News at Lamar

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  • LU Wind Ensemble concert

    Lamar University’s acclaimed Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the academic year at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Nederland High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

  • Visiting scholar lands prestigious position in China

    Hongbo Gu, a previous visiting scholar at Lamar from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, accepted a job as an assistant professor at Tongji University in China, which is one of the leading universities in China.

  • LU graduation ceremony format changes in December

    Graduates, guests and faculty are now invited to both a University Commencement Ceremony and a College Conferment Ceremony. Beginning December 13, Lamar University will join many of our fellow universities and host two commencement ceremonies.

  • Office of Undergraduate Research hosts STEM Conference

    The Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research will host the Texas STEM Conference on Oct. 4 in the Lucas Engineering Building. This is the second year the Office of Undergraduate Research has hosted the conference.

  • New scholarship in journalism announced

    The Lamar University Foundation has announced the Sierra Leigh-Anne Phillips Scholarship in Journalism for outstanding students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

  • Starnes keynotes Constitution Day

    Local attorney, David Starnes will be the keynote speaker for the annual Constitution Day conference scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multipurpose Center auditorium.

  • Office of Undergraduate Research offers research grants

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has announced the 2nd annual research grant proposal contest for students wishing to conduct undergraduate research. Fifteen grant recipients will receive up to $1,000 for research support along with a $500 stipend.

  • New scholarship in civil engineering established

    The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Engineering. The Willa Nelson Ross and Ruby Nelson Shirutis Scholarship in civil engineering will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.

  • LU appoints first Study Abroad director

    After an extensive national search, Lamar University has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Palis as the university’s first director of study abroad. Palis joined the university’s administrative staff Sept. 2.

  • New SGA president prepares for year ahead

    Newly-elected Lamar University Student Government Association president Sabrina Lewis is looking forward to the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry visits campus

    Lamar University students and faculty welcomed Texas Secretary of State, Nandita Berry, Friday, August 29, during her visit to campus as the chief elections officer in Texas.

  • LU nets grant to increase minorities in speech and hearing professions

    Lamar University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Science has received a grant to improve health care delivery for racial and ethnic minorities by increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities in the speech and hearing professions.

  • Rudy Williams honored as building is named

    Officials, family and friends gathered Tuesday, August 26 to formally dedicate the Rudy Williams Building at the John Gray Center complex to honor Williams for his contributions to higher education at Lamar University.

  • 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.