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  • Fraternity teams with alumna to launch event

    The Lamar University chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has partnered with Include Fitness to make the dreams of a Lamar alumna come true. Tracy Arline, a Lamar graduate, homecoming queen and student government member, established Social Butterfly International, a company dedicated to helping people reach their highest potential for success. The partnership will inaugurate the First Annual Big Hearts & Bigger Dreams event April 11.

  • "Live from the Rothwell" clarinet chamber concert

    91.3 KVLU Public Radio will broadcast a live chamber concert featuring Lamar University’s Clarinet Quartet and Clarinet Choir at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 8. The concert, broadcast as part of a new series "Live from the Rothwell," will be in the Rothwell Recital Hall.

  • Lamar Civic Orchestra’s ‘suite’ spring concert

    The Lamar Civic Orchestra’s annual spring concert on Tuesday, March 31, will feature concert suites from Respighi, Grieg and Liadov. The free performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Performing Arts Center.

  • Beck Fellow pursues journalism in Washington, D.C.

    Lamar University senior Kara Timberlake will participate in the Institute on Political Journalism summer program in Washington, D.C. through the Fund for American Studies as one of two David J. Beck Fellows for 2015.

  • LU hosts actor, environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.

    Lamar University hosts American actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. in the university’s Academic Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., May 5, 2015, in the University Theatre.

  • Flosi named director of sustainability

    Alicen Flosi, instructor in management information systems, has been selected as Lamar University’s new director of sustainability.

  • Gill Scholars attend Silicon Valley entrepreneurship conference

    Nine graduate students from Lamar University recently participated 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).

  • Diversity and Inclusion Conference features Greenfield April 18

    Lamar University’s April 18 Diversity and Inclusion Conference will feature visionary speaker, consultant and thought leader Derek Greenfield speaking on “Constructing a World of Inclusion.” The university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the conference, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Setzer Student Center.

  • Spina named next dean of Education and Human Development

    After an exhaustive national search, President Kenneth Evans has named Robert Spina as dean of Lamar University’s College of Education and Human Development. Spina, who has more than 25 years of combined teaching, research and service, will succeed Bill Holmes, who has been serving as interim dean since August 2014, and Hollis Lowery-Moore, who served as dean, 2004-2014. Spina will assume his duties on July 1, 2015.

  • Jordan explores harvesting the Moon

    Jim Jordan, chair of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, will explore the idea of harvesting a clean and efficient form of energy from the Moon that has stimulated science fiction and fact in recent decades.

  • Guest artist recital with violinist Mauricio Oliveros

    Violinist Mauricio Oliveros, associate concertmaster for the Symphony of Southeast Texas, will present a guest artist violin recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.

  • LU's affordable online graduate programs tapped 3rd nationally

    Lamar University’s online master’s degree programs have been ranked third in the 2015 Rankings of the 50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees by College Choice, an independent online publication.

  • Palanki selected to head College of Engineering

    After an exhaustive national search, President Kenneth Evans has named Srinivas Palanki as Lamar University’s next dean of the College of Engineering. Palanki will succeed Victor Zaloom, who has been serving as interim dean since August 2013, and longtime dean Jack Hopper who served 1999-2013. Palanki will assume his duties on July 1, 2015.

  • Bosnian Genocide exhibit opens on campus April 2

    The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) hopes to educate citizens about the circumstances that led to the Bosnian Genocide through the thirty-four panel, Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide exhibit. The exhibit opens April 2 at Lamar University’s Mary and John Gray Library and will run through April 30.

  • Lamar University celebrates 40 years of Le Grand Bal

    Lamar University’s 40th anniversary celebration of Le Grand Bal will be an exciting evening of dinner, dancing and surprises in honor of the "Legends of the Arts" in Southeast Texas on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

  • Beck Fellowship leads Shipp to China

    Lamar University junior William Hamilton Shipp IV of Spicewood, Texas, will be performing energy-related research under the direction of Xuefeng Wang of the Department of Chemistry at Tongji University in Shanghai, thanks to support as one of two David J. Beck Fellows for 2015.

  • Carmen Angelle Jordan Scholarship in Finance established

    The Lamar University Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship in the name of Carmen Angelle Jordan. The Carmen Angelle Jordan Scholarship in Finance will benefit students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program in finance.