News Archive

Lamar University offers mobile app for smart phones

Students, alumni and employees of Lamar University now have another convenient way to stay connected to campus. LamarMobile, a versatile application for smart phones and other mobile devices, is now widely available at no charge.

LamarMobile may be downloaded for free from the App Store for iPhone, iPod and iPad or from Android Marketplace for Android devices. Other web-enabled devices such as Blackberry may access all content from LamarMobile through a browser at m.lamar.edu.

“We wanted to make information available at any time, from any place, using a device most of us carry all the time,” said Priscilla Parsons, associate vice president for information technology. “It’s an exciting new way for our students and community to stay connected with Lamar University.”

The initial launch of LamarMobile includes five modules:

  • Athletics – Check schedules, scores and the latest news for the Lamar Cardinals.
  • Courses – Browse course schedules and connect to instructors.
  • Directory – Connect to LU faculty and staff via phone or e-mail.
  • News – Keep up-to-date on all the latest Lamar University news.
  • Get Help – Call Lamar University Police or 911.

Lamar University officials partnered with Blackboard Mobile, a division of education technology company Blackboard Inc., to develop LamarMobile. The LamarMobile app is designed to provide valuable information to students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members interested in keeping up with Lamar University. Future versions of LamarMobile will include campus maps, access to library services and integration with Blackboard Learn educational technology.

LamarMobile is available for free in the iTunes app store and Android Marketplace. For other devices, visit m.lamar.edu to access the mobile web version.