Diversity and Inclusion Blog

  • Lamar University Veterans Day Celebration Luncheon

    This is an event to celebrate Veteran's Day! All veteran students, faculty and staff members, and alumni are invited to a luncheon celebration in honor of their military service.

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Lamar University recognizes and celebrates the contribution of our Hispanic students by honoring those who excel academically by hosting a reception to honor the accomplishments of our students at the "Celebrating Hispanic Excellence Reception".

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  • Native American Heritage Month

    The goal of the film series is to challenge its audience to examine and discuss the issues of culture, identity and stereotypes of American Indian people.

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  • Striving for Greatness through Diversity in Leadership

    Join Lamar University's Division of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Intercultural Affairs and the ExxonMobil BEST (Black Employees Success Team) in celebrating African-American History Month by honoring living legends in the community at a special event, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, in the Lamar University Event Center, 8th Floor of the Mary and John Gray Library. (Open to the public)

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  • Acclaimed performance artist Delwin Fiddler, Jr. to visit Lamar University Nov. 20

    Delwin Fiddler, Jr. provides Native American performing arts, educational programs, interactive cultural tourism and discussions of the Native American perspective on the environment and spirituality. He will visit and present at Lamar University on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:30 am in the CICE, Room 113.

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  • Alvarez presents graphic novel 'Legend of Polloman' with indie game and art installation

    Gonzalo Alvarez, raised in Port Arthur, Texas, is a Latino illustrator, game designer, and creative director and founder of Macua Studios. He'll present his exciting new project on October 19 in the Lamar University CICE 113A at 4:00 pm, followed by an indie game and art installation from 5-9:30 pm in the Hatchery.

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  • How the US Hispanic Population is Changing

    Each year from September 15-October 15, Lamar University celebrates and promotes awareness of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Today, we share an article from the Pew Research Center on the evolution and growth of the Hispanic population in the United States since the end of the 20th century.

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  • Activist Tony Diaz to speak during Hispanic Heritage Month at LU

    Writer, activist and professor Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from De Paul University in Chicago. Diaz is currently the director of Intercultural Initiatives at Lone Star College – North Harris, where he also teaches Mexican-American Literature. He will speak at LU during Hispanic Heritage Month. See event postings for details.

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  • Lamar University Celebrates National Hispanic Awareness Month

    We celebrate, during this month, the ways in which the lives and cultures of Hispanic peoples have always been woven throughout the culture of the United States of America. According to hispanicheritagemonth.org, "The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402."

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