News at Lamar

  • Museum joins Smithsonian magazines Annual Museum Day Live!

    Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

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    Posted: August 22, 2017

  • Convocation signals new beginnings

    Convocation signals new beginnings

    Lamar University opened with fanfare as faculty and staff gathered on Tuesday, August 22, to hear the annual “state-of-the-university” address from President Kenneth Evans signaling the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

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    Posted: August 22, 2017

  • Lamar University Recognized at 2017 College Sports Media Awards

    Lamar University Recognized at 2017 College Sports Media Awards

    Lamar University was recognized at the 2017 College Sports Media Awards for Outstanding Live Game Production thanks to its athletics video offices and their live coverage of men’s basketball.

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    Posted: August 17, 2017

  • LU ranked fourth on national list for economic mobility among online programs

    Lamar University was fourth on the national list for economic mobility among online programs in a study of 2,273 colleges. LU was one of only 25 to rank on both the comprehensive list as well as the list of 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Student Economic Mobility.

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    Posted: August 16, 2017

  • Business studies in Rennes expand horizons

    Kay-Alana Turner, double major in management and Spanish, studied at the ESC Rennes School of Business in France during spring 2017. ESC Rennes is a semester-long exchange program offered through the Lamar University College of Business.

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    Posted: August 14, 2017

  • LU engineers continue riverbank erosion study under grant

    LU civil engineering professors will soon begin the second phase of a wake wash study in local waterways after receiving $99,000 in additional funding from the Sabine Neches Navigation District.

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    Posted: August 11, 2017

  • Class of 1967 celebrates 50th Reunion

    On Sept. 30, 2017, Lamar University will host a 50th anniversary reunion to commemorate the last five decades of memories for that graduating class.

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    Posted: August 10, 2017

  • Titus tapped for Julie and Ben Rogers Community Service Award

    Titus tapped for Julie and Ben Rogers Community Service Award

    An “ambassador for mankind,” Lamar University’s Freddie Titus took a different path when he discovered the joy of serving others over self. He has brought that approach to his teaching and service beyond the campus. Titus, assistant professor of teacher education in the College of Education and Human Development, will be honored as Lamar University’s 2017 Julie & Ben Rogers Community Service Award recipient.

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    Posted: August 10, 2017

  • RET opens up engineering research to HS teachers

    Lamar University’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Site program, funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and led by industrial engineering professor Weihang Zhu, has completed its first of three summer programs, which brought together 12 local high school STEM teachers June 5 to July 14 to research in advanced design and manufacturing.

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    Posted: August 10, 2017

  • Surls comissioned to create sculpture for LU quadrangle

    Surls comissioned to create sculpture for LU quadrangle

    Texas-native artist James Surls has been commissioned to create Lamar University’s newest art addition to bring inspiration and beauty to the campus.

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    Posted: August 09, 2017

  • Basic leather working class offered

    Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum is excited to announce its next Leather Working Class scheduled for September 23 at 10 a.m. Students will get to make a phone case while learning how to cut, tool and dye leather. They will add their own creative design.

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    Posted: August 09, 2017

  • Study shows recreational sports boosts retention

    Study shows recreational sports boosts retention

    Underrepresented students at the university level experience greater inclusion and higher graduation rates thanks to recreational sports, according to Art Simpson, LU’s director of recreational sports.

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    Posted: August 07, 2017

  • Industrial engineering professors net NSF grant

    Yisha Xiang, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Lamar University will receive a $279,025 National Science Foundation grant for collaborative research she will conduct with University of Houston Associate Professor and Sunita Agrawai Faculty Fellow Qianmei Feng.

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    Posted: July 28, 2017

  • Visiting Brazilian scholar conducts biology research

    Visiting Brazilian scholar conducts biology research

    Renata Alitto, a visiting doctoral student of biology from Brazil’s Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), will spend six months conducting research at Lamar University as part of her Ph.D. defense in Brazil.

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    Posted: July 26, 2017

  • Alumni Affairs announces advisory board members

    The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Tony Landry ’94 of Nederland to serve as 2017-2018 president. Judge Ransom Jones ’88 of Beaumont will serve as past president and Chris Bates ’08 of Port Arthur will serve as president-elect.

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    Posted: July 24, 2017

  • Educators learn local environmental issues through summer program

    Educators learn local environmental issues through summer program

    Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences is hosting its 22nd annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute July 10-21. The program introduces southeast Texas educators, education students and EC-12 teachers to local environmental issues through hands-on learning.

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    Posted: July 18, 2017

  • Online industrial engineering program featured

    Online industrial engineering program featured

    Lamar University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Department Chair Brian Craig were recently recognized on a website focusing exclusively on online engineering education programs.

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    Posted: July 14, 2017