The Office of Veterans Affairs will be providing free toy stocking stuffers to Lamar University veteran students until Friday, December 12. The stocking stuffers, one per child, can be picked up in Room 101 of the Wimberly Building between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lamar University conferred 1355 degrees during fall commencement exercises December 13. George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker. Beginning this commencement ceremony, Lamar University joined many of its fellow universities and inaugurated a two-phase commencement format.
Lamar University conferred 1355 degrees during fall commencement exercises December 13. During the ceremony, Lamar president Kenneth Evans awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Regina Rogers, Hermann Ortega and Will Crenshaw.
Lamar University online programs have been recognized among the best in the nation by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, according to a press release from the national magazine.
Students in the fall 2014 Honors section of American Government conducted a survey of the political opinions of fellow students at Lamar University. The survey, administered during the first two weeks in October, generated responses from 300 students.
The Lamar University Reese Construction Management Program will be working on their annual community service project at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Tyrell Park located at 5305 Tyrell Park Rd. in Beaumont.
The Lamar University Department of English and Modern Languages has announced a new master’s degree program in teaching Spanish. This graduate program is a collaborative effort between Lamar University and the University of Salamanca and will begin the spring 2015 semester.
The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development will host the ExxonMobil Scholar-in-Residence Program on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20. Dr. Susan Nezda, chief medical officer for AIM Specialty Health, will review the scholarly endeavors and research of students who are completing research projects in wellness.
The Lamar University College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Modern Languages will host 14 writers from around the country to talk with faculty, staff, students and the community about writing and publishing.
The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Business. The Michael Jay Gammill Presidential Scholarship in Business will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.
Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will present a fresh spin on jazz classics when the Cardinal Jazz Orchestra and Cardinal Jazz Singers perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Rothwell Recital Hall.
The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dolores Jones Memorial Scholarship in Nursing will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.
Join the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music for an exciting performance featuring the Lamar Faculty Brass Quintet and the Alias Brass Company at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. The quintets will perform popular selections from Ellington, Shostakovich, Bach, Brahms and Wagner in the Rothwell Recital Hall.
Lamar University Opera Theatre will perform opera scenes featuring works by American composers Leonard Bernstein, Gian Carlo Menotti, Stephen Sondheim, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber Nov. 21 - 23 in the Rothwell Recital Hall.
Monica Harn, associate professor and department chair of the speech and hearing sciences department, will be honored with Lamar University’s 2014 Julie & Ben Rogers Community Service Award at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the University Reception Center of the Mary and John Gray Library.
The 2014 Lamar University David J. Beck Fellows presented their summer research projects, Nov. 21, in the Mary and John Gray Library. The 2015 Beck Fellowship recipients and finalists were also formally named during the ceremony.
Certified therapy dogs with the local organization Paws 4 Love and rescue dogs from the Humane Society of Southeast Texas will be on campus at the Mary and John Gray Library during the week of finals, December 4-10.
Lamar University will confer 1355 degrees during fall commencement exercises December 13. George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker. Beginning this commencement ceremony, Lamar University will join many of its fellow universities and inaugurate a two-phase commencement format.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Engineering. The Willa Nelson Ross and Ruby Nelson Shirutis Scholarship in civil engineering will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.
After an extensive national search, Lamar University has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Palis as the university’s first director of study abroad. Palis joined the university’s administrative staff Sept. 2.
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has announced the 2nd annual research grant proposal contest for students wishing to conduct undergraduate research. Fifteen grant recipients will receive up to $1,000 for research support along with a $500 stipend.
Local attorney, David Starnes will be the keynote speaker for the annual Constitution Day conference scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multipurpose Center auditorium.
The Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research will host the Texas STEM Conference on Oct. 4 in the Lucas Engineering Building. This is the second year the Office of Undergraduate Research has hosted the conference.
Graduates, guests and faculty are now invited to both a University Commencement Ceremony and a College Conferment Ceremony. Beginning December 13, Lamar University will join many of our fellow universities and host two commencement ceremonies.
Hongbo Gu, a previous visiting scholar at Lamar from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, accepted a job as an assistant professor at Tongji University in China, which is one of the leading universities in China.
The Lamar University Spirit Team will host the Cheer and Dance Football Clinic Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. for Pre-K through 8th grade cheerleaders and dancers.
The Lamar University Small Business Development Center has announced the schedule for its fall business development seminars and workshops. Fall workshops begin Sept. 30 with a presentation dedicated to branding.
Lamar University is pleased to announce a new and exciting student opportunity. At every December and May university commencement ceremony only, a selected representative of the student body will deliver a commencement address to the graduating class.
Dan Hallmark ’65 has been inducted into the Lamar University College of Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have excelled in business and is the highest tribute possible for graduates of Lamar’s College of Business. The members of the Hall of Fame serve as outstanding role models for current and future students.
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.
Lamar University has set another all-time enrollment record, officials announced today. Official figures for the fall 2014 semester taken on the 20th class day show Lamar has the highest enrollment in the university’s history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gill Foundation of Texas, founded by Jack and Linda Gill has given $1 million to support major initiatives at the university. Jack Gill, a graduate of Lamar University, holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Indiana University.
Kara Timberlake and William Shipp, both of Beaumont, have been selected as 2015 recipients of the David J. Beck Fellowships, a competitive and generous award for Lamar University undergraduate students.
The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a fall preview day at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.
Lamar University was recently accepted into the Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (GC-CESU), a network designed to encourage educational opportunities and provide a platform for partners to coordinate research.
Officials, family and friends gathered Tuesday, August 26 to formally dedicate the Rudy Williams Building at the John Gray Center complex to honor Williams for his contributions to higher education at Lamar University.
Lamar University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Science has received a grant to improve health care delivery for racial and ethnic minorities by increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities in the speech and hearing professions.
The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development hosted the Texas Governor’s School, a program of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, from June 15-July 3. The three week intensive leadership summer program is offered to secondary students in grades 9-12. One hundred and seventeen students participated in this year’s program.
The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Stephanie Molina of Beaumont to serve as 2014-2015 president. Vernon Durden of China is past president and Carol Hebert of Nederland will serve as president-elect.
Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences 19th annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute introduces Southeast Texas EC-12th grade teachers to local environmental issues through first-hand experiences.
Lamar University’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new course, Introduction to Computer Game Development, designed for students interested in learning more about the game development industry.
The Lamar University College of Education and Human Development will host the gOlden Opportunities for Southeast Texas Construction Career Academy (gO SETX Construction Career Academy) from July 20-25.
Seven Lamar University undergraduate and four graduate computer science students are taking on the role of teacher this week as they lead a workshop to teach K-12 school teachers fundamental computing concepts and help the teachers develop curriculum materials for the coming year.
Jason Burkett of Beaumont was recently notified that he will receive the Texas Business Hall of Fame Ben J. Rogers scholarship. Burkett is pursing both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting at Lamar University.
The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Arts and Sciences. The Diane Keating Woodcox Scholarship in English and Modern Languages will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.
Cristian Bahrim, associate professor of physics at Lamar University, was a guest speaker at the “3rd Annual Conference and EXPO of AnalytiX2014” in the Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, China, April 25-28.
Juan Zabala has been named vice president for university advancement, Lamar University officials announced today. He will continue in his role as chief executive officer of the Lamar University Foundation.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Lamar University’s online graduate nursing program as fourth in the nation specifically for veterans. The program in the JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing was tapped No. 2 overall in 2013, and placed in the Top 20 in 2012 and 2014, by U.S. News & World Report.
Ashwini Kucknoor, assistant professor of microbiology, has received a Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) Grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. Her proposal, “Characterization of Rhomboid Proteins in Tritichomonas foetus Pathogenesis,” was awarded $85,000.
The Lamar University Department of Student Development and Leadership, honored student organizations, student leaders and advisors during the 34th annual Toast to Leadership banquet held Wednesday evening on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.
Four members of the Lamar University Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) placed first in one category of the Student Managed Portfolio Competition at the annual Global Asset Management Education (GAME) conference.
Lamar University public radio 91.3 KVLU is one of 26 NPR member stations that has been selected to participate in a pilot program to demonstrate the delivery of emergency alerts to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the Gulf Coast states.
Certified therapy dogs with the local organization Paws 4 Love and rescue dogs from the Humane Society of Southeast Texas will be on campus at the Mary and John Gray Library during the first week of finals, May 6-9.
The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for students of all majors and all class levels. The Market Basket Charitable Foundation Scholarship will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.
Prospective students from all undergraduate majors can learn more about the advantages of pursuing a Master of Science in Accounting or a Master of Business Administration degree at Lamar University at an Open House May 13.
Representatives of the Texas General Land Office were on the Lamar University campus Wednesday, May 28 to discuss the availability of $1.8 million dollars in grant funding for projects throughout the Texas coastal zone.
The Phi Beta Delta honor society for international scholars initiated 15 new members, six students and nine faculty members, from Lamar University at the organization’s induction ceremony March 31, marking the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the Lamar chapter, Beta Xi.
Rita Trottman, senior administrative associate in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, earned honors March 28 as the second recipient of The Texas State University System Staff Excellence Award. She is a resident of Beaumont and an 11-year veteran of the Lamar staff.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s imaginative opera "The Magic Flute" ("Die Zauberflote") has been enchanting audiences since its premiere more than 200 years ago, and now Lamar Opera Theatre will present a fully-staged version of this fairy-tale masterpiece at 7:30 p.m. April 11 - 12.
The Lamar University Dance Team will showcase its talent and commitment at its 10th annual spring show, “Women Making History”, at the Jefferson Theater, 345 Fannin St. in Beaumont on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3.
The award-winning television program “LUTV on Fox” produced by students, alumni, staff and faculty of the Department of Communication at Lamar University will air Saturday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. on KBTV Fox 4. The episode features an in-depth interview with Ken Evans, the president of Lamar University.
Chelsea Henderson, editor of the Lamar University Press, recently won the Barbara Jordan Media Award in the division of college students for her story “MS: Painfully Invisible,” which ran in the April 2013 issue of Upbeat, the magazine published by the University Press every semester.
The Lamar University Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) program provides students the opportunity to pursue the ideals of academic excellence, ethical leadership and community service within the context of a rigorous university setting, far beyond that of a high school education.
Lamar University's Jim Westgate spent 10 days in Palestine conducting paleontology and rock workshops for 5th and 6th grade students and science teachers in a trip funded by the A. M. Qattan Foundation.
The LamarAlive! Student Activities Board, a division of Student Activities and Civic Engagement, will host the first Cardinal Nation Fusion Fest April 29 from 2-10 p.m. in front of Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall.
Lamar University is one of 19 universities awarded a grant in a national competition to advance and strengthen regional economies. Lamar will use the $102,590 grant to accelerate student learning, encourage innovation among faculty and students, and support fast-growing economic sectors through technology development and entrepreneurship.
Stanley Young, assistant director for bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C., was on campus Tuesday, April 29 to discuss the reliability of claims coming from human medical observational studies.
Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.
Lamar University’s Jerry Bradley joins an elite group of educators as a 2014 Piper Professor in recognition of his dedication to the teaching profession and his outstanding academic and scholarly achievements.
To help individuals better plan financing their college education, Lamar University will offer an optional guaranteed price plan, official said. The new optional payment plan goes into effect Fall 2014.
Lamar University students can earn academic credits through faculty-led programs and experience the Great Wall, the Statue of David, the night scenery of Shanghai or the Café Life of Paris, and other exciting world sites.
A part of the Lamar University Department of Recreational Sports, Lamar Aquatics, is offering American Red Cross lifeguarding classes, water aerobics classes and American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR/AED and First Aid courses for the spring semester.
The Lamar University Foundation has announced an innovation fund has been established for the College of Business. The Pat and Melody Parsons Innovation Fund in Business will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.
The Lamar University Department of Counseling and Special Populations (COSP) within the College of Education and Human Development will host its Cardinal Community Clinic open house on Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in room 115 of the education building.
Two members of the Collegiate Anglers of Lamar, Quinton Evans and Colby Ogden, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Tournament at Toledo Bend on Feb. 15, qualifying them for the Regional Tournament in Lake Sam Rayburn in October.
The old-fashioned crack of the baseball bat will be heard at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, on the Lamar University campus, as the museum’s 1860s vintage base ball team, The Beaumont Lumbermen, play an exhibition game on Saturday, April 5, at 10 a.m.
A grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund will support the research of two Lamar University faculty members into new techniques to remove sulfur compounds from hydrocarbon fuels. The $100,000 New Directions Award for Fundamental Research will enhance the research of John Zhanhu Guo, associate professor of chemical engineering, and Suying Wei, assistant professor of analytical chemistry, into pervaporation of sulfur compounds using elastomeric polymer nanocomposite membranes.
For Christopher Martin, an associate professor of chemistry at Lamar University for 10 years, an enthusiasm for beer brewing stemmed from a Father’s Day gift a year and a half ago. Since then, Martin’s passion has inspired the creation of the class, the Chemistry of Brewing, which became available in the spring of 2014.
Andrew Geyer will speak on the making of “A Shared Voice” a conversation in narrative by 24 of the finest fiction writers in America, at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Mary and John Gray Library on the campus of Lamar University. The event is free and open to the public.
Author Nan Cuba will share from her debut novel, “Body and Bread,” in a reading hosted by the Department of English and Modern Languages, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 108 of Maes on the Lamar University campus.
Successful Entrepreneurship – Setting Yourself Apart will be the topic of discussion for Aruna Viswanathan for the Entrepreneurial Lecture Series on February 27 at 11 a.m. in Landes Auditorium in the Galloway Building on the Lamar campus.
For the first time in Lamar University’s history, one representative from each of the 21 Greek chapters on campus, as well as their corresponding council advisors, were invited to collectively attend the first annual All Greek Leadership Conference (AGLC) at Texas A&M University from January 23-25.
Approximately 1,200 students from more than 70 different countries will gather this spring to come up with new solutions to world challenges during the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2014.
Philanthropist, industrialist and author Jon M. Huntsman will visit Lamar University April 3, becoming the 11th guest in the Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series. He will present a free public lecture titled “We are not put here to fail” at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre. A public reception will follow the event.
The College Panhellenic Council sororities at Lamar University are celebrating International Badge Day by encouraging all collegiate and alumni members of fraternities and sororities to wear their badges or Greek letters on March 3, and/or participate virtually by changing their profile pictures on their social media pages to their badge.
Lamar University’s acclaimed Lamarissimo! Concert Series continues Tuesday, March 4, as the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform a wide mix of selections from Broadway hits to classical music and everything in between.
Brent Bost, Rena Clark and Sina Nejad have been selected as the 2014 Lamar University Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest awards presented by Lamar University to its alumni.
Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the Lamar University campus, will mark the 113th anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a day packed with re-enactments, activities, craft demonstrations and entertainment.
Application packets for 2014-2015 Lamar University Ambassadors are available through March 6, in the Office of Alumni Affairs located in the John Gray Center, Building B, Suite 102, on the Lamar University campus.
Students from Southeast Texas are participating in the JASON Project at Lamar University, today through Jan. 24. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics based program engages students in activities meant to be both fun and educational to cultivate their interest in the STEM fields.
Lamar University has joined the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI U) University Network, a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The master of nursing online program in the Lamar University JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing has been ranked 19th in the nation for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings were made public recently in the magazine’s 2014 edition of Top Online Education Programs.
Southeast Texas students are engaging in fun and educational activities to foster their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields until Jan. 24 with the help of the JASON Project at Lamar University.
Lamar University’s Community Outreach Program in conjunction with Entergy Texas and the Beaumont Library System, are hosting Super Tax Day in Beaumont for the second year, which provides free electronic filing of federal income tax returns.
Jim Sanderson, professor and chair of Lamar University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, has recently published a new collection of short stories, “Trashy Behavior,” through the Lamar University Press.
The Lamar University Department of Student Development and Leadership will host the first Student Leadership Conference in the Setzer Student Center on Saturday, Feb. 1. The conference is free to all students.
Lamar University will host “A Conversation with Reps. Joe Deshotel, Allan Ritter and James White,” as part of a series presented by The Texas Tribune, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the University Reception Center.
The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a spring preview day at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) and Lamar University College of Engineering will host a math and science competition for pre-college students, Saturday, Feb. 1. Students in grades 6 through 12 will participate in a regional math science competition.