Spring 2016

Note from the President

This spring issue of the LU Insider’s Report, a newsletter for our faculty and staff, showcases the accolades and accomplishments of our university and highlights some of our recent events and activities. In the fall, LU charted its highest recorded enrollment, and in December, a record number of graduates, along with family and friends, celebrated the conferring of their degrees. Thanks to each of you for the role you play in our students’ success. We also have a number of facility and infrastructure projects that are or will soon be underway around campus. More information about these will be in an upcoming issue of the LU Insider this summer.

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Cardinal Conversations

Cardinal Conversations

A special series created by LU First Lady Nancy Evans, Cardinal Conversations is bringing together faculty and students and forging new bonds across the university.  “The university by definition in full of curious people with expertise in an area. I wanted to create a time and place where faculty and students could ...

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Faculty Senate Update - LU Star

Faculty Senate Update

After its successful planning and production of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture event featuring Professor Steve Zani, the LU Faculty Senate is currently working on fine-tuning the annual faculty evaluation process, researching faculty salaries at comparable institutions of higher learning and investigating ...

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Homecoming Parade Success

Homecoming Parade Success

Marching bands, dignitaries in flashy convertibles and student organizations on floats filled the Lamar University campus on Saturday, November 7 for the 2015 Homecoming Parade, featuring the theme “Cardinals Strong: Past, Present, Future.” George and Judy Dishman served as grand marshals ...

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LU Bound - Preview Day

LU Bound Preview Day Draws Record Setting Crowd

Nearly 1,000 prospective students and their families visited the Lamar University campus Feb. 20 for this year’s LU Bound Preview Day to get an up-close look at everything LU has to offer and connect with other future Cardinals.  Hundreds of students, faculty and staff pitched in to ensure participants got the ...

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Distinguished Alumni - 2016

LU Honors Distinguished Alumni 2016

Nearly 300 alumni, supporters and friends gathered for this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner and Reception on Feb. 26 as the university paid tribute to its four Distinguished Alumni for 2016, Yolanda Lee Conyers, of Austin and a member of the class of 1989; Glen Morgan, Beaumont, class of 1975; ...

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Reaud Honors College - New Construction

New Frontiers for LU Reaud Honors College

Construction is scheduled to be completed this summer on Lamar University’s new three-story Wayne A. Reaud Building, future home of LU’s Honors College. The project broke ground in October 2014 thanks to gifts from Wayne Reaud and Jon Huntsman Sr., which also allowed the university to upgrade its long-standing Honors Program into an Honors College.

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South Park Community Partnerships

Partners Help Restore Greater South Park Community

Concern for the citizens of the South Park community and neighboring areas led to the creation of the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership last year.  The group, which meets monthly on the Lamar University campus, has begun to address issues facing the community, according to Norman ...

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Lamar University President's Circle

President's Circle Leaders in LU Philanthropy

The President’s Circle, established by President Evans in 2014, provides an innovative platform for donor participation and giving with limitless opportunities to make a difference in our students’ lives. Members have the opportunity to support the strategic priorities ...

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Staff Council Updates

Staff Council Updates

We are pleased to be partnering with the LU Order of Omega – Omega Upsilon Chapter to collect donations for underprivileged citizens in Haiti. Our goal as Staff Council is to collect as many items as possible prior to May 1. Please email Natasha Walker at natasha.walker@lamar.edu for a list of items to donate.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

View upcoming spring events and athletics schedules.

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