    A myriad of policies, procedures and policing are in place at Lamar University with one goal: a safe campus environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Ranging from high-tech camera systems to professional policing, creating a safe campus has many facets. Central to success, police say, is an active awareness by everyone.

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    Posted: May 04, 2016

  • 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