News at Lamar

  • Bobby Sanabria headlines LU Percussion and Jazz Weekend, March 3 - 4

    Bobby Sanabria headlines LU Percussion and Jazz Weekend, March 3 - 4

    Seven-time Grammy nominated drummer and percussionist, Bobby Sanabria, will be the featured artist at the upcoming Lamar University Percussion and Jazz Weekend March 3 - 4, 2017.

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    Posted: February 20, 2017

  • Student team wins awards in Shell 'Hack-a-Truck'

    Student team wins awards in Shell 'Hack-a-Truck'

    Four senior mechanical engineering students at Lamar University currently building a car for the Shell Eco-marathon took some time off last weekend to participate in the Shell Hack-a-Truck competition in Mountain View, California at the Google Garage bringing home two awards.

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    Posted: February 20, 2017

  • College of Business extends AACSB accreditation

    The College of Business at Lamar University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

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    Posted: February 19, 2017

  • LU hosts alumna and Neighborhood Centers CEO Angela Blanchard

    LU hosts alumna and Neighborhood Centers CEO Angela Blanchard

    Lamar University hosts Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of Neighborhood Centers, Inc., March 2 in a day that includes two free public lectures and a presentation at a Women and Philanthropy luncheon. Women and Philanthropy promotes philanthropic education, leadership and advocacy by empowering women to be active participants in the giving process.

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    Posted: February 16, 2017

  • LU hosts Panama Canal CEO Quijano

    LU hosts Panama Canal CEO Quijano

    Lamar University’s Center for Advances in Port Management will host Jorge Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, who will speak on the “Development and Operation of the Newly Expanded Panama Canal and Vision for Its Future” at 2 p.m. Friday, February 24, in Room 113 of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

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    Posted: February 14, 2017

  • LU releases Spring 2017 enrollment figures

    Lamar University set another all-time Spring headcount record, officials announced today. The university’s total headcount reached 14,103, up over the Spring 2016 headcount of 14,056.

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    Posted: February 14, 2017

  • Nursing faculty feted for research excellence

    Nursing faculty feted for research excellence

    Nine faculty members in the JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing at Lamar University have been awarded the Texas Organization for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) Excellence in Research Award. This is the second year in a row that faculty from Lamar University have been so honored.

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    Posted: February 13, 2017

  • LU recognized for affordable online nursing master’s degrees

    Lamar University was recently ranked in the Top 20 most affordable online nursing master’s degree programs by College Choice. Lamar University lands in the number two spot on the list on collegechoice.net.

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    Posted: February 08, 2017

  • Discovery Channel captures Lionfish project

    Discovery Channel captures Lionfish project

    A film crew from Discovery Channel Canada visited campus recently to capture the progress made by researchers in the Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering on an innovative lionfish-hunting robot.

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    Posted: February 07, 2017

  • Department of Theatre and Dance perform Pinter plays Feb. 9-12

    Department of Theatre and Dance perform Pinter plays Feb. 9-12

    LU Theatre presents two one-act plays from different periods of the career of Nobel prize-winning British dramatist Harold Pinter, Feb. 9-12, in the Studio Theatre.

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    Posted: February 07, 2017

  • Center for History and Culture establishes Fellowships, seeks candidates

    Center for History and Culture establishes Fellowships, seeks candidates

    The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University invites applications for two one-year fellowship positions. The positions are open to both Lamar University and non-Lamar candidates. The one-year fellowships will represent the highest honor of distinction and bring a $5,000 grant.

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    Posted: February 06, 2017

  • Mary and John Gray Library celebrates 60 years in Federal program

    Lamar University’s Mary and John Gray Library is celebrating its 60th year as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The library’s depository status was granted on February 7, 1957.

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    Posted: February 03, 2017

  • Beck Fellow Sfeir seeks to break down dementia communication barriers

    Natalie Sfeir, a sophomore speech/language pathology major from Beaumont, envisions a future where people with dementia are no longer ostracized for their disease.

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    Posted: February 03, 2017

  • Beck Fellow Nicholson set to study philosophy, language in Europe

    As a senior sociology and French major and philosophy minor, Dillon Nicholson of Groves has always been intrigued by the development of thought and function of human society.

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    Posted: February 03, 2017

  • Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities program offers Open House

    The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a Open House at the John Gray Center on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.

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    Posted: February 01, 2017

  • Applications open for LU Ambassadors through March 2

    Application packets for Lamar University Ambassadors will be available until March 2, 2017 in the Office of Alumni Affairs located in the John Gray Center, Rudy C. Williams Building, Suite 102 on the Lamar University campus.

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    Posted: January 30, 2017

  • LU to host spring study abroad fair

    Lamar University will host the Spring Study Abroad Fair February 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the dining hall lawn where all students are invited to learn about LU’s variety of study abroad opportunities.

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    Posted: January 26, 2017