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  • Lamar prepares for Homecoming 2014 celebration

    Lamar University will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with campus events throughout the week of October 27. Events of special interest to the community include the bonfire/pep rally and the Homecoming Parade.

  • LU marching band selected for UIL exhibition honor

    Lamar University's marching band, known as the Showcase of Southeast Texas, will perform as the exhibition band at the UIL’s Area F Conference 6A marching contest on Saturday, Oct. 25, in Houston. This is the first time that LU’s marching band has received this honor.

  • LU in top 10 percent for creating social mobility

    Lamar University was ranked in the Top 10 percent of universities in the nation on the new Social Mobility Index published by CollegeNET.

  • SASOL contributes to laboratory

    A contribution from South African Coal and Oil, SASOL, is helping Lamar University upgrade the aging Unit Operations Laboratory in the Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering.

  • LU joins Institute of International Education Coalition

    Lamar University has joined the Institute of International Education (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative. Although the IIE campaign seeks to double the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade, Jeff Palis, the Lamar director for the study abroad program, aims to double the number of Lamar students studying abroad by the end of 2016.

  • City Council to proclaim LU Homecoming Day

    Get Your Red On – Lamar University will celebrate ties that bind campus and community as students, alumni, government leaders, businesses and individuals don Cardinal colors during the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 1 for Homecoming 2014.

  • Office of Undergraduate Research hosts humanities conference

    The Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research will host the Undergraduate Conference on Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences on November 15 in the Lucas Engineering Building.

  • Reaud, Huntsman gifts create new building, honor college

    Lamar University and Texas State University System officials broke ground today on a new administration building. The project that officials are calling “transformational” is made possible by gifts that also allow the university to upgrade its long-standing honors program into an honors college.

  • College Panhellenic Council welcomes 100 new members

    The College Panhellenic Council sororities, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, and Zeta Tau Alpha, at Lamar University welcome a record number of 100 new members during the fall 2014 formal recruitment and continuous open bidding.

  • Academic Lecture Series presents Judith Jamison

    Lamar University will present Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in a free public lecture in the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

  • Lin to present Distinguished Faculty Lecture Oct. 20

    Lamar University has honored Jerry Lin, professor of environmental engineering, as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2014. “Chasing Quicksilver: From an Emperor’s Tomb to the Global Environment” will be the topic of his lecture, sponsored by ExxonMobil, to be presented Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. The Lamar University Faculty Senate will host the lecture, which is open to the public without charge.

  • LU Theatre presents madcap comedy 'Anton in Show Business'

    Jane Martin’s “Anton in Show Business” is a fast-paced, satirical look into the world of theatre as three women pursue their dream of performing a play by Anton Chekhov in Texas. Produced by the Department of Theatre & Dance at Lamar University, “Anton in Show Business” will run Oct. 2 - 5 in the Studio Theatre.

  • LU student, alumnus release biometric app

    Matt Bukovicky, a senior business marketing major at Lamar University, and Charles Teel, a Lamar alumnus, are launching a new venture this week, an application for iOS devices called Lockbox.

  • Padilla visits Lamar Small Business Development Center

    Jose Antonio Padilla Salgado, the director of the Olancho Valley Small Business Development Center in Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras, recently visited the Lamar University Small Business Development Center as part of the 2014 Small Business Network of the Americas Fellows Program.

  • Fregia speaks for ExxonMobil Executive-in-Residence program

    Paul Fregia was the keynote speaker September 23 for the LU College of Business ExxonMobil Executive-in-Residence program. He is a 1981 graduate of Lamar University whose achievements range from manufacturing and engineering to information systems and finance.

  • LU conferred 683 degrees at August 16 commencement

    Lamar University conferred 683 degrees during commencement ceremonies on August 16.

  • Entertainer, educator to present during Hispanic Heritage Month

    As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete will present “A Celebration of Hispanic History and Culture through Storytelling and Music” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.