News at Lamar

  • SGA President Lavergne draws motivation from community need

    Senior mechanical engineering major and Houston native Aaron Lavergne is a man of many hats. Actively involved in organizations varying from Greek Council and the Student Government Association to coaching little league baseball and presiding over Lamar’s branch of the National Society of Black Engineers, Lavergne attributes his involvement on campus and in the community to his philosophy that one should strive to give more than they receive.

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    Posted: August 22, 2016

  • Academic year begins with convocation, presidential address

    Lamar University opened the new academic year with a reception and convocation for faculty and staff on Wednesday, August 17. Returning students begin moving in Thursday and classes start Monday, August 22.

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    Posted: August 17, 2016

  • Robotic hand first step toward rehabilitation system

    Thanks to a grant from LU’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE), the university’s Department of Industrial Engineering has made headway in a long-term project to develop a hybrid, brain-computer interface based rehabilitation system for victims of a neurological disease to regain their mobility.

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    Posted: August 16, 2016

  • Galiano Memorial Scholarship supports future journalists

    The Lamar University Foundation has finalized a new scholarship to assist students in their pursuits in the study of communication. The Julian M. Galiano Memorial Scholarship in Communication was established upon the wishes of the late Julian Galiano, who was an important figure in southeast Texas news media.

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    Posted: August 11, 2016

  • Clarity for service animals in new campus policy

    Lamar University’s Disability Resource Center recently announced a new policy setting clearer rules and guidelines for the presence of animals on campus. The result is that individuals with disabilities can more easily understand LU’s provisions and access from the assistance of a service animal.

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    Posted: August 09, 2016

  • Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum offers free 'Back -to-School Day'

    Do you need a place to go and have fun with your kids before they return to school? Spindletop-Gladys City will hold a free “Back-to-School” Day on August 20, 2016!

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    Posted: August 08, 2016

  • LU student receives International Fellowship

    Synthia Parveen Mallick, a 25-year-old Master’s student at LU, was awarded the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship that will fund her tuition, fees, and living costs during the 2016-2017 academic year while she studies environmental engineering.

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    Posted: August 05, 2016

  • MBA student receives Texas Business Hall of Fame Ben J. Rogers Scholarship

    Keyana Carr of Lamar University is among a select group of exceptional students from across Texas to receive scholarships this year from the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation. Carr and others will be recognized formally at the foundation’s annual induction dinner October 27 in San Antonio.

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    Posted: August 05, 2016

  • Craig Ness appointed vp for finance and operations

    Lamar University is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Craig Ness to the position of vice president for finance and operations after a national search. He will begin the position September 1.

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    Posted: August 05, 2016

  • Lamar University dance team earns top honors

    The Lamar University Dance Team (LUDT) brought home top awards after attending camp at the University of Alabama for the first time.

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    Posted: August 04, 2016

  • Natalie Tindall named chair of Department of Communication

    Lamar University welcomes Natalie Tindall as chair of the Department of Communication. Tindall was most recently a faculty member of Georgia State University, where she was co-director of the communication graduate program.

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    Posted: August 03, 2016

  • Bello-Ogunu Sr. joins LU as vp for diversity and inclusion

    Lamar University welcomes John Bello-Ogunu, Sr. as vice president for diversity and inclusion. He most recently was chief diversity officer and associate vice president at The College of Charleston, where he served since 2010.

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    Posted: July 27, 2016

  • Airboats on the Neches teach environmental science

    Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences 21st annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute introduced Southeast Texas EC-12 teachers to local environmental issues through first-hand experiences.

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    Posted: July 25, 2016

  • Scholarship celebrates a life of discovery

    Thanks to the newly established Dr. Thomas C. McGill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Engineering, engineering students at Lamar University will be awarded financial assistance that will help fund their education and allow them to focus on their studies.

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    Posted: July 20, 2016

  • New transfer agreements benefit LIT students

    Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology are working together to expand opportunities for students to successfully transfer from two-year programs at LIT into bachelor’s degree programs at Lamar University.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016

  • Public invited to form vintage Base Ball team

    Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum will hold an information and interest meeting on Thursday, July 21, for individuals interested in forming a vintage baseball team. Anyone age 13 and above is invited to hear about the rules and ideas for forming a team, practicing at the museum, and going to the Texas Vintage Base Ball competition.

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    Posted: July 13, 2016

  • LUTV on Fox features student documentaries

    “LUTV on Fox,” an award-winning program from Lamar University’s Department of Communication, will air student-produced documentaries on a wide range of topics including sports, health, history, the local arts community and much more on Sunday, July 17. Produced by the students, alumni, staff and faculty of the department, the programs will air on KBTV Fox 4 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the 17th.

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    Posted: July 12, 2016