News at Lamar

  • Online Master’s ranks 11th in Top Criminal Justice Schools list

    Lamar University was recently ranked 11th out of 50 in Top Criminal Justice Schools’ list of the best online Master’s in Criminal Justice degree programs in the nation.

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    Posted: May 23, 2017

  • Collaborative research bridges LU, University of Belize

    Collaborative research bridges LU, University of Belize

    Matthew Hoch, associate professor of biology at Lamar University, and Hostin May, senior biology and business major of Bridge City, collaborated with faculty and students from the University of Belize in Belmopan on research pertaining to coral reef microbiology recently.

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    Posted: May 18, 2017

  • AtmoSpark team nets Big Idea Challenge

    AtmoSpark team nets Big Idea Challenge

    AtmoSpark, the brainchild of Tejus Mane, a master’s student in chemical engineering at Lamar University, is the winner of the university’s Big Idea Challenge. Opportunities are on tap for the team that will participate in Rice University’s OwlSpark program and is a finalist in the Texas Rural Challenge.

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    Posted: May 16, 2017

  • LU designated a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture by USDA

    Lamar University recently received designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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    Posted: May 16, 2017

  • LU noted as a ‘Rising Star’ in UK study

    Times Higher Education and World University Rankings have identified Lamar University as one of 20 universities worldwide and one of just nine nationally that could “challenge the elite universities” and become globally renowned by 2030.

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    Posted: May 15, 2017

  • Lamar University selects 2017-2018 Ambassadors

    Lamar University selects 2017-2018 Ambassadors

    Lamar University has selected 20 students to serve as Lamar Ambassadors. They will join 32 returning ambassadors in representing the student body at official university events during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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    Posted: May 11, 2017

  • Kucknoor selected for 2017 Faculty Mentor Award

    Kucknoor selected for 2017 Faculty Mentor Award

    Lamar University’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has named Ashwini S. Kucknoor, associate professor of biology, its 2017 Faculty Mentor Award recipient.

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    Posted: May 09, 2017

  • Veterans Affairs, Disability Resource Center support disabled veterans

    Veterans Affairs, Disability Resource Center support disabled veterans

    Lamar University Veterans Affairs and the Disability Resource Center, recently hosted the second Veterans Appreciation BBQ to show appreciation for veterans, and raised funds that have been contributed to Heroes on the Water, a charity organization that works with disabled veterans.

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    Posted: May 08, 2017

  • LU creates scholarships, opportunities for South Park students

    Lamar University will offer two full scholarships, including four years of tuition, fees, room, board and a book stipend to two deserving graduating high school seniors who reside in the South Park neighborhood of Beaumont, officials announced recently.

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    Posted: May 07, 2017

  • Lamar University announces 2017 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 05, 2017

  • Andrew McMahan tapped as new director of bands

    Andrew McMahan tapped as new director of bands

    After a national search, Lamar University is proud to welcome Andrew McMahan as the new director of bands in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. McMahan assumes duties July 1, following the retirement of the outgoing director of bands, Scott Deppe.

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    Posted: May 04, 2017

  • Unwinding with therapy dogs

    Unwinding with therapy dogs

    Lamar University students stopped by the Mary and John Gray Library from April 30 to May 4 to relax with therapy dogs during finals and week recharge before their exams.

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    Posted: May 04, 2017

  • Daniel recognized by Council of Undergraduate Research

    Daniel recognized by Council of Undergraduate Research

    Jennifer Daniel, associate professor of mathematics at Lamar University, has been selected to receive a 2017 Faculty Mentoring Award by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) to honor her success in directing students in undergraduate research.

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    Posted: May 04, 2017

  • Beta Gamma Sigma taps Venta Dean of the Year

    Beta Gamma Sigma taps Venta Dean of the Year

    Enrique (Henry) R. Venta, dean of Lamar University’s College of Business since 2002, was recently honored as “Dean of the Year” by Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. He is honored as the 2017 recipient among the 576 BGS chapters worldwide.

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    Posted: May 04, 2017

  • Speakers set for Spring Commencement programs

    Commencement speakers representing diverse fields have been chosen to address students at Lamar University’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies held May 12 and 13 in the Montagne Center.

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    Posted: May 03, 2017

  • LU breaks ground on new Science and Technology Building

    LU breaks ground on new Science and Technology Building

    Lamar University administrators, Texas State University System representatives, retired and current staff and faculty members and alumni gathered today (May 2, 2017) to break ground for the construction of a new 83,000-square-foot Science and Technology Building.

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    Posted: May 02, 2017

  • Manchaiah honored for worldwide work in audiology

    Manchaiah honored for worldwide work in audiology

    Vinaya Manchaiah, director of audiology at Lamar University, was recently honored by the NRI Institute at the Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New-Delhi, India, for his work in the field of education.

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    Posted: May 02, 2017