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  • Online master’s programs ranked eighth in nation

    Lamar University has been ranked eighth among the top 50 most affordable online graduate schools nationwide for master’s degrees by Best Master’s Programs, an independent online guide for master’s degree programs.

  • Cardinal Jazz Orchestra spring concert

    Lamar University’s Cardinal Jazz Orchestra will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in the Vidor High School Auditorium.

  • Gill Scholars attend Silicon Valley entrepreneurship conference

    Nine graduate students from Lamar University will participate in Ignite!, a three-day entrepreneurship program in Silicon Valley, as 2015 Gill Scholars along with 65 other graduate students from Rice University, University of California-Davis, and Texas Medical Center (UT Medical Branch, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Lamar scores major victory at Student Quiz Bowl

    Team Lamar emerged as the state winner in the TACSM Student Quiz Bowl held February 26 in Austin. Lamar’s team of four health and kinesiology students participated in the annual competition hosted by the Texas chapter of American College of Sports Medicine, the leading organization in the world in sports medicine, according to Rick Carter, professor of health and kinesiology, and the team’s advisor.

  • Faculty Brass Quintet concert employs social media for interactive experience

    Cutting-edge Faculty Brass Quintet concert blends technology, social media for interactive experience on Thursday, March 5. The exciting concert features music from the Baroque era through today, including selections from Bach, Handel, Shostakovich, Ellington, Gershwin and more.

  • Students attend Clinton Global Initiative University, March 6-8

    Eight Lamar University students have been chosen to be part of a select group of college students to participate at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). More than 1,000 innovative student leaders will gather March 6-8 to seek new solutions to world challenges.

  • Lamar honors four distinguished alumni

    David Bernsen, George Dishman, Sandra French Clark and Roosevelt Petry have been selected as the 2015 Lamar University Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest awards presented by Lamar University to its alumni.

  • LU welcomes guest artist saxophonist Justin Pierce

    Saxophonist and clinician Justin Pierce will be on the Lamar University campus on Wednesday, March 4, as a guest artist in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music.

  • Students to present at 19th Annual Posters on the Hill

    A group of Lamar University students have been selected to present their research in the 19th Annual Posters on the Hill undergraduate poster session on April 22-23 in Washington, D.C.

  • LU Theatre presents 'The Glass Menagerie'

    Lamar University's Department of Theatre and Dance will perform Tennessee Williams' semi-autobiographical masterpiece "The Glass Menagerie," Feb. 26 to March 1, in the Studio Theatre.

  • Forums set for dean of College of Fine Arts and Communication

    The search for the next dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Lamar University has reached the final stages of a process that began in September 2014, when an advisory search committee consisting of representatives of Lamar University faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders was formed.

  • Forums set for LU engineering dean candidates

    The search for the next dean of the College of Engineering at Lamar University has reached its final stages with campus visits.

  • Mirabeau Class of 2015 announced

    The fall 2015 semester will mark the arrival of the 10th class of Mirabeau Scholars to Lamar University, officials said. The 21 new Mirabeau Scholars will join current Mirabeau Scholars in participation in the university’s Honors College that offers enriched classes in the entire university core curriculum, upper-level interdisciplinary classes and seminars, enhanced classes in many majors, and opportunities for independent study, honors contracts and the honors thesis

  • James M. and Sue Gilbert Mellard Endowment established

    The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowment has been established for the College of Arts and Sciences. The James M. and Sue Gilbert Mellard Endowment will provide funding to support PULSE Magazine, Lamar’s student-created literary magazine.

  • Weather advisory and Tuesday classes

    Lamar University classes will meet on Tuesday as scheduled, but due to the freezing precipitation advisory for tomorrow morning students should rely on their judgment and local weather reports when deciding whether or not to travel to campus. 

  • Manchaiah named endowed professor in speech and hearing sciences

    Vinaya Manchaiah has been designated the Jo Mayo Endowed Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Lamar University, a prestigious honor named after a former member of the LU Foundation board of trustees.

  • LU online nursing programs ranked 3rd in nation

    College Choice ranked Lamar University third in the 2015 Rankings of the Best Online Masters of Nursing (MSN) Programs and 26th in the 2015 Ranking of the Best Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs.