News Briefs

Seeing the Potential
A Lamar Alum and Beaumont native, Dr. Tamerla Chavis has become an esteemed neurosurgeon and encourages the LU community to give back to their school. 

Jeff Forret Provides Insight Into ‘Slavery in the United States’
Jeff Forret, associate professor of history at LU, has published his second book, Slavery in the United States. The book is part of the “Issues and Controversies in American History” series by New York publisher Facts on File. Read more.

Black History Month Event Calendar

Cake Cutting
Friday, February 1, 11 am - 2 pm. Setzer Center Arbor

Black History Month Photo Contest
Friday, February 1 - Monday, February 18
Submit photos of you with African-American faculty or staff who have contributed to your success at LU!

The History Doctor
Tuesday, February 12, 3:30 pm - 5 pm. Setzer Center Room 210
A revealing seminar about little-known Black History facts and contributions by Americans that have enriched and shaped the United States. See rare documents and artifacts! Presented by Mr. Donald Bailey.

Ethnic Delicacies
Monday, February 18, 11 am - 2 pm. Setzer Center Arbor
Come sample free desserts from around the globe!

Black Magic
Monday, February 18, 7 pm - 9 pm. Setzer Center Ballroom
Starring illusionist Ran D. Shine and featuring a dance performance by Jabali Afrika.

The Impact: Hunger-Free Project
Tuesday, February 19, All day. Dining Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
Stop by the Dining Hall during open hours & donate meals for a great cause with just a swipe of your card!

Poetic Justice
Tuesday, February 19, 7 pm - 9 pm. Setzer Center Ballroom
Stand-up poetry starring national author & entertainer ODD?ROD.

Black Imprints: Unity March & BBQ
Wednesday, February 20, 4 pm - 6 pm. Setzer Center Arbor
Walk with us to the center of campus, as we commemorate our ancestors.  Free BBQ, T-Shirts, & Neo-Soul Music.

War for Your Soul
Thursday, February 21, 7 pm - 9 pm. Landes Auditorium, Galloway Business Building
Where we came from, our journey to where we are now, & where we’re going.

Black Ground Check
Friday, February 22, 6 pm - 8 pm. McDonald Gym
Experience the development of the modern African American through spoken word. “You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.”

SDL Appreciation Mixer: Honoring African-American Faculty & Staff
Wednesday, February 27, 11 am - 2 pm. Mary & John Gray Library, 8th Floor

Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.  ~  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  ~  Black Dynasty, Inc.  ~  Black Student Association  ~  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  ~  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  ~  Lamar University NAACP College Chapter  ~  National Association of Black Accountants  ~  National Black Law Students Association LU Chapter  ~  National Pan-Hellenic Council, LU Division  ~  National Society of Black Engineers  ~  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  ~  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.  ~  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  ~  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.