News at Lamar

  • Southwest Chemical Association establishes scholarship

    Future chemical engineering majors at Lamar University will benefit from the establishment of the Southwest Chemical Association Scholarship in Chemical Engineering at Lamar University.

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    Posted: June 22, 2018

  • LU teaching certificate program gaining ground globally

    LU teaching certificate program gaining ground globally

    An innovative LU teaching certificate program is proving popular globally as it prepares teachers to effectively use the latest technology in their teaching. Recently, the first graduates in the United Kingdom received their certificates.

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    Posted: June 21, 2018

  • Generous gift establishes David J. Beck Teaching Excellence Award

    Generous gift establishes David J. Beck Teaching Excellence Award

    Through a generous gift to the Lamar University Foundation, Houston attorney David J. Beck has established the David J. Beck Teaching Excellence Award at Lamar University.

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    Posted: June 19, 2018

  • Lamar University marketing team members receive Blackboard Catalyst Award

    Four members of Lamar University's Office of Marketing Communications have been selected as winners of a 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award in the “Optimizing the Student Experience” category, university officials announced today.

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    Posted: June 19, 2018

  • LU hosts Camp College to introduce prospects to college application process

    LU hosts Camp College to introduce prospects to college application process

    In partnership with the Texas Association of College Admission Counseling (TACAC), Lamar University hosted Camp College June 11-13. The college preparation program helps prepare students from across the state of Texas for the college application process.

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    Posted: June 16, 2018

  • Students spice up their summer in Bernard Harris STEM Camp

    Students spice up their summer in Bernard Harris STEM Camp

    Lamar University focuses on promoting real-world research experiences with the younger generation through the College of Education and Human Development’s, Bernard Harris Summer STEM Camp (BHSSC).

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    Posted: June 15, 2018

  • Middle-school girls X-plore electrical engineering

    Middle-school girls X-plore electrical engineering

    A new world of opportunity is opening up for sixteen 7th and 8th grade girls from the southeast Texas area, as they explore principles of engineering and robotics at Lamar University’s third annual X-plore LUEE summer camp.

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    Posted: June 13, 2018

  • LU wins big at Press Club Awards

    The Press Club of Southeast Texas hosted its annual Excellence in the Media/Newsmaker of the Year Awards ceremony June 8. Faculty, staff and students from Lamar University took home a total of 43 awards for their hard work this past year.

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    Posted: June 11, 2018

  • Lamar University names students to Deans’ List

    Lamar University names students to Deans’ List

    A total of 1,149 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the spring 2018 semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced. To qualify for the Deans’ List, a student must carry a full course load of 12 semester hours or more and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for that semester. Students with GPAs of 4.0 qualify for the President’s List and automatically earn places on the Deans’ List. Their names are not listed here.

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    Posted: June 06, 2018

  • LU names students to President’s List

    LU names students to President’s List

    A total of 668 Lamar University students earned places on the President’s List for the 2018 spring semester, President Kenneth Evans announced. Students who qualify for the President’s List carry a full course load of 12 semester hours or more with grade point averages of 4.0 for that semester. They automatically earn places on the Dean's’ List.

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    Posted: June 06, 2018

  • LU receives $397,800 NIH grant for tinnitus relief research

    Vinaya Manchaiah, associate professor and Jo Mayo Endowed Professor in Lamar University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for $397,800 to study relief efforts for tinnitus sufferers in the U.S.

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    Posted: June 05, 2018

  • After School Special: The Lamar University First Juried Alumni Art Exhibition

    After School Special: The Lamar University First Juried Alumni Art Exhibition

    Lamar University will showcase the art of its alumni in its first-ever juried show for LU alumni. After School Special: The Lamar University First Juried Alumni Art Exhibition will run from June 15 to August 3. The exhibition celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Dishman Art Museum.

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    Posted: June 04, 2018

  • Gladys and Bill Hammond Scholarship supports LU communication students

    Gladys and Bill Hammond Scholarship supports LU communication students

    Students pursuing communication degrees in the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Lamar University will benefit from the new Gladys and Bill Hammond Scholarship thanks to the generosity of their daughter, Judy Hammond.

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    Posted: May 29, 2018

  • Carothers awarded TSUS Grow Your Own scholarship

    Carothers awarded TSUS Grow Your Own scholarship

    Rory Carothers, assistant director for transfer admissions at Lamar University, has been awarded the Texas State University System Foundation 2018 Grow Your Own scholarship to support his work toward a doctoral degree. The Grow Your Own scholarship is offered to a nominated Texas State University System candidate who is a member of an underrepresented population with the desire to become a part of the host university faculty. Carothers is the fourth recipient for Lamar University since the scholarship was established in 2005.

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    Posted: May 29, 2018

  • AtmoSpark Water Generation team tapped a finalist in TAMU New Ventures

    AtmoSpark Water Generation team tapped a finalist in TAMU New Ventures

    AtmoSpark Water Generation, developed at Lamar University by Tejus Mane, a recent graduate with a master’s degree in chemical engineering, and Aniket Khade, a Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering, was named a finalist and placed 6th among 16 semi-finalist teams in the 2018 Texas A&M New Ventures competition, earning the pair a $5,000 prize.

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    Posted: May 24, 2018

  • LU announces 2018 Research EXPO winners

    LU announces 2018 Research EXPO winners

    Lamar University recently hosted the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities EXPO in the newly renovated Setzer Student Center presenting awards to a number of students for their research efforts.

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    Posted: May 23, 2018

  • Associate Provost Brenda Nichols named distinguished member of Phi Kappa Phi

    Lamar University Associate Provost Brenda Nichols has recently been honored as a distinguished member of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. The award was presented to Nichols by LU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

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    Posted: May 17, 2018