News at Lamar

  • Honors students study sustainability in Belize

    Honors students study sustainability in Belize

    Ten students of LU’s Reaud Honors College are taking on the spring semester with a new perspective thanks to their studies on sustainability in Belize during the winter break.

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    Posted: January 19, 2017

  • Thousands of area children join in 2017 JASON Project

    Thousands of area children join in 2017 JASON Project

    Southeast Texas students in 4th through 8th grade have engaged in entertaining and educational activities to further expand their interest in mathematics, technology, science, and engineering thanks to the JASON Project. More than 7,400 area students joined in workshops taking place at Lamar University.

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    Posted: January 19, 2017

  • University honors Martin Luther King Jr with panel discussion

    Lamar University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an event titled “Unity and Peace Panel Discussion: Is the Dream Still Alive?” Thursday, January 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Landes Auditorium, Galloway Business Building.

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    Posted: January 18, 2017

  • Professor Jane Liu  awarded 2017 Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship

    Professor Jane Liu awarded 2017 Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship

    Lamar University’s Jane Liu has been selected as a 2017 Texas State University System (TSUS) Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow and will pursue a study of first-year programs at Lamar University that are focused on student success.

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    Posted: January 17, 2017

  • Utter publishes third edition of Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights

    Utter publishes third edition of Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights

    The most recent publication by Lamar University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Glenn Utter has been crafted to get its readers thinking critically about gun rights and gun control.

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    Posted: January 13, 2017

  • LU opens Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas with January 30 event

    LU opens Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas with January 30 event

    Lamar University’s Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast will celebrate the rich history, art, literature, music and cuisine of the region at its inaugural event January 30.

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    Posted: January 12, 2017

  • LU to host 2017 Golden Triangle Divisional STEM Competition

    The 2017 Golden Triangle Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (GT-TAME) Divisional STEM Competition will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Lamar University.

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    Posted: January 12, 2017

  • Events will commemorate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Lamar University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will hold in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a candlelight service on Tuesday, January 17, a panel discussion on Thursday, January 19, and a day of service on Saturday, January 21. Each event is free and open to the public.

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    Posted: January 11, 2017

  • LU hosts ACET computing conference

    Lamar University hosted the 2016 Association of Computing Educators in Texas (ACET) Conference. One of the leading computer science and IT pedagogical associations in the state, ACET’s annual conference focused on teaching the millennial generation.

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    Posted: January 09, 2017

  • LU names students to President's List

    A total of 759 Lamar University students earned places on the President’s List for the 2016 fall semester, President Kenneth Evans announced. Students who qualify for the President’s List carry a full course load of 12 semester hours or more with grade point averages of 4.0 for that semester. They automatically earn places on the Deans’ List.

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    Posted: January 06, 2017

  • Lamar University names students to Deans’ List

    A total of 1,224 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the fall 2016 semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced. To qualify for the Deans’ List, a student must carry a full course load of 12 semester hours or more and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for that semester. Students with GPAs of 4.0 qualify for the President’s List and automatically earn places on the Deans’ List. Their names are not listed here.

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    Posted: January 06, 2017

  • Tax assistance available through LU's V.I.T.A. program

    The Lamar University Community Outreach Program was recently awarded a grant from Entergy Texas to enhance its activities by increasing earned income tax credit (EITC) awareness and education and providing tax preparation services, financial education and economic development.Through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.), the LU outreach program provides services for individuals and families, students, senior citizens, and the non-English speaking population at several Community Tax Centers.

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    Posted: January 04, 2017

  • Six tapped top grads with Plummer Awards

    Lamar University honored six students with the Plummer Award, recognizing them as the top male and female graduates in December’s 2016 graduating class. LU President Kenneth Evans presented the awards during commencement ceremonies December 16 and 17 in the Montagne Center.

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    Posted: December 19, 2016

  • Zendejas awarded best paper for study on substance abuse patterns of inmates

    Zendejas awarded best paper for study on substance abuse patterns of inmates

    Miroslava Zendejas’s paper “A Qualitative Assessment of Substance Abuse Patterns of Inmates in a Correctional Facility within Southeast Texas” was named best paper at the Third Annual Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education Conference at Lamar University.

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    Posted: December 16, 2016

  • Dishman School of Nursing students inducted into national honor society

    Seventy-one Lamar University nursing students joined the ranks of the Kappa Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing at its annual induction ceremony November 17.

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    Posted: December 15, 2016

  • Doctoral students assist UNESCO's Teacher Task Force in Cambodia

    Doctoral students assist UNESCO's Teacher Task Force in Cambodia

    Lamar University students have recently returned from Siem Reap Cambodia where they participated in the 9th annual UNESCO Policy Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers.

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    Posted: December 15, 2016

  • Physics students tapped Outstanding Chapter

    Physics students tapped Outstanding Chapter

    The Society of Physics Students national branch has awarded Lamar University’s Sigma Pi Sigma chapter as an "Outstanding Chapter Award for 2016."

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    Posted: December 15, 2016